Well, it’s officially true. Outbreak mode is coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season Two. As we reported earlier today, a seemingly accidental leak on the Call of Duty companion app mentioned an “Outbreak mode” with a “large-scale zombies experience.” Activision quickly removed the page and remained quiet on the matter — until now. According to the Call of Duty blog, Outbreak mode will come during Season Two launch week.
Treyarch will be releasing more information on Outbreak mode soon, but for now, we have a quick overview. As stated on the blog, Outbreak will be a “Zombies experience unlike any other.” The agents of Requiem will head deep into Russia, where Dark Aether outbreak sites continue to pop up. Outbreak mode will take place in the Ural Mountains, where players can discover new intel and defend themselves against the zombies.
The new zombies mode will introduce a field upgrade called the Frenzied Guard. When activated, only your armor will take damage. There’s also a new ammo mod and two new Aetherium Crystal types to upgrade skill tiers.
Black Ops Cold War Outbreak mode will be available during Season Two launch week, which begins on February 25.
But wait, there’s more: Activision shares Season Two details
In addition to confirming Outbreak mode, Activision provided a breakdown for what to expect in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two. There’s quite a lot to expect. Four new operators will join Black Ops Cold War:
- Kapano “Naga” Vang
Plus, six new weapons:
- FARA 83 Assault Rifle
- LC10 SMG
- R1 Shadowhunter crossbow
- ZRG 20mm Sniper
Players can also expect new multiplayer maps and modes, plus new tools and prestige levels. Warzone will receive an additional two modes. In Rebirth Island Resurgence Extreme, up to 90 players can land on Rebirth Island to battle it out. In Exfiltration Battle Royale, one player can get ahold of a portable radio and must keep it in their possession for a certain period of time in order to win.
Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two updates will roll in on February 23 and February 24, respectively. Season Two content will be available between 9 PM and 11 PM PT on February 24.