A new Zombies map is arriving this Thursday!
Firebase Z is the next Zombies map to arrive in Black Ops Cold War Zombies; as part of DLC 1 and Season 1.
Players jumped straight into Die Maschine at launch, uncovering a variety of clues to gain additional context to the mysterious Dr Vogel and his experiments that took place during World War 2.
With that being almost three months ago, fans are dying for new flesh and a new Zombies map.
Here’s everything we know about Firebase Z.
- Latest News
- Release Date
- New Features
- Firebase Z Teasers
- Easter Egg
- Wonder Weapon
Tombstone Soda's Function - 3rd February
The developer insight trailer that was posted on February 2nd also revealed details surrounding how the returning Tombstone Soda Perk would function during a match.
"Tombstone Soda is all about manipulating and cheating the consequences of death, and you’ll need it against the forces waiting for you in Vietnam."
Map Layout - 3rd February
Within the in-depth reveal trailer posted on February 2nd, Treyarch's Zombies developers gave players a sneak peek of the Firebase Z map layout
Anthony Saunders, Lead Level Designer at Treyarch, said that the layout of Firebase Z feels similar to fan-favourite map Moon.
""The flow and level design of Outpost 25 calls back a little bit to Moon in that you start in the village and take a teleporter over to the Outpost itself."
Boss Zombie - 2nd February
One aspect that was noted during the inside look provided us to by Treyarch was the brand new boss zombie, which is called The Mimic.
CODTracker noted the following quote from the reveal:
"The Mimic is tricky. This [enemy] hides out as items and as you approach them, transforms ... grabs you, and sucks you in." - Anthony Saunders, Lead Level Designer at Treyarch
Gameplay Trailer - 2nd February
Treyarch has posted a brand new inside look at the new Firebase Z map on Twitter.
Check it out below!
Get an inside look at #FirebaseZ with veterans of the Treyarch Zombies team: Corky Lehmkuhl, Craig Houston, Anthony Saunders, Collin Ayers, and Mark Maestas.The Dark Aether story continues on February 4th. #BlackOpsColdWar#Zombiespic.twitter.com/6uxaBZKn6d
— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch)
Treyarch noted an ample amount of details throughout this video, one of these is the named locations over the course of the Firebase Z map.
• OPC• Mission Control• Data Center• Helipad• Scorched Defense• Jungle Defense• Equipment Storage• Barracks• Courtyard• Atrium
As well, there are new objectives players will be able to complete!
• Activate Aether Reactors• Protect the Collection Units• Assault Wave Incoming (Defend the Aether Reactor)• Protect Fire Control Unit• Enter the Teleporter
New Blueprint Teasers - 1st February
Trailer Released - 28th January
Call of Duty has posted the official gameplay trailer for the new Firebase Z map!
Check it out below.
Trailer Arriving Tomorrow - 27th January
Treyarch has confirmed that the trailer for Firebase Z will arrive tomorrow!
Image Of Tombstone Soda - 27th January
An image of Tombstone Soda has appeared on the Internet thanks to @Cheezburgerboys
Spot The Difference - 26th January
Call of Duty has uploaded a new photo of Firebase Z and have asked players to play a game of 'Spot the Difference'.
Gameplay - 26th January
Small pieces of gameplay have started to appear on Twitter thanks to @TheGhostOfHope.
Very very short gameplay footage of Firebase Z :) pic.twitter.com/1pLtZGKzA9
— . (@TheGhostOfHope)
New Intel - 25th January
Get ready for the next chapter in the Dark Aether story.
The next Black Ops Cold War Zombies map, “Firebase Z,” will arrive February 4th and will be free for all players.
With the destruction of the World War II-era “Projekt Endstation” site after investigating the Dark Aether anomaly in Poland, Grigori Weaver and his Requiem agents now set their targets on the latest outbreak site in Vietnam, code-named “Firebase Z.” Once there, Requiem agents will race against time to rescue Samantha Maxis and exfil from Outpost 25 before it’s too late.
Firebase Z Map Layout - January 25th
Leaker @BKTO0R has uncovered details surrounding the layout of Firebase Z.
Said to feature a medium-sized outpost with compact rooms and corridors alongside a large abandoned village in the middle of the jungle, Firebase Z is likely to offer a Zombies experience like no other.
Treyarch has confirmed that Firebase Z will be releasing on February 4th during the second half of Season One.
It should release at 7AM along with patch 1.11 - as soon as you have the update downloaded you can play the new map.
Treyarch has posted a new blog post with all sorts of content surrounding details around 115 day and the new Firbase Z map.
You can check it out here or down below:
NEW PERK: TOMBSTONE SODA
As we may have not-so-subtly hinted on New Year’s Eve, we’re bringing a seventh Perk to Black Ops Cold War Zombies alongside the launch of “Firebase Z”: Tombstone Soda.
Unlike its first incarnation in Black Ops II, the new-and-improved Tombstone Soda will now transform the player into a shadow within the Dark Aether after being downed. In this shadow form, you’ll be equipped with weapons to help give you a fighting chance to revive yourself. However, if your health is reduced to zero while in shadow form, you’re dead.
- Tier I – Shadow form can regenerate health.
- Tier II – Increase downed duration to 60 seconds.
- Tier III – On death, drop a Tombstone stash that saves your weapons, equipment, and resources.
With the destruction of the “Projekt Endstation” anomaly site in their wake, Grigori Weaver and the agents of Requiem turn their attention to a far greater threat: a new Dark Aether outbreak site in Southeast Asia.
REQUIEM VS. OMEGA
Dimensional breaches continue to open around the world. As both Omega and Requiem work in the shadows to ensure the secrecy of their discoveries, the greater public remains blissfully unaware of this deadly new arms race between East and West.
As the two sides continue to study the Dark Aether dimension and the Aetherium Crystals found within, each strives for an advantage over the other in the ongoing Cold War. The bad news? Requiem has fallen behind.
Firebase Z Teasers
Second Zombies DLC Teaser - 13th January
DLC 1 Intel
At the end of November, we reported on new pieces of intel that had been leaked online. The intel has been found within Black Ops Cold War, seemingly confirming that the next chapter of the story will take place in Vietnam.
Players have also discovered a new piece of audio intel from Samantha Maxis.
The clip contains a range of background of information regarding Weaver, the CIA and more.
Towards the end of the clip, she mentions that she is on the way to meet a contact in Southeast Asia. It is more than likely that Samantha Maxis is heading to the Khe Sanh military base that was mentioned in the other pieces of intel. Who she is meeting still remains a mystery…
No gameplay has surfaced online as of yet but it is likely that players will be eliminating zombies within the Vietnamese jungle along with the Omega facility.
TGR also mentions that there could be monkeys acting in a similar way to the Plague Hounds on Die Maschine to suit the setting of the map.
It wouldn’t be a proper zombies experience without some form of Easter Eggs being hidden within the confines of the new map.
No clues surrounding what the next main Easter Egg has been found within the discovered intel, but as Season One progresses, this could well change as we head closer to the rumoured February release date.
Treyarch has confirmed that the Easter Egg will not go live until 9AM PT/12PM ET/5PM GMT on Friday 5th February!
This is to give everyone an equal chance to solve the puzzle.
So far, we only know that Samantha is set to feature in this map as it has been stated that the Requiem agents will race against time to rescue Samantha Maxis and exfil from Outpost 25 before it’s too late.
The Wonder Weapon is called R.A.I. K-84