Cold War Zombies camos finally live in Warzone: Dark Aether & Plague Diamond
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Zombies camos finally land in Warzone with Season 5 Reloaded update

Published: 9/Sep/2021 5:15

by Brad Norton


After months of anticipation following Black Ops Cold War’s merger with Warzone, players are finally able to get their hands on Zombies camos in the battle royale. Here’s everything you need to know.

The integration between Black Ops Cold War and Warzone was a huge selling point for many fans when it came to the 2020 title. In a franchise-first, players are able to combine weapons created by both Infinity Ward and Treyarch while jumping into CoD’s landmark battle royale.

Despite the hype surrounding the integration, it hasn’t gone perfectly. Since release, players have complained about weapon balancing, rampant bugs, and general issues with the joint experience. Regardless of those problems, Warzone has still been hugely successful in its Cold War era.


Although the connection between games has been present since Season 1, many fans remained desperate for an update on Zombies integration in the months that followed. While it took almost a year to get there, Zombies camos are finally available in Warzone thanks to the Season 5 Reloaded patch.

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Warzone’s Cold War integration has been live since Season 1, but Zombies content only arrived in Season 5 Reloaded.

Zombies mastery camos arrive in Warzone

The number one thing on most Zombies players’ wishlists for Warzone were weapon camos, particularly the three mastery options: Golden Viper, Plague Diamond, and Dark Aether. These camos take a ridiculous amount of time and effort to unlock — and that’s without any nasty bugs messing up their progress.

These camos, along with many others, were finally made accessible in Warzone on September 9.


With the Season 5 Reloaded patch in full swing, Raven Software dropped the surprise announcement across social media.

Zombies calling cards and reticles coming to Warzone

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Zombies players were desperate for the chance to use their unlocks in Warzone.

Weapon camos are what many Zombies players wanted to see in Warzone more than anything, but there are plenty of other customization options now in the game as well. All calling cards and reticles that players unlock by playing Zombies have been added to the BR as well.

In the Season 1 overview, Treyarch confirmed their plans to incorporate “Zombies Calling Cards, reticles, and Onslaught Blueprints,” into Warzone.

Zombies camos in Warzone leaked

Although there was no official updates from Treyarch or Activision on when players can expect Zombies camos to be added, until they finally launched in September, several Call of Duty leakers already confirmed the presence of those camos in Warzone, well ahead of launch.


On March 5, well-known CoD leaker ‘Zesty’ tweeted out a message about the Zombies camos coming to Verdansk.

“Yes, all of the BOCW Zombies camos are in Warzone, including Mastery Camos like Plague Diamond and Dark Aether,” he shared with his followers.

Even though he confirmed their existence, Zesty crushed any hope that fans might’ve had about him knowing their release schedule. “No, I don’t know when they are coming,” he ended the tweet, “but likely soon due to fan requests.”