What you need to know
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is the latest in the long-running Call of Duty FPS franchise.
- Like many Call of Duty's from the past, Black Ops Cold War features a popular Zombies mode.
- For one week only, starting on January 14, 2021, players can download and play the Zombies mode for free.
- The free week ends on January 21, and any progress will carry over if you buy the full game.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is the latest entry in a series that tops the sales charts year-after-year, and brings with it a thrilling campaign, Call of Duty's classic multiplayer, and the latest iteration of its horrifying Zombies. Now, as announced on Xbox Wire, players will be able to install and experience Call of Duty's latest Zombies mode for free for one week only.
Starting on January 14, 2021, and ending on January 21, anybody can install Zombies on their Xbox and play two different maps to their heart's content.
If you find yourself loving Call of Duty's Zombies mode after your free week, you can purchase Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and have all your progress from the free week carry over as well. Black Ops Cold War has two different editions, with the base Xbox One / PS4 version and the cross-gen edition that features enhancements for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, so be sure you get the right version for your console.
You'd be hard-pressed to convince me you haven't heard of Call of Duty, with the epic franchise topping the sales chart every year. There's always a Call of Duty game in our list of Best Shooters for Xbox as well.
The next CoD entry
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War shakes things up with a campaign that delivers solid mechanical improvements. The multiplayer leaves a lot to be desired but things are improving with patches.
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