A new trailer for Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War reveals how the new game will employ ray tracing technology for its visuals. As a part of Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards showcase, the company debuted the new trailer, teasing a short sequence from Black Ops Cold War previously unseen in last week’s worldwide reveal.

The ray tracing technology is to be optimized for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, ready in time for the Holiday 2020 release date, only a short few months away. The tech will also apparently be ready for PC users.

Take a look at the gorgeous visuals in Nvidia’s GeForce gameplay trailer below.

As for when we can expect to get our hands on the title, a leak suggests that the Open Beta for Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will go live October 8.

This was discovered by Call Of Duty: WWII players, and those on the Arabic version of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare (courtesy of COD Tracker), within their respective in-game stores. A description states that pre-ordering the digital edition will give players access to the Open Beta, exclusive to the PS4.

Elsewhere for Call of Duty fans, yesterday a new addition to Warzone’s Verdansk map, in the form of subway stations, appeared to gain traction via YouTube and social media posts. Unseen before, some eagle-eyed gamers picked up on what appeared to be a subway close by to the football stadium.

The most obvious visual clue came toward the very end of the weekend’s Call Of Duty League 2020 tournament. An overhead shot draws above the stadium, with a subway station visible close by to the stadium. If you drop into Warzone at the moment, this doesn’t exist. Most interestingly, this discovery aligns perfectly with a recently leaked map pinpointing Metro locations around the Verdansk map (station number 2) dotted in the same location to the YouTube footage.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is due for release on November 13, 2020, serving as a direct sequel to 2010’s Black Ops.