13 November 2020 22:36
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War isn't your mother Russia's Black Ops game. Every other Call of Duty title has been on rails, with the player unable to influence how the campaign plays out (remember when you thought beating Black Ops 1 fixed Mason's brainwashing problem, only to have it heavily implied he killed JFK anyway?). Black Ops Cold War gives you ownership over the outcome. Fast Facts: Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War (Image credit: Activision) Release date: November 13, 2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War takes the tried and true Black Ops formula and injects some psychoactive drugs into it. Unfortunately for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, that comparison doesn't help its cause.
Black Ops Cold War starts with a needle drop. But the music in Black Ops Cold War occupies a strange space. Other times it's refreshingly camp, as if it's aware of its own absurdity - like when you uncover a bizarre Main Street, USA-style town inside a Soviet military base and have to fight off waves of enemies while Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" blares from multiple speakers. The musical stylings of Black Ops Cold War mirror its campaign's contents. These moments feel like the franchise can never get out from its own shadow - especially the Black Ops titles, which so often deal in historical representations of America the Savior.
A Vietnam mission plays like a half-baked nod to the OG Black Ops that's not even a fraction as fun, with a bizarrely short helicopter bit that falls out of the sky like one that's just taken an RPG to the rotor. But the most egregious feature element in Black Ops Cold War is the too-frequent action slow-downs ala Zack Snyder movies that absolutely cripple the pace. Black Ops Cold War often feels at odds with itself. It's frankly incredible that Black Ops Cold War lets you choose aspects of your character, including their gender (male, female, non-binary). But there are moments where it seems like the team didn't think all that much about how those options would play out. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War feels like a game that's sorting out its identity after government experiments left it obsessing over numbers and presidential assassinations. Operators from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War are now live in Call of Duty: Warzone, but you'll need a copy of Treyarch's latest to get access to them. Players looking to use the new operators will need to complete specific challenges in order to unlock them, and these can only be completed in Black Ops Cold War. It should be noted that each Operator has their own individual criteria to be unlocked. This means that it might take a while before you can access every Operator in Warzone, but a little bit of work and patience will get you all the Operators you're after in both games. When the Operator has been successfully unlocked in Black Ops Cold War, they get automatically unlocked the next time you play Warzone. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is currently available for the next-gen PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S consoles, as well as PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Be sure to check out our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War campaign review, where we run the rule over the game's new story mode. Where are the six Black Ops - Cold War photo intel locations in the Redlight, Greenlight mission? While this is an optional task, it's worth taking on while you work through the main mission in the Call of Duty: Cold War campaign. Thankfully the game will notify you each time you take a photo of a relevant piece of intel, so you'll know once you've found everything. Anyway, that's enough chatter, here's how to find every Black Ops - Cold War Redlight, Greenlight photo intel location. How to find every Black Ops - Cold War photo intel location in Redlight, Greenlight Photo Intel One: Search the Guard House Shortly after arriving at the base, and taking a photo of it, eliminate the enemies in the area and slide down onto the road below. Photo Intel Three: Comb the bar After walking through the arcade, this piece of photo intel requires you to head back inside, into a bar. Walk upstairs and take a photo of the map on the brick wall. Photo Intel Four: Is that really the time? After taking the elevator to the Control Tower, and using the mainframe terminal, follow Woods into the other room, then turn right to discover another map taped underneath the clocks on the wall. Here you'll find a little room with another piece of photo intel attached to the wall, above a box. Walk into the side room and take a photo of the final piece of evidence you need.