Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a direct sequel to 2010’s Black Ops, and it features a number of the characters you might remember, including Frank Woods and Alex Mason.
Developers Treyarch and Raven Software have begun to share some new story details for the game, and specifically the roles that its main characters have to play.
The studios kicked things off with a profile on Frank Woods. In the events of Black Ops Cold War, Woods is in Trabzon, Turkey on January 13, 1981 when he learns about a new evil in the world.
“Woods learns about a legendary Soviet operative whose existence has been questioned even within the deepest ranks of the CIA. Within a matter of weeks, he joins a newly assembled team tasked with tracking down this dangerous figure at any cost, and the next chapter of his story begins,” reads a line from the story description.
The “legendary Soviet operative” appears to be a reference to the character Perseus. In one of the first trailers for Black Ops Cold War, we see a briefing where Ronald Reagan gives the green light to go after Perseus.
The next Black Ops Cold War post will “go deep” on the story of Jason Hudson, so check back soon for that.
While Black Ops Cold War may feature familiar characters, Activision has cast new actors to voice them. James C. Burns, who voiced Woods in the earlier Black Ops games, recently spoke out to express his disappointment that his role had been recast. The character Alex Mason was voiced by Avatar actor Sam Worthington in the earlier titles, but he has also been replaced.
Black Ops Cold War is due to launch on November 13 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game is also coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and it will cost $10 extra to buy the cross-gen bundle that gets you an upgrade to the next-gen edition.
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