The hordes are swarming.
Activision and Treyarch have officially unveiled the first look at Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War Zombies mode.
Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War Zombies “Die Maschine” takes 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 that hasn’t only been ravaged by time.
Just like Multiplayer, squads in Zombies can be formed across platforms and generations, marking the first time in franchise history that 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 find new weapons through Wall Buys and the Mystery Box. Outside of weaponry, players can deploy Field Upgrades as proactive abilities that add another layer to squad-based tactics.
Charge them up by killing zombies, then deploy them in times of desperate need. From offensive buffs to abilities that aid in evasion or healing and reviving, these Field Upgrades are made to fit numerous playstyles and situations.
Around the map, you can craft and find lethal, tactical, and support equipment. Lethal and tactical equipment is similar to the equipment found in Multiplayer, like Frag Grenades, while support equipment is home to high-powered offensive weaponry.
This slot could be where you deploy Grenade Launchers, Sentry Turrets, Explosive Bows and even Chopper Gunners – all tools that can deliver a massive power spike when your squad needs it most.
Classic Zombies Perks are back with a reimagined Cold War aesthetic, including the return of timeless favourites 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.
Instead of perishing to the horde, Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War Zombies provides a new option to escape with your life when you’re feeling overrun.
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.
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is slated to release for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Battle.net on 13 November 2020, and for PS5 and Xbox Series X sometime this holiday. In the meantime, check out the trailer below.