Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 could be the undead survival resurgence that the series needs by bringing back Zombies Chronicles.

One of the main reasons Black Ops 3 is looked back on so fondly by COD Zombies fans is due to its incredible Zombies Chronicles DLC.

After launching with two Zombies maps and dropping four more as DLC, the third game in the Black Ops franchise already had plenty to offer. However, it was DLC 5 that truly got heads turning.

With Black Ops 3’s final Zombies expansion, Treyarch launched Zombies Chronicles, a map pack that brought back eight classic maps from the series’ past.

Now, fans are hoping that the long-awaited Zombies Chronicles 2 could be set to debut in Black Ops 6.

Is Zombies Chronicles 2 Coming to Black Ops 6?

So far, there has been no official announcement of Zombies Chronicles 2 coming to Black Ops 6, despite fan hopes.

Treyarch’s upcoming release is set to bring back round-based Zombies, with two maps available on launch day. Both Terminus and Liberty Falls are brand-new Zombies experiences, with more set to debut during the game’s life cycle.

Black Ops 6 Zombies Crew

In recent Call of Duty titles, we’ve seen Treyarch’s Zombies modes bring back some fan-favorite locations. In Black Ops Cold War, Die Maschine’s opening area was reminiscent of the very first Zombies map, Nacht der Untoten.

Then, in Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies, a mode developed by Treyarch for Sledgehammer Games’ WW2 shooter, we got exactly one round-based experience – a remake of World at War’s Shi No Numa.

What’s more, Black Ops 6 is even bringing back GobbleGum, a mechanic first seen in Black Ops 3. Could Treyarch be willing to go a step further with the nostalgia and drop Chronicles 2?

Maps That Need to Return in Zombies Chronicles 2

If Zombies Chronicles 2 ever does surface, there are some maps that Treyarch needs to bring back.

As a reminder, the original map pack featured eight remastered Zombies maps, altered only slightly to feature Black Ops 3 mechanics and weaponry.

These are the maps we saw the first time around:

Zombies Chronicles 1 Maps:

  • Nacht der Untoten
  • Verrückt
  • Shi No Numa
  • Kino der Toten
  • Ascension
  • Shangri-La
  • Moon
  • Origins
COD Zombies Chronicles

Although we’re sure fans would be glad to see these maps brought onto current-gen systems, Black Ops 3 is still accessible on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

What’s more, over on Steam, Black Ops 3 still has a strong playerbase, largely due to its Zombies offering.

Therefore, our candidates for Zombies Chronicles 2 maps exclude those that already appeared in the first map pack. Here are some fan-favorites we think deserve to return this time around:


TranZit Cod Zombies

First Appearance: Black Ops 2

TranZit is fondly remembered as breaking new ground in the COD Zombies franchise by adding a bus that players could use to travel between areas.

It was the first map that allowed players to build their own Wonder Weapon, a feature that is now a series mainstay, and users could even add upgrades to their bus.

A TranZit remake has long been rumored, but so far, it is yet to surface.

Die Rise

Die Rise in COD Zombies

First Appearance: Black Ops 2

Set in Shanghai, China, Die Rise takes place between two neighboring skyscrapers, emphasizing vertical gameplay.

As such, players must watch their step while traversing the map’s broken elevator shafts and abundance of sheer drops.


Five COD Zombies

First Appearance: Black Ops

This original Black Ops Zombies map was the one that was unlocked immediately after completing the game’s Campaign.

It featured the likes of John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Robert McNamara, and Fidel Castro as they defend the Pentagon from the zombie hordes.

Call of the Dead

Call of the Dead COD Zombies

First Appearance: Black Ops

This one may not be possible due to celebrity likeness licensing, but we’d love to see Call of the Dead make a return in Zombies Chronicles 2.

The map, which stars real celebrities such as Robert Englund, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Rooker, and Danny Trejo, takes place in an abandoned Siberian outpost.

Mob of the Dead

Mob of the Dead COD Zombies

First Appearance: Black Ops 2

Mob of the Dead takes place on Alcatraz Island, a location that COD fans have become all too familiar with over the years.

The storyline features four mobsters who attempt to execute an escape plan during the night of the zombie outbreak.

It also features a never-seen-before Afterlife Mode, which allows dead players to astral project through walls and even activate objects that need electricity.


Nuketown Zombies

First Appearance: Black Ops 2

We already know that Nuketown is confirmed for Black Ops 6, so why not bring back Nuketown Zombies?

This undead survival map is set following the events of a standard Multiplayer match, which ended with a player dropping a nuke.

It’s a simple play area as far as Zombies maps go, but it’s still a lot of fun – and the population counter even increases with the number of zombies slain.


Buried COD Zombies

First Appearance: Black Ops 2

Chronologically, Buried is the final map in the original Zombies timeline, and it is one that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Set in an underground western town, it features the original Victis crew and introduces the Ray Gun Mark II for the first time.

Shadows of Evil

Shadows of Evil Black Ops 3

First Appearance: Black Ops 3

Set in Morg City in the 1940s, Shadows of Evil features four new characters who are transported to the nightmarish realm of the Shadowman.

The mysterious character sets all four protagonists on a quest to redeem themselves for their sins, freeing their dimension in the process.

Of course, we’re sure some fans will disagree with our list or want their favorite map added to the roster. But these iconic Zombies maps are some of the series’ greatest, and there’s no doubt in our mind that they deserve a comeback.

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