When is Black Ops Cold War going to be free?

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Black Ops Cold War Free Access is beginning soon and we have everything you need to know about what's in store next week!

If you're unsure about Black Ops Cold War, now is the perfect time to check it out.

In an act of celebration for both the launch of Season Two and the release of Outbreak, Treyarch is offering up a Free Access Week that includes both the Multiplayer and Zombies experiences.

Below, we have everything you need to know about what's in store and how you can play Black Ops Cold War for free next week.


Free Acess Week Dates

Black Ops Cold War is going free for the next week in an effort to introduce a new batch of players to the wonders of Treyarch's new shooter.

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On top of the fact that Season Two is launching, the main selling point of this Free Access Week is the new Zombies mode: Outbreak.

Black Ops Cold War Free Access Week Gun Game Naga Explosion
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CHAOS - Black Ops Cold War's Multiplayer is fast-paced and chaotic at the best of times
After discovering the largest Dark Aether outbreak zone yet in Russia, Requiem is in need of elite Operators to aid in their quest to understand the true power of the Dark Aether dimension.

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The Black Ops Cold War Free Access Week begins on February 25th, at 10:00 PT / 13:00 ET / 18:00 GMT.

Then, after a week it will end on March 4th, at 10:00 PT / 13:00 ET / 18:00 GMT.

What's Included?

Although not everything is included, anyone who joins in the chaos during the Free Access Week will be able to give the brand new Outbreak mode a go!

On top of this, Onslaught will be available to PlayStation players and there will be a selection of Multiplayer maps and modes for players to try out.

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Apocalypse 24/7 will showcase the new Laos-based map coming to Black Ops Cold War Season Two.

Gun Game is also being added and will be available during the Free Access Week.

Both Gunfight Blueprints and Face-Off will be available and offer up smaller-scale fights to showcase the separate batch of maps Treyarch have designed for the mode.

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FACE OFF - Bring your friends and engage in intense small-scale TDM gameplay

Then, popular modes Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Nuketown 24/7 will be rounded out by access to Fireteam: Dirty Bomb for the week.

It's almost the entire playlist selection, with only a few noticeable gaps. For example, Free For All and Search and Destroy will not be free to play for the week.


Onslaught PlayStation Exclusive Mode

PlayStation's exclusive Onslaught mode is also being included in the Black Ops Cold War Free Access Week and offers an interesting new way to take on the undead hordes Treyarch is known for.

Set on Black Ops Cold War’s Multiplayer maps, including the new Apocalypse map introduced in Season Two, Onslaught will test you and your partner with increasingly difficult surges of enemies needed to charge a powerful Dark Aether Orb.

Every two "rounds", Elite zombies from both Firebase Z and Die Maschine will spawn and force you to think fast and kill faster.

This is a fast-paced Zombies experience that forces you into tight spots throughout. Completing objectives in this mode also awards exclusive Weapon Blueprints.

Outbreak Included

This is what we've all been waiting for.

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HOLD OUT - Survive the Ural Mountains in the biggest Call of Duty Zombies experience yet

The Black Ops Cold War Free Access Week will include the brand new, large-scale Zombies experience: Outbreak.


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In this mode, a Requiem Squad is taken to the Ural Mountains in order to deal with the largest Dark Aether Outbreak yet and all the horrors that come with it!

This squad-based mode is largely objective-based and will force you and your squad to continually weigh up the risk and reward of each dangerous encounter.

For all the official information on this, check out the Call of Duty Blog here.