13 Aug 2021 10:22 AM +00:00

Put the pedal to the metal and dodge the undead with Outbreak's new Objective

Treyarch is throwing a lot of Zombies content at Black Ops Cold War in Season 5, especially when you consider that we just got Mauer Der Toten. There's a new Perk for players to check out, a new Field Upgrade, and an important new Outbreak Objective: Transport. It doesn't sound like a lot, but the agency it adds to the mode is an important step forwards in making it worth playing. Here's everything we know...

Everything we know about "Transport"

Treyarch hasn't really shared a lot of information about their new Transport Outbreak Objective. At the moment, the only thing we really know is that you get to drive the "Requiem machine"...

" 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."

This might seem like another semi-mundane Outbreak objective that fails to capture the magic of a round-based Zombies experience, but it's actually quite an important step in adding agency to the mode.

Black Ops Cold War Season 5 Zombies Transport Outbreak Objective
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THE DARK AETHER SPREADS... - There's another Outbreak Zone coming in Season 5, too

The fact that you get to drive the Transport vehicle means that you and your squad are more in charge of the route you take and how you approach this objective. A lot of Outbreak is about going to certain locations and killing Zombies. The Escort objective, for example, dictates the route you need to take and is painfully slow.

Outbreak needs to be harder and giving you control of the truck is one way to at least simulate an intense experience. If things do go wrong, it's on your head.


When does Season 5 start?

UPDATE - All of the new Outbreak content is now available following the start of Black Ops Cold War Season 5. Good luck!

Black Ops Cold War's Season 5 update is due to arrive on August 12th at the following times, specifically:

  • 21:00 August 11th - PST
  • 00:00 August 12th - EST
  • 05:00 August 12th - BST

There's going to be a few new weapons to take into the Outbreak Zone and a couple of Operators joining the fight against the Dark Aether. We know Weaver's dusted off his fatigues, but Hudson wrestling against a Krasny Soldat? Surely that isn't in his job description.