Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Alpha First Impressions

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Jordan Smith

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This weekend we here at 3Bit have been enjoying the Alpha to Call of Duty Black Op’s Cold War’s Multiplayer. This experience is still available for PlayStation users until tomorrow (20/09/20) at 6 pm BST. For those of you who are unable to play the Alpha just yet, we have some first impressions from this multiplayer experience to get you excited for the games upcoming release on November 13th.

The Multiplayer Alpha brings players two game modes and five maps for players to try out in fast-paced and high octane action. The first game mode is Core Mosh Pit, which will take players across the world from Miami to the desert in Satelight, to the brightly lit Miami, to the oppressed streets of Moscow. Core Mosh Pit brings the standard six vs six multiplayer in matches such as domination, deathmatch and kill confirmed. Core Mosh Pit is ideal for those who want a fast-paced call of duty match in a new setting. With all of the recent battle royale styles dominating First Person Shooters, it was refreshing to jump back into this classic game mode of objective-driven combat with respawns.

The second game mode of the Alpha is the one that interested me the most, Combined Arms Domination. This new game mode brings an exciting Vehicular twist to the domination game mode. The two maps, Armarda and Cross Roads, bring us exciting large map combat, each with their own set of vehicles. Armada takes us into the vast ocean, where we fight between 2 Navy Destroyers ziplining, swimming or using gunboats and jetskis to traverse the vast open sea, before taking on your enemies in the close quarters of each ship. The second map in Combine Arms Domination is Crossroads. This map takes us to an incredible playground for Snipers and demolitions experts, as its expansive open plains make for an excellent hunt. However be warned this map also allows players to drive tanks, allowing for some incredibly explosive fights.

Whilst we were enjoying all of these game modes, the Alpha was not without its issues as expected. We experienced a fair few of these issues with the core gameplay, from amusing glitches such as flying tanks to wall clipping, to more severe problems where the game would freeze disabling all controller functions for 30 seconds or even just crashing. It is important to note that this is only an Alpha, and issues are to be expected in all shapes and sizes throughout.

Call of Duty Cold War also brought in a few customisation options. These options included choosing your own Avatar from 10 available presets. You will also be able to create your loadout. Whilst weapon options are limited. We can select from a few weapons in each section, such as snipers and assault rifles. With each gun, all attachments are already unlocked, allowing you to perfect your loadout almost instantly. You will also be able to add your own perks, killstreaks, wildcards and field upgrades. Going through all of the options for loadout customisation, you will find a lot of choices to make the ultimate attacker, defender, sniper or even tracker in all of the current game modes.

Have you played any of the Alpha for Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War? Let us know what you think in the comments on our social media pages, which you can find and follow below. If you cannot wait to play more of Black Ops Cold War after the Alpha ends tomorrow then be sure to pre-order your digital copy, where you will be able to access the Beta which will be available first on the PlayStation from October 8th.

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