The Zombies mode for Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War will be going free-to-play for a week. Starting January 14th and ending on January 21st. This free access week will be available for everyone, on all platforms. It will be available to download on your respective store as a standalone experience come Thursday. This coincides with the annual CoD Zombies celebration, 115 Day, which takes place on January 15th.
Everyone will have access to the classic round-based survival mode on the map Die Maschine where they can survive as long as they can or they can utilise the new exfil system to escape the map. The new mode Cranked will also be free which is set to release later this week. Cranked will play out similarly to its multiplayer version where players will explode if they don’t get a kill within the time limit. PlayStation users will get a third mode with the exclusive two-player Onslaught experience which takes places on multiplayer maps.
This is the first time that a Call of Duty Zombies experience has been free. Recently, there have been trials for multiplayer but Zombies has never been available to try out for a limited time. This could be a sign of things to come. With the success of Warzone, Activision may be willing to make more CoD experiences free-to-play.
You can download Zombies Free Access when it becomes available on Thursday. The Call of Duty website states that it can be downloaded today but it is still yet to become available. Keep an eye out as there’s a chance there could be a pre-loading period before Thursday as the file size is likely to be high.
If you end up deciding to purchase the full game, all your progress will carry over. So be sure to make the most of the Black Ops Cold War Zombies free-to-play week. The full game offers a mind-bending campaign featuring fan-favourite characters such as Woods, Mason and Hudson plus multiplayer with many maps and modes – with progression shared between Zombies.