Originally, the Outbreak Mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was going to go live tomorrow. However, it is now playable a full day earlier than previously announced.
That’s not the only thing that is available a day early. Players can also now download Season 2 for the game a day early. Sadly, though, no additional content for the season is yet available. But you’ll need to go ahead and download that season if you wish to play Outbreak Mode early.
As the above video explains, your next step after downloading the update is to put your console in an offline mode. After this, you should begin the game and head to the Zombies option. If you explore “Custom Games,” you should be able to see the Outbreak Mode.
That’s the good news.
Here’s the bad news.
Since you have to keep your console disconnected from the internet for this to work, you won’t be able to go online and play Outbreak with your friends yet. However, you’ll be able to learn more about the mode and its secrets before this free update goes live on Thursday, February 24 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET.