Call of Duty Black Ops 6 Online Requirement
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Call of Duty Black Ops 6 Always Online, Past Bans May Apply

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will make it a requirement for players to be always online, even in campaign mode, and all past bans will apply to the new game as well. This came up after the June 2024 Xbox Games Showcase reveal

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In a page detailing the features of various editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 6, Activision confirmed the always online requirement. According to the site, the game will make use of texture streaming. The studio claims this will allow them to provide high quality visuals while reducing storage space on player hard drives. This will include the Campaign mode, meaning even single player content will require a connection. Activision has confirmed that the Campaign mode can be played without the need for an online subscription on console.

In addition, Activision also confirmed that all permanent bans will be carried over to Call of Duty: Black Ops 6. This restriction will apply for any bans issued in all games released since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from 2019. This will extend to, as any banned player attempting to buy the game through the storefront will be unable to do so. They can buy the game through other storefronts but will be unable to access online modes due to their ban. The ban appears to not affect the ability to play the Campaign mode, despite the online requirement.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is the latest game in the hugely successful FPS franchise. The latest game was revealed at the Xbox Games Showcase and has been confirmed to be a day one release on Xbox Game Pass.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will release on October 25, 2024 for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC.

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Leigh is a staff writer and content creator from the UK. He has been playing games since falling in love with Tomb Raider on the PS1, and now plays a bit of everything, from AAA blockbusters to indie weirdness. He has also written for Game Rant and Geeky Brummie. He can also be found making YouTube video essays as Bob the Pet Ferret, discussing such topics as why Final Fantasy X-2’s story is better than people like to think.