Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Relies On Player Choice, Single-Player Character Creation

The Call of Duty is going to a place it's never gone before: a place of total freedom.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will offer a ton of player freedom in terms of choice and character creation, something we saw a snippet of in the recent trailer reveal. While a much bigger reveal is slated for next month, we now know more about what sort of creative direction the team is going in this time around, and it means good things for players that crave freedom. 

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Black Ops Cold War will allow players to create their own character for the single-player campaign, a first for the franchise, and this is in thanks to Raven Software, the team helping to develop the latest game. Players can craft their own operator while choosing the gender, skin tone, and how they look, as well as psychological profiles and customized appearances that are confirmed to impact in-game mechanics, dialogue choices, and gameplay interaction. 

According to Eurogamer, there is even a psychological profile that marks the player as Paranoid, which quickens the time it takes to aim down the sight of a weapon, so even how you play the game can be affected. 

The overall storyline will also be much more freeing than previous games, offering players to choose different options when taking on an objective, as well as dialogue options that aim to enrich the story. Each choice potentially affects the outcome of the story, a nice little RPG element into a franchise that many have called stale. 

Related: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Trailer Confirms Direct Sequel to Black Ops, Returning Favorites

The addition of player choice is a smart one, one that grants even more immersion while still keeping true to what Call of Duty has always offered. Pair that with the fact that it’s a sequel to Black Ops 1 and a prequel to Black Ops 2, two highly beloved entries into the series as a whole, and Black Ops Cold War could just be a massive hit. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War debuts on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 13th. What are your thoughts on the latest entry and of the Call of Duty franchise as a whole? Sound off with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames, we’d love to hear what you think! 


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