After what seems like an age of teasers and reveals, the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is finally here!
The fifth instalment in the Black Ops series will see players drop into the height of the Cold War once again.
Black Ops Cold War is a direct sequel to the very first Black Ops title which released a decade ago.
Along with a new single-player campaign and multiplayer experience, the release of Black Ops Cold War marks the return of Zombies to Call of Duty!
Whether you are a seasoned veteran or someone that is just about to hop into their very first Zombies game, there are some essential tips and tricks that will help you survive endless waves of the undead.
In this article, find five handy tips and tricks to help you achieve success in Black Ops Cold War Zombies!
1) Communication is Key
Communicating with your fellow teammates is arguably the most important tip or trick to have when playing Zombies.
Giving and receiving information is often the key to making it into the higher rounds.
Even if you don’t have a microphone, use the ping system to communicate the location of loot, locations and the whereabouts of a horde of Zombies.
2) Create the Perfect Loadout
Black Ops Cold War Zombies differs from previous experiences.
Players will have the option to start the game with a custom loadout, giving you a significant advantage in the early rounds of the game.
Select a weapon that suits your style of play. Want to sprint around the map slaying everything in sight? Opt for an SMG. If you’re after something that packs a bit more of a punch, select a fast-firing LMG with plenty of ammo to keep you going into the latter rounds.
Create the ultimate Zombies loadout
3) Utilise Armour
Armour is one of the brand-new features coming to Black Ops Cold War Zombies.
Acquired from a rare drop from enemies or purchased using Salvage, Armour provides an additional layer of protection from the undead.
Keep a close on eye on the state of your Armour. If you get overrun its effectiveness can diminish in an instant, so remember to look for any Armour Shards to partly repair it or spend some Salvage for a complete repair.
For the very first time, Scorestreaks have arrived in Zombies!
With the ability to call in a variety of equipment to help you and your team out of a sticky situation, Scorestreaks are the perfect tool to decimate a wave of the undead with ease.
Scorestreaks can be earned by reaching a specific amount of score and if you’re lucky, you might get your hands on one from the Mystery Box!
Let the Sentry Gun do all the work!
5) The Exfil
Rather than intentionally being overrun by the undead, Black Ops Cold War Zombies features a brand-new way of escaping the horde.
If the game is becoming too hot to handle, you can select the exfil option for an early escape and the chance to earn some cool rewards.
Be warned. Once the exfil has been triggered, the final few waves of Zombies will be extremely difficult so prepare for a huge fight before flying to safety!