Black Ops Cold War’s Mini Ground War Mode: Combined Arms Gameplay


On September 9th, Activision held a Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War multiplayer preview event showing off the all-new Combined Arms mode. We were invited to a hands-on preview and were able to try it out! In this match, we play on the map “Armada”- a large daytime map with a fleet of ships.

The new mode plays much like 2019’s Modern Warfare’s Ground War mode. Although the player count is smaller (12v12) the objective is the same- capture and hold down 5 points across the map. The first team to 400 points wins. The Armada map is one of the larger maps utilized for the Combined Arms game mode. It features zip lines, gunboats, and jet skis to get from ship to ship to reach the capture points.

Activision also revealed weapon loadouts, perks, maps, and more. After his hands-on time with the game, we asked Michael Higham his thoughts on the gameplay, and whether or not it’ll live up to Warzone. Be sure to check out our video to hear his thoughts. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War comes to PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 13th.