Season two begins on February 25 and brings with it a new Zombies expansion called Outbreak, four multiplayer maps, six new weapons, four new operators, multiplayer modes, new Warzone sights and more.
Outbreak, Black Ops Cold War Next Zombies mode is “a whole new, large-scale Zombies experience unlike any other.” Outbreak continues the Dark Aether story and takes place across the largest multiplayer maps of the Cold War. Treyarch stays a bit close to the new mode, but says you want to hunt down new enemies using a satellite tracker, escort a rover that discovers dimensional portals, and fight it against zombies to get to the exfil page. Treyarch says they will share details of the new mode in the coming days.
When it comes to maps, Apocalypse (6v6) is a small to medium-sized map located in the Lao jungle. Golova (Multi-Team) lets you take part in firefights around a sleepy Russian village in the Ural Plains. Mansion (2v2 and 3v3) is located in Havana at Hefe Mansion and is a new map for gunfights and facial expressions with sprawling courtyards. And finally, the Miami Strike (6v6) is a smaller version of the original Miami map, but set during the day. Only Apocalypse will be available at the launch of season two. The new season also adds new modes such as Gun Game, Stockpile and a troop-based mode called Hardpoint, where troops are tasked with capturing and holding slopes that rotate every 1
Six new revenue-generating weapons will also be available for unlocking, including the FARA 83 assault rifle, LC10 fully automatic SMG, R1 Shadowhunter, Machete, bolt-action ZRG 20 mm sniper rifle and the military triple shovel E-Tool.
In Warzone, the new season provides a new exchange pool, new weapons, operators, game modes and two new points of interest. In exfiltration mode, players have the task of finding portable radio in Verdansk and must hold it for a certain period of time to win. The player holding the radio is highlighted on the map (similar to a Most Wanted Contract), along with a timer that shows all other players how much longer the radio holder has until they win. Rebirth Island also gets a new mode with Rebirth Island Resurgence Extreme, which increases the maximum number of players to 90, and just like Resurgence, players can revive if one of their allies is alive before the timer expires.
For the new points of interest, The Vodianoy cargo tanks, which were once located off the Rebirth Island map, have mysteriously been lost at sea and are reportedly on their way to the port of Verdansk. Activision says: “Nearby operators are advised to exercise extreme caution, as the ship carries unknown cargo and the crew cannot be contacted.” It sounds as if something is happening below the surface of the world, as Activision teases that “something big is starting to rumble deep underground” and advises operators to explore these areas at their own risk.
Season two of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone arrives on February 25th.