Activision and Treyarch have officially revealed the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies mode.
Black Ops Cold War has a ‘new Zombies experience’ that is building a new ‘chapter’ of the universe. The team has released a 8 minute trailer highlighting what’s new in the new Zombies experience.
First Look Trailer
The next generation of Zombies is here. New story, New characters, New ways to play. Get your first look at #BlackOpsColdWar Zombies.
Black Ops Cold War Zombies is a brand new story that is set within the Zombies world. It’s called DIE MASCHINE.
“At the end of Black Ops 4, our heroes sacrificed themselves to collapse the multiverse. They hoped their actions would create a new world… one free from the forces of darkness that had plagued their existence. They were half right.”
With more than a nod to “Nacht der Untoten” – the map that started it all – “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.
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. Should they succeed, Requiem may uncover a cache of decades-old secrets that upend the global order.
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.
New Ways to Play
Treyarch has outlined new ways that fans can play and experience Black Ops Cold War Zombies, including return of fan favorite perks, Pack-A-Punch, and more.
Here’s a look at some of what’s new.
- Weapon Rarity: 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.
- Field Upgrades: 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.
- Equipment: Around the map, you can craft and find lethal, tactical, and support equipment. Lethal and tactical equipment are 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.
- Perks: 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.
- Exfil: 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.
Black Ops Cold War Zombies represents the first Zombies experience since Black Ops 4, with Infinity Ward opting to not have Zombies in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Zombies fans have been waiting to see what Treyarch has been working on since the game’s announcement.
Black Ops Cold War will launch on November 13 with an all new campaign developed by Raven Software, along with Multiplayer, Zombies, and Warzone connected.
More information on all the modes to come as we get closer to launch date.
New Firebase Z teasers reveal more information about returning Zombies characters
Treyarch has released more teasers regarding characters featured in the new Black Ops Cold War Zombies map, “Firebase Z”.
Treyarch have revealed new teasers regarding the upcoming new Black Ops Cold War Zombies map “Firebase Z.”
Today, January 22, 2021, Treyarch has released images detailing three characters in the current Zombies storyline.
One of these characters is a returning fan favorite from the classic Black Ops franchise, and two are brand new.
Doctor William Peck
Doctor William Peck is a man with a genius IQ, and the Program Manager at the Department of Defense, who seems to have attracted the eye of the Soviet Omega group.
According to spies, they believe he could be turned to the Soviet cause if offered the right monetary incentive and career opportunity.
When Firebase Z releases, we’ll be sure to see the fate of Dr. Peck following this message from Dr. Valentina from the Omega group.
Captain Revenov is a disciplined follower of the soviet cause who has worked as a counter-terrorism operator and has served in the Caribbean, Central America, Angola, and Afghanistan. At the request of the Omega group, he was transferred as an operative that they could trust.
Due to his track record of excellence and service, he was the perfect pick for a man to carry out any orders.
Samantha Maxis is an ex BND (German Intelligence Service) operative. Recently, she has acquired stolen Soviet intel about Projekt Endstation, the location of the Die Maschine zombies map.
Currently, the Omega group believes she is working with Requiem and the CIA to expose the inhumane work of the Omega group to the world.
For now, that’s all the intel from today’s drop. You can read more about Firebase Z, including the release date here.
Image Credit: Treyarch/Activision
Gunfight Tournaments could be headed to Black Ops Cold War
Black Ops Cold War’s popular Gunfight mode looks set to be bolstered by the return of intense tournaments to declare the ultimate duo.
2v2 Gunfight action is about to become even tougher and more meaningful in Black Ops Cold War. One gamer’s CoD glitched and revealed a screen that suggested Gunfight Tournaments are set to return.
Gunfight has been a revelation since its inception in the 2019 Modern Warfare reboot. Focusing on close-quarters combat between two teams of two, Gunfight provides a random loadout that both teams have to utilize to survive.
Each round then boils down to sudden death circumstances and it keeps going – with new loadouts – until one team wins.
Modern Warfare eventually introduced tournaments that you could compete in and progress through to earn lots of XP and bonuses. Thanks to a new BOCW glitch, it seems like the concept will be returning soon.
Black Ops Cold War Gunfight Tournaments leaked
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But this new glitch, thankfully, casts a spotlight on something more positive. In the below image, Reddit user theManJ_217 is clearly in the process of finding a new game in BOCW. However, a random action results in a glitchy screen that blends both the matchmaking screen and a previously unseen Gunfight Tournament notice.
The nature of the image is a bit suspect because it is just an image, but it looks convincing nonetheless. It’s a rational idea, anyway, as Gunfight is continually expanding as seen with the recent Gunfight Blueprint playlist that was added.
Given that Gunfight was only added with the launch of BOCW Season 1, it would make sense to not rush all the content out too quickly.
Gunfight tournaments could likely be one of the marquee features of Season 2 and we may even see another variation of the mode in the future.
Image credits: Treyarch
Warzone devs respond to incorrect Cold War weapon attachment descriptions
Developers have confirmed a fix for Black Ops Cold War weapon attachment descriptions being incorrect in Warzone.
Several attachments for Black Ops Cold War weapons ported to Warzone don’t match their in-game descriptions. Warzone devs have confirmed that a fix is in the works.
Call of Duty content creators such as JGOD have done extensive testing on all of Warzone’s weapons. They discovered that the MAC-10’s Gallantry blueprint performed vastly better than its regular counterpart and that Black Ops Cold War sniper scopes have no glint.
The broken MAC-10 has now been patched, but there have been serious inconsistencies with the BOCW attachment descriptions. Some have no effect on the weapon, and others do the opposite of what they’re supposed to.
Raven Software has confirmed that they are working on a fix for incorrect attachment descriptions, as well as certain attachments not unlocking.
Warzone devs to fix incorrect attachment descriptions
On Activision’s official Trello Board, a card reading CW weapon attachments: Certain attachments are not unlocking or working as intended’ was added with the tag ‘under investigation’ on January 21.
The card was added by Alexis Barth, the Communications and Community Manager at Raven Software, confirming they will be handling the patch.
With Warzone featuring a detailed Gunsmith system, you can choose up to five unique attachments that vastly change your weapon’s performance. Each attachment has a different description and stats to match. Meaning you can build your weapon any way you want.
However, many of the attachments for the Black Ops Cold War weapons in Warzone do the opposite of what they’re meant to, with some even having no effect.
For example, the Stoner 63 can be vastly improved by a barrel that supposedly gives extra ‘vehicle damage’ but actually increases bullet velocity. The Striker Grip for the SMGs also grants recoil control when it’s meant to increase melee damage speed.
Most players wouldn’t even think about attachments not performing as they’re meant to, so they could be wasting their valuable slots.
Raven also addressed they are working for a fix on weapon attachments not unlocking.
It may take Warzone devs a while to fix this issue as they have to test every Cold War weapon, so keep an eye on Charlie Intel for the best weapon loadouts, such as our guide for the best AK-74u.
Image Credit: Activision
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