Black Ops Cold War Zombies - How to Play Nuketown '84

Find out how to start playing the Nuketown '84 map in the Zombies mode using this guide to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

A fan-favorite multiplayer Nuketown map from the original game is back in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War exclusively for the Zombies mode. This map has changed significantly from its first appearance, including its name, which is now Nuketown '84. This guide will provide you with tips on how to play the new Nuketown '84 map.

Only PS4 and PS5 players will have access to this map for now. The Xbox and PC players will be able to play the Nuketown '84 map only in November 2021. If you own a PlayStation console, then keep on reading our guide.

How to Play Nuketown '84

To actually start playing the Nuketown '84 map is really simple. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Go to main menu
  2. Select "Zombies" mode
  3. Choose "Zombies Onslaught" option
  4. Click on "Onslaught Nuketown" map

This will instantly take you to the Nuketown '84 map filled with nostalgia and a cool new easter egg.

How to Unlock Nuketown '84 Easter Egg

In order to experience the Nuketown '84 map in full you need to unlock a new easter egg, which changes the perception of your character to a thermal vision.

If you wish to unlock this easter egg, you need to look out for mannequins that are scattered all around the map. There are 26 mannequins in total and they're really easy to spot, so you can't miss them.

If you manage to headshot all of them in under 2 minutes, you will unlock a new thermal vision and a song, which will be available in your Zombies menu.

Nuketown '84 Map rewards

The new map also offers players some unique rewards!

If you simply log into the game before December 3, 2020, you will get the following items:

  • Shotgun Blueprint
  • Sticker
  • Calling Card
  • 2x Charms

You can also get three new blueprints by completing the following tasks on the Nuketown '84 map:

  • Hellhawk QBZ-83 (assault rifle): Kill five megaton zombies
  • Primal Hunter (handgun): Reach the Bronze level
  • Crowstorm Type 63 (tactical rifle): Earn seven Onslaught chalices

That's all you need to know on how to play the Nuketown '84 map in the Zombies mode. For more on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, visit the game's main page for more tips and tricks, as well as our official review. 


Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published Nov. 26th 2020

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