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The Season 5 update, which launches on August 12, introduces new multiplayer maps and modes alongside a variety of fresh Zombies features.
Cold War’s new Double Agent mode is billed as “an investigative multiplayer party experience” in which several players are tasked with sabotaging the mission.
It supports up to 10 players who take on one of three roles: Double Agents must eliminate everyone else or successfully set off explosive charges around the map, The Investigator can use clues to target suspected Double Agents as Wanted criminals, while Operatives team up to identify and eliminate the Double Agents.
During the season, the classic Demolition game mode will also be made available in Black Ops Cold War for the first time.
Season 5’s new multiplayer maps include Echelon (6v6), which sees players fighting through a rain and ash-soaked listening station in Berlin’s Teufelsberg (Devil’s Mountain), and Showroom (2v2 and 3v3), a small-scale map built for Gunfight and Face Off variants set in the mall in The Pines.
Also coming at launch is Slums (6v6), which first appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, while updated versions of original Black Ops maps Drive-In (6v6) and Zoo (6v6) will arrive mid-season.
Multiplayer is also set to add a new low-cost Scorestreak at launch in the form of a flamethrower. The ranged incendiary device will be available as an additional support weapon in Zombies too.
Black Ops Cold War’s ninth Zombies Perk, Death Perception, enables users to locate obscured enemies by giving them a bright outline, while a new Field Upgrade, the Tesla Storm, shoots lightning between the user and their teammates, stunning and damaging normal enemies.
Zombies Outbreak is adding a new region called Collateral, which is set in the Algerian desert, plus a powerful new tank vehicle and the craftable grapple gun item.
Warzone Season 5 will include the game’s first exclusive Perks, new Verdansk points of interest, the 50v50 Clash mode, plus fresh weapons and Operators.
Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will be offering players double XP and double battle pass XP for 72 hours beginning at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST on August 6.
Activision said on Tuesday that this year’s new premium series entry, which is expected to be Call of Duty: Vanguard, will offer “a seamless experience” for current and next-gen consoles and feature a setting that “fans know and love”.
According to VGC’s sources, Vanguard will feature a campaign, multiplayer and Zombies modes set in the European and Pacific theatres of World War II, with its plot centring around the birth of modern allied Special Forces.