PlayStation and Call of Duty announce oddly-timed release date for zombie mode



There’s a valid argument to be made that the suits at PlayStation and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War totally blew their zombie mode timing. As every plasma-sick vampire, Electrolux-riding witch, and Exorcist-fixated Satanist knows, Halloween is Spooky Season. Which is why the newscasters of America can’t shut up about it.

What goes with the Spooky Season like mini-Caramilk bars and out-of-control diabetes? That would be zombies of course. There’s a reason The Walking Dead made its official Season 1 debut on October 31. And there’s a reason you’ve spent every night this month cycling through films such as Night of the Living Dead, Return of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, The Dead Don’t Die, Day of the Dead, and Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things.

That reality has evidently been lost on the corporate overlords at PlayStation and Call of Duty.

Exclusive COD content on PlayStation

The two released great news for war-obsessed fans of reanimated cadavers today. Get ready for exclusive COD: Black Ops Cold War zombie content which will be exclusive to PlayStation.

We know the drill, namely that you’re about to stop reading this so you can bolt for the PlayStation to get in on the action. But not so fast.

For reasons that are entirely unfathomable, said content won’t be released until November 13. That’s correct—right around the time Americans are gearing up for Thanksgiving, and Canadians are putting their poppies away for another year.

PlayStation and COD officially announced the new zombie mode today. Fans will battle endless waves of hungry zombies in two-player action. As of the middle of next month, content will be exclusive to PS4 and PS5 until November 1, 2021. After that, Xbox owners and PC jockeys will be able to get in on the action.

Get ready for a mutation!

That’s assuming of course that we’re all here next year. At the rate things are going right now, it’s only a matter of time until COVID-19 mutates into something that not only kills people, but then brings them back to life with an insatiable appetite for human flesh.

God help us all, because it might only be a matter of time before every season is Spooky Season, and every day looks like something from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s zombie mode.

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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