A ton of additional content is coming alongside the launch of Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War’s Season 2 event. Season 1 dropped towards the end of last year and introduced new weapons, new maps, and some returning characters. Earlier this month, the new, free Zombies location Firebase Z placed players in the jungles of Vietnam to dispatch a never-ending undead horde. Season 2 will look to build onto the Dark Aether storyline while providing more nuanced modes to the classic Call of Duty multiplayer formula. You can watch the trailer above.
According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, players can begin the Season 2 festivities with Outbreak, a zombies-focused playlist that takes players across the game’s largest multiplayer maps to complete a series of objectives. These objectives range from intense transdimensional escort missions to fending off waves of zombies while trying to escape the battlefront via helicopter. Or, if you’re the daredevil sort, why not enter a Dark Aether portal to claim exciting bonuses? Additionally, new abilities will be available that look to enhance the gameplay with crowd-control mechanics or destructive ammo mods. PlayStation owners will get an exclusive Onslaught map, Apocalypse, which will task players with feeding a Dark Aether Orb while trying to survive waves of zombies in a close-quarters arena.
Six new weapons are also joining the loadout pool. Slice apart your enemies with a machete or pummel them with a…shovel. Firearms include a new bolt-action rifle as well as an SMG and rapid-fire assault rifle. Bring these weapons with you when you hop into the new multiplayer modes and maps coming to Black Ops Cold War. The maps, named Apocalypse (not to be mistaken with the exclusive Zombies map), Golova, Mansion, and Miami Strike, will test the chemistry and skill of small-scale (2v2 or 3v3s) and standard-sized (6v6) teams alike.
Warzone’s Verdansk will have two new points of interest and a new game mode called Exfiltration. In Exfiltration, players need to find a portable radio placed somewhere in the popular battle royale map and must hold onto it for a set period of time. Others will be able to see the players holding the radio on their maps. Finally, a 90-player mode called Rebirth Island Resurgence Extreme showcases the frenetic qualities of Black Ops Cold War’s combat.
Season 2 goes live at the end of the month on February 25.