- "The Haunting returns."
- — Official description
The Haunting is an event featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone available between October 19th and November 2nd, 2021 during the Season Six of content for Black Ops Cold War.
Care Packages could also appear as Scare Package which took the form of an orange Care Package with a smiley face on top of it and a large black handle around it.
Within Zombies, every enemy would appear with a pumpkin head. Killing enemies could also drop Jack-O'-Lantern loot. Those drops rewarded players with high-end loot such as Aether Tool, Wonder Weapon, Scorestreak Support, Ammo Mod, Chalice from Bronze to Gold to upgrade the Pack-a-Punch level of their weapons from Level I to Level III, and Armor from Level 1 to Level 3. Mimics could also appear as Jack-O'-Lantern loot.
Like Multiplayer, Scare Packages could be found in both round-based maps and Outbreak, with Scare Packages appearing every 5 rounds on round-based maps, and randomly appearing in every Region on Outbreak where crates could normally be found. In Outbreak, Scare Packages could also spawn on top of a Mimic hidden as crate.
A new game mode was also released for Outbreak: Hallows’ Eve Outbreak.
- Main article: Ghosts of Verdansk
The Haunting had 9 challenges between Black Ops Cold War multiplayer and Zombies and Warzone, and upon completion of either or sets of challenges the player would be awarded with the LAPA assault rifle.
Black Ops Cold War
|Legendary||Streetsweeper Blueprint||Blasting Lantern||Happy Haunting|
Play and complete 5 matches in Multiplayer or Zombies The Haunting Event playlists.
Get 200 Multiplayer Eliminations in the Nuketown '84 Halloween 24/7 playlist or Destroy Pumpkin Heads in Zombies.
|Legendary||Weapon Charm||Magic Broom||You'll Never Get Out Alive|
Finish Top 3 in Scream Deathmatch or successfully Exfil in Hallows' Eve Outbreak
Get 30 Multiplayer Elimination in Infected or Eliminate Special or Elite enemies in Zombies.
|Legendary||Reticle||Bloody Knife||Butcher's Bill|
Get 10 Melee Weapon kills in Multiplayer or earn Butcher Medals in Zombies (5 rapid Melee kills).
Open 1 Scare Package in Multiplayer or Zombies.
|Legendary||Calling Card||Jack's Revenge||Do You Believe in Ghosts?|
Get 50 Eliminations while using the Ghost Perk in Multiplayer or kill enemies while cloaked in the Aether Shroud in Zombies.
|Epic||Arcade Game||Spider Fighter||Living Nightmare|
Get 3 Multiplayer kills without dying 3 times or earn Carnage Medals in Zombies (10 rapid kills).
|Legendary||Weapon Charm||Molar||Playing with Fire|
Get 5 Multiplayer kills with fire damage or earn fire damage multi-kill Medals in Zombies.
|Legendary||M82 Blueprint||Fire Stick||Wake the Dead|
Play 5 matches in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist.
|Legendary||Accessory||Frightening||Over My Dead Body|
Earn a Top 10 final placement with your Squad in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist 3 times.
|Legendary||Weapon Charm||Respirator||Good Exorcise|
Eliminate 10 enemy Ghosts in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist.
|Legendary||Emblem||Final Summons||Life or Death|
Eliminate 10 enemy Humans while playing as your Operator in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist.
|Legendary||Reticle||Spiderweb||Scared to Death|
Eliminate 5 enemy Humans while playing as a Ghost in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist.
As a Ghost, redeploy as your Operator by collecting 3 Souls or performing a Finishing Move on a standing, crouching, or prone Human enemy.
|Legendary||Calling Card||Underworld||Evil Has Not Power Here|
Use 3 Sacred Ground locations to reduce your Fear Meter in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist.
Answer 3 phones in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist.
|Legendary||Weapon Charm||Tentacle||What Are You Afraid Of?|
Experience 3 Hallucinations while you have a full Fear Meter in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist.
- During The Haunting, the lobby music for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone was replaced by A Cold Wind Blows, the underscore of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies map, Call of the Dead.
- Two new songs played during Zombies gameplay:
- "A Howling We Will Go" by Frederick Jason Kron from the MX369 Halloween Screams album, used as a starting and game over song for round-based maps as well as the exfil song for Hallows' Eve Outbreak.
- "Halloween Nightmare" by Ronald Alan Mendelsohn from the MX369 Halloween Screams album, used as a starting and game over song for Outbreak as well as the song that plays during Hallows' Eve Outbreak.
- When a Jack-O'-Lantern drop spawned, a laugh could be heard for a few seconds.