Black Ops Cold War Zombies is set to take veterans and newcomers alike on a bold and terrifying journey that expands on an iconic part of the Call of Duty franchise. This four-person co-op mode includes new ways to progress, classic Perks, and an arsenal of Cold War-era Zombies weaponry that will help survivors dominate the legions of undead.
A New Zombies Chapter – Die Maschine
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 that hasn’t only been ravaged by time…
While fighting to suppress the unnatural phenomena at this graffiti-skinned, boarded-up 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.
Between Requiem and Omega Group, there are plenty of characters who may aid or hinder your journey, while others have separate, unknown agendas that will be up to players to discover. Among this cast, there is one particular contact – Sam – who seems eager to share intel discovered from deep within the KGB.
Bolstered by various pieces of intel that players can track in-game, this incredible Zombies story will start to unfold in mysterious and unexpected ways…
For a more thorough look behind the scenes and more intel on the new story and characters that comprise Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies, visit the Treyarch blog.
A Connected, Terrifying Experience Across Modes and Platforms
Whether you’re new to Call of Duty or a long-time Zombies veteran who also plays Multiplayer, expect to drop into the fun faster than ever before with friends, no matter the platform or generation you play on. Here are just some of the updates to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War:
Cross-Play and Cross-Gen
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.
Battle Pass Progression and Loadouts
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.
Classic Zombies Perks are back with a reimagined Cold War aesthetic, including the return of timeless favorites like Juggernog and Speed Cola.
There’s no longer a limit to how many different Perks you can consume, so go ahead and crack open a six-pack, if you have the points to do so.
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 with your life when you’re feeling overrun… if you dare.
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.
Stay tuned for more intel from Treyarch and announcements on returning and new features for Zombies… but expect some surprises to stay redacted until launch. This is a Black Ops game, after all.
Pre-Order Now on Digital
Zombies is just one part of the full Black Ops Cold War experience, which is scheduled to launch November 13. Experience the next generation of global combat early in the Multiplayer Beta by pre-ordering today on the Microsoft Store for Xbox and start playing on October 15 to 16. Non pre-order players can join the Multiplayer Open Beta from October 17 to 19.
- October 15 to 16 – Xbox Early Access for Digital Pre-orders
- October 17 to 19 – Xbox Open Beta for all
Pre-order any digital edition now and get instant rewards like the Woods Operator Pack for immediate use in Modern Warfare and Warzone.
Multiple options for the game are available to choose from, including the Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Bundle or Ultimate Edition. Pre-order today in the Microsoft Store for Xbox.
Stay Connected to Additional Intel
Check the Activision Games Blog in the coming days and weeks for the latest information, and players can also visit Treyarch’s Blog for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War announcements and content. Follow @CallofDuty and @Treyarch on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for additional information.
Pre-orders at participating retailers are available now, or at CallofDuty.com.
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