The Dark Aether story continues in Season 2 of Black Ops Cold War with exciting new Intel introduced in the brand new Zombies game mode called Outbreak. There is new Intel added to the existing Firebase Z map as well.
Given the massive size of the Outbreak regions, it is almost impossible to find the Intel scattered around without help. If you're looking for Outbreak Intel locations, then you've come to the right place. In this guide, we show you all the Intel locations in Outbreak for all regions.
As always, all these Intel are available to be collected in the form of audio logs, documents, radio transmissions, and artifacts. While some of these have fixed locations, others can only be obtained by killing the elite zombies (Russian Manglers, Mimics, Megatons, etc.)
These Intel help you understand the Dark Aether story from the perspective of the four central "teams" involved in the story: Requiem, Omega, Maxis, and Dark Aether. Below, we have listed all the Intel locations and how to obtain them in the Outbreak mode.
TOP GAMEPLAY HIGHLIGHTS
Unlike the other two maps (Die Maschine & Firebase Z) that are round-based, the new Outbreak mode is difficulty-based, and every time you move to a higher difficulty, you get a different region. There are four main regions: Alpine, Ruka, Golova, & Sanatorium. Every time you move up a difficulty, you get the next region and loop back around to the first one once you've visited all four.
You will find the Intel in all these four regions. Some of the Intel are region-specific only, while the rest can be obtained in any one of the four regions.
Zombie Head: There is one general objective-based artifact that you can obtain in any one of the regions. It all depends on whether or not you get this objective. This is the objective where you will be asked to pick up a zombie head specimen and put it inside a container. It is called the "Specimen Analyzer."
As soon as you pick up the head, it will be added as an artifact Intel.
- Aetherium Crystal Shard
The Aetherium Crystal Shard is found in the far southeastern part of the Ruka region. The crystal is sitting on top of a rock.
- Frost Blast Canister
You can find the artifact on top of the Ski Lift at the Base Landing area.
You can either parachute on top of the structure or jump up on it using the shed just beside the lift.
- Aetherium Canister
You can find the Aetherium Canister on top of the pipes located at the Train Loading area in the far western section of the Golova region.
There are four documents that you can get in Outbreak. These are dropped randomly when you kill the elite zombies (Russian Mangler, Mimic, Megaton, etc.).
Look for a yellow highlighted item on the ground after killing the elite zombies.
These can be obtained in ANY region. The following are all the documents you can acquire for Requiem:
- Operation Threshold Authorization
- Domino Effect
- Recon Rover Blueprint
- Disruptor Satellite Blueprint
- Omega Group Patch
You can find the Omega Group Patch artifact on top of one of the training obstacles at the obstacle course.
- Kravchenko's Knife
Kravchenko's Knife is found inside one of the lookout towers at the Missile Silos.
You can get three documents for the Omega group by killing the elite zombies, as mentioned before.
The following are the three Omega documents that you can obtain in Outbreak:
- New Frontiers
- Omega Staffing Report
- Omega Records Review
- Endstation Video Tape
This artifact can be found at the lowest level of one of the houses located in the lower eastern town of the Golova region.
- Maxis BND Badge
This artifact is found in the far eastern part of the Golova region near the Industrial Park area.
There are two documents that you can obtain by killing the elite zombies.
- Maxis Status Report
- Maxis Diary Entry
- Mystery Box Bunny
The artifact is inside the bedroom of one of the Base Suites in the western end of the Alpine region.
- Empty Jugger-Nog
The artifact is found on the roof of the bathhouse located at the southern end of the Alpine region.
You can use the cliff by the bathhouse to parachute onto the roof. The Empty Jugger-Nog is by the Chimney head.
- Cymbal Monkey Toy
You can find the Cymbal Monkey Toy at the Golova Church in the southern part of the Golova region.
It's a bit tricky to get to the Cymbal Monkey toy artifact. First, enter the church, and you will notice a scaffolding structure with a set of ladders leading up to the top of the church.
Climb up. Once at the top, go out through the window and turn right. You will find some wooden crates. Use them to climb up to the higher level again.
Keep moving forward and jump across to the pillar structure. Keep hugging the structure, and you will eventually reach the side facing the town. The cymbal monkey toy will be sitting at the ledge.
