The recent reveal event for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 also debuted one of the series’ fan-favorite modes, Zombies.
Black Ops 4 Zombies won’t continue the overarching Black Ops Zombies narrative but will kickoff an entirely new story featuring brand-new characters—Scarlet, Bruno, Diego, and Shaw.
The mode will launch with three fully fledged Zombie episdes on day one. Each episode in the Zombies cooperative story mode will take place in different eras of history. The first episode, “IX,” shows the mode’s new protagonists first inhaling a mysterious mist from a mystical bowl before being transported to what looks like ancient Egypt or Rome to face off against a horde of slaves-turned-zombies in a coliseum setting.
The second episode, “Voyage of Despair,” takes place on the Titanic and shows the four protagonists pulling off a heist before, of course, zombies happen.
Finally, the third episode, “Blood of the Dead,” will feature younger versions of the characters from Black Ops 3‘s Zombies mode seemingly trying to break the horrific cycle of zombie violence.
Black Ops 4‘s Zombies mode will not only launch with these three cooperative maps, but it will allow for more customization than ever before. There will be over 100 options for zombie mutators, including speed, health, type of zombies, and much more. The “authenticity stamp system” will allow for custom competitions and scoreboards, and the sheer amount of customization will allow for weekly events and limited-time challenges. New players can even jump in with AI teammates to get a feel for the mode before joining other players.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 12th.