Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is due to officially release in a matter of hours for Xbox, PS4, PS5, and PC.
However, players have found a simple, yet ingenious loophole to play the game early.
Thousands of players are online playing the game, whilst the vast majority have waited for the 00:00 AM ET / 5:00 AM UK release time.
Ironically, it is Xbox players who get the play the game early this time. After years of sitting and watching PlayStation players constantly get exclusive content and Beta access before them, they now have a win for themselves.
How To Play Black Ops Cold War Early
Users must have preordered Black Ops Cold War on Xbox, it will not work on PlayStation or PC.
- Go to 'My Games & Apps'
- Go down to 'Apps'
- Select 'Settings', appearing with the usual cog icon
- Go to 'System'
- Select 'Language & Location'
- Change 'Location' to New Zealand
- Restart your Xbox
You can view full tutorials below.
Picture by picture tutorial:
Here's some step by step screenshots from YouTuber TheFirstJoeL.
- Find the settings area.
2. Go to System.
3. Go to 'Location'.
Then all you need to do is restart your console.
Here's the video below:
This method is confirmed to still work if you want to play Black Ops Cold War early. Just remember to change your region back to the right one tomorrow!
Those playing will game will want to read the Cold War Pre-Release Patch Notes to know what changes to expect.
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