As if Activision wasn’t doing Call of Duty the way it is, they have now given players a new way to throw money at them. Starting in season 4, Black Ops players can give away Cold War Battle Passes and store bundles to their friends. If you have a stash of cash on delivery points or your real money is burning a hole in your pocket (and you’re feeling generous, of course), now your friends may be the target of your microtransactional purchases.
Before attempting to give anything away, you’ll need to enable two-factor authentication on your Activision account. Go to Setup page for two-factor authentication here to meet this requirement, or follow the steps that appear when accessing the in-game gift option.
The instructions below are currently exclusive to Black Ops Cold War. The gift feature will be introduced in Warzone later in Season 4.
How to give away the Battle Pass and the Store Bundles
Navigate to the Battle Pass tab in Multiplayer or Zombies. There’s a new option below the reward bar. To the right of “Support a Creator” is “Gift Battle Pass”. The option can be activated with Triangle on PlayStation or Y on Xbox. Press the appropriate button to view your Activision Friends List. Select the friend you want by pressing X on PlayStation or A on Xbox. Then choose between the Standard Battle Pass or the Battle Pass Bundle, the latter of which includes instant access to the first 20 tiers. The game will either subtract the cost from your current pool of COD points or prompt you to purchase more to complete the gift process.
Access the store in multiplayer or zombies. At the bottom of the page, next to “Bundle Locker”, is the “Gift Battle Pass”. Select this option by pressing the triangle on PlayStation or Y on Xbox. Your Activision friends list will appear. Once you’ve highlighted the recipient you want, press X on PlayStation or A on Xbox. The cost will be deducted from your available cash on delivery points provided you have enough. If not, cash on delivery points values will be displayed and you will be prompted to complete your purchase in order to complete the gift.
Black Ops Cold War Season 4 is now live on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S.