Black Ops Cold War ‘Zombies Onslaught’ mode will be Playstation Exclusive for a year

Sadnan Nafis
By Sadnan Nafis
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be offering an exclusive Zombie mode to PlayStation users for a whole year. This exclusive game mode called “Zombies Onslaught” will feature a two-player co-op experience for both PS4 and PS5 players.

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According to PlayStation’s blog, 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.

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Once you drop in, the onslaught begins; the Dark Aether Orb will confine your duo to a specific space on the map, where the undead will begin spawning in. Killing these zombies will power the Orb. Kill enough Zombies and the Orb will move. While you’re inside the Orb, you won’t take Dark Aether damage from outside the specific map zone the Orb protects, helping keep players alive as they fight increasingly difficult undead enemies, with each “surge” bringing more resilient, faster and deadlier zombies.

As the Orb gains power and you clear out more enemies, expect to stay on the move as the safe area shifts to different areas around the map, forcing you to change strategies on the fly while fending off the undying horde.

Surges can also include Elite enemies, more powerful adversaries compared to the regular zombified masses. However, don’t count them as cannon fodder: the restricted area can bring them within arm’s length, which is all they need to bring you and your duo down.

For the sake of scoring, Elites should be your primary target, as you’ll receive either a Bronze, Silver or Gold ranking based on the number of Elites you and your partner can defeat. By achieving a specific rank, you will unlock useful rewards for use across Zombies and Multiplayer. Each season, new maps and rewards will be introduced for PS4 and PS5 players.

The Zombies Onslaught mode will be available on other platforms on November 21, 2021- at least not fully exclusive. However, most probably there will be another new Call of Duty game released by that time. Although this doesn’t seem like the best game mode ever, many players are not happy with this timed exclusivity.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will release on November 13th, right around when new-gen consoles arrive.

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Sadnan Nafis is a Senior Esports Writer at GameRiv. Sadnan has a love-hate relationship with Rainbow Six Siege. He loves to keep himself updated with new tech videos and is always ready to help others.