PC players are wondering where to purchase their copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 on Steam, Battle.net, or Xbox—and we’ve got everything you need to know right here!

Console users have it easy when it comes to purchasing a new game, with the option of either purchasing a physical copy from their local retailer, or downloading it from the online store.

However, the PC community has a few more options worth exploring. Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will be available on Steam, Battle.net, and even the Xbox Store for PC.

So which store is best, and are there any advantages to picking one over the others?

Which Platform Is Best?

There are no inherent advantages to purchasing Black Ops 6 from either Steam, Battle.net, or Xbox, as each is selling an identical version of the game for the same price.

However, there are a few benefits to consider when choosing your favored storefront:

COD Points

First, the most important factor to take into account is COD Points.

If you already own any COD Points in a previous Call of Duty game, make sure you’re playing on the same platform as before.

COD Points in Black Ops 6

This is because COD Points will not carry over to a new launcher. They will, however, make the jump to Black Ops 6 if you’re using the same platform on which they were purchased.

For example, if you played Modern Warfare 3 on Steam and still own some COD Points, it’s probably best to play Black Ops 6 on Steam, too, if you want to use the premium currency in the newer game.

Game Pass

Another thing that’s sure to influence more than a few users is Game Pass.

Over on the Xbox app, Call of Duty fans can play Black Ops 6 for no extra cost as part of their Xbox Game Pass subscription.

Xbox Logo Adler in Elevator Shaft Black Ops 6

This means that you won’t have to shell out $70 for the latest COD title, and introductory offers will even allow users to play Black Ops 6 for as little as $1!

It’s also possible to purchase the game on the Microsoft Store, making Black Ops 6 playable without a subscription, should you wish to keep it forever.

Friends List

One minor incentive that could change your mind about a particular platform is your friends list.

If you regularly play Call of Duty with friends, you’ll be happy to know that you can do so regardless of your platform choice.

Black Ops 6 Zombies Crew

Thanks to COD HQ requiring its players to sign up for an Activision account, you can invite players on all platforms to your lobby, assuming they have crossplay turned on.

However, users on a particular platform can choose to interact with one another via their launcher’s settings too. If you’re used to inviting friends to your game via the Steam menu, you might want to stick with that platform!


Finally, something that you might want to take into account is Call of Duty’s tendency to require massive updates just as you’re about to hop online.

Black Ops 6 already has a massive file size, one that’s likely to get even larger as seasonal updates begin to arrive.

Black Ops 6 Multiplayer Mall

If you only boot up the Battle.net launcher to play a single game, chances are your Call of Duty application won’t be ready to play every time you want to hop on.

On the other hand, if you’re often taking advantage of Game Pass and booting up the Xbox launcher on a regular basis, your Black Ops 6 application has more chances to update itself in the background.

Ultimately, it all comes down to your favored launcher choice when considering where to play Black Ops 6 on PC.

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