Nvidia's new RTX 3080s and 3090s come with Call of Duty Cold War for free

Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War beta
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As if we needed more reason to try and get our hands on the GeForce RTX 30-series, Nvidia just announced that if you do pick up a GeForce RTX 3080 or RTX 3090, the new GPUs will come with Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War for free.

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After the ruckus surrounding the 30-series launch, with resellers and bots running riot, and the search for new stock wearing us down piece-by-silicon-loving-piece, frankly the whole thing's been turning into a bloody circus. One thing's for sure, these second gen GeForce RTX GPUs are stealing the show. 

And they're being utilised to the max with the new addition to the Black Ops franchise, so it might just be worth a look. Even if you just wanna wreck some undead flesh-addicts and be done with it, you may find there are other benefits to RTX-on, besides all the pretty lighting.

With Nvidia spearheading the second wave of RTX, we're going to be seeing a generation of games with lifelike dynamic lighting and on-point ambient occlusion, as well as features like DLSS AI supersampling, and Reflex for decreased input lag.

The CoD bundle includes the standard edition of the new game that's available from Battle.net to play from November 13, complete with the Woods Operator Pack, and the Confrontation Weapons Pack for some snazzy new AK-47 and XM4 blueprints and vibrant skins. 

If that sounds interesting to you, here's everything we know about Call of Duty Cold War, so far.  

Katie Wickens
Hardware Writer

Screw sports, Katie would rather watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. Having been obsessed with computers and graphics for three long decades, she took Game Art and Design up to Masters level at uni, and has been demystifying tech and science—rather sarcastically—for three years since. She can be found admiring AI advancements, scrambling for scintillating Raspberry Pi projects, preaching cybersecurity awareness, sighing over semiconductors, and gawping at the latest GPU upgrades. She's been heading the PCG Steam Deck content hike, while waiting patiently for her chance to upload her consciousness into the cloud.