Just as with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Sony have secured a timed exclusive game mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Zombies Onslaught will be exclusive to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 for the first year after the game’s release.
A spin-off from the main Zombies mode, Zombies Onslaught is a two player co-op experience that takes place across several locations based off the game’s Multiplayer maps. You’ll be able to take your own custom loadouts into the level, with the two of you then confined to a specific area by a Dark Aether Orb until you’ve killed a certain number of zombies and it moves. Step outside the Orb’s area of influence and you’ll start taking damage.
You’re powering up the Orb as you battle, but each surge will bring tougher zombies to battle, and you’ll be trying to score points by targeting the Elite enemies.
You’ll be ranked through each season of the game’s multiplayer and Warzone mode, which will unlock rewards, while each season will then bring new maps to play and rewards to earn.
Zombies Onslaught will become available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC on 1st November 2021.
PlayStation owners who pre-ordered Black Ops Cold War have also enjoyed early access to the string of public beta tests that have run through the end of the summer and into the autumn. Then again, Sky broadband and TV customers in the UK were also been able to snag access, so it’s not like Sony are the only ones cutting deals!
The mode’s exclusivity follows on from the PlayStation 4 exclusive Survival Mode in Modern Warfare, which was similarly focussed around two player co-op. The mode recently became available for non-PlayStation platforms on 1st October.
In recent years Sony have pursued a number of in-game exclusives, both timed and untimed, with the one that’s garnered the most ire being the upcoming PlayStation exclusivity of Spider-Man as a DLC character for Marvel’s Avengers.