Activision Blizzard and Sony are still on the same page – this year’s Call of Duty will come with a game mode that will be exclusive to the PlayStation platforms for almost a whole year.
The publisher, along with Treyarch and Raven Software (the two dev teams) announced that Zombie Onslaught is exclusive to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 until November 1, 2021. This is not the same as Zombies! James Mattone from the publisher shared further details about this game mode on the PlayStation Blog.
„In “Zombies Onslaught,” you and one other Operator will deploy to one of several locations derived from various Multiplayer maps with your custom load-outs. These are the very same load-outs 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 tools 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,” Mattone wrote.
So it’s the safe zone from any battle royale game combined with Call of Duty’s zombies. That isn’t creative. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will launch on November 13 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Battle.net), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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