- "Zombies co-op survival mode. Team up to battle the horde!"
- — Description
Zombies is a game mode that is featured in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. It's Infinity Ward's take on the highly popular mode. In Zombies, players can face zombies of various stereotypes and sizes depending on the location of the map, including 80s Zombies, Clowns, the Alien, the Brute, the Slasher, Skating Divas, Rat King etc. Zombies content is only considered canon in its own universe.
The mode is bringing numerous new features to Zombies as a whole, including Candy Perks and Fate and Fortune Cards as well as new Wonder Weapons such as the Forge Freeze Gun. In addition, a new group of weapons, called Quest Weapons, are making a debut.
Up to four players, must survive endless waves of attacking zombies, earning Cash from killing or damaging zombies and repairing barriers. Cash can be used to purchase weapons and Candy Perks in the process, or unlock new areas and activate other special objects. Tickets can also be earned by the player for completing N31L's challenges, through pick-ups dropped by zombies or by playing certain games and attractions in the Arcade. They can be used to purchase a Soul Token from the Afterlife Arcade if the player has died. They can also be used to purchase special grenades, weapons and the Arcane Core. Zombies enter the player-accessible area of the map via windows, holes in walls, or emerging from the ground, which are initially barricaded but will be rapidly demolished by zombies. The once-barricaded windows and holes in the wall can both be repaired. There is no limit to the number of rounds (or 'Scenes'); the game will end when all players have been incapacitated or killed by the Zombies. Zombies become stronger, faster and in higher numbers upon the completion of each round, forcing players to make tactical decisions about cash spending and progressing through the map. On occasion, zombies will drop power-ups such as Max Ammo, Nuke, or Insta-Kill upon their death, assisting the player.
As of right now, Zombies consists of three maps; the first takes place at an abandoned 1980s amusement park. The second takes place at a 1990s raver party in the woods set at a horror scene. The third takes place in New York City's Chinatown in the 1970s. The fourth takes place in a beach on the coast of 1950s California.
So far, Zombies has a total of 8 playable characters:
- Andre, Poindexter, Sally, and A.J. appear in Zombies in Spaceland, Rave in the Redwoods, Shaolin Shuffle, and Attack Of The Radioactive Thing.
- David Hasselhoff appears in Zombies in Spaceland (only playable after completing the Sooooul Key easter egg).
- Kevin Smith appears in Rave in the Redwoods (only playable after completing the Locksmith easter egg)
- Pam Grier appears in Shaolin Shuffle (only playable after completing the Pest Control easter egg)
- Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson appears in Attack of the Radioactive Thing (only playable after completing the Soul-Less easter egg)
Zombies is also known for carrying on the tradition of odd Easter Eggs within Call of Duty games. Some of the maps have "major" Easter Eggs, almost campaigns, which upon completion, grant the player(s) an achievement/trophy, in addition to an in-game reward, usually in the form of weapons or perks.
Zombie Crates, effectively Supply Drops, can be earned by time played. Weapons unlocked by both are shared across multiplayer and Zombies, though usually with varying additional effects.