COD Cold War introduces new choices into the games main narrative. In this Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War Choices & Consequences Guide we break down each of the choices we’ve encountered in game, giving you details on the outcome of each choice, allowing you to choose the best choices based on where you want the story to end.
There are multiple choices throughout the Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War campaign. Some of them have minor effects, changing the following dialogue and scene just a little. Others have lasting effects that are present throughout the entire campaign – and even influence the ending of the story. Below is a break down of each choice we encountered and what happens when you make each choice.
Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War Choices & Consequences Guide
If you choose to Release Qasim
If you want to release Qasim, Adler questions your choice. Qasim begs for his life and offers to pay you money for his freedom. Adler shoots him in the head.
If you choose to capture Qasim
If you want to capture Qasim, you punch him and knock him out cold. He appears to be captured without incident.
If you choose to throw Qasim
If you choose to throw Qasim, he is tossed from the roof and seemingly falls to his death.
If You Rescue The Operative
You are captured at the end of the mission and the other agent is killed in the process.
If You Shoot The Operative
The Operative dies. You are still captured at the end of the mission but the other agent is not killed, she survives.
This choice effects the ending of the game. The good guy version is to kill the operative, the bad guy version is to rescue him.
If You Capture Anton Volkov
Will update this once I get to run through the mission again.
If You Kill Anton Volkov
If you decide to kill Volkov, you simply have to shoot him. Adler shows up and agrees with your actions but Agent Park is upset with you and is angry as MI6 could have used more information from Volkov.
This choice impacts the end. Good guy ending is to kill Volkov, bad guy is to not kill him.
If You Choose: Pick your most trusted man
He agrees and elects a general to give the sole bunker key too.
If You Choose: Zakhaev and I should retain a bunker key
It doesn’t matter if you choose this, General Charkov will be the only character who gets a key
If You Choose: I believe only generals should have the bunker key
This is essentially the same as the first choice, he gives it to the general.
If You Secure Lazar
If you choose to secure Lazar, you are both pulled away and Park is left behind. As you are leaving, you can see Park surrounded by enemy troops. No shots are fired, so it’s safe to assume that Park is captured. In the next mission, Lazar expresses his gratitude that you saved him and says he has your back.
If You Secure Park
The choice is the same as securing Lazar. If you choose the bad guy ending at the end of the game, you will learn that whoever you left behind is either presumed dead or dead. I’m still experimenting with other choice combinations but so far, it appears that whoever you leave on the roof in this mission ends up dead.
Big thanks to Josh for the submission.
If You Choose [Truth] Solovetsky. It’s Solovetsky Monastery
This is the good guy ending. If you choose the Truth you and the team will attack the Monastery and destroy all of the radars, stopping the Soviets from using them to launch the nuclear missiles. This is the good guy ending.
If You Choose [Lie] Duga. The radar array near Duga
They believe your lie and speak to Washington about dispatching troops to Duga. You then have to use a radio and organize an ambush at Duga. When you arrive at Duga, you signal an ambush and wipe out the entire team. You then detonate the nukes and learn the true identity of Perseus.
We are still working our way through the game and will update this COD Cold War Choices & Consequences guide as we progress.