Call of Duty Black Ops 6 - everything we know so far

The box art for Black Ops 6, showing a soldier draped in darkness, holding two pistols in a crouched position
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When will we hear more about Black Ops 6?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 reveal

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Thanks to a Direct event that aired in early June, we know that we'll be getting the Worldwide Multiplayer Reveal event at Call of Duty NEXT, on August 28. Stay tuned for more details so you can be prepared to jump into our MP Beta and experience the incredible Omnimovement and additional innovations for yourself.

Call of Duty Black Ops 6 is confirmed to be the CoD title arriving later this year. . From the looks of things, Black Ops 6 is set to be a worthy successor to 2020's excellent Black Ops: Cold War campaign.

While there's certainly still some mystery surrounding Black Ops 6, we have just received a truckload of new info, thanks to a dedicated Call of Duty Direct event. This has definitely given us a hefty first proper look at the upcoming game, and a better idea as to whether or not it has the chops to land on our list of best FPS games by the end of the year.

Here's everything we know about Black Ops 6 so far, including a look at all of the latest news and trailers. We'll also detail what platforms the game will launch on, as well as the fact that the game will be available as part of Xbox Game Pass at launch. As new info emerges, we'll be sure to update this page.

Black Ops 6 - cut to the chase

  • What is it? The newest entry into the Black Ops franchise
  • When does it come out? October 25, 2024
  • What can I play it on? PS5, XSX|S, PC, XBO, PS4
  • Who's making it? Treyarch, in partnership with Raven

Black Ops 6 release date and platforms

Frank Woods sits in a wheelchair

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Call of Duty Black Ops 6 will launch October 25, 2024. The game has now been confirmed for PS5, XSX|S, PC, XBO, and PS4. Over on the PC side, you'll be able to download it from the Microsoft Store,, or Steam. The game will also be available for Xbox Game Pass at launch, on both console and PC.

Black Ops 6 gameplay

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Thanks to a recent Call of Duty event, we've seen some of the new gameplay innovations coming to Black Ops 6. The headline is Omnimovement, which allows you to sprint, slide and dive in any direction. This is quite a big change from the last game, one which we'll need to try out for ourselves to really get a grasp of. There's Intelligent Movement as well, which seems to apply a more seamless transition between states like crouching, mantling and sprinting.

Classic Prestige is also returning, alongside theatre mode. Activision has revealed that Black Ops 6 multiplayer will have 16 brand new multiplayer maps at launch. These include 12 Core 6v6 maps and four small-sized Strike maps, the latter of which are unique, stand-alone locations designed to be played in 2v2 or Face Off 6v6 matches. Interestingly, each of these maps will feature its own story, and is set after the events of the campaign.

When is Black Ops 6 set?

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Activision has now lifted the lid on the setting for Black Ops 6. It's set following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, covering the Gulf War and much of the '90s. This tracks with previously unverified rumors about 2024's Call of Duty being called 'Call of Duty Black Ops Gulf War'. While these rumors were squashed once we heard Black Ops 6's official title, they were right on the money in terms of the game's setting.

In the 'open your eyes' teaser video, we see a number of political figures, including former presidents George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, who covered the years of 1989-1993, and 1993-2001 respectively. In addition, we see former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who remained in office right up until the end of 1990. It's likely that Black Ops 6 could cover the fallout from Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and the response by the US-led coalition. Just how close the game sticks to history remains to be seen, as Black Ops has been known to alter timelines in the past.

Black Ops 6 trailer

We've now seen a few trailers for Black Ops 6, thanks to the game's full reveal as part of the Xbox presentation event on June 9, 2024. The main new trailer is the Black Ops 6 gameplay reveal, and shows off some of the upcoming campaign. Check it out below:

Activision has been steadily revealing new teasers and trailers for Black Ops 6 as we near closer to launch. To stay up to date, be sure to visit the official Call of Duty YouTube channel.


Is Black Ops 6 coming to Game Pass?

Microsoft has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will arrive on Xbox Game Pass day one for all members. The news was shared in a new Xbox Wire post (May 28). The news followed a leak that was accidentally posted by Xbox, on the Xbox Game Pass app.

What happened to Black Ops 5?

Were you as confused as we were when Activision announced Black Ops 6? Of course, there was never originally a Black Ops 5, with Black Ops: Cold War being the official fifth entry into the series. Seems like Activision is counting that one as five, so the next one will indeed be Black Ops 6.

Will there be a Black Ops 6 beta?

We now know that there will be a Black Ops 6 beta, though we don't yet know when it's coming out. It'll be sometime before the game launches on October 25, 2024, and will have an early access period for those that pre-order the game. Once we hear more, we'll be sure to update this page.

Is there a Black Ops 6 Vault Edition?

There is indeed! The Black Ops 6 Vault Edition contains the Hunter vs Hunted Operator Pack, the Blackcell Battle Pass bundle, the Mastercraft Collection of weapon skins, and the Woods Operator Pack. In addition, players that pre-order will gain early access to the upcoming beta. For full details on what's included, head over to the Call of Duty blog.

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