Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War will include a PlayStation-only zombie event called Zombies Onslaught. This exclusive event will be available for the whole year only for Sony platform owners.
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War’s zombie mode is available on all platforms. However, Sony insisted to try and get its own PlayStation exclusive event called Zombies Onslaught. The event will be available to all PlayStation owners but PC and Xbox users will have to wait until next year, November 21, 2021, to play the new mode.
Activision forced the game’s zombie mode to the public earlier this year and revealed that Black Ops Cold War will introduce a completely new chapter of the popular game mode during its release. The development team even boasted how the new mode will be a real Cold War tale.
In a recent interview, Black Ops Cold War lead writer Craig Houston said:
“With Black Ops – Cold War, we’re starting fresh, embarking on a completely different story in our universe. It was our opportunity to elevate the entire Zombies experience.”
Activision also revealed that the new mode will feature new settings, characters, and even crossplay. While all of these are true, the new zombie mode experience will belong to only a single platform. It appears Sony is taking advantage of the exclusivity deal, for better or worse.
A few hours ago, Sony revealed that Zombies Onslaught will exclusively be available only on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via the PlayStation blog. This level of bizarre is peculiar considering the company is blocking off a game mode for a whole year.
The blog post also revealed:
“This is Zombies Onslaught, a two-person, fast-paced Zombies experience for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, exclusive to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players.”
Ahead of the game’s November 13 worldwide release, here’s what you can expect in this chaotic and totally unique 2-player co-op Zombies experience with a dedicated rewards system blending the maps of Multiplayer together with the undead masses of Call of Duty’s signature Zombies mode.”
— Black Ops Cold War News (@CODColdWarNews) October 23, 2020
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies Onslaught mode is a two-player coop that allows its players to play in multiplayer maps but the locations will go inside of the Dark Aether Orb.
When a player reaches a specific kill count, the orb will change in color and move when the barrier does. The goal of the new mode is to kill all players, similar to other survival maps. Players who will win the match will receive experience points and other generous rewards.
The new Zombies Onslaught mode is not the most unique or groundbreaking experience in the game but it should be something that players will love and get addicted to when it arrives.
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War will be released on November 13, 2020, and zombie mode will launch alongside the new game.