30 Jun 2021 2:49 PM +00:00

Black Ops Cold War's third round-based Zombies map is on the way

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Call of Duty is getting a new Round-Based Zombies map! Mauer der Toten is coming and there's a new Main Quest in Outbreak to tackle that leads directly into it. Here's the latest on all the new Zombies content coming to Black Ops Cold War in Call of Duty Season 4.

LATEST - Mauer Der Toten Teasers Pick Up

With an expected release date of July 15th, Treyarch is picking up the pace with their Mauer Der Toten teasers online. We're getting at least one every couple of days and they have confirmed that we should be seeing more Mauer Der Toten intel "this week".

We know Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's Playlist Update goes live on Thursdays, so we could hear something then. However, a lot of the time, any new "Intel" is dropped on the Tuesday before these updates. It's a tough call to make, but we are expecting another Mauer Der Toten teaser on June 30th/July 1st and we should see something a bit more substantial not long after.

For now, though... Here are the two teasers we've seen so far:

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Outbreak Main Quest Start Time & Patch Notes

We're getting close to the start of Season 4 now; Treyarch has shared their Patch Notes and there are a few things worth mentioning...

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Firstly, the "Operation Excision" Main Quest in Outbreak is due to start at 10:00 PST / 13:00 EST / 18:00 BST. This is just about when the new Ground Fall event is due to start in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. If you're looking to be the first to complete it, now you know when to make yourself available.

Following on from this, we have a few actual Patch Notes to talk to you about. A lot of these pertain to Dead Ops Arcade 3, but there's also changes coming to Outbreak and bug fixes.

Outbreak

  • New Main Quest
    • "Operation Excision" Main Quest coming to Outbreak starting at 10AM PT June 17th.
  • New Region
    • New Zoo region available in Outbreak.
  • New Intel
    • New in-game story Intel available to discover.
  • Quests
    • New tuning changes to the existing Outbreak Main Quest in Ruka:
      • Disabled super sprinters in the Silo.
      • Slightly reduced Legion’s chest armor health.
      • Increased respawn delays on all zombies.
      • Added an audio cue when starting and failing certain steps to indicate when zombies will start attacking.
  • World Events
    • Added more Treyarch Zombies tracks to unlock for the Music Player via the “Unknown Signal” World Events in Outbreak.
  • Objectives
    • Addressed an issue where the Retrieval canister could fall under the map when entering Phase Tears.
    • Addressed an issue where the Retrieval canister could fall off the player while riding a Snowmobile on steep terrain.
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Dead Ops Arcade 3

  • Gameplay
    • In First-Person game mode, all Divine Shield (orange) potions are now automatically swapped out for the more useful Health (red) potions.
    • Treasure in Poppy’s room should no longer time out.
    • Chickens that are spinning out now use the player’s last weapon correctly.
    • Replaced the third Fate award for maxing out at 9X multiplier with a new mystery award.
    • Addressed an issue where the sawblade shield item was not correctly creating crawling zombies.
    • Addressed an issue where in Silverback Slideways maps where the player could stand in a lava field and not take damage.
    • Addressed an issue where the player could be considered a valid AI target before the player’s screen had faded up entirely.
  • Scoring
    • Changed non-default score values for various enemies. Mamaback now awards 20,000 points, underbosses award 5,000 points, Elite enemies (Megaton, Brutus, Gladiators) award 500 points, and the rest award the default of 100 points.
    • Addressed an issue where the Pineapple Launcher was not awarding points.
  • Stability
    • Improved stability for Silverback Slideways maps to reduce “Charlie 285 Military Gorilla” error messages.
    • Improved stability for issues that could occur when players stand in Nova Gas.
  • General
    • Added inactivity tracking to boot inactive players after a period of time.
    • Closed multiple exploits in The Wild.
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Onslaught (PlayStation)

  • Maps
    • Collateral added to map rotation with new Intel to discover.

Progression

  • Addressed an issue that could cause players to occasionally lose XP in Zombies when returning to the lobby after matches.
  • Addressed an issue where the Outbreak Match Bonus would occasionally award less XP than expected.
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Challenges

  • Season Challenges
    • 20 new Zombies Season Challenges available to be revealed and unlocked with exclusive Calling Card and XP rewards. Reveal a new Challenge every 10 Season Levels. Complete all 20 to unlock the Season Four Zombies Master Animated Calling Card.
  • Operator Missions
    • The Season Four Battle Pass features 4 Zombies Operator Missions, an increase of from 2 Zombies Missions in previous Seasons.
  • Weapon Unlock Challenges
    • Added new Weapon Unlock Challenges in Zombies:
      • PPSh-41 SMG
      • Swiss K31 sniper rifle
      • Nail Gun Special weapon
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Gameplay

  • Addressed an issue where Mimics under effects of Brain Rot could still enter their disguised form.
  • Addressed an issue where Mimics were not being killed while under effects of Brain Rot.

Perks

  • Addressed an issue where Deadshot Daiquiri was not functioning properly on the AMP63 pistol.
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Season 4's New Outbreak Content

Outbreak is getting another new batch of content at the start of Black Ops Cold War Season 4 and we have everything you need to know below.

The long-rumoured "Zoo" map is going to be added to the Zombies mode alongside new Intel to uncover and new World Events. The Orda is going to be roaming, once again, so be prepared for anything.

Black Ops Cold War Season 4 Zombies Outbreak
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EXPECT TO SEE MORE OF HIM - We can't imagine the current Special Enemies are going anywhere

Operation Excision is also being added to Outbreak as the newest Main Quest to hit the mode. This is going to act as a prologue narrative to the next round-based map and is expected to feature Zoo heavily.

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" After witnessing the community take down the Legion and thwart "Operatsiya Inversiya" in Season Three, we have no doubt that Requiem’s finest will be able to conquer this new challenge, and in doing so, will reveal what’s to come later this season…"

With new Operators and new weapons also on the way, Outbreak is going to be worth checking out over the next couple of weeks.

Mauer der Toten Is Coming

FINALLY, we're getting a new round-based Zombies map. It feels like forever since Firebase Z dropped, but now we're getting a new Zombies map for Black Ops Cold War in Season 4.

Mauer der Toten roughly translates into "Wall of the Dead" and it looks like we're getting a Berlin-themed Zombies map.

" Taking place after the events of “Operation Excision” in Outbreak, the Dark Aether story will continue in Treyarch’s next Zombies map, where players will take on new terrors in war-torn East Berlin after a devastating zombie invasion has overtaken the city."
Black Ops Cold War Call of Duty Zombies Season 4 Mauer Der Toten
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WHAT IS HIDING IN BERLIN? - We're going to have to wait to find out more about this map

The new map isn't due until July at the earliest, and we're expecting to hear more from Treyarch in a couple of weeks as we approach release.

To put this into perspective, Season 4 starts on June 17th. The Outbreak content will be available from then.

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We Should See Other Content Soon

This does still seem a little light for a Zombies update, right? There's no word on any new Perks... There's no word on any new Ammo Modifications or Skills...

Should we be seeing more? Well, we know that Mauer der Toten is probably going to have a new Wonder Weapon hidden in and amongst the rubble, but we don't really know what to expect.

We're going to learn more from the "Zombies Team" at Treyarch soon, but for now, we're left to speculate. Double Tap, Widow's Bite... There are a few Perks Treyarch can throw in there.