EDIT: This is now CONFIRMED by Activision. Original article as follows.
Thanks to a leak spotted on the Microsoft Store it seems that the Zombies mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be giving gamers free access this week.
According to the Microsoft Store listing the free access will last for a whole week beginning this Thursday on the 14th and will end next Thursday on the 21st.
“Live from January 14th to January 21st. Experience the next generation of Zombies with Black Ops Cold War Zombies Free Access,” says the Zombies Free Access description.
With this being “free access” and not a demo, I would assume that players who participate in the free trial will earn places on the online leaderboards and achievements/trophies during its time period.
However even though this is free access to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode, according to the Microsoft Store you will still need an active Xbox Live Gold subscription.
Usually when Activision offers free access to modes such as standard multiplayer or Zombies, it’s usually accompanied by some new content. So it might be safe to assume that during the free access period we might at least get a new Zombies map or mode.
It’s also worth keeping in mind that while this information has leaked on the Microsoft Store, the Zombies free access will likely be available for PC and PlayStation players simultaneously.
No doubt now that information is out in the wild, Activision will make an official announcement very soon.
In our review of the Black Ops Cold War Zombies mode we said: “Whether you are in a squad or going solo, zombie’s mode is one that you certainly should not overlook.”
Are you excited for a free trial of Zombies?
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