Cold War Zombies

Experience the Next Chapter of Zombies Through Black Ops Cold War Zombies Free Access Week

After uncovering secrets about the Dark Aether, Requiem is calling on all reinforcements to investigate anomalies related to this mysterious power source. Get ready to gear up for a full week of zombie-slaying action when Treyarch’s legendary Zombies mode will be free to access for Xbox Live Gold members to play during the Zombies Free Access Week.

This fearsome free access period will be available via an Xbox Store download and includes the following game modes:

Cold War Zombies

Die Maschine

An abandoned WWII-era laboratory in Poland containing a massive particle collider has opened a rift to unexplainable monstrosities and animated undead forces. As part of the international response team known as Requiem, you’ll infiltrate the DZ and try to survive waves of zombies through multiple rounds as you either uncover the secrets of “Die Maschine,” or exfiltrate early with your life intact (and some great rewards to boot).

With its starting area paying homage to the original World at War Zombies map that started it all, “Die Maschine” is a round-based Zombies experience where up to four players can drop in and attempt to survive the horrors that lie in wait. Work together by using dozens of weapons, lethal and tactical equipment, powerful Scorestreaks, and special Field Upgrades – such as an Energy Mine or an instant-heal through the Healing Aura – that charge up by killing zombies.

If you’ve unlocked new Black Ops Cold War weapons via the Battle Pass system, bring them into the fight through your starting loadout and upgrade them along the way. You can also outfit yourself with a variety of Wall Buy weapons, take a chance with a random weapon pulled from the Mystery Box, or give any weapon a serious boost through the Pack-a-Punch Machine.

Cold War Zombies


If you’re looking for a bit more urgency to stay alive in “Die Maschine,” outside of being overwhelmed by waves of zombies, give Cranked a try.

You and your squad will be airlifted in with a loadout of your choice. However, once the first zombie hits the floor, the Cranked Timer starts ticking away. Your Operator will explode if they fail to kill another zombie before the timer hits zero, and the timer gets shorter and shorter as the game progresses! Keep an eye out for the Cranked Timer Power-up, which temporarily freezes the timer for all players.

Watch the clock – and your six – to survive this fast-paced new Zombies game mode… and be sure to put the locational Ping system to use when playing with your squad.

Cold War Zombies

Free Access is Live Soon!

These modes are available for free to Xbox Live Gold members from January 14 until January 21, so download Zombies Free Access to join the ever-growing ranks of Requiem and learn from the veterans who can guide you toward unlocking the secrets of “Die Maschine.”

Purchase Black Ops Cold War Today

If you play during the Zombies Free Access Week, your progress will carry over to the full game upon purchase on the Xbox Store.

In Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, join Alex Mason, Frank Woods, and Jason Hudson in a mind-bending campaign to hunt down a global threat codenamed “Perseus.” Or continue to test your mettle by fighting off legions of undead horrors as agents of Requiem in Zombies and engage in a variety of all-new competitive modes and maps in multiplayer!

Execute the mission.

Xbox Live

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War – Free Access – Xbox Series X|S

Activision Publishing Inc.

For a limited time, play Zombies and Multiplayer modes in Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War for FREE from September 2nd to September 7th*. Invite your friends and jump in now! *An Xbox Live Gold subscription is not required for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One players to play Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War – Free Access. All other online modes still require Xbox Live Gold. For more information, please visit © 2020-2021 Activision Publishing, Inc. ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY and CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.