Our Call of Duty Cold War guide contains a complete set of information about the latest game by Treyarch. The guide will help you get through the main storyline along with side missions, as well as learning the basic gameplay mechanics.
In the first part of the guide you will find a beginner's guide and a FAQ section. You will learn about the controls, stealth, and evidence collection. In the guide you will also find information about the player's base, psychological profile, suspects for Operation Red Circus and how to decrypt the floppy disk for the Operation Chaos.
The second part of the guide is a walkthrough, where you will find descriptions of all main and side missions. You will also learn about the important choices that affect the ending of the game.
The third section of the guide contains information about the co-op zombie mode. You'll learn about character classes, challenges, maps, skills to choose from, as well as available weapons and possible weapon modifications.
- CoD Cold War: Beginner's Guide
- CoD Cold War: All missions
- CoD Cold War: All the evidence
- CoD Cold War: All important choices
- CoD Cold War: PC system requirements
- CoD Cold War: PC controls
- CoD Cold War: Trophies
- CoD Cold War: Game versions
- CoD Cold War: Language versions
- CoD Cold War: Game length
- CoD Cold War: About the game
CoD Cold War: Beginner's Guide
Here are some of the most important hints for beginners in Call of Duty Cold War:
- Use cover especially on higher difficulty levels, give yourself some time - enemies are always outnumbered. If there is no time limit, give yourself a moment to sit under cover. It's often impossible to move forward all the time.
- Explore the location as much as you can - it is common to find collectibles and evidence for side missions hidden somewhere in the alleyways.
- Change weapons at will - you can pick up weapons not only from knocked down enemies. Often in rooms and crates you can find other weapons that can make your gameplay much easier (e.g. grenade launcher or minigun).
- Hiding your head does not mean that your enemy will not detect you! Keep this in mind especially in stealth missions, keep a close eye on the detection level over your opponents' heads and adjust your position regarding your enemies.
- A checkpoint system has been implemented in the game - you don't have to worry about saving. If you fail, you simply return to the previous checkpoint. In addition, missions can be repeated and the difficulty level can be changed.
- Don't be afraid to throw grenades - it requires some practice, but crates with extra or different types of grenades are quite often found on the maps.
- Hide bodies in stealth missions. The enemies have quite a large field of vision, so it is better to hide the bodies of stunned enemies e.g. in wardrobes.
For more tips and information, check out the separate Beginner's Guide section.
CoD Cold War: All missions
In Call of Duty Cold War you will complete 11 missions along with side missions. We have listed here the tasks that are required to complete the main storyline. The last two tasks (Operation Chaos and Operation Red Circus) are side missions - you don't have to do them to finish the main story. The Final Countdown and Ashes to Ashes are separate campaign endings.
- Nowhere Left to Run,
- Fractured Jaw,
- Brick in the Wall,
- Redlight, Greenlight,
- Echoes of Cold War,
- Desperate Measures,
- End of the Line,
- Break on Through,
- Identity Crisis,
- The Final Countdown,
- Ashes to Ashes,
- Operation Chaos,
- Operation Red Circus.
CoD Cold War: All the evidence
In Call of Duty Cold War, evidence is optional, but it does affect the ending of the game in some way. Evidence is needed to unlock side missions in which you pursue foreign intelligence agents linked to the main antagonist. Some of the evidence is more difficult to find, so it is described in this guide.
CoD Cold War: All important choices
In Call of Duty Cold War there are quite a few choices waiting to be made, as for such a short singleplayer campaign. Some of the choices are quite non-obvious and unpredictable, so they are all described in this guide. Some of them have a fairly small impact on the campaign, while some may cause you to lose someone from your team of operators.
- Nowhere Left to Run,
- Brick in the Wall,
- End of the Line,
- Operation Chaos,
- Operation Red Circus,
- Identity Crisis.
CoD Cold War: PC system requirements
- Operating system: Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit,
- CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300,
- RAM: 8GB,
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon HD 7950,
- Free disk space: Multiplayer: 35GB / all game modes: 82GB HDD,
- Internet connection required.
These system requirements allow you to launch the game and play on low details. Requirements for other visual settings can be found on a separate System Requirements page.
CoD Cold War: PC controls
Detailed keybindings for Call of Duty Cold War can be found on our PC Controls guide page.
CoD Cold War: Trophies
There are 44 trophies to earn in Call of Duty Cold War. Some of the challenges involve completing the campaign at any or high level, killing enemies in a specific way, or killing a specific number of enemies in specific scripted sequences. Some relate to multiplayer and zombie mode.
The multiplayer (win 50 matches and kill enemies as a passenger/pilot) and Zombie mode challenges can be time-consuming - especially launching Zombie Solo mode.
See the Trophies page for more details.
CoD Cold War: Game versions
Activision prepared 3 versions of Call of Duty Cold War:
Call of Duty Cold War game, Woods Operator Pack for use in Modern Warfare and Warzone, Confrontation Weapons Pack.
Call of Duty Cold War game, Woods Operator Pack for use in Modern Warfare and Warzone, Confrontation Weapons Pack, Land, Aea, Air Pack, Battle Pass.
If you buy the Definitive Edition for consoles, you get the PS4 and PS5 or Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game.
Call of Duty Cold War game for PS4 and PS5 or Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, Woods Operator Pack for use in Modern Warfare and Warzone, Confrontation Weapons Pack.
CoD Cold War: Language versions
Call of Duty Cold War game has over a dozen language versions, including Polish. Changing the language in the Battlenet launcher will change the dubbing and subtitles.
CoD Cold War: Game length
The main storyline of Call of Duty Cold War is about 5 hours long. If you want to explore everything the singleplayer campaign has to offer, along with collectibles and easter eggs, around 9-11 hours should be enough.
CoD Cold War: About the game
Call of Duty Cold War is the seventeenth installment of the popular FPS series developed since 2003. The game was developed by Treyarch studio, which is also responsible for the Black Ops sub-series.
The action of Call of Duty Cold War is set in the Cold War era. During the game player has to thwart plans of KGB agent codenamed Perseus. Decisions made during the campaign have an influence on the ending, and the game features several of them. During the campaign we will often have to act silently, but there are plenty of bloody and spectacular shootouts.
In terms of game mechanics, the game does not differ much from previous installments. The game has a multiplayer mode allowing for cross-platform matches and a cooperative zombie minicampaign.
About Call of Duty Cold War Guide
Author : Julia "fixumdyrdum" Dragovic for gamepressure.com
Translator : Mateusz "Ictius" Sawka
last update : February 10, 2021
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- developer: Treyarch
- publisher: Activision Blizzard
- platform: PC, PS4, XONE, PS5, XSX
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