Take A Gander At The ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’ Story Mode Trailer

by Sage Ashford

At Sony’s Playstation Showcase this week, Activision and Raven Software debuted the first gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War‘s story mode. It focuses on the opening mission, known as “Nowhere Left to Run.” As is consistent for the Call of Duty brand, Black Ops Cold War features the explosive cinematic gameplay players are used to — this time on next-gen consoles.

The Sony Playstation Blog has more:

Developed by Raven Software, the game’s single-player experience will bring players back to the early 1980s at the height of the Cold War to stop a subversive plot with global implications: the threat of global thermonuclear war.

As a direct sequel to the original Call of Duty: Black Ops, it all begins with “Nowhere Left to Run.” In this mission, you play as CIA Operative Alex Mason, who arrives to Trabzon with their fellow operatives, including returning hero Frank Woods and new ally Russell Adler.

Specifically, this CIA fireteam infiltrates an airport just as Arash, their high value target (HVT), is about to board a freight aircraft. After witnessing his cruelty towards his own men, the player must take a crucial shot at the confirmed HVT.

During the playthrough shown at the event, the shot goes through another one of Arash’s men, and the fireteam’s cover is blown. Fighting through a group of defenders as the aircraft starts to pull away, the operatives secure a pickup truck and give chase.

From the truck bed, the player-controlled operative fends off a few hostile vehicles overflowing with enemies before taking control of an RC car strapped with explosives, a planned last resort for destroying the HVT and dangerous cargo on board the plane.

A successful trigger of the bomb-strapped toy brings this chase to an explosive halt, ultimately leaving our operators with mere milliseconds to escape being crushed by the collapsing scrap metal that once held their primary objective.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be available for the Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC on November 13th.

Sage Ashford

A writer with way too many hobbies, Sage can often be found catching up on the latest anime, or reading a stack of comics between Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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