— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) December 24, 2018
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 battle royal mode just got a whole lot more interesting.
At the end of last week, the battle royal mode, Blackout saw an interesting change when all of the zombies disappeared from the game’s map. No one knew what was going on, nor why this change was happening.
Well, it’s a temporary change, as the Zombies are back, and they’re in the holiday spirit!
“Zombies in Blackout are dressed for the season!” exclaims the official announcement, and players that join a match of battle royale will find that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4‘s zombies are now sporting Santa hats. We’re not making this up.
Seriously, we’re not.
Remember the Farm, located just south of the Firing Range? Well, that’s now a permanent zombie spawn point. The Firing Range is currently a very active location in many rounds of Blackout, and an increased Zombie presence there may have an interesting impact on the flow of a standard match.
The addition of Santa zombies are not the first of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4‘s seasonal offerings, as a little less than two weeks ago the Blackout Holiday Event launched for those playing on PlayStation 4. This event brought snowballs, festive lighting, and holiday-themed Supply Stashes to battle royale, and Treyarch complimented it with a Winter Event stream in the Black Market as well as a Zombies mode event called Winter Calling.