- Ivan's Head
The artifact is located at the far eastern section of the Ruka region in the Rocky Hillside.
You need to walk up to the Train Trestle and jump on the electric pole where the head is. You can parachute up to the pole and collect the head.
There are four documents that you can get by completing trials from the trial computer, similar to how you obtained the Dark Aether documents and other Intel on Die Maschine and Firebase Z. You must keep doing the trials until you see a folder on the trial computer. The folder indicates that doing the next trial will reward you with an Intel.
Once completed, you will get a message pop up saying "Reward Available: Intel"
You can then go to the same trial computer and collect the Intel. Note that these trial computers spawn in random places all around the map in each region. Make sure you open up your map to check the location of the trial computer.
The following are the four document Intel you can obtain in Outbreak:
- Hello Again
- Divided World
- Trust Me
- More To Follow
Season 2 Reloaded
The mid-season update of Black Ops Cold War & Warzone introduced a lot of new Intel that gives additional insight towards the Zombies' Dark Aether storyline. The new Intel is added in the existing three regions: Alpine, Ruka, and Golova. There's also a brand new region introduced in Outbreak with a new radio signal easter egg and new Intel.
Most of the Intel added are either Radio Transmissions or Audio Logs. You can collect the Audio Logs in the same way as always by going to the specific locations and collecting the Intel except for the Dark Arther transmissions and logs, which can only be obtained via the Trials.
The Radio Transmissions are collected the same way as before by interacting with the Radios set in fixed locations. This time, these radios have a fixed location in each region. But, you can collect the transmissions from these radios at any one of the regions. The only catch is that you can only collect one per game.
There are four new Audio Logs spread across different regions in the Outbreak mode.
Please refer to the player marker for the exact locations on the map overview.
- "I See A Hierarchy"
You can find this audio log on top of the water tower located to the west of the central town.
Climb up the tower, and you will see the radio on the platform.
- "Recon Rover Blues"
You can find this audio log in the Old Farm cabin in the very western section of the Ruka region.
Head inside the cabin/lodge, and you will see the radio resting on a small wooden cabinet.
- "Like Flies To Honey"
You can find the audio log on the table inside the base headquarters' main meeting room located in the central part of the region. This is the same room where you find one of the demented echos.
- "Quantum Entanglement"
The audio log is located inside a small blue building at the Pier located northeast of the central Sanatorium building.
Head inside the building via the back door, and you will see the radio right in front of you on the shelf. It might be hard to see it at first due to the darkness in the room. Jump up on an elevated surface, and you will get a prompt to collect it.
- "Killer Crystal"
You can find the audio log inside the orange building located in the Ski Patrol area.
Go inside the room located on the second floor of the room. You will find the audio log on the desk by the bunk bed.
- "Grisly Affair"
The audio log is on the back of an abandoned truck parked near the western edge of the Alpine region. This is the same truck that sometimes holds a launch pad on it.
- Alpine: The radio is found inside the bathhouse which is located in the southern part of Alpine.
Head inside the bathhouse, and you will find it resting on the front reception.
- Golova: The radio in Golova is found on top of the silo in the Granary located in the northwestern part of Golova.
You can either use the ladders to climb up or rappel up. The radio is on top of the silo.
- Ruka: The radio is located inside the cabin located in the Cargo Platform area in the northeastern part of the region.
Head inside the table, and the radio will be on the table.
- Sanatorium: The radio is inside the office of one of the vacation homes located in the extreme southeastern section of the region.
It is a yellow house. Head to the second floor, and take the first right door to enter the office. The radio will be on the work desk.
- Race Against Time
- How We Win
- Under Observation
- "Off The Hook"
The audio log is inside one of the rural houses in the central part of the Golova region. It is the same building where you will usually find the Wunderfizz perk machine.
- "Ghost Stories"
The audio log is inside the main building located at the Church Grounds Graveyard.
Go inside the building and head to the far left corner of the building to find the audio log on a wooden table.
- "In The Wild"
The audio log is on a shelf located at the Missile Silos base.
- "Lightning Bugs"
The audio log is located at the Mobile ICBM base in the northern part of Ruka.
