The day is finally here, and Black Ops Cold War is getting ready to release worldwide. But what time can we get playing with the latest Call of Duty title?
After a long wait, the release of a new Call of Duty title is finally upon us. Black Ops Cold War is set to release worldwide in a matter of hours. But with confusing time zones to deal with, players want to know exactly when they’ll be dropping in for the first time.
Thankfully, we’ve got the answers for you, no matter where you are on the globe. However, bear in mind that your start time will depend on what platform you’re looking to play on.
What Time Can I Play Black Ops Cold War on Xbox One / Xbox Series X/S?
For Xbox fans, the answer is simple. Most of the world will be able to play the new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at midnight, November 13, no matter their time zone.
To avoid confusion, that’s midnight local time, but it doesn’t apply to all those CoD fans in North America. In fact, the US, Canada, and Mexico can play Black Ops Cold War starting November 12 at 9 PM Pacific Time / 11 PM Central Time / 12 AM (midnight) November 13 Eastern Time.
Of course, there’s no difference between the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S launch times. With that in mind, you can drop in with your usual friends, no matter what generation they’re playing on.
What Time Can I Play Black Ops Cold War on PS4 / PS5?
PlayStation fans also don’t have long to wait until they’re entering the world of Black Ops Cold War. Like its Xbox counterpart, PS4 and PS5 players can load the game from midnight local time on November 13.
This is again, excluding North America, which is set up a little differently.
The US, Canada, and Mexico can play Black Ops Cold War starting November 12 at 9 PM Pacific Time / 11 PM Central Time / 12 AM (midnight) November 13 Eastern Time.
What Time Can I Play Black Ops Cold War on PC?
Daring to be different, Treyarch isn’t making things so simple for those playing on PC, however. In fact, the game has a fixed point in time that it’ll be releasing worldwide.
This is sure to make some players unhappy that they can’t simply boot up at midnight, but it certainly helps with confusion. Black Ops Cold War goes live on PC at midnight EST.
Take a look at the image above to see exactly what time and date your copy of Black Ops Cold War goes live.
If you’re interested in what’s changed since the Black Ops Cold War Beta, Treyarch is already revealing its patch notes. And with new leaked screenshots offering an early look at Nuketown ’84, we know what to expect after launch too.
Although some gamers got to play Black Ops Cold War early due to a bug, the rest of us will have to wait. Thankfully, now we have an actual countdown to the game’s release.