Black Ops 6 campaign: Plot, characters, Safehouse feature, more

Max Candelarezi
Black Ops 6 Operator

Black Ops 6 introduces a new campaign experience for players to dive into the Black Ops story. Here’s everything we know about the BO6 campaign storyline, characters, and more.

Black Ops 6 is set to officially launch on October 25, 2024. This installment will reintroduce the beloved round-based Zombies mode, feature a comprehensive multiplayer experience, and continue the iconic Black Ops narrative campaign.

Led by Raven Software in collaboration with Treyarch, the teams have crafted an exhilarating and dynamic spy thriller within the Black Ops universe. So, here’s everything we know about the BO6 campaign, including details on the storyline, characters, and more.

BO6 campaign storyline

BO6 Frank Woods character
The fan-favorite character Frank Woods returns in Black Ops 6’s campaign.

The Black Ops campaign takes place in the early 1990s, continuing from the events of Black Ops Cold War and linking directly to the 1980s flashbacks players will remember from Black Ops 2. The aftermath of which left BO hero Frank Woods in “dire circumstances.”

The campaign depicts the collapse of the Soviet Union following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the conclusion of the Cold War, leaving the United States as the sole remaining superpower. During this period, the Gulf War was a major focus of global attention.

After a tough call is made and an operation goes wrong, Woods and Marshall are suspended, ultimately forcing them to go rogue and trust each other to get to the bottom of what’s going on. They’ll build their team including new characters, to fight former allies who are now enemies.

Campaign characters in Black Ops 6

A Black Ops campaign wouldn’t be complete without its iconic characters, and Black Ops 6 delivers by including some new characters along with other well-known members from the series.

Here’s every BO6 campaign character revealed so far:

  • Frank Woods
  • Troy Marshall
  • Jane Harrow
  • Felix Neumann
  • Sevati Dumas
  • Russell Adler

Black Ops 6 campaign locations & combat

As per the BO6 reveal blog, “mission variety is a key component” in the campaign. The team at Raven Software crafted “individual missions from the ground up,” including diverse approach methods and locations.

In one of the missions revealed in the BO6 Direct event, players infiltrate an old sewer system beneath a luxurious casino in southern Europe. Another mission places players in a large-scale battle at a palace in the Iraqi desert.

The BO6 campaign emphasizes diverse combat strategies and replayability in every mission, allowing players the freedom to approach them in various ways. This extends to interactions, where operatives engage in conversations, negotiations, and manipulations to achieve different outcomes.

BO6 Safehouse feature explained

BO6 Manor safe house campaign
The Manor acts as a safe house in the BO6 campaign where players can carry out different actions.

Black Ops 6 campaign will feature a Safehouse between each campaign mission, inspired by the KGB’s Black Site from the 1950s and 60s. It offers more exploration and character development opportunities compared to the Berlin Safehouse in Black Ops Cold War.

In the BO6 Safehouse, players can engage in target practice, “uncover hidden secrets, and receive briefings from the ever-acerbic Master Sergeant Frank Woods.”

After exploring the mansion, players can proceed to the upgraded Evidence Board for additional intel and mission briefings. This includes the “Campaign Outline,” providing deeper insights into missions and allowing analysis of evidence collected from past operations.

All in all, that’s everything we know so far about Black Ops 6’s campaign. Be sure to check out all of the BO6 editions and pre-order bonuses, the overhauled UI menus, and the return of the classic Prestige system to multiplayer.