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Black Ops 6 leaks confirm return of divisive Zombies feature

Black Ops 6 Zombies leaks reveal the return of a divisive, yet useful Black Ops 3 mechanic for the latest iteration of Call of Duty.

Black Ops 6 Zombies gobblegums: An image of Frank Wood in Black Ops Cold War and the Gobblegums machine from Black Ops 3.

If you’re a Call of Duty Zombies fanatic, then the wait for Black Ops 6 is going to feel like an eternity as we approach the game’s launch later this year. The wait doesn’t have to be too painful, though, as new leaks begin to unravel what Black Ops 6 Zombies has in store for players – like the return of Gobblegums from Black Ops 3, whether you like them or not.

The veil is beginning to lift for Treyarch’s next FPS game entry, and Black Ops 6 Zombies has a lot riding on its shoulders. However, despite how divisive this Black Ops 3 mechanic was back in the day, Gobblegums might be enough to entice Zombies veterans back after the woes of Call of Duty Vanguard and MW3 Zombies. The inclusion of Gobblegums comes from a recent wave of Black Ops 6 pre-order leaks, as notable leaker ‘BobNetworkUK’ shares what’s included within the Vault Edition.

It is unknown exactly which Gobblegums are coming back, but their inclusion with this version of Black Ops 6 could possibly indicate in-game advantages specific to Vault Edition owners. If that sounds familiar, it’s because Black Ops 3’s Zombies Chronicles expansion exclusively gave players the ability to claim a free Gobblegum at the start of each round. It reeks of pay-to-win, unfortunately, and it doesn’t help that Gobblegums are often regarded as a crutch for survival in the undead multiplayer game mode.

Black Ops 6 Gobblegums: An image of the Gobblegums in Call of Duty Black Ops 6 Vault Edition.

Hopefully this isn’t the case for the forthcoming shooter. Additionally, the leaker also shares artwork confirming that Frank Woods will be available as an operator in-game, with three different variants to choose from – including a zombified skin. Frank Woods is cool, sure, but it’s the Klaus and Brutus skins from Mauer Der Toten and Mob of the Dead that are really cooking here. Created by Requiem scientist Elizabeth Grey, Klaus is a buildable sentient machine that can aid the player in the aforementioned Black Ops Cold War Zombies map.

Brutus (aka The Warden), well, this hunk of undead muscle is a mini-boss enemy that has ended many of my Zombies runs far too early in the past. Whether you’re inside of Alcatraz prison or completing the easter egg on the Golden Gate Bridge, Brutus’ sheer power isn’t to be underestimated.

Mob of the Dead was remade into Blood of the Dead for Black Ops 4, but could Brutus’ inclusion be a hint we’re going back (again) or just a playful nod to Zombies’ past? Either way, you’ll find out on Xbox Game Pass from day one later this year.

Black Ops 6 Vault Edition: An image of the Call of Duty Black Ops 6 Vault Edition Frank Wood, Klaus, and Brutus skins.

Pre-orders for Black Ops 6 are yet to go live for PS5 and Xbox, but we anticipate they will appear soon as the June Xbox Showcase draws closer.

In other gaming news, the Kar98k returns in MW3 Season 4, and it’s more cracked than ever, and a TranZit remake could be on the cards for Black Ops 6 Zombies.

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