THE first multiplayer trailer for the new Call of Duty has been released online by US game publisher Activision.
The three-minute ad shows off previously unannounced features of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War’s online gameplay, such as new vehicles and a map in which players take part in an epic battle at sea.
The action-packed video was released September 9 on the official Call of Duty YouTube channel.
“Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer features signature Black Ops combat and fast-paced battles by land, sea, and air,” the video’s description reads.
“Engage in deniable operations with all new and fan-favourite modes and maps from locations all over the globe.”
In total, the trailer reveals five new locations featured in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer maps ahead of the game’s release in November.
They include neon-shrouded Miami, the deserts of Angola, snowy Uzbekistan, the dense forests of Russia’s Ural mountains, and the North Atlantic Ocean.
It’s that last one that caught the eyes of fans, with players fighting across a handful of cargo ships and battleships that they can zip line between.
As well as map locations, the trailer teased several vehicles that players will can take control of during online play.
Tanks appear to be making a comeback, as well as motorbikes, speedboats and even snowmobiles.
You can now even engage underwater, or so the trailer suggests.
A player is shown jumping into the ocean in one clip while throwing a load of explosives at an incoming speedboat.
Once they dive under the water, they appear to set off the bombs from the safety of the watery deep.
Those who pre-order Black Ops Cold War get access to a beta version launching next month.
The Beta begins with an early access period on October 8 for PS4 players and October 15 for Xbox and PC players.
The beta opens for all platforms on October 17, Activision said in a blog post.
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War hits shelves on November 13 and plays out at the height of nuclear tensions between the US and Soviet Russia.
The storyline follows the real-world events of the Cold War – such as the Vietnam War – but will dramatise some elements.
An early teaser trailer revealed last month that the game would include a hunt for Perseus – a spy working against the US for Russia.
The Cold War was a period of major tension between the USA and Soviet Union, but wasn’t an outright war in the conventional sense.
Instead, both nations supported “proxy wars” – regional conflicts used to gain global influence.
And the fact that both nations controlled nuclear weaponry meant that neither side was willing to risk a war proper.
The period is generally said to have run from 1947 through to 1991 – when the Soviet Union was dissolved.
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