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Which Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Edition Should You Buy?

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has one of the most confusing Pre-Order editions. Now If you are confused on which edition to buy, So you can play on both current gen & next gen consoles. Then we got you covered with all you need to know about all the Pre-Order editions.


PlayStation 4/5 Version:

Now on the PlayStation version you have 3 editions (Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Bundle & Ultimate Edition).

Standard Edition: Comes as a PS4 version only. However you will be able to play Black Ops Cold War on the PS5 using your standard edition Disc inserted in your PS5 console, but you will not have the next-gen enhanced features available like (Upgraded FPS, RTX, Visuals, Haptic Feedback & More).

You will be able to play the game on the PS5, but you will still be running a PS4 version with backwards compatibility enabled.


Cross-Gen Bundle: Comes as both PS4 & PS5 enhanced version. With the cross-gen bundle, you will be able to play Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War on both PS4 and also receive a digital upgraded version on the PS5.

NOTE: Physical Disc version will require you to have a physical version of the PS5 console & you will require the PS4 disc to be inserted all the time into the PS5 system to play the digital upgraded version on the PS5.

Cross-Gen edition is pretty much like the Standard Edition with no additional In-Game content available. The only difference it makes is having a cross-gen patch added in.


Ultimate Edition: Comes with Cross-Gen enhanced patch, Which will allow you to play on both PS4/PS5. You will also receive the PS5 enhanced edition when playing on the PS5 console.

Ultimate Edition will also include:

  • Early Access to the Open Beta
  • Woods Operator Pack for immediate use in Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Confrontation Weapons Pack
  • Land, Sea and Air Pack (9 items)
  • Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips)

XBOX ONE/SERIES X Version:

Now on the XBOX version you have 3 editions (Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Bundle & Ultimate Edition).

Standard Edition: Comes as an XBOX ONE version only. However you will be able to play Black Ops Cold War on the XBOX Series X using your standard edition Disc inserted in your SERIES X console, but you will not have the next-gen enhanced features available like (Upgraded FPS, RTX, Visuals, Haptic Feedback & More).

You will be able to play the game on the XBOX Series X, but you will still be running a XBOX ONE version with backwards compatibility enabled.


Cross-Gen Bundle: Comes as both XBOX ONE & XBOX Series X enhanced version. With the cross-gen bundle, you will be able to play Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War on both XBOX ONE and also receive a digital upgraded version on the XBOX Series X.

NOTE: Physical Disc version will require you to have a physical version of the XBOX Series X console & you will require the XBOX ONE disc to be inserted all the time into the XBOX Series X system to play the digital upgraded version on the SERIES X.

Cross-Gen edition is pretty much like the Standard Edition with no additional In-Game content available. The only difference it makes is having a cross-gen patch added in.


Ultimate Edition: Comes with Cross-Gen enhanced patch, Which will allow you to play on both XBOX ONE/XBOX SERIES X. You will also receive the PS5 enhanced edition when playing on the PS5 console.

Ultimate Edition will also include:

  • Early Access to the Open Beta
  • Woods Operator Pack for immediate use in Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Confrontation Weapons Pack
  • Land, Sea and Air Pack (9 items)
  • Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips)

BEST VERSION TO BUY: The best version as per our pick would be to buy either (Cross-Gen Bundle or Ultimate Edition) For both PS4/5 & XBOX One/Series X.

Best Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Versions To Buy!


Standard Edition is not worth it as it does not give you the Next-Gen enhanced upgrades with a cross-gen feature on both PS5/XBOX Series X.

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