What we know so far is that Black Ops Cold War is heading in the right direction. With all of the marketing material released so far, trailers, various showcases, there’s nothing else but to confirm that the next Call of Duty shooter is marching to become the next most successful first-person shooter. Recently, CoD: Black Ops Cold War ESRB (Entertainment Rating Software Board) ratings were discovered, in which we can see how the developers aim towards frenetic combat and realistic gunfire, which naturally brings blood and gore to the table.
Fans should be prepared for extreme violence, and according to its publicly exposed descriptors, it’s a word about a mature level video game title.
- Blood and Gore
- Drug Reference
- Intense Violence
- Strong Language
- Suggestive Themes
According to the Rating Summary:
This is a first-person shooter, set during the Cold War, in which players explore locations in Europe and Asia while engaging in combat/infiltration missions. Players use pistols, machine guns, assault rifles, and explosives to kill hostile forces in frenetic combat. Battles are highlighted by realistic gunfire, blood-splatter effects, and cries of pain. In addition to ranged combat, players have the ability to stab or pistol-whip enemies close-up, or use them as human shields. Some weapons cause characters to explode into bloody chunks of flesh. A zombie mode also depicts decapitation and dismemberment, as players use bladed weapons and guns to kill hordes of undead soldiers/creatures. In one setting, flyers with the words “peep show” and “XXX” can be seen alongside pictures of women in lingerie; a red-light-district storefront is depicted with a neon sign that reads “XXX.” During one mission, players infiltrate a drug cartel—drug packages and piles of white powder can be seen in a warehouse. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 13th, with support for the next-gen consoles. More about that will be discovered after PS5 and Xbox Series X launch.