Today marks the big mid-season 1 update for Call Of Duty: Cold War Black Ops and Warzone.
Most of the new content is in Black Ops Cold War, however, rather than the free battle royale.
The update includes a new Fireteam map, a new multiplayer mode, and new Zombies updates. You can read it all here.
Perhaps the biggest news for today’s update, however, is that anyone can download and play a standalone version of Zombies Mode. Zombies are one of the most popular modes of all Covert operations game, and this year is no exception.
For now, if you head to the Xbox Live store, PlayStation Store, or Battle.net on PC, you can download and play Zombies for free until January 21. Mode is free on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PS4, PS5 and PC.
Zombies is Black Ops Cold War cooperative mode, so it is better to play with friends. It can be brutally difficult, and a good strategy with good teammates prone to a lot of communication certainly helps.
For Warzone players who rarely exit battle royale mode or who do not have Black Ops Cold War, it’s a good chance to get a taste of what you’re missing out on, although I’m more of a multiplayer / gunfight guy myself. Hopefully Treyarch releases Fireteam Mode for free in the future.
Treyarch also announced a brand new Zombies map coming to the game next month. You can read more about the new Firebase Z card here.
You can also read my review on Call Of Duty: Cold War Black Ops which basically I find to be a mixed bag but still a lot of fun.