Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War introduces a PlayStation-exclusive Zombie mode

Jonathan Lee
·2 min read

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is getting another Zombies mode — but it’s exclusive to PlayStation owners.

Activision has revealed Zombies Onslaught, the latest addition to the growing list of modes in Black Ops’ Zombies side game. The new two-player mode will only be available to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners, according to a post from the official PlayStation blog.

The post also explaines what happens in a standard game of Zombies Onslaught:

“In Zombies Onslaught, you and one other Operator will deploy to one of several locations derived from various Multiplayer maps with your custom loadouts. These are the very same loadouts you’ll carry into traditional Zombies and Multiplayer, complete with your preferred primary weapon, whether it be an LMG, heavy-hitting sniper rifle, or other fully kitted-out tool for zombie destruction.”

Basically, it’s horde mode for Call of Duty. You’ll be fighting waves of the undead who emerge from the Dark Aether Orb, which moves around the map as you kill more zombies. The zombies also grow progressively stronger in subsequent surges as you continue to hold out against them.

As if that wasn’t enough, some surges can also bring Elite enemies which are superpowered zombies that can dumpster you and your survival buddy once they’re in striking range.

While unfortunate, Sony’s exclusive access to Onslaught Zombies isn’t surprising. When the Call of Duty League launched in 2020, all its matches were played on the PlayStation 4. This was changed in September when the league announced that the next season would be played on PCs with controllers.

There’s no word on whether the other platforms will get their own exclusive content.

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