Cold War Zombies Season 6: PhD Flopper will become PhD Slider - New Effects inbound

Season 6 will be the grand finale for Black Ops Cold War Zombies - and it's going out with a bang!

In Season 6 we'll be getting a new round-based Zombies map called "Forsaken", and there's a new Perk-a-Cola on the way as well!

Here's everything we know about PhD Slider, the new perk, and why it isn't called PhD Flopper anymore...

LATEST: PhD Slider Tier Upgrades Revealed

Treyarch have released the Season 6 patch notes for Black Ops Cold War, and with it comes some more information on the new PhD Slider Perk for Call of Duty Zombies.

Here are the new PhD Slider upgrades unlocked at each tier of the skill:

  • Base Ability - Sliding into enemies triggers an explosion. The size and damage increase the further you slide before impact
  • Skill Tier I - Immunity to environmental damage while sliding
  • Skill Tier II - Increased slide duration
  • Skill Tier III - Immunity to self-inflicted explosive damage
  • Skill Tier IV - Increased slide speed
  • Skill Tier V - Falling from a large height will trigger an explosion - the size and damage increases the higher you fall

As you upgrade PhD Slider it will become even more lethal, which will add a ton of fun to the new Zombies content coming in Season 6!

FULL REVEAL - PhD Flopper is PhD Slider, now

We were a bit confused when we saw PhD Flopper was due to return - because Black Ops Cold War doesn't have a diving mechanic - and now we know what the deal is.

PhD Flopper is being called PhD Slider from here on out. It'll work the same way, but just with sliding instead! Here's the basic effect of PhD Slider:

" Sliding into enemies triggers an explosion. The size and damage increase the farther you slide before impact."

PhD Flopper Perk Slider Woods
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HAPPY? - It's certainly better than not having PhD Flopper at all...

You will also be able to upgrade PhD Slider with Aetherium Crystals and unlock self-inflicted damage immunity and bigger explosions. More on that to come soon...

NEW PERK TEASER - PhD Flopper is coming

Ahead of an official announcement, Treyarch revealed the following "Twitter Voice" on their official Twitter channel. It's a short clip of some Perk Machine audio with the icon associated with Black Ops' PhD Flopper perk. You can check it out below:

A lot of people - and one account called DailyPhDFlopper - are excited to see this iconic perk make a return, however... It does raise a few questions on how it will work.

Black Ops Cold War doesn't have a "dive feature" - rather, you slide in Black Ops Cold War when you hold Crouch. We don't know whether this Perk will include a new "dive feature" just yet, but Treyarch should confirm how it works soon.

Traditionally, PhD Flopper is a perk that negates self-inflicted damage - mainly through explosions - and allows the player to "dive" to create a small explosion upon landing. Something to remove self-inflicted damage would be useful in Black Ops Cold War Zombies - but what about the diving?

RELEASE DATE - When does the Season 6 update drop?

Black Ops Cold War's new Zombies map is due to launch alongside the rest of Season 6's content at the following times:

  • 21:00 October 6th - PST
  • 23:00 October 6th - EST
  • 04:00 October 7th - BST

At the moment, we know that the new Zombies map is called "Forsaken" and that Alex Mason is set to be the Season 6 Battle Pass Operator. Warzone's Verdansk '84 is also going to undergo a few drastic changes ahead of Vanguard's release. You can see it all in the Cinematic Trailer below:

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