As ever, Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 has a Vault Edition for players to spend more of their hard-earned money on – but is it worth the price?

Black Ops 6 is our Call of Duty title for 2024, and it certainly seems to be generating considerable hype.

Not only is Treyarch back in the driver’s seat, but the team has already confirmed the return of round-based Zombies, a Gulf War-era Campaign, and a never-seen-before Omnimovement mechanic.

But when you go to pre-order your copy of this year’s COD title, is it worth splashing out a little more for the Vault Edition?

Is Vault Edition Worth It?

No, we’d say that Black Ops 6’s Vault Edition isn’t worth its $99.99 price tag – UNLESS you’re going to purchase the BlackCell Battle Pass in Season 1 anyway.

If you’re the type of Call of Duty player who enjoys buying the premium BlackCell version of the Battle Pass, you should definitely pick up the Vault Edition for some extra goodies.

Black Ops 6 Campaign Card Game

After all, BlackCell costs $29.99 by itself, which is effectively the difference between the standard $69.99 version of Black Ops 6 and its Vault Edition upgrade.

What About for Game Pass Users?

All Xbox Game Pass subscribers will get access to Black Ops 6 for no additional cost, but they can still upgrade to the Vault Edition of the game for $30.

In this instance, the Vault Edition becomes much more worth the money, assuming you plan on remaining a Game Pass customer for the foreseeable future.

If you purchase the Vault Edition upgrade but then cancel your Game Pass subscription, you’ll lose access to Black Ops 6 and all of your purchased items until you either resubscribe or purchase the game outright.

What’s In the Vault Edition?

Let’s examine all the exclusive items that the Vault Edition offers Black Ops 6 players.

These are all the extras that come included in the Vault Edition:

Before we get into it, don’t forget that the Woods Operator Pack and the Open Beta Early Access are not Vault Edition perks, despite appearing in advertising.

Black Ops 6 Base Game vs Vault Edition Comparison

Any player who pre-orders Black Ops 6, be that the base game or Vault Edition, will get access to both the skins and Beta.

1. Digital Copy of Black Ops 6

Of course, the Vault Edition comes with the same digital copy of Black Ops 6 that the base game offers.

The only real drawback here is that Activision is incentivizing players to purchase a digital game over a physical one, ensuring that you won’t be able to sell it once you’re done with it.

COD Black Ops 6 Man Covering Eyes Key Art

2. BlackCell Battle Pass

Vault Edition owners also gain access to the BlackCell premium Battle Pass for Season 1, an add-on that usually costs $29.99.

With this, fans can get their hands on over 100 rewards, including a host of Blueprints, Operator Skins, and easy access to the Season 1 Battle Pass weapons. However, as with all Battle Passes, you’ll only keep what you unlock during the season.

BlackCell Battle Passes offer exclusive content when compared to the regular premium Battle Pass, though the rewards have not been revealed yet.

BlackCell in Black Ops 6 Vault Edition

Usually, they consist of special BlackCell variants of Operator skins and exclusive Blueprints.

What’s more, this BlackCell pass comes with 1,100 COD Points for players to either spend in the Store, or save to purchase the premium Battle Pass in Season 2.

3. Hunters vs. Hunted Operator Pack

The Hunters vs Hunted Operator pack contains four exclusive, animated skins that will presumably be locked behind the Vault Edition upgrade forever.

These are the skins that are up for grabs, appearing from left to right in the image below:

  • Park – Oblivion Skin
  • Adler – Umbra Skin
  • Brutus – Warden of Alcatraz Skin
  • Klaus – Reborn Skin
Hunters vs. Hunted Operator Pack

Each of the four skins will be available during the Open Beta, so expect to see more than a few of them running around even before launch day.

If you do buy the base version of Black Ops 6 and decide you just can’t go without one of these skins, you’ll be able to upgrade to the Vault Edition in-game at any time.

4. Mastercraft Weapon Collection

Another perk that’s available as soon as the Open Beta goes live is the Mastercraft Weapon Collection.

Black Ops 6 Vault Edition gives players access to five Mastercraft weapons, which are special Blueprints that come with unique animated designs.

Here’s what’s on offer:

  • AMES 85 – Plague Doctor
  • Combat Knife – Mind’s Eye
  • Jackal PDW – Scourge
  • LR 7.62 – Brainstorm
  • Marine SP – Unrepentant
Mastercraft Weapon Collection Black Ops 6

The Mastercraft weapons don’t offer any in-game advantage, but they’re incredibly stylish and often come with unique inspect animations.

What’s more, players will have access to these weapons and their in-built loadouts right from day one, without the need to grind.

5. GobbleGum Pack

Perhaps the most intriguing of the Vault Edition offerings is the GobbleGum Pack for Black Ops 6 Zombies.

These consumable items were last seen in Black Ops 3, where many powerful GobbleGum benefits were locked behind a frustrating gacha system.

If you need a refresher, we’ve got a full breakdown of the GobbleGum mechanic here.

GobbleGum in Black Ops 6

The Vault Edition benefit states it consists of 12 single-use GobbleGums offering unique in-game effects in Black Ops 6 Zombies.

We don’t like the sound of ‘single-use’ but Activision hasn’t revealed exactly what these GobbleGums will offer, nor how the returning mechanic will work.

All we know for sure is that they’ll be available at launch on October 25, 2024.

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