Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Lands with Ray Tracing, NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex

Out now, the iconic Black Ops series returns with the release of Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War. The game picks up after the story of the original Call of Duty: Black Ops title and follows your journey around the globe as you take down enemies in the face of a potential nuclear war. Featuring ray-tracing, NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA Reflex, Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War packs a punch.


NVIDIA Technology is available throughout Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War - NVIDIA RTX enhances the full experience, bringing you immersive ray-traced shadows and ambient occlusion; NVIDIA DLSS enables gamers to achieve high frames at high resolutions; and NVIDIA Reflex provides the lowest latency and best responsiveness. Finally, NVIDIA Ansel in the campaign allows you to frame and snap unique hi-res screenshots, while in Multiplayer NVIDIA Highlights ensures your most entertaining in-game moments are automatically recorded and saved.

With realistic shadows and lighting, the added performance of NVIDIA DLSS, and the improved system latency offered by NVIDIA Reflex, no other platform will compare to the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War experience on a GeForce RTX-powered PC.

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ray Tracing

As you saw in the trailer above, ray tracing brings an extra level of visual refinement to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, enabling players to receive the best possible experience.


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Ray-traced shadows from the sun, as well as local light sources, create contiguous silhouettes with contact hardening and high-resolution details without any aliasing or self-shadowing.


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And ray-traced ambient occlusion adds a sense of depth to the environment and the objects that inhabit it. With ray tracing, the technique determines how much light should fall onto each object, which allows it to create more lifelike shading, without over-darkening entire areas.


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Owners of NVIDIA RTX GPUs can take advantage of AI-accelerated rendering using NVIDIA DLSS. Dedicated AI processors on the GPU called Tensor Cores, combined with an improved deep learning neural network, boost performance so that you can enjoy higher fidelity gameplay at higher frame rates.


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War uses our latest DLSS technology, increasing performance by up to 85% at 4K:


For competitive gamers that need every edge they can get from their hardware, NVIDIA Reflex can lower your system latency (otherwise known as “input lag”) while still letting you crank up your resolution and graphics settings.

In Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, NVIDIA Reflex can reduce system latency by up to 20%, giving you a more responsive experience in all game modes using a GeForce GTX 900 Series GPU or newer.

To enjoy an experience like the one shown above, with all the bells and whistles enabled, with performance-enhancing NVIDIA DLSS technology, you’ll need a capable config:

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Bundle Available Now

Don’t forget, that since the only way to experience all of the exciting new technical features is with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX series GPU, we’re giving buyers of eligible GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards and desktop systems a Standard Edition copy of the game.

The included copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is redeemable online, and will be available to play via when the game launches on November 13th, 2020. For a full list, and links to participating products and partners, head on over to our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War GeForce RTX Bundle homepage.