Black Ops Cold War Firebase Z map for Zombies revealed

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Firebase Z map has been officially announced by Treyarch.

Firebase Z, which will be playable in Zombies, will be arriving for all Black Ops Cold War players next month on February 4. When the new level launches, it'll be available entirely for free for all players, on all platforms.

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This is fantastic news for those of us that have been craving more content for Black Ops Cold War's Zombies mode. So far, only one Zombies map, Die Maschine, launched with the base game back in November 2020, so it's excellent that we'll have an entirely new map to delve into.

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Firebase Z is going to continue the Dark Aether storyline first established on the Die Maschine map in Black Ops Cold War. If you've been following the storyline involving Doctor Strauss and company, it sounds like we'll be getting more answers and in-game lore details next month.

Additionally, Treyarch is promising to reveal more Zombies-related details tomorrow on January 15. This has been dubbed "115 Day" by the developer, and we can expect more details on the Firebase Z map to follow tomorrow.

The announcement of the forthcoming Firebase Z map is timed to coincide with Zombies mode being free to play for a limited time for all players on all platforms, regardless of whether they actually own Black Ops Cold War or not. Additionally, the new Raid map for the Onslaught Zombies mode is now available on PS4 and PS5, and the new Wakizashi Sword is now available as a melee weapon for all players in Zombies.

For our complete walkthrough of the Die Maschine map, including every unlockable secret, head over to our Black Ops Cold War Zombies easter egg guide for more.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.