Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Unveils New Zombies Mode: Operation Deadbolt

September 20, 2023 by Alex Novichenko

Treyarch introduces Zombies mode to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, with the first trailer and blog post unveiling the Operation Deadbolt Zombies storyline. It follows the Dark Aether events from Black Ops Cold War and centers on Task Force 141's mission to thwart Viktor Zakhaev, the antagonist from Modern Warfare 2019, who has unleashed a Zombie outbreak using Aetherium.

The mode features both living and undead enemies, including Terminus Outcomes, a private military company hired by Zakhaev. Unlike traditional round-based Zombies, this version offers an open-world survival experience with PvE extraction, incursion zones of increasing difficulty, special story missions, and secrets to uncover.

Zombies arrives with Modern Warfare 3's launch on November 10, with more details on multiplayer and Warzone expected in Call of Duty: Next on October 5.