Activision bending the knee? What? No. Never!
Tiananmen Square tank man full

The first trailer for Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War was blocked in China and then later edited from every other region because it contained roughly one second of footage from the Tiananmen Square protests from 1989. This is when the Chinese government had a big uh "crackdown" on pro-democracy protesters. That is to say, they murdered the fuck out of their citizens, or made them "disappear," and attacked them with brutal force.

The original release of the trailer, which made its debut last week, ran for a total of 2:02. It was uploaded to the official Call of Duty YouTube channel along with other sites like IGN. However, on August 21 the videos were replaced on all official channels with a shorter 1:00 long version. This is a full replacement of the trailer, not a second trailer. You can see that the original embed on our site no longer works.

The original can still be watched via IGN, and can be seen below. The offending footage is seen at the 1:05 mark.

The replacement video, seen below, is now the only video for the game presently available on official channels. It does not, obviously, feature the footage from the Tiananmen Square protests.

"Know your history" indeed...