Firebase Z Easter Egg Quest In Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Is Now Live
Get ready to kill some zombies in the new Black Ops Cold War Zombies Easter egg quest.
Update: After delaying it by one hour, Treyarch has pushed the Firebase Z Easter egg quest live. It is now available to play on all platforms. Check out our guide on completing the Firebase Z Zombie Easter Eggs quest, which walks you through how to turn on the power and activate the Pack-A-Punch machine--we will update the guide as we learn more about the quest requirements.
The Firebase Z quest was originally set to go live at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET, but launched at its new time of 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET on Friday, February 5.
Original story follows...
The new Firebase Z map may now be available for everyone to play in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's Zombies mode, but one of its key elements--the main Easter egg quest--is temporarily disabled. Treyarch recently confirmed that the Easter egg wouldn't be available immediately upon the launch of Firebase Z, but will instead arrive on Friday, February 5.
In a tweet, Treyarch said this is "to make sure everyone can start the hunt on equal footing." All players will be able to start at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. You can get a glimpse of Firebase Z itself in the video below.
Firebase Z introduces new characters to Black Ops Cold War Zombies, along with new mechanics and a Wonder Weapon. Letting everyone crack into the Easter eggs at once makes sense, given that the ongoing storyline in Zombies is a major draw for the horde-like mode.
The update is also adding the Express multiplayer map, new modes and playlists, and four additional Prop Hunt maps. It's roughly 9 GB. You can check out the full patch notes for more details.
The main Easter Egg quest in #FirebaseZ will be disabled at launch until 9AM PT / 12PM ET / 5PM GMT Friday, Feb. 5 to make sure everyone can start the hunt on equal footing.— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) February 1, 2021
In the US, Black Ops Cold War was the best-selling game of 2020. It has also rolled some of its new features into the free-to-play battle royale Warzone, which began as a piece of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Activision has said it expects Warzone to continue to develop alongside annual Call of Duty releases. Meanwhile, Activision is being sued for copyright infringement over one of its Modern Warfare characters.