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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 'Double Agent' Game Mode Explained

Call of Duty (COD) meets Among Us in this new game mode coming to COD: Black Ops Season 5.
Call of Duty (COD) meets Among Us in this new game mode coming to COD: Black Ops Season 5. / Activision

Call of Duty meets Among Us in this new game mode coming to COD: Black Ops Season 5.

Activision took to their official COD YouTube channel to post the trailer for Season 5's "Double Agent" game mode on Thursday, Aug. 5. Throughout the video, fans were able to see a dramatized walkthrough of what to expect out of the new mode—all narrated by some of their favorite operators.

"Go undercover or sniff out the spies in the all-new social Double Agent mode," the video description reads.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 'Double Agent' Game Mode Details

Double Agent pits players against each other in a race to find out which operator among them is secretly a traitor.

In this "all-new multiplayer mode," players are all dropped into a lobby together, supposedly on the same team. This is just an illusion, however. One within the group is undercover as a double agent tasked with destroying the group's progress by setting bombs and eliminating them. It's the job of the double agent to plant bombs, cover their tracks, and take out the team before the team sniffs them out.

Other players remain in their operator role, tasked with protecting the group and simply staying alive. They are the wall between the double agent and the investigator currently working to identify who the traitor is. Operators are meant to track down and destroy the double agent if/when they are revealed.

Investigators are the immediate foil to the double agent. As the game progresses, they will receive evidence and clues detailing who is the traitor in their midst. Securing clues is likely the quickest way to figure out who the double agent is—making the investigator a valuable ally and the enemy's top target.

Double Agent mode is expected to drop with the launch of Season 5 on Thursday, Aug. 12.