Black Ops Cold War gets a new patch, with Season One update hot on its heels

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
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A brand new update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is out right now, paving the way for season one to launch tomorrow on December 16.

In the announcement below from the official Treyarch Twitter account, the Black Ops Cold War developer reveals that a new patch for the game is live right now on all platforms. There aren't specific patch notes for the update live right now, but the relatively small update went live last night at 11 p.m. on December 14.

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Treyarch did provide a very general list of changes for the new patch just below for Black Ops Cold War. These are just a few limited changes going live right now in Treyarch's game, before the hefty season one update for Black Ops Cold War launches later tonight at 11 p.m. PT. Don't worry about this new update being particularly taxing on your hard drive space, because Treyarch's revealed it'll come in at a maximum of 7GB.

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As you'll no doubt know by now, Black Ops Cold War season one is arriving later tonight at 11 p.m. PT, and in the early hours of tomorrow morning at 2 a.m. ET. There's a lot of content to look forward to in the debut season of Treyarch's game, including eight new multiplayer maps, three new weapons, a brand new Operator, and a completely new battle pass to rank up.

It's in this update later tonight that Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone will merge. The two games will share a battle pass, which can be progressed with XP accumulated over both games, and rewards earned through the battle pass will be shared across both titles. Additionally, Warzone will be taking on over 30 new weapons from Black Ops Cold War.

For a look into how things stand with Treyarch's game before the debut season launches, head over to our Black Ops Cold war best guns guide for more.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.