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Is cold war zombies free for everyone in 2023?

is cold war zombies free

Is cold war zombies free

Today marks the big mid-season 1 update for Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. Most of the new content is in Black Ops Cold War, however, rather than the free-to-play battle royale. The update includes a new Fireteam map, a new multiplayer mode, and some new Zombies updates.

Probably the most important piece of news for today’s update, however, is the fact that everyone can download and play a standalone version of Zombies mode. Zombies are one of the most popular modes in any Black Ops game, and this year is no exception.

Right now, if you head to the Xbox Live store, the PlayStation Store, or on PC you can download and play Zombies for free until January 21st. The mode is free on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and PC.

Zombies are Black Ops Cold War’s co-op mode, so this is definitely best played with friends. It can be brutally challenging, and a good strategy with some good teammates prone to lots of communication is definitely helpful.

Treyarch also announced a brand new Zombies map coming to the game next month. You can read about the new Firebase Z map here.

Is cold war zombies free for everyone in 2023?

With Adler M.I.A. and the undead threat reaching epic proportions in the Dark Aether story, we’re calling on all Operators to join the fight in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

From the launch of Season Two on Thursday, February 25 at 10 am PT to Thursday, March 4 at 10 am PT, you can play a selection of Multiplayer and Zombies content, including the all-new Outbreak experience, for free as part of the game’s new Free Access Week.

This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the next generation of global combat if you have yet to own Black Ops Cold War, as this Free Access Week serves up some of the new maps, modes, weapons, and more that will be released at the launch of Season Two.

Zombies experience Outbreak, which “takes place across massive play spaces throughout the Ural Mountains, packed with new enemies, team objectives, player rewards, and intel to discover on foot, in vehicles, or by jump pads”, is also available with the free trial.

Black Ops Cold War Season 3 added a new Outbreak region called Duga, a Cargo Truck and a high-speed Fast Attack Vehicle, and the Toxic Growth Field Upgrade, which deals damage to and slows entangled enemies.

A Black Ops Cold War double XP weekend is launching on Friday at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET / 6 pm BST and will also run until June 1.

Here is everything included within this slice of Black Ops Cold War, which will be available for download on your preferred platform’s digital store:

1. Outbreak

After discovering the largest Dark Aether outbreak zone yet in Russia, Requiem is in need of elite Operators to aid in their quest to understand the true power of the Dark Aether dimension.

This sets the stage for Outbreak, a brand-new squad-based Zombies experience set in massive play spaces throughout the Ural Mountains. As agents of Requiem, your team will explore these expansive landscapes, encountering hordes of the undead, hidden loot chests, new enemies, zombie-crushing vehicles, and unique world events on your way to your objective.

Your squad will have to work together to complete dangerous experiments in the name of Operation Threshold, then decide to exfiltrate the area or press onward through a Dark Aether portal to the next adventure for more rewards… if you can survive.

Learn more about Outbreak by checking out our blog on it here.

2. Onslaught (PlayStation Only)*

For those playing on PlayStation, you can also access Onslaught, the fast-paced two-player Zombies experience, during Free Access Week.

is cold war zombies free for everyone
is cold war zombies free for everyone

Set on Black Ops Cold War’s Multiplayer maps, including the new Apocalypse map introduced in Season Two, Onslaught will test you and your partner with increasingly difficult surges of enemies needed to charge a powerful Dark Aether Orb.

Defeat enough Elite enemies, and you’ll earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Chalices as well as bragging rights, along with exclusive* Weapon Blueprints to use across other online game modes.

3. Multiplayer

is cold war zombies free for everyone
is cold war zombies free for everyone

Apocalypse 24/7

Want to experience one of Season Two’s major Multiplayer offerings in one playlist? Look no further than Apocalypse 24/7, a grab bag of modes set on the brand-new Apocalypse map.

Deep in the heart of the Golden Triangle, this jungle cartel base features a temple fortress and plenty of stilted buildings to chase enemies through and under. Built for fast-paced play, expect the action on Apocalypse to be as hot as the glistening sun shining down on this clearing within the jungles of Laos.

The Apocalypse 24/7 playlist includes Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, Domination, and Hardpoint modes, a great mix of respawn-enabled modes for those looking to scout this new locale.

