We're a matter of hours away from Black Ops Cold War's next title update and we know it's going to be a good one. Treyarch has shared their Season 5 content roadmap; It outlines new multiplayer maps and modes, new weapons and Operators, and a whole lot of Zombies content to look forward to. Here's everything we know so far...
New multiplayer maps reflect a global conflict...
Echelon (6v6) - Launch
" Set at Teufelsberg – also known as “Devil’s Mountain” – in Berlin, Echelon sees Operators fighting through the rain and ash in the aftermath of Perseus’ latest operation. From either infiltration point, you’ll fight to control the central control room inside the main dome, a natural hotbed for combat that gets even hotter in objective game modes."
Slums (6v6) - Launch
"First introduced in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Slums is set deep within Panama City, where a town square featuring a central fountain invites long-range combat across lanes and plenty of aerial Scorestreak bombardments."
Showroom (2v2 & 3v3) - Launch
" All sales are final in this small-scale map built for Gunfight and Face-Off variants. Showroom is set in the cordoned off Stacks emporium within the long-abandoned mall in New Jersey, The Pines. On this map, expect to have fast fights over and around various displays and kiosks, which provide a unique aesthetic and map structure compared to the other smaller maps in Black Ops Cold War."
Drive-In (6v6) - In-Season
" Remastered for the first time in honour of its 10-year anniversary as part of the Black Ops Annihilation Map Pack, Drive-In features close-quarters fights and powerful overwatch points, particularly around the big screen of the Galactic Drive-In, where snipers and other long-range weapons can shine."
Zoo (6v6) - In-Season
" There’s no cage that can hold you as you fight through bear pits and aquariums in Zoo, whose original version was part of Black Ops’ second DLC pack Escalation. Be sure to take a “ride” on the monorail to get an incredible vantage point on the action below, or head to the souvenir shop to dole out plenty of free pain to your enemies."
New Operators are joining the fight...
Kitsune (Warsaw Pact) - Launch
"Born in Kobe, Kitsune left her family’s organized crime past behind to join Perseus, aligning her values with that set by the new world order they are trying to install. Cautious, thorough, and effective, Kitsune relishes any chance she has to use her enemy’s tools against them."
Stryker (NATO) - In-Season
" A soldier whose dedication to excellence borders on obsession, Stryker is the product of a 1980s Future Warfare program designed to combat test the synthesis of advanced technology and military expertise. Stryker offers a glimpse of the battlefield of tomorrow."
Hudson (NATO) - In-Season
" After having Adler and Woods handle the dirty work against Perseus, Special Agent Jason Hudson is set to take the fight into his own hands as he leaves D.C. to finish the fight in Verdansk, Teufelsberg, and even parts unknown within the Dark Aether."
There are new weapons to look out for...
EM2 Assault Rifle - Launch
" Full-auto assault rifle. Well-rounded British rifle with good firing control. Built-in low-zoom optic improves accuracy. Slower fire rate with reliable range."
TEC-9 SMG - Launch
" Semi-auto submachine gun. Improved accuracy from longer ranges with low recoil and slower fire rate. Good damage output with moderate range."
Cane Melee Weapon - Launch
" Give your enemies a proper sorting with a quick swing from this new melee weapon, which can knock them unconscious after a crack upside the bonce."
Marshal Secondary - In-Season
" Break action pistol. Hand loaded double barrel pistol fires 12-gauge shells. Excellent damage at close range with a 1-shot kill potential."
The Undead still remain a threat...
" Death Perception makes its debut as Black Ops Cold War’s ninth Zombies Perk, granting any agent who drinks it the ability to “see” obscured enemies by giving them a bright outline. Of course, the real “secret sauce” of this Perk lies in its five additional upgrades through its Skill Tiers; use those Aetherium Crystals to gain access to powerful new effects designed to help your squad survive even longer."
Tesla Storm Field Upgrade
" Upon activation, lightning will shoot out between you and your allies, stunning and damaging normal enemies. Upon upgrading its Skill Tiers, this electricity can start stunning Special and Elite Zombies, and even boost your squad’s movement speed!"
Flamethrower Support Weapon
" Last but not least, the Flamethrower arrives as an additional Support Weapon to aid in tough Exfil situations or whenever a bit of extra firepower is needed most. Consider it a step up from the Combat Bow if you happen to have a bit of extra Rare Salvage and you’re not afraid to get a bit closer to the soon-to-be burning undead."
Collateral Outbreak Region
" After the events in Berlin, Dark Aether Outbreak Zones have continued to appear far beyond Eurasia, with the latest site crackling to life in the Algerian Desert. This huge new region (codenamed “Collateral”) has become an incredibly unstable area, making it a prime spot to harvest Aetherium Crystals and further investigate the Dark Aether."
Transport Outbreak Objective
" Players will encounter the all-new Transport Objective, which tasks you and your squad with ensuring an important drivable Requiem machine makes its way across the Outbreak Zone safely."
Tank Outbreak Vehicle
" Need a bit more firepower than the FAV? How about a Tank straight from the Warsaw Pact? This new Outbreak vehicle is ready to blow holes in Ordas, Krasny Soldats, and everything else without a pulse with its massive cannon, available in several regions at the start of the season. There’s also a mounted minigun atop the Tank for your fellow agent to take down scores of undead foot soldiers, and it’s got plenty of armor to withstand many a scratch and bite from the clawing masses."
Grapple Gun Outbreak Crafting Item
" Getting around the Outbreak Zone becomes trivial with this handy device, allowing Operators to spend less time on foot and more time shooting zombies in the face. Visit the Crafting Table to get your hands on the Grapple Gun at the start of the season."
When does the Season 5 update come out?
Black Ops Cold War Season 5, which will introduce all the content highlighted on the Season 5 content roadmap and more, will begin on August 12th. Specifically, we should see the update go live at the following times...
- 21:00 August 11th - PST
- 00:00 August 12th - EST
- 05:00 August 12th - BST
Treyarch is planning quite a bit more content to Black Ops Cold War over the duration of Season 5 and you can check out the Season 5 content roadmap first-hand below.
The mid-season event is going to be called "The Numbers" and that has to mean one thing, really...