Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War is bringing back the iconic Zombies mode, a cult-favorite among the series’ veterans. The Gameplay reveal trailer was uploaded on YouTube, showcasing some returning and new features for Zombies. Like in the past iterations, Zombies mode is a four-player co-op adventure where your team’s primary mission is survival.
COD Black Ops Cold War, including Zombies co-op mode, will release on Nov 13, 2020. The cross-platform multiplayer beta will go live for all on Oct 17-19.
COD Black Ops Cold War Zombies Mode
In Zombies mode, you will be a part of CIA-affiliated Requiem and will be led by Grigori Weaver, a familiar name for those who played the original Black Ops game.
Unsurprisingly, Requiem will have to face-off Soviet-backed Omega Group, who themselves are on a mission to discover the secrets behind the paranormal sightings around the world.
Along the way, you will also find characters who will either aid you on your mission or pose a threat.
The players will traverse across a new map called “Die Maschine” as they unravel the undead secrets of a derelict WWII bunker. According to Treyarch, this map pays homage to “Nach der Untoten,” the first-ever Zombies map introduced in 2008’s COD World At War.
Devs have confirmed the return of several vintage aspects in Black Ops Cold War Zombies. Things like Juggernog and Speed Cola perks will surely be a nostalgic delight for COD purists.
In the first-look announcement, Treyarch’s Lead Writer Craig Houston labeled Black Ops Cold War Zombies as the studio’s “most epic zombies experience ever.” Devs also revealed that the mode would receive free post-launch updates, which is a first in the series’ history.
Key Takeaways From Black Ops Cold War Zombies Reveal
Cross-play: For the first time, you’ll be able to team up with other players regardless of platform or console generation. It also means that online matchmaking will take less time.
Field upgrades: Similar to Modern Warfare, players can use special equipment for offense, recon, evasion, etc. To use these abilities, you will first have to charge the bar by killing zombies.
Equipment: In Zombies Mode, weapon equipment will be scattered throughout the map for you to find. So, you may choose to craft weapons on your own using the weapon equipment. These include lethal, tactical, and support weapons such as grenade launcher, sentry turrets, and chopper guns. If that seems a lot of work to you, then you can even jump into Die Maschine with your fully-customized weapon from multiplayer.
Unified Progression: All game modes in Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War will contribute to your battle pass progress. It further means that you will gain XP from your actions in zombies mode as well.
Rarity class: Weapons in Zombies mode will have an associated rarity that will define their power. For instance, the rarest weapons will cause the most damage, which players can enhance even further using the right attachments.
Exfiltration option: When your squad feels outnumbered, you can call a chopper to exfiltrate instead of fighting to the last man. It is the first time such a feature is a part of zombies mode.