Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's New 40-Player Mode Detailed Ahead Of The Beta

Included in the cross-play beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War this coming weekend is a brand-new mode called Fireteam, and Activision has now provided some details about it.

A large-scale mode, Fireteam puts 10 teams of four squads onto the largest maps that Cold War has to offer. In the Dirty Bomb variant that will be featured in the beta, teams must collect and detonate bombs that destroy parts of the map to get the drop on the other teams.

When bombs are detonated, it causes radiation to emerge on the map that makes it dangerous for everyone. “The longer a player hangs onto uranium, the longer radiation sickness sets in. This affects Perk benefits, movement, health regeneration, and ultimately, your Operator’s life,” Activision says of the mode.

“Earn score by eliminating enemies, depositing uranium, and detonating bombs. The Fireteam that can reach the score limit first will achieve victory,” the description goes on.

If you’re killed, you can respawn on a teammate, parachute into the map, or spawn into the seat of a teammate’s car.

“Across every Fireteam mission and mode, you’ll discover some of the most imaginative game loops we’ve ever designed. The Fireteam format allows us to emphasize teamwork and reward creativity, and it allows you to do things you’ve never done in Black Ops multiplayer before,” studio design director David Vonderhaar said.

The Black Ops Cold War beta begins on October 15 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and it runs all weekend. For lots more, check out GameSpot’s rundown of all the key details.

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