The trailer for Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 1 dropped earlier this week, and it’s confused me. The first season for this game is all about adding new content, but it’s completely multipayer-based. With that in mind, I’m not sure why the trailer is so focused on telling a story to players. All the content includes new maps, a new Zombies mode, and new Warzone content, but it has nothing to do with the main campaign. All that stuff is finished. Why then do we have what feels very much like an epic opening story trailer for a game that we’ve already moved on from and are now piling hours into the multiplayer modes of?
I’ll level with you. At the time of writing, I haven’t tried the latest Call of Duty game. It looks great, but it just hasn’t looked as exciting as anything else that’s coming out. However, I now feel like I need to give the game a go because of this amazing story trailer. It’s like the trailer for a piece of Destiny 2 DLC. I’m expecting more missions for the campaign, and then a bunch of additional side content to sink my teeth into long after that campaign is done with.
That’s not what’s happening though. I can see why the marketing team is trying to angle everything like it is, but players will probably be very disappointed when they get the game given that this is the case. Setting yourselves up for a fall doesn’t seem like a good idea, so I question why we’re getting such deep story lore here. Usually, you’d expect a Battle Pass trailer. The only thing I can think of is that the team wanted to show something in light of the release date moving to December 16.
I love Call of Duty as a series, but I only usually play the campaigns. I’m ready to change that since season 1 for this latest game is free, but I’m still not sure how much time I’ll invest in it. My hope is that all of this new content changes my mind, because the game really does look phenomenal. I’d love to know if you’re as confused by this trailer as I am, let me know if you are in the comments.