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Call of Duty Modern Warfare update: Halloween event live with Warzone Zombies at Night

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Gamers looking for something fresh to play tonight can test out a number of new modes in Call of Duty Warzone and COD Modern Warfare.

Developers Infinity Ward has confirmed that the full Halloween experience is now live in Verdansk, complete with the walking dead.

As revealed earlier this week by Activision, gamers can now play as Zombies when they die in the Zombie Royale mode.

This will be set at night and includes a number of twists on the usual Battle Royale gameplay experience.

Warzone isn’t the only game getting the Halloween treatment this week, with Modern Warfare getting its own uniquely-themed modes too.

These include the following playlist changes:

MODERN WARFARE

  • Gunfright
  • Haunted House Party
  • Onslaughter

WARZONE

  • Blood Money Trios
  • Zombie Royale (Night Map)
  • BR Trick or Trios (Night Map)

This lineup is expected to be tweaked slightly over the coming weeks, with new limited-time modes being released.

It should also be noted that this new Halloween event is scheduled to run until early November and could be one of the last major events for Modern Warfare.

However, while Black Ops Cold War will be getting a lot of attention next month, developers Treyarch will be supporting Warzone with new content from that game.

So there is no reason to believe that Warzone will be getting cut out of any upcoming event launches.

And it will be interesting to see just how Warzone affects the release of Black Ops Cold War, as it has become a hugely popular product in its own right.

More on that new Halloween event content can be found below, and comes courtesy of Infinity Ward:

NIGHT MODE

Available in select Warzone modes such a Trios, Verdansk is now open for nighttime infiltrations.

Although the full moon’s glow prevents total darkness, operators might want to still pack some Thermal optics in their Loadout Drops to help spot enemies lurking about in low-light areas or use Cold-Blooded to counter these high-tech tools.

No matter the operation, visiting Verdansk at night will leave operators open to a few frights. Some say that a ventriloquist doll frequently appears on television sets tuned to defunct channels, and the poltergeist of a chainsaw-wielding killer can be seen and heard across the Krovnik Farmland. Others claim that the defunct tracks near the Train Station are still in use by a ghost train, a vessel filled with souls of those who lost their lives fighting in the Gulag…

ZOMBIE ROYALE

Operators can fight against and alongside powerful zombified creatures as part of Zombie Royale, a limited-time mode where death is far from permanent.

Instead of being sent to the Gulag, dead Operators will come back to life as a zombie. Although zombies cannot use weapons, they have supernatural abilities: increased speed, improved jumps, deadlier melee attacks, and thermal vision.

Feeling Zombified? Time to fight your way back into the land of the living:

When a player is killed, they drop a syringe that shows up on the map. Collect two of these Syringes as a Zombie and you’ll parachute back in with your loadout on your Squad for a second chance! The last squad standing with a surviving Operator wins… even if the rest of the squad has turned undead.

Because this mode takes place at night, expect to find all the haunts that Verdansk has to offer under the bright moonlight, including those Trick or Treat Boxes that are fully loaded up with scares for the whole squad.

HAUNTING CONTENT FOR MODERN WARFARE

ONSLAUGHTER

Squads must wrest control of a Juggernaut suit that spawns somewhere on the map and advance forward into a specific goal area. Be prepared for plenty of Minigun fire and consider powerful Killstreaks to take down an opposing Juggernaut, as well as the mad scramble whenever the suit is available for the taking. Also, the Juggernaut in this mode – and in all other modes during The Haunting of Verdansk – will come with a pumpkin head, which is surprisingly sturdy and durable despite it being a hollowed-out squash.

SNIPERS ONLY

As the name suggests, leave all other weapons at home for this Team Deathmatch variant. Instead of custom loadouts, all operators will have a choice between five pre-built loadouts. Aim to have more kills than deaths, as the squad that hits the target score wins the match.

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