Beenox Celebrates the Launch of Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War, and the Studio’s 20th Anniversary!

Quebec City, November 13th, 2020 – Another major worldwide achievement

We are very proud to announce the official release of Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War, available now. The game is an all-new entry into the award-winning Black Ops series. Prior to today’s release, the open Multiplayer Beta for the game was the most downloaded Beta in Call of Duty franchise history.

Beenox has led development of the PC version, working closely with lead studios Treyarch and Raven Software, as well as additional studios including High Moon Studios. Black Ops Cold War delivers a thrilling campaign narrative, the next generation of Multiplayer combat and the highly-anticipated return of the Zombies Mode.

Black Ops Cold War drops fans into the depths of the Cold War’s volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s. Nothing is ever as it seems in a gripping single-player story where players will come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths, as they battle around the globe through iconic locales of the time period like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters and more.

‘’We have worked closely with Treyarch and Raven Software to develop a great Black Ops Cold War PC version, bringing over 200 individual settings to the game,’’ said Marc-Alexandre Milot, UI/UX Director at Beenox.

Powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on PC features a lifelike experience thanks to RTX Shadows and Ambient Occlusion, which provides photo-realistic shadows that further immerses you within the game’s world. Keeping up with the latest trends in rendering and latency developments, the PC version will also include both NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) and Reflex Technology.

“We are an incredibly dedicated and passionate team, and strive for excellence on the PC,” said Thomas Wilson, Co-Studio Head at Beenox. “We’ve worked tirelessly to optimize the player’s experience on the PC platform. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is the result of the team’s hard work, and we can’t wait for gamers to enjoy the fruits of our team’s labor.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is available now worldwide on PlayStation® 5 (Australia, Japan, New Zealand, North America, Singapore, South Korea; rest of world availability Nov. 19th), PlayStation® 4, the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, and on PC, in a fully optimized experience for, Blizzard Entertainment’s online gaming service.

A pivotal year for Beenox
Between the 20th anniversary celebrations underway since October and the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the folks at Beenox have good reason to feel upbeat. Beenox has marked the anniversary event by sending all employees a mystery box filled with collectors’ items bearing the 20th anniversary logo.

Established in the video game industry since 2000, the team has made it its mission to be adaptable, versatile, and consistently focused on delivering AAA quality games. In 2005, Beenox joined the Activision family to work on some of the industry’s biggest franchises.

“What Beenox brings to the table is passion, fun, attention to detail, comradeship and a peerless ability to work with other studios. All with the sole aim of helping to build the best franchises in the history of video games. It’s a real pleasure to be part of such a tight-knit team that constantly achieves its goals,” said Nour Polloni, the newly appointed Co-Studio Head at Beenox.

For 20 years, Beenox has worked to create a company culture in line with core values, which are excellence, team spirit, and balance. The 20th anniversary marks 20 years of achievements, unforgettable moments, and most of all, a bright future for the studio.

About Beenox
Beenox is a world-class video game development studio based in Quebec City since 2000. A subsidiary of Activision Publishing Inc., a world leader in developing, publishing, and distributing interactive entertainment products, Beenox has a highly qualified team of game developers who are proud to succeed together. Their mission: to create games made memorable for their superior craftsmanship and creativity.

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Laurie Janelle

Communications Coordinator, BEENOX

Activision Press Center


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