Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Outbreak mode gets first Main Quest this week

Treyarch is expanding Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies this week with the addition of the first Outbreak Main Quest, new weapons in the Mystery Box, and more.

The highlight of this new content is the introduction of a Main Quest for Outbreak. Similar to the Easter eggs on previous round-based maps, the Main Quest tasks players with completing various objectives to progress the story.

“With our upcoming Outbreak Main Quests in both Seasons Three and Four, the events unfolding in the Ural Mountains will directly set up the story for our next round-based map,” the developer wrote in a blog post. “If you haven’t jumped into Outbreak lately – or if you’ve been looking for a new reason to kill a few thousand zombies with your friends – now’s the time! Before we get into what’s coming, let’s talk about the journey that got us here.”

Also on the way for Zombies this week are a world event against Orda in Outbreak, new intel and audio logs to discover, the Cranked 2: No Time to Crank limited-time mode for the round-based maps, and a new limited-time mode and Standoff map for Onslaught.

In addition to the above, the Mystery Box is being updated with a selection of new weapons, including the Groza, Mac-10, Streetsweeper, R1 Shadowhunter, and LC10. Check out the full list of new weapons below:

  • Groza assault rifle
  • MAC-10 SMG
  • Streetsweeper shotgun
  • FARA 83 assault rifle
  • LC10 SMG
  • R1 Shadowhunter crossbow
  • ZRG 20mm sniper rifle
  • Sledgehammer melee weapon
  • Wakizashi melee weapon
  • Machete melee weapon
  • E-Tool melee weapon

Finally, Treyarch is planning a Zombies-specific balance pass for weapons to increase their overall power. According to the developer, “most weapons will receive a buff of some kind” and “a couple will have their power ceiling adjusted slightly to ensure every weapon is viable.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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