We're almost a week out from the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War (opens in new tab), the first game with a campaign led by Raven Software. With Treyarch leading development on multiplayer and the continued popularity of Warzone, it's shaping up to be an interesting year for the series. Like last year's Modern Warfare, Cold War is also shaping up to be a hefty download (opens in new tab) whether you're on a PC or a next-gen console.
Thankfully, Activision will soon be rolling out preloading (opens in new tab) for those who've preordered the game. The catch? PC players will have to wait a full five days longer.
Black Ops - Cold War preload times
- PC: November 10 @ 10:00 AM PT
- PS4 & Xbox One: November 5 @ 9:00 PM PT
- Xbox Series X: November 10
- PS5: November 12
Why the five extra days for PC players to wait? Who knows. Call of Duty has historically been a console-focused series, so it's not too surprising that consoles are the first platforms ready to pull the trigger. The delay could also have something to do with Beenox, the support studio that is handling the PC port of Cold War (it also handled the PC port of 2019's Modern Warfare).
Either way, three days notice should still be ample time to start your downloads and be off to the races when Cold War finally drops. In case you didn't hear, Activision has revised the storage requirements (opens in new tab) for Cold War on PC, so your download may be even shorter than you were expecting.