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Watch a full multiplayer match of Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War

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Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War (opens in new tab)'s multiplayer has finally been properly unveiled and, as you could probably guess, it's a lot like the last one. You can read more about why Cold War's multiplayer didn't make the best first impression (opens in new tab), but check out the video above to watch a full match of the new 12v12 Domination mode, Combined Arms.

The map shown here is Armada, which is essentially just various battleships connected to a central barge via ziplines. This was our first match of the day, so you'll see me getting acquainted with the weapons and controls a bit too.

We did a few more rounds of Combined Arms throughout the day and it ended up as my favorite mode. It's a nice middle ground between Modern Warfare's unwieldy 64-player Ground War and a standard 6v6 setup. What I didn't love was Armada itself. It's a gorgeous map, but it's nicer to look at than it is to navigate. The novelty of ziplining between ships wore off pretty fast. Eventually, it was more of a nuisance.

Morgan Park
Morgan Park

Morgan has been writing for PC Gamer since 2018, first as a freelancer and currently as a staff writer. He has also appeared on Polygon, Kotaku, Fanbyte, and PCGamesN. Before freelancing, he spent most of high school and all of college writing at small gaming sites that didn't pay him. He's very happy to have a real job now. Morgan is a beat writer following the latest and greatest shooters and the communities that play them. He also writes general news, reviews, features, the occasional guide, and bad jokes in Slack. Twist his arm, and he'll even write about a boring strategy game. Please don't, though.