'Slaying Zombies is much more fun with friends' - said someone, somewhere.
Call of Duty: Zombies is one of the main attractions when it comes to the franchise, and sets it aside from other shooter games. Alongside the Warzone battle-royale, zombies offers vastly different gameplay to the functional and saturated multiplayer modes and are ideally played with a couple of friends when there's a few hours to kill.
However, in Black Ops Cold War, playing with friends has become a problem, with split-screen being at the forefront. The ability to split your screen to play with someone on the same console has yet to be launched for online play, with a range of bugs surfacing.
Players could be invited to a local game alongside the split-screening pair, but this would then cause the game to glitch and a warning would appear stating "the selected playlist does no support your current party configuration. Please remove all split-screen players from your party to continue”. This meant that players could not play split-screen online.
Treyarch has now acknowledged this bug and has confirmed the team are working towards making split-screen accessible.
In the most recent patch notes, the developers listed "Splitscreen is currently unavailable in Zombies." under the "Known Issues" section as one of many "larger issues that we’re tracking at the moment".
It's clear that Treyarch is fully aware of the problems, and are working towards fixing this in order for families and friends to begin hour-long sessions re-burying the undead on the same screen.
Die Maschine has taken the community by storm as one of the most creative and unique zombies map the franchise has ever made, adding much more depth to the original Nacht Der Untoten map where we are currently re-visiting. Let's hope it won't be long for Treyarch to add split-screen permanently.
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