Best Buy outs then pulls zombie map info for Black Ops

Friday, 13th August 2010 21:55 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Retailer Best Buy’s Canadian site has claimed the Hardened Edition for Call of Duty: Black Ops contains zombies.

According to the listing, the SKU contains “Four Zombie Maps Pack made famous from COD: World at War”.

At least, it did at one time. The site now has no mention of zombies anywhere, and instead lists the maps as: “4 extra playable co-op maps not in the standard edition”.

Activision must have called ‘em.

If true, the zombie maps will likely be included in the Prestige Edition, because it contains everything in the Hardened pack along with a RC-XD Surveillance Vehicle.

The Nazi Zombie multiplayer mode was a big hit with gamers when it debuted in World at War and even went on to spawn a dedicated iPhone title.

Activision has declined to comment on whether it the game has zombie maps or not.

However, back in June, Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia wouldn’t say whether or not zombies would be included in Black Ops, but he wouldn’t deny it either.

Black Ops is out November 9 for PC, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.

Thanks, MCV.



  1. Moonwalker1982

    Even if true, these are old maps from WAW? No thanks….shit…how hard is it to just implement a zombie mode with new maps?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. albo88

    zombies / with the mini car bomb? hahahah that’s just ridicules zombies mod suck ass if they put it in this game make no sens really ww2 is better cos is old era but killing a zombie with a mini car bomb? LMFAO oh boy

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DSB

    I don’t see much reason to buy Hardened or Prestige, unless you’re like the hugest fanboy.

    I thought the coop in MW2 fell pretty flat, but really, let’s face it, we’ve all seen the nazi zombies, it’s a lot of fun, and we all love seeing Norwegian students get their faces eaten, but it’s been DONE!

    What the world needs now is Vietcong zombies. Preferably ones referred to as The Weirdcong, just to reference a bit of Sodom.

    I don’t know how you’d tell a living Vietcong from a zombie one though, it’s all zerg, all the time. Maybe they eat your brains with fishsauce?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    $15 download for standard edition owners then? :P

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982


    Nope, Zombies never get old :)

    In my book.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DSB

    @5 I’m not saying zombies get old, clearly that would be a fallacy, I’m saying nazi zombies get old.

    We’ve seen it. We’ve chuckled. They’re old!

    Personally I’d love a zombie Stalin, but that’s just me. I hear the old man had a craving for military officers, even when he was alive. It stands to reason that he would be just the kind of zombie to go snacking on a platoon of soldiers.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. DJ Deathstar

    I posted this on the story about the Prestige edition!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @7 Sorry. Didn’t see it. :( Thanks though. *hug*

    #8 4 years ago
  9. night_ripper

    im definately getting the hardened edition i want the co-op packs and don’t care about 150 dollar overpriced prestige and the stupid car

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Moonwalker1982

    @ 6

    Ok, in that case dismiss my message ;)

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Yoshi

    IGN just confirmed it.

    “The Nazi Zombies content was undoubtedly one of the most beloved parts of Call of Duty: World at War, and today Josh Olin, Treyarch’s Community Mananger, confirmed that this content will be included in the special editions of their next game, Call of Duty: Black Ops.

    On his Twitter, Olin stated that the Hardened and Prestige editions of Black Ops will include all four of the existing maps in World at War. No word was mentioned whether those who purchase the standard edition of the game would be able to acquire this content via paid DLC.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops releases worldwide November 9th, 2010, but the big question is whether or not this is enough to push you over the edge into buying the more expensive versions of the game?”

    #11 4 years ago
  12. LOLshock94

    zombies was probely the best thing treyarch has done and probely the best thing to happen for all of the cods

    #12 4 years ago
  13. AHA-Lambda

    @8 – i posted this story earlier too =/

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Stephany Nunneley

    @13 & all: OK. Hugs all around then, and apologies if I missed anyone else who post on it.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. night_ripper

    *hugs* for steph

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Boris Fett

    @1 It isn’t. They just want to piss even more money out of people. It’s Activision. What do you expect?

    If buy these games, and especially the special editions. you’re an idiot. You’re paying extra money for content that should be sitting on the disc. And if people are going to keep being willing to buy this shit, then Activision are just going to keep doing it more and more.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Crysis

    @16, they will continue to the point where you only get audio on the disks, you’ll have to buy video seperate :P

    #17 4 years ago

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