Four reasons not to buy the new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War


Four reasons not to buy the new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Hello readers!

Not so long ago, there was an article on this blog in which I summarized the results of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta test and described in detail the maps and modes presented in the beta, and also answered the question “is it worth buying the new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War? "

And today I will give you 4 reasons why you can refuse to buy Cold War. Believe me, it will be interesting!

Reason # 1. WARZONE

It will be the same for Call of Duty 2019 players and Cold War players , for good or bad? It seems to me bad.

Call f duty warzone

Firstly, we are losing an independent battle royale in the new part of the game . Goodbye, dreams of running around the same Miami or Moscow in the royal battle mode.

And then Treyarch is either just lazy to do something new, although they have all the cards for this in their hands (this is an interesting setting, and a large number of weapons, and much more), or he is simply afraid to break something that already brings good income ...

The logic of the developers is clear to me: "Let's give Cold War players a couple of new hats and we will develop one mode for two games at once." In general, a brilliant move, from a financial point of view.

Secondly, the unification of different, in fact, mechanics of the old and new parts of Call of Duty raises questions . It's no secret that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) was a less dynamic game, and the new part surpasses its predecessor in terms of dynamics and some other indicators.

And since Warzone is based on exactly the 19-year part, then, most likely, players who missed this part will have to adapt to it again. Or, the developers will have to work hard to rebalance the perks and weapons, which will go into the new combined mode.

Thirdly, this is a kind of aesthetic dissatisfaction , since all the attributes of Cold War are tied to the 80s, and Warzone takes place in a modern setting. And here is the question: how, for example, the RPD from the 80s will look against the background of the same modern weapons? And what about the running operatives from the 80s with these goggles as aviators against the background of modern special forces? In general, some unanswered questions.

Of course, a controversial statement, but I will not hide that this article will be filled with subjectivity from the first to the last letter.

As a result, if you were expecting a new innovative battle royale from the new part of Call of Duty , then feel free to pass by...

And yes, at the time of this writing, Treyarch has officially announced that in addition to the return of the prestige system to the game and the announcement of the first season roster, there will be a new map for Warzone , which is rumored to be located on one of the islands in the Aral Sea.

A unified weapon system for Warzone players was also announced , i.e. all weapons for them from both Call of Duty games will be available, but exclusively in this mode.

Anyway, the new map for Warzone is not a standalone battle royale for Cold War, so my first reason still holds...

Reason # 2. Monetization

The battle pass in the game will be completely similar to the previous part, i.e. if you do not want to spend real money, then some of the game content will pass you by!

And then I have a question for the developers: “Why couldn't it be done like in the same old Infinite Warfare , or in the first part of Black Ops , where there were all sorts of crypto-keys issued for completing individual difficult tasks in the game, and you had the opportunity through system of loot boxes to get a cool donate skin? "

And so again the division of the community into those who donate and those who do not. It remains to be hoped that "drink that wine" will not be delivered, and for donat it will not be possible to get trunks that completely break the balance.

In general, if you do not like to pay extra in the game that you purchased for a full price, and do not have the opportunity to get donated skins in alternative ways, then Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War may not be for you.

Reason number 3. Plot

Let me remind you that the main action of the game takes place in the early 1980s, between the events of Black Ops and Black Ops 2 . Also, some episodes of the game will take place in 1968, during the Vietnam War.

Call of duty black ops cold war plot

President Ronald Reagan learns of the Soviet spy Perseus, who seeks to upset the balance of power and change the course of history. To suppress his activities, a detachment was created under the leadership of CIA agent Russell Adler, which includes the characters of the previous parts of Black Ops: Alex Mason, Frank Woods and Jason Hudson.

And so, if the plots in the style of the last parts of the Call of Duty series or the same Tom Clancy does not tempt you, then you can safely ignore the release of a new game, well, if, of course, you do not buy it just for the sake of multiplayer.

By the way, please respond in the comments to those who, with rare exceptions, go through the plot of the Call of Duty games, I wonder how many of us.

Reason # 4. Price

And here everything is very subjective. On PC, they ask for USD 59.99 for the standard edition and USD 89.99 for the Ultimate Edition for the game. I do not know if it is a lot or a little, because I haven't bought games on PC for a long time, so write in the comments about the adequacy of this price.

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War Price

I am more concerned with the price of the PS4 version - it's $59.99. for the standard version and $69.99 for the Ultimate Edition.

I'll explain. Cold War does not feel like an independent project , it is more a kind of reskin of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) , albeit modified and balanced (similarity of the "gunsmith" mode, player cards, interface, etc.). And now let's remember about the general Warzone mode , about the monetization model and everything else, so any desire to spread hard-earned money for the new Call of Duty immediately disappears.

So if you don't want to overpay for the game by purchasing it on the console, I recommend waiting for New Year's discounts, and even then you can safely take it with a discount 

And these were four reasons why you can refuse to buy the new part of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War! Do you know more reasons? Then welcome to the comments, where you can share your opinion!

That's all for me,good luck to everyone and bye.

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