After leaking through the Microsoft Store listing, it can now be confirmed that fans can try Black Ops Cold War Zombies for free from January 14, 2021 to January 21, 2021. This is what we know.
For the standard multiplayer game of “Call of Duty”, free access to weekends is nothing new. Activision occasionally allows players to try out a small selection of the latest multiplayer maps and modes in a short period of time, apparently hoping they can buy the entire game.
Although this is normal for multiplayer games (it has happened many times in “Modern Warfare” and once happened in “Black Ops” Cold War), it can’t be said for the zombie game mode, because usually Will be locked in the full version. Now, this seems to be changing.
Free zombies. A whole week. #BlackOpsColdWar Zombies Free Access Week starts on 1/14. Get all the information here: https://t.co/rxNjWfaPPj pic.twitter.com/Y8blZIQMvd
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) January 11, 2021
According to Activision, fans without the game will have free access to the game’s “zombie” mode from January 14, 2021 to January 21, 2021. The best part is that fans can enter two separate modes during the free weekend: the standard “Mold Master” experience and the new mode.
PlayStation players can also access Onslaught, a mode unique to the platform that allows two players to fight the undead on the multiplayer map.
Particularly absent this weekend is Dead Ops Arcade 3, which is a top-down, fan favorite variant of the traditional zombie mode. Although this is a bit disappointing, it does make sense because it is considered more rewarding experience than the same level as other experiences.
How to download “Black Ops” Cold War Zombies Free Edition
Currently, the download link for BOCW Zombies Free Access has not been published, which means that at the time of writing, the application cannot be actually downloaded. It is unclear whether the link will be released early, whether it will provide players with the opportunity to download, or whether it must wait until the 14th.
That being said, Treyarch has basically confirmed that it should be as easy as simply searching for it, downloading the app from the Xbox, PlayStation or Battle.net store, and then playing it like any other free weekend.
Of course, once more specific details are available, we will update this article with step-by-step instructions to help fans who may want to get support. Hope it will not be available for too long.