Top 10 Cod zombies tips


One of the most important aspects of Nazi Zombies is often overlooked by the vast amount of players who participate. Despite having a rather simple premise, it’s vital that you can communicate with team members. Many of the quests are vaguely detailed so it’s more than likely people will miss vital clues or steps if they remain silent. Coordinating with others can not only help you finish objectives quicker but provide vital information such as witch paths are open. Always use your mic when playing Nazi Zombies, even if it’s with random users.

Don’t Rely on the Mystery Box

A common misconception in The Final Reich is that you need to get to the mystery box and hold up there. While the box does offer some of the best weapons, your focus shouldn’t be on finding it every time it vanishes. There are a lot of viable weapons scattered around the map for you to use and many of them -especially when upgraded – are sufficient on their own. Some great alternatives are the Trench Shotgun, M1928, and the BAR. Hunting down the Mystery Box can easily consume precious resources and ultimately lead to your demise.

Prioritize Pests

There are several different types of undead that you will come across, but the most annoying to deal with are “Pests.” These armless, sprinting ghouls will chase after anyone they see in an attempt to bite them. What makes these zombies so troublesome is they usually move in packs and can still damage players even when they’re sprinting. Because of this, players should focus their fire on them when they rush out with the rest of the horde. Thankfully, they are fairly weak and be taken down with a few bullets or melee strikes. Pests will first arrive at Wave 5 and then slowly will be integrated into the regular waves of undead beings.

Share Your Jolts

Something a lot of players seem to forget is that the in-game currency (Jolts) can actually be shared among one another. This is done by hitting left on the d-pad which will cause a user to toss them onto the ground. Given Perks and Upgrades are rather expensive, players should always try to help others out when it comes to managing their money. Keep in mind, this should only be done in a pinch or if you have an overabundance of Holts weighing down your pockets.

Blitz Upgrades Matter

It’s important to always have Blitz upgrades when playing Nazi Zombies, but some are simply better than others on this map. Armor should always be the first thing you purchase regardless, but consider buying the increased weapon damage first. KugelBlitz will cost you 2,000 Jolts and is located at the top of the stone path by the cliffs. Since your rather confined, increasing the weapon damage while using a shotgun can let you quickly cut through multiple zombies at once. This is also true for SMGs which usually have a lower base damage. Giving these a small damage boost will certainly make your life way easier in The Darkest Shore. Another Blitz upgrade we recommended grabbing early is the one that discharges an electrical shock when you reload. You will almost always have zombies swarming you on this map, so being able to shock everyone around you is a great tool. The closed in environment lets you absolutely wreck hordes of ghouls that are chasing after you. This perk is especially useful for the submarine room where you have to reattach the soldier’s head. Since you’ll be locked in here for a fairly lengthy period, the multiple shocks from a team of four can quickly wipe out the zombies climbing over the railings.

Balance Your Specials

When building a team of elite zombie killers you will want to make sure that the team’s Special abilities are balanced. Having a squad of all Free Fires may seem like a great idea until someone gets downed and you cannot get to them. However, not every Special is really needed as ones like Frontline are far more situational. We recommend running a team of two Camouflages, one Free Fire and Shellshock for this mode. Having two medics can help ensure that there is always a way to save someone, while the other two Specials can give needed breathing room during the higher numbered waves.

Get the Ripsaw

The Ripsaw is a stupidly powerful special weapon. Firing saw blades at zombies it will instantly kill pretty much any enemy it hits. What makes this item great is that it will cut through multiple foes at once and clear entire groups. Even with a low ammo capacity, the Ripsaw is quite potent and should be the first major quest you focus on. To assemble this weapon you will need to go through multiple steps which includes:

  • Collecting the Saw Blade
  • Collecting the Handle
  • Charge the Ripsaw via killing zombies by the workbench
  • Purchase for 2,500 Jolts You can find the saw blade on a dead body inside the power station by the Pack-a-Punch machine. The handle spawns in one of three random locations every game. It will always be in the bunker by the second power station by the bunk beds, record players, or tables. After this, head down to the workbench and then kill the zombies approaching you to charge it. Once fully charged you can buy this powerful weapon and cut your foes to pieces. Seriously, this weapon is really good and it’s worth the time/risk to craft. For more Call of Duty: WW2 guides, features, and news make sure to visit Heavy’s gaming section.

Upgrade, Upgrade, Upgrade

Just like in the previous Nazi Zombies modes, players can upgrade their weapons to make them more powerful. Sadly, it’s not simply a matter of finding the machine in this level, users will need to unlock it first. The upgrade machine can be found in torture room that’s connected to the mortuary. It will be caged in, so users will need to flip the switch in the torture room to open three yellow pipes. Users then need to find these yellow pipes around the map and slide down so they can reach three other switches. It doesn’t cost a lot of money to unlock the upgrade station, so consider doing it around wave 14 or 15. A single weapon upgrade will cost 5,000 Jolts so pick weapon’s like the BAR or multi-barrel rocket launcher to enhance first. Having stronger guns is critical for anyone trying to pass wave 20 as zombies become far sturdier and harder to kill.

Don’t Be a (Sitting) Duck

This is very much like dodgeball. If you stand still, you’re likely dead. Try to get used to strafe shooting by moving left and right between rifle bursts. If you’re bad at this, it’s the most likely reason why you’re dying more often than you should and why you’re not getting more kills. Also, get used to sliding. It’ll save you precious seconds when trying to get to cover, while also making your opponents miss their shots. To see how you can activate your slide, head over to game Settings, Basic, and scroll down until you see the option come up. Unlike most FPS shooters, you’ll regenerate health when you’re not in combat, so take full advantage of this mechanic and don’t fully commit to any fight unless you have no choice.

Pick the Right Mods

There are a lot of mods in Call of Duty WWII’s Nazi Zombies mode so it can be easy to equip the wrong items. Once a user reaches rank 5 they will be able to customize their character with a handful of mods. As one continues to level up they will obtain more mods, many of which are focused on specific Specials. Try to have a balance of two universal mods and one class specific one. This will give a player more versatility and not shove them into a single defined role. It also helps that a lot of the Universal mods are really good, so make sure to pick ones that aren’t based on specific requirements like the player crouching. For a more detailed breakdown of the best Nazi Zombies mods go here.