The audio log will be on a wooden plank next to some wooden crates.
- "Proposed Targets"
You can find the audio log inside one of the Sanatorium rooms on the 1st floor. First, go through the Entry Plaza (Main Entrance) of the Sanatorium.
You will reach the first floor of Sanatorium with a huge structured wall in the middle having a star icon on it.
Look to your left, and you will find a door.
Go through the door to enter an office room. Here you will find your radio log on the work desk.
The exact map location is shown below.
- "Something I Can Use"
Next, head to the second floor of the Sanatorium.
There will be a room with a Gallo SA12 wall buy.
The audio log is on the table inside this room.
The following is the exact location on the map.
- "Do What You Must"
This audio log is found on a table at the Chalet located in the eastern part of the Alpine region.
- Alpine: The Omega radio is located inside the Pro Shop in the lodge located at the Base Landing in Alpine's eastern part.
Go to the second floor to reach the Pro Floor, and you will find the radio resting on the pool table.
- Golova: You can find the radio on the second floor of the Town Center in the Upper Town area.
Go to the second floor and take a left. The radio is on the work desk.
- Ruka: The radio is in one of the green tents at the Missile Silo area.
It's the tent located at the very eastern end of the area. You will find the radio on a wooden table inside the tent.
- Sanatorium: The radio is in the administration office of the Beach Resort located next to the Pier.
The radio is on the work desk inside the office.
- Up To Speed
- "It's All Relative"
The audio log is inside a shed in a lower farmstead located in the region's northeastern section.
- "Call Me Mac"
You will find the audio log inside a small elevated cabin in the backwoods located to the east of the Missile Silos.
Enter the cabin, and you will find the radio on the wooden table by the bookshelf.
- "We've Both Been To Hell"
The audio log is inside the Maintenance building located in the northwestern part of the Sanatorium region.
- "My Reputation Precedes Me"
You can find this audio log in the red building located at the Maintenance area on the northeastern border of the Alpine region.
Head inside the office on the ground floor and you will find the audio log resting on the first desk by the office entrance.
- Alpine: The radio is inside one of the Hillside Cabins located in the southeastern corner of Alpine.
Head inside the house, and you will find the radio on a wooden cabinet.
- Golova: The radio is inside one of the rural houses in the eastern part of the region.
When you enter the house, you will find the radio on the small dining table.
- Ruka: The radio is found inside the red cabin in Creek Dacha, located at the western end of the region.
The radio is on the kitchen counter.
- Sanatorium: The radio is inside the back room of the store (white building) located in the Market Square in the southwestern section of the region.
The radio is on some white wooden crates.
- Lab Rat
- Three Out Of Four
- Both Ways
- I've Changed
- Why I Fight
- True Courage
- New Enemies
There are three new Requiem radio transmissions across all four regions. These radios have a fixed location in each region, and you can only collect one Requiem radio transmission Intel per game.
The following are the locations of the Requiem radios in all four regions.
As mentioned before, you can collect the Radio Transmissions from any of these but only once per game. The best way to collect the radio transmissions is by collecting one type (types: Requiem, Omega, & Maxis) per game in whatever region you're in and then restarting the game.
The following is a list of all Requiem radio transmissions:
There are six audio logs for the Omega group found across all the regions.
Three radio transmissions can be collected from any one of the following locations.
The following is a list of all three Omega radio transmissions you can collect:
There are three new Maxis audio logs spread across the regions.
You can find the Maxis' radios in all four regions as well. The following are the locations:
The following is the list of all six Maxis radio transmissions:
There are only two new Dark Aether radio transmissions added into the game with Season 2 Reloaded. These can be obtained by completing the trials from the trial computer, just like the earlier Dark Aether Intel. These trial computers are available in random locations and all regions. You can do these trials in all the regions to collect the Dark Aether documents.
You must keep doing the trials until you see a folder on the trial computer. The folder indicates that doing the next trial will reward you with an Intel.
Once completed, you will get a message pop up saying "Reward Available: Intel." After completing the trial, you can go back to the same trial computer and collect your Intel.
The following is a list of all Dark Aether transmissions: