Best answer: There are several different editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The biggest question to ask yourself is if you want the next-generation upgrade or not.

What Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War editions can I buy?

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has been revealed and is up for preorder at different retailers. Right now, four different editions of the game have been announced. We break down what you get with each version of the game below, though it’s worth noting that any digital preorder grants access to Operator Frank Woods and an assault rifle Weapon Blueprint for use in Call of Duty: Warzone.:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition — Xbox One: The standard edition of the game on Xbox One.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition — Xbox Series X: The standard edition of the game on Xbox Series X.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Edition: Includes a copy of the game on Xbox One and an Xbox Series X copy.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition: Includes a copy of the game on Xbox One, an Xbox Series X copy, the Land, Sea and Air Pack which consists of three Operator Skins, three Vehicle Skins, and three Weapon Blueprint and finally a Battle Pass Bundle with 1 Season Battle Pass and 20 Tier Skips.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War editions How do upgrades work?

This is, to be quite blunt, a complicated topic. We have a full breakdown of what the differences are in the cross-generation Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War editions but the simple version is that if you want to play the next-gen version of the game, you are better off buying a cross-gen copy.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is set to release on Nov. 13 on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, PS5 and PS4. The campaign promises a thrilling tale of player choice and espionage, while multiplayer is returning alongside the famous Zombies mode.

Our pick

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition (Xbox One)

Simple and basic

This is the standard copy of the game on Xbox One, with no extra frills. You’ll still be able to play it on your Xbox Series X but it won’t take advantage of the new hardware.

Upgraded

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition (Xbox Series X)

$70 at Best Buy

A little more special

This is the standard version of the game for the Xbox Series X. This version takes advantage of the new system with hardware ray-tracing and heavily reduced load times, but it can also be played in an Xbox One.

Completely covered

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Edition

$70 at Microsoft

Two copies, one price

The cross-gen edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is exactly what it sounds like: you get one copy for the Xbox One then another copy on Xbox Series X. It’s essentially the digital version of the physical Xbox Series X version.

All the extras

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition

$90 at Microsoft

Nothing missed

The Ultimate Edition includes the cross-gen edition of the game alongside tons of extras, including the battle pass and 20 tier skips. Grab this if you’re going hard in Warzone.