Black Ops Cold War's Zombies Onslaught mode is exclusive to PS4 and PS5 for a year

By Sean Carey,
Activision is back at it again with exclusive content and Call of Duty. This time around, those on PS4 and PS5 will be able to play a special Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at launch. Xbox and PC players will have to wait for a year until the mode comes to their platforms.


Zombies Onslaught mode is a two-player co-op experience which has players fighting back wave after wave of zombies. A Dark Aether Orb confines players to specific spaces on standard multiplayer maps before zombies begin to spawn. Killing the undead powers the Orb, which makes it move, forcing the player to keep up. Each wave gets increasingly difficult, and some will even feature Elite enemies making the task even tougher. After playing through the mode, players will be awarded a Bronze, Silver or Gold rank and special rewards, which are of course exclusive to PS4 and PS5.

It sounds like a lot of fun, but sadly, as pointed out by some fine print in the trailer above, Zombies Onslaught will be exclusive to PS4 and PS5 up until November 1st, 2021.

Activision made a mode exclusive with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare when it launched last year. Modern Warfare's Spec Ops Survival Mode was exclusive to PS4 for a year, with the mode only just coming to Xbox One and PC earlier this month.

When Xbox and PC players finally get around to receiving the mode, a new Call of Duty will probably just be launching, and they'll have likely moved on from Black Ops Cold War. Nothing has been said about achievements being tied to this mode, but it's unlikely they will be. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Spec Ops Survival Mode did not include any trophies when the game launched.

We've also come across a reported Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War achievement list, which leaked online over the weekend.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.