Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Refund?

Is there any way I can get my money back for my Ultimate Edition Black Ops game? The story is entertaining, but overall I’m not satisfied with the product. I haven’t finished the story because the overall feel of the game is off. I was expecting Modern Warfare (MW) mechanics in a cold war setting. The controls on PC feels like I’m an older FPS shooter. The characters float, and there’s no weight in the movement. After pouring hundreds of hours into MW, I became accustomed to how the guns worked and feel.

I get it and understand that it’s different time periods, but gun movement and mechanics are distracting and grossly different than MW. I can go on about other things, but I don’t want to feel like I’m bashing your game; Blizzard/Activision/Treyarch/Etc has poured a lot of time and resources into making it, and there are some good qualities, but they’re not enough for me to enjoy the game. This is a long-winded roundabout way of asking for my money back.

Thank you,

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they are flat out refusing to refund my money - i played very little of the campaign and it’s just the same on rails rubbish as before. But the multiplayer is the worse, it feels like an old game, clearly not even close to the engine used for MW. it’s totally broken and should not even be considered an Alpha version of the game. You can’t even see your ping when playing. This game is a con and Blizzard’s approach to not refunding is fraudulent, saying i’ve played for too long for a refund. It’s simple I have not finished the Single player and have played maybe three hours multi-player. If they refund I won’t be able to either and as such there is no reason not to refund. AVOID BUYING THIS GAME

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Blizzard’s digital software sales policy is that all digital sales are final.

HOWEVER - they do make exceptions in some cases:

  • The game does not actually function on your computer at the time of purchase.
  • A pre-order has not been released yet but you want to cancel the pre-order/get it refunded.
  • You JUST purchased something and it was a mistake/clicked the wrong product button in the digital shop.

Those are all very very time dependent of course. Using the game is considered consuming content which usually makes it ineligible for refund. If you purchased the game via the Blizzard digital shop and feel you might qualify for a refund exception you can put in a ticket to ask.

Here is the direct link to put in a refund ticket for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Click the “Continue” button. https://us.battle.net/support/en/help/product/codbo5/1817/1821/solution

If you purchased the game through another source, you will have to contact that seller for their refund policy.

Blizzard has no role in developing or running the game. CoD is handled by Activision. Blizzard’s only role is the digital shop and the game launcher app. If you want to get feedback to the CoD game Devs, you will want to use the Activision feedback systems or maybe reddit? Not sure if Activision has CMs that track third party sites or not. I stick to the Blizzard side of things.

i used the ticket approach and got a negative response, right now i just broadcast the message in every MW game not to buy cold war.

I have been going through this for days. They just wont listen
I havent played the game much at all, I flagged wanted a refund 9 days in. There are rights that we have for this stuff in Australia. This “sales are final” doesnt fly.

They can’t say, oh, no refunds after level 7, its illegal to advertise or say “no refunds” if you sell or market a game in Australia.

It is against the law for businesses to tell you or show signs stating that they do not give refunds under any circumstances, including for gifts and during sales.

And it may not matter how long ago you bought it:

Your rights under the consumer guarantees do not have a specific expiry date and can apply even after any warranties you’ve got from a business have expired.

The ACCC enforces these laws and have taken on (and won) against Valve and EA for this kind of thing in the past:

accc.gov.au/media-release/valve-to-pay-3-million-in-penalties-for-misrepresenting-gamers-consumer-guarantee-rights

accc.gov.au/media-release/electronic-arts-undertakes-to-provide-refunds-to-consumers

The response has been so bad. The game is not fit for purpose, I purchase it to play with friends cross platform and we get constant crashes, the voice chat doesnt work, get disconnect so many time. Have to restart more than I have played.

Then I get some example of buying from Coles and they wouldnt return a product after a period of time… Surprise, they do!!! They know customer support. I have purchased so many titles over the years and right now I do not want to buy anything again. Worst customer support I have had ever.