Nvidia bundles Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with GeForce RTX 3080, 3090

 pcworld.com  10/30/2020 13:00:00   Brad Chacos

If youre been trying in vain to buy an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 or RTX 3090 over the last month, now youll be able to miss out on a free copy of the hotly anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, too. Kidding, kidding. But if youre lucky enough to pick up one of Nvidias hard-to-get Ampere graphics cards (or a prebuilt PC with one inside) by December 10, youll get a free copy of CODBOCW (lol) too.

As usual with this sort of deal, youll need to purchase your hardware through participating retailers. You can find a list of those on Nvidias dedicated Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War bundle page.

Nvidia and Activision have worked closely to bring innovative graphics features to the Call of Duty games in recent months. Last years Modern Warfare was one of the first triple-A games to support real-time ray tracing and prompted a GeForce bundle of its own. Since then, Modern Warfare and its free Call of Duty: Warzone spinoff became two of the first games to support Nvidias latency-reducing Reflex tech.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be brimming with Nvidia features when it launches on November 13. While last years Modern Warfare stuck to ray tracing for shadows alone, limiting its visual punch, Black Ops Cold War will feature ray tracing for three different lighting effects: ambient occlusion, local shadows, and sun shadows. Of course, itll also include Nvidias magical DLSS 2.0 to help claw back frame rates lost to ray tracings impact. Beyond that, CODBOCW will support Nvidia Reflex, Ansel super screenshots, and Nvidia Highlights that automatically capture your most glorious kills, deaths, and holy smokes! moments with Shadowplay.

While youll get a free copy of the game with Nvidias high-end GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090, you wont get Black Ops Cold War if you buy the new GeForce RTX 3070. Curious what the latestCall of Duty game plays like? We gave the beta a whirl on PCWorld's YouTube channela couple of weeks ago:

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