Mimics are a Special class enemy in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War introduced in the Zombies map Firebase Z, and featured in Outbreak. As their name implies, they are shapeshifting creatures capable of disguising themselves as various objects to fool their prey, such as guns, scorestreaks, loot boxes, salvage, and equipment. If close enough they can also grab the player with their tentacles to pull the player closer to them, and will bite them. They also appear in Zombies Onslaught.
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From an autopsy preformed by Dimitri Kuhlklay alongside additional research, it was deduced that Mimics were once humans whom have either expired or have spent a prolonged amount of time within the Dark Aether, mutating due to the exposure of the energies within the alternate dimension. Mimics themselves also produce a blue energetic glow from their maw, similar to Ordas. It is also noted in the autopsy that the tentacles that the Mimics have are capable of independent action from arms and legs, permitting use in a combative fashion whilst on the move.
In Firebase Z and Outbreak, Mimics spawn as a special enemy randomly through the round or as a prop found around the map. A Mimic prop can be shot to force it to change out of its ‘prop’ form without being triggered by proximity. Mimic props can be distinguished upon their spawn by the distinctive blue flash of a Mimic spawn. When a Mimic is triggered or spawned as itself, a scream can be heard in the background. A Mimic's critical hit spot is its glowing mouth, and are noticeably weak towards Brain Rot.