You've fought through them time and time again. You know the layout, the fastest route to the power, and the best spots to hole up and defend when things start getting out of hand. With the arrival of Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection, prepare to wield more power against the horde than you ever thought possible. In addition to the aesthetic improvements the Black Ops engine brings to the classic maps, the Mystery Box is now filled with new heavy-hitting weapons.

 

 


 

 

Mystery Box Weapons Cache


Assault Rifles Launchers
FN FAL China Lake
Famas M72 LAW
AUG w/ ACOG Scope
CommandoPistols
Galil  CZ75 (Single and Dual Wield)
G11 w/ Low Power Scope Python
M16

Sniper Rifles
SMGs  Dragunov
Spectre L96A1


LMGs  Shotguns
HK21 HS10
RPK SPAS-12


Special Weapons
Thunder Gun (Nacht der Untoten only)
Winter's Howl (Verrückt only)
Wunderwaffe DG-2 (Shi No Numa/Der Riese only)
Ray Gun
Monkey Bomb
Ballistic Knife
Crossbow w/ Explosive Tip

 

With the firepower behind Black Ops weapons, the box has become more important than ever before. The Famas and Commando in Nacht der Untoten, the HK21 in Verrückt, Calamity and Jane in Der Riese; the list goes on, and the potential to reach the high rounds is greater than ever before.

Work with your teammates to ensure that everyone gets access to the box. Especially in Shi No Numa and Der Riese where its location changes drastically, be sure to clear access and follow its path until everyone's up and ready to go. From that point, start piling up those meat bags so they'll never rise up again.

 

Rezurrection


Pick up all four classic Zombies maps (Nacht der Untoten, Verrückt, Shi No Numa, Der Riese) along with Moon, the epic final showdown, in Call of Duty®: Black Ops Rezurrection, available now on Xbox LIVE, PC and PS3. Head to the forums to discuss strategies on all things Zombies, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and YouTube for the most up to date Black Ops info.

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Rezurrection is now available for download on PC and PS3!*

The final confrontation against the undead horde starts now. First we'll clear them from Earth, using a brand new arsenal of weapons in the four classic maps that started it all: Nacht der Untoten, Verrückt, Shi No Numa and Der Riese. But it's not over then. Zombies have infiltrated the Moon, and it's up to us to put a stop to the menace once and for all.

 

 

In addition to all four classic maps and Moon, both PS3 and PC players get a free download of the Zombies soundtrack with purchase, and PS3 players will receive a Moon PSN theme.

 

Take the final stand and purchase Rezurrection now on PC and PS3. Head to the forums and start planning out strategies for all 5 maps, and follow Treyarch (@Treyarch) on Twitter for the most up to date Black Ops info.

 

*If you ordered the Hardened or Prestige Edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops, the Rezurrection Content Pack can be downloaded free of charge! Check out our FAQ here.

Let’s hope you’ve been hitting those weights, soldier. We’re dealing with some high-power, heavy-duty firearms today. They may seem clumsy and hard to handle compared to other weapons, but learn to tame these bad boys and you’ll be mowing down the enemy team in no time.

 

 

Light Machine Guns are the powerhouses of Black Ops. Featuring large magazines with little to no drop off in effective range, LMGs are designed to deliver unstoppable firepower. These weapons do have their drawbacks, however, as they are heavy and will slow down your movement speed. They are also slow to aim and fire, requiring a concentrated effort with every move.

 

In general, you need to play a slower-paced game in order to be successful with LMGs. Move effectively with the game flow, setting up defenses in advance of oncoming enemies. Try and stick to cover, staying protected during the slow reloads. Check out the three class setups listed below for some suggestions on how to setup an effective LMG loadout.

 

Headhunter
Primary: HK-21
Attachment: Red Dot Sight
Secondary: CZ75
Attachment: Extended Mags
Lethal: Semtex
Tactical: Concussion
Equipment: C4
Perk Slot 1: Scavenger
Perk Slot 2: Sleight of Hand Pro
Perk Slot 3: Tactical Mask Pro

 

Killstreaks: Counter-Spy Plane, Napalm Strike, Blackbird

 

Combining the low-recoil HK-21 with a Red Dot Sight makes for one of the most accurate LMG setups in the game. Don't be afraid to send shots towards the enemy, as Scavenger will help replenish any lost ammunition. Use your Concussion grenades just as generously, calling out enemies behind cover that can be easily taken out by your high penetration bullets. Acquire targets more quickly with Sleight of Hand Pro, reducing the chances of getting taken by surprise while on the move.

 

Lockdown
Primary: M60
Attachment: Extended Mags/Grip
Secondary: RPG
Lethal: Frag
Tactical: Nova Gas
Equipment: Jammer
Perk Slot 1: Flak Jacket
Perk Slot 2: Warlord
Perk Slot 3: Tactical Mask Pro

 

Killstreaks: RC-XD, Napalm Strike, Mortar Team

 

When you absolutely need to hold a position, nothing compares to the 200-round capacity of an M60 with Extended Mags. Take it one step further with Warlord, allowing you to add a Grip to help stabilize continuous fire. Combine this selection with Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask Pro to give you the ultimate defense against all types of grenades. Throw Nova Gas at important chokepoints to stop the enemy in their tracks, and lay down a Jammer to ensure that enemies that do make it through are ill-prepared for your fury.

 

Hybrid
Primary: Stoner63
Attachment: Extended Mags
Secondary: Python
Attachment: Speed Reloader
Lethal: Semtex
Tactical: Concussion
Equipment: Claymore
Perk Slot 1: Hardline
Perk Slot 2: Steady Aim Pro
Perk Slot 3: Hacker

 

Killstreaks: Spy Plane, Counter-Spy Plane, Napalm Strike

 

This setup is designed for the player who wants Assault Rifle playstyle with LMG stopping power. The Stoner63's high rate of fire makes it a capable weapon in close range engagements. With Extended Mags upping the mag size to 60, reload speeds are less of a concern. This gives you the option to use Steady Aim for your second Perk, shrinking the crosshairs for a more effective hip-firing capability. Pair a small killstreak setup with Hardline, great