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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies Onslaught Mode Exclusive to PlayStation Until November 1, 2021

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies Onslaught Mode Exclusive to PlayStation Until November 1, 2021 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 October 2020 / 1,102 Views

Publisher Activision and developers Treyarch and Raven Software announced the Zombies Onslaught mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be exclusive to PlayStation consoles until November 1, 2021. After this date, it will be available for Xbox consoles and PC.

Zombies Onslaught is not the usual Zombie mode for Call of Duty. The regular Zombies mode will be available on all platforms at launch on November 13.

View the Zombies Onslaught trailer below:

Here is an overview of Zombies Onslaught mode:

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.

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 PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will launch for the Xbox Series X and S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via on November 13, 2020.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 24 October 2020)

woah thats huge news,
activision is siding with sony huh?
before they was on the xbox of course u wanna switch to the "winning side" haha

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LudicrousSpeed (on 23 October 2020)

Modern Warfare 2020 had a MP mode locked for almost a year, too. Apparently it unlocked for everyone on October 1st, not that anyone gave a shit. This seems like a pretty bare bones mode tossed in to appease a deal with Sony, it doesn’t even have unique assets, same maps as MP.

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hunter_alien (on 24 October 2020)

I wouldn't downplay this news. Zombies mode is pretty popular with the CoD fanbase.

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LudicrousSpeed (on 24 October 2020)

Zombies is popular, but the Zombies mode isn’t exclusive.

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Otter (on 24 October 2020)

I wish sony would put these exclusive content deals to rest. It's boring.

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