The always-entertaining Zombies mode is set to return in the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War title, complete with cross-generation access, cross-platform play, Battle Pass integration and more.
Dubbed Die Maschine (pronounced Dee Ma-sheen-uh), the new map offers "more than a nod to 'Nacht der Untoten' (German for 'Night of the Undead')," the first-ever Zombies map from 2008's World at War.
The four-player co-op mode set in the 1980s features Grigori Weaver, who appeared in the original Black Ops, as the leader of Requiem, a CIA-backed team tasked with exploring an old World War 2 bunker.
However, the "unnatural phenomena" aren't the only thing standing in the way of Requiem discovering coveted war secrets below the bunker. A Soviet-sponsored legion called Omega Group is keen on studying and harnessing the supernatural activity in the area.
"Between Requiem and Omega Group, there are plenty of characters who may aid or hinder your journey, while others have separate, unknown agendas that will be up to players to discover," a blog post claims. "Among this cast, there is one particular contact – Sam – who seems eager to share intel discovered from deep within the KGB."
Never before has Zombies come equipped with cross-platform and cross-generation capabilities. Another welcoming feature is that all post-launch Zombies content for Black Ops Cold War, i.e., updated maps, will be free, according to Charlie Intel.
If you and your fellow zombie slayers find yourselves overcome by the monsters, you'll be able to call an escape helicopter in exchange for some rewards. (Beware of the massive flesh-eating crowds that'll be triggered as a result.)