Here is everything we know about Call of Duty: Black Ops 6!

Treyarch has returned to helm the latest Call of Duty franchise installment, Black Ops 6. Set to take place during the Gulf War, the game transports players to the early 1990s. The Xbox Games Showcase 2024 provided a sneak peek at what to expect from the campaign before an in-depth 25-minute look at the campaign, multiplayer, and zombies. Here is everything we learned from the Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 reveal before its October 25 release date.

Black Ops 6 reveal provides a first look at the campaign

The Black Ops 6 campaign reveal provided much of what you might expect from a Call of Duty trailer. There were many explosions, helicopters, crumbling buildings, and, of course, guns. Based on the official game description, the campaign centers around the end of the Cold War as the United States "rise as a single superpower."

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Here is a Black Ops 6 description pulled directly from the Xbox website:

"Developed by Treyarch and Raven, Black Ops 6 is a spy action thriller set in the early 90s, a period of transition and upheaval in global politics, characterized by the end of the Cold War and the rise of the United States as a single superpower. With a mind-bending narrative, and unbound by the rules of engagement, this is signature Black Ops.

The Black Ops 6 Campaign provides dynamic moment-to-moment gameplay that includes a variety of play spaces with blockbuster set pieces and action-packed moments, high-stakes heists, and cloak-and-dagger spy activity.

Xbox description of Call of Duty: Black Ops 6

According to the reveal, downloadable content (DLC) will launch on all platforms simultaneously, whereas previously, PlayStation received precedent. Additionally, at launch, Black Ops 6 will be the first Call of Duty game on Game Pass.

What to expect from multiplayer in the new Call of Duty game

Image via Activision Publishing, Inc.
Image via Activision Publishing, Inc.

Although an extended multiplayer and zombie reveal will follow the Xbox Showcase 2024, the game description reveals what you can expect.

"In a best-in-class Multiplayer experience, players will test their skills across 16 new maps at launch, including 12 core 6v6 maps and 4 Strike maps that can be played 2v2 or 6v6.

Black Ops 6 also marks the epic return of Round-Based Zombies, the fan-favorite mode where players will take down hordes of the undead in two brand-new maps at launch. Post-launch, players can look forward to even more exciting maps and groundbreaking experiences dropping into both Multiplayer and Zombies."

Xbox description of Call of Duty: Black Ops 6

To summarize what the new Call of Duty game offers:

  • 16 maps at launch
  • 12 core 6v6 maps
  • Four Strike maps that can be played 2v2 or 6v6
  • Three-lane maps
  • Maps based on the campaign
  • Round-based Zombie mode
  • More maps and Zombies content to follow after launch
  • Omnimovement
  • Slide/dive in different directions
  • Traditional Prestige system (10 total)
  • Prestige master with 1,000 additional levels
  • Customizable HUD (mini-map size and location)
  • Theater mode

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