Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies details
A first look at the mode included in the upcoming shooter
Activision and Treyarch have announced details surrounding the Zombies mode in the upcoming shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
This four-person co-op mode will have a story called “Die Maschine” and take place in the early ‘80s, but its roots reach back even further into the past. As part of Requiem, a CIA-backed international response team led by Grigori Weaver from the original Black Ops story, operatives explore a World War II bunker.
While fighting to suppress the unnatural phenomena at this bunker, Requiem team members investigate what lies beneath this structure that’s been left to crumble after decades of disservice. At the same time, a Soviet-led division and rival to Requiem, the Omega Group, enters the fray. The Omega Group also has a keen interest in studying and harnessing the unexplained events and anomalies manifesting around the globe.
Just like Multiplayer, squads in Zombies can be formed across platforms and generations, marking the first time in franchise history this co-op mode is available via cross-play. Players will now advance through the Battle Pass with time played in Zombies, similar to Multiplayer and Call of Duty: Warzone. Requiem team members can also start the match with their Gunsmith-crafted weapon of choice via loadout support.
In addition to the return of the Pack-a-Punch machine to transform your weapon, all weapons will now have a rarity associated with them. The higher the rarity, the greater the damage output and attachments for the weapon. For the first time, this will allow any weapon in the game to be sustainable in later rounds. This also adds more variety and fun to finding new weapons through Wall Buys and the Mystery Box.
Instead of perishing to the horde, Black Ops Cold War Zombies provides a new option to escape. If the whole squad is in trouble, you can opt to exfiltrate the undead combat zone via helicopter. Although zombie spawns will be dialed up to 11, you should expect to earn some rewards if your squad completes this final push to survive.
Zombies will be included in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War when the game launches this November for PC, current gen and next gen consoles.