Cold War Xbox: The team at Treyarch has been hard at work on new weapons, Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, Bundles, Zombies upgrades, and remastered Multiplayer maps for Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War, in addition to continuing production on planned Zombies content for Call of Duty®: Vanguard.
We are also hard at work on new Call of Duty content and providing ongoing maintenance for existing games. It’s fair to say that we’ve been somewhat preoccupied lately.
Let’s get right into our plans for the near future, starting with Zombies, so you can get a taste of what’s to come.
Round-headed Zombies Invading Vanguard
This is actually occurring. The Vanguard Zombies team is putting in the time and effort necessary to bring round-based Zombies to Vanguard now that the releases of “Der Anfang” and “Terra Maledicta” are complete and our seasonal upgrades are live.
As much as we look forward to bringing Vanguard gamers this return to the game’s roots in terms of gameplay, we must warn you now that it will be some time before you actually get your hands on it.
This requires considerable system development from the ground up in many different areas, such as the design, implementation, and testing of round-based wave spawning and AI pathing, zoning systems, quick travel mechanisms, Door Buys, Wall Buys, and much more.
Over the course of the next events, we will be putting in a lot of time to develop the Dark Aether tale through sessions of scriptwriting and voice acting in addition to making game content. Work is progressing, and we can reveal some preliminary information now.
A New Beginning: “Shi No Numa”
The next Vanguard Zombies map will be an expansion on the original “Shi No Numa” from Call of Duty®: World at War, featuring new story missions, side missions, a Wonder Weapon Quest, the return of the Flogger trap and Electro-Shock Defenses, remastered Easter Eggs, updated Pack-a-Punch camo designs, and a new Dark Aether storyline.
As things stand in terms of production, we want to release this map for Vanguard after Season 3 closes, and we can’t wait to give you all the details as we get closer to that point.
New Battle Pass weapons will be compatible with Vanguard Zombies in Season 3, along with 20 new Season Challenges with exclusive Calling Card and XP bonus awards, and more bug and stability updates will be implemented.
Eventually, Sacrifice will be the last Objective introduced to the mode before we switch to round-based map construction. Below we’ll go into greater detail about the changes we’re making to Black Ops Cold War Zombies this season.
We wish we could wave a wand and jump onto the map with you, but until then, we hope this sheds light on what it takes to provide a satisfying Zombies experience for the community.
With the foundation laid by “Shi No Numa,” the team is working hard to develop a completely original chapter of the Dark Aether universe, full of fresh story elements and objectives that will make even longtime fans feel like they’re exploring a whole new world.
Let’s discuss the Black Ops Cold War DLC for Call of Duty®: WarzoneTM, Multiplayer, and Zombies this year.
New Cold War Black Ops Material
March saw the release of our first set of Black Ops Cold War DLC for 2022, including WMD, the Vargo 52 Assault Rifle, and the Ferro Fury Reactive Mastercraft Bundle. We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response to this material, and there’s much more to come.
The next few weeks will see the introduction of a brand new ranged weapon playable in Multiplayer, Zombies, and Warzone, as well as a character from the Campaign as the newest Operator.
When we add the Black Ops 2 classic map Jungle to Multiplayer, it will be available in the 6v6 mode. We love this one so much that we’re practically bursting at the seams to finally share it with you in Black Ops Cold War’s full Multiplayer glory.
We hope to have a new Melee weapon available for usage in Multiplayer, Zombies, and Warzone in the near future. As time goes on, a new set of Store Bundles will be released, each including a random assortment of cosmetic items such as Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, Finishing Moves, Calling Cards, Charms, and Emblems. In fact, Hudson, a longtime buddy of ours, is due for a wardrobe refresh any day now.
Update on the Cold War Zombies
For Zombies fans, Season 3 will offer a number of improvements to Outbreak and Onslaught, but we have no plans to introduce any new maps to Black Ops Cold War for the reasons stated at the beginning of this blog. Additionally, we’ll be introducing a new hidden area for Zombies players to explore, especially those who have completed every single Main Quest in Black Ops Cold War.
We’ll be releasing Outbreak: Collapse on all systems later this month. Similar to the fan-favorite LTM from last October, players must survive 10 minutes of progressively more difficult waves before attempting to escape a single Region.
You will invade one of two randomly generated Regions and battle your way to the end as the difficulty increases every two minutes. If you can hold out until the timer runs out, you’ll have to dash to the exfil point while a big wave of zombies rushes in from behind. Additionally, there is an Order who is aware of your precise location.
With this patch, the Abomination Elite foe from “Forsaken” will be free to roam the wilderness of Outbreak, providing a new level of difficulty. We’ve also included a new HVT Abomination version to the Eliminate Objective, in case you think this beast isn’t challenging enough on its own.
In 2018, we will be releasing a number of time-limited modes for Onslaught gamers across all platforms. With Onslaught Mystery Munitions, players will initially equip a random weapon upon spawning then a new weapon after completing each Surge.
Onslaught Accelerated, Onslaught Diminishing Light, and Onslaught Elite will be released for the first time in subsequent seasons on all platforms. Don’t miss out on the chance to add to your collection by completing the Weapon Blueprint Challenges presented with each LTM!
You’ll have to do some investigating on your own to find the location of the secret we discussed before. Let’s just say that if you haven’t finished all six Main Quests yet, now is an excellent time to do so. Over a dozen distinct bonuses await you according to how many you’ve killed so far, including a permanent improvement in every Zombies map. Have fun!