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Black Ops Cold War’s Outbreak puts Zombies on their biggest map

Five different assignments await Requiem inside the Outbreak zone

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer season 2 launches on Feb. 25, bringing with it Outbreak, which is the series’ Zombies mode set on its largest map to date.

Such a large map means vehicles galore to make use of the space, and they feature prominently in the announcement trailer that Activision and Treyarch released Monday. Outbreak is an objective-based cooperative PvE mode involving teams of four.

There are five assignments, range from hunting down elites (Eliminate) to a slow-moving, payload-type mission (Escort). Teams can choose to cash out after finishing the job, or take a portal to another region for more loot.

Outbreak’s release means two new Aetherium Crystal types, Refined and Flawless, to help players permanently upgrade their weapon classes, field upgrades, perks, and ammo mods. Treyarch said it will have more about that progression later this week.

For now, this official blog post delivers all the lore necessary on Outbreak and how Requiem’s gonna contain it.

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