4. Gun Game

Another highlight of the Season Two Free Access Week, Gun Game is a returning classic mode that tests Operators on their overall gun skill in a hectic free-for-all environment.

Progress through a pre-determined set of 20 weapons, starting with a pistol through all weapon types until reaching the Knife, and be sure to evade melee attacks and Finishing Moves to avoid being set back in the rotation. Get the job done with one final melee attack, and you’ll win the match and some bragging rights to boot.

And More…

You’ll have plenty of other Multiplayer modes to enjoy during this free access period, too.

Hop into some frantic 2v2 action in Gunfight Blueprints, which features some of the newest Weapon Blueprints for Season Two in random loadouts, and the 3v3 Face Off playlist, where you and two other squadmates can face enemy trios in smaller-scale versions of Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Kill Confirmed on the game’s most hectic maps.

Team Deathmatch and Domination are also available as their own separate playable modes, with Nuketown 24/7 and Black Ops Cold War’s 40-player multi-team Multiplayer experience rounding out the full set of Free Access playlist offerings.



  • Wonder Weapons
    • Addressed an issue where players could apply an Ammo Mod to the D.I.E. Wonder Weapons.

Ammo Mods

  • Addressed an issue where the Cryofreeze Ammo Mod visual FX could display on screen when walking backwards.
  • Stability
    • Added stability fixes for Fishing.

Featured Playlists

  1. Outbreak
  2. Firebase Z
  3. Die Maschine
  4. Cranked 2: No Time to Crank
  5. Dead Ops Arcade: First Person
  6. Dead Ops Arcade
  7. The Onslaught (PlayStation)
  8. Onslaught Mystery Munitions (PlayStation)
  9. Onslaught Standoff (PlayStation)

Double XP and Double Weapon XP Active During the Weekend

What better way to kick off this Free Access Week than a bit of Double XP AND Double Weapon XP?

All Operators** (whether you’re here via Free Access Week or not) can earn both Double XP and Double Weapon XP in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™ starting at 10AM PT on February 26.

Double XP and Double Weapon XP will only last until March 1 at 10 AM PT, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to get a head start on your road to Season Two Prestige Master and maxing out the new FARA 83 and LC10 weapons available in the Season Two Battle Pass System.

is cold war zombies free for everyone in 2023

is cold war zombies free for everyone
is cold war zombies free for everyone

Ready to Make History? Purchase Black Ops Cold War Today!

Enjoyed this free access period? All your progress from it will carry over to the full game upon purchase.

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!

Visit, select the Black Ops Cold War Purchase button, select your preferred platform and region to get the game. Download to start playing.  

Execute the mission.

How to download

Players on PlayStation and Xbox can visit their console’s store to see a Free Trial Option for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War to download. Search for ‘Cold War Free Trial’ on your console’s store to see it. The free trial is a separate download then Warzone.

The downloads are now available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X|S
  • PlayStation

For players on PC, there is an option to “PLAY FREE” on the Client when you load into the Black Ops Cold War tab. This will kick start the download and then let you begin accessing the free trial content.

The Season 3 Reloaded Free Access week will include access to the MP mode, including new Season 3 Reloaded content like Standoff 24/7, Rambo’s Gun Game, and more, and access to Cold War’s Outbreak mode. Outbreak mode features a new Easter Egg that launched with Season 3 Reloaded.

The latest playlists include Standoff 24/7, Rambo’s Gun Game, Nuketown 24/7, and Die Hardpoint in MP, and players can check out the Zombies Outbreak mode on all platforms, and PlayStation players can also access the Onslaught mode.

No PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold required.

Drop in now and experience Black Ops Cold War MP & Outbreak for free until June 1 at 10AM PT!


For Warzone players who rarely step out of the battle royale mode or may not own Black Ops Cold War, this is a good chance to get a taste of what you’re missing out on, though I am more of a multiplayer/gunfight guy myself. Hopefully, Treyarch releases Fireteam mode for free in the future.

Activision and Treyarch have announced a free access week for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 3 Reloaded content.

The new free access week will start on Thursday, May 27 and end on Tuesday, June 1, to allow players to check out the new Season 3 Reloaded content over the U.S. Memorial Day weekend holiday.

How Old Is Luffy

The free access week will include access to MP, including the new Season 3 Reloaded MP maps & modes, alongside the updated Outbreak Zombies mode for all players.

The free access week will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.