A big mid-season update is launching this week in Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, with Treyarch confirming when we can expect things to arrive in multiplayer and Zombies mode.
As confirmed earlier this month, today’s Cold War update will offer new content across the game.
Zombies mode is getting Cranked, a new mode which changes up the tried and tested formula on the Die Maschine map.
The usual setup includes a round-based Zombies experience, where up to four players can drop into a map made as a homage to the original World at War experience.
Cranked changes all this by adding a timer, and once the first zombie hits the floor, the Cranked Timer starts ticking away.
Your Operator will explode if they fail to kill another zombie before the timer hits zero, and the timer gets shorter and shorter as the game progresses.
There is also a Cranked Timer Power-up, which temporarily freezes the timer for all players, as well as a ping system for gamers to use.
Another mode is also being updated in Zombies, but only for those gamers on PS4 and PS5.
Onslaught is a two-player Zombies experience which can be played across Black Ops Cold War’s Multiplayer maps.
In this mode, your duo will use whatever is in your loadouts to fight against hyper-aggressive waves of undead forces. Unlike in traditional round-based Zombies, a Dark Aether Orb will confine you to a specific space on the map until it is charged by the souls of the undead.
A message from Treyarch reveals that Zombies Onslaught will get a new map with Raid, along with new Dark Aether intel to discover.
WHEN IS THE COLD WAR MID-SEASON UPDATE COMING OUT?
According to the development team at Treyarch, the Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War update time for January 14 has been set for 6pm GMT, or 10am PDT, if you live in the United States.
There will be a playlist patch released as part of today’s update, with changes also expected in Warzone.
It’s unclear what exactly will be added or disappearing in Warzone but it could include changes to squad sizes in Plunder, Resurgence and Rebirth Modes.
More news is expected to be shared by Treyarch and Raven Software after the new patch has gone live.
This is what we know is going to be playable this week as part of the new mid-season update in Cold War:
New MP map: SanatoriumNew MP mode: DropkickNew Zombies mode: CrankedNew Zombies Onslaught map + intel: RaidNew weapon: Wakizashi swordSanatorium 24/7Zombies Free Access Week
Here’s what we know about this week’s Black Ops…