Planning to get Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on PS4 or PS5? Well, you’re in luck. Over on the PlayStation Blog, Activision announced that COD: Black Ops Cold War on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 isn’t just getting the timed-exclusive Zombie Onslaught co-op mode, but also a handful of exclusive bonuses as well. Four “Sony Advantage” bonuses, to be precise:
- Battle Pass Bundle Bonus: By purchasing the $20 Battle Pass Bundles, you can unlock new gear and goodies faster with an additional five tier skips. Giving a total of 25 tier skips.
- PlayStation Party Bonus: Playing together in parties gives you an extra 25% bonus weapon XP. Thankfully the bonus still counts when playing with cross-platform teammates.
- Double XP Bonus: There will be exclusive monthly double XP events for PlayStation.
- Extra Loadouts: Last but not least, PlayStation players get an additional two loadout slots when you unlock the Create-A-Class by reaching Level 4.
But since PC and Xbox are left behind, the internet doesn’t take kindly to the Black Ops Cold War PlayStation exclusive bonuses. Over on Reddit, fans called the decision “anti-consumer” and are hoping for Activision to remove the “console advantage”. Of course, this isn’t the first time the series had console-exclusive content. Back in the seventh-generation, Activision sided with Microsoft and released DLC on Xbox 360 first before other platforms. Although usually, it’s just one-month earlier access to DLC maps. After five years, from 2010 to 2015, the partnership ended. Black Ops 3 then became the first COD title that got timed-exclusive content for PS4.
COD: Black Ops Cold War will be available for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC on November 13. In total it will take 82 GB of your hard drive, with 35 GB for multiplayer. The game will have cross-play, a cross-progression system, and a cross-generation upgrade. Does the Sony Advantage bonuses make you want to get the PS4 or PS5 version? Or does it make you not want to buy the game instead? Share your thoughts in the comments below.