Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War's campaign length has been a topic of discussion recently. The Call of Duty franchise has a history of bombastic single-player campaigns, recently developers Activision remastered Modern Warfare 2’s campaign. Generally, campaigns in the series range from 6-10 hours according to user averages on howlongtobeat.com. However, with Black Ops: Cold War developers decided to experiment.
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Campaign Length Explained
Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War campaign length, based on user averages, is about five to nine hours. The upper end being for players who go through all of the extra content, and that is the surprise for Black Ops: Cold War, that there is extra campaign content. Unlike past entries in the franchise, Black Ops: Cold War has players choose missions from a campaign board. For players dead-set on completing the main story as soon as possible, it is possible to eschew any and all side-content.
These side missions flesh out the story in more detail, get to know the characters and explore some of the areas featured in multiplayer maps. There are two side missions and before each of them, players will be prompted to consult evidence gathered beforehand. Usage of this evidence will determine the success of the missions, making it essential to scour the main story maps for clues. (Minor spoilers ahead) Still, it is not essential to complete these side missions in order to complete the game, and completing them will have no major impact on the outcome of the story.