The video, which you can watch below, was posted to Call of Duty's social media channels on Tuesday afternoon. It confirms the location of Firebase Z, the fact that it's a direct follow-up to Die Maschine, and the return of Samantha Maxis. Take a look!
Get an inside look at #FirebaseZ with veterans of the Treyarch Zombies team: Corky Lehmkuhl, Craig Houston, Anthony Saunders, Collin Ayers, and Mark Maestas.— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) February 2, 2021
The Dark Aether story continues on February 4th. #BlackOpsColdWar #Zombies pic.twitter.com/6uxaBZKn6d
Firebase Z takes place in Vietnam, which makes sense given the overall setting of Black Ops Cold War. In fact, depending on what choices you made during the final mission of the campaign, you might have already seen some zombies pop up in the jungles of Vietnam.
The map is split up into two central locations. There's the outpost, which is where all of the zombie experiments actually took place, and the village, where all of the scientists working on the projects lived. Like in the previous Moon map, there will be a teleporter to take you between the outpost and the village.
The developers also explain that this map will take a deep dive into the story of Samantha Maxis, who has been a recurring character in the Zombies saga since the earlier Black Ops games. There's no telling how her story will come together with this current Dark Aether saga, but her arrival in the game was hinted at during Die Maschine.
Firebase Z will have one of the most dangerous monsters in the franchise to-date. This creation, which is shown in the video, disguises itself as high-level items on the ground, only to transform when you get close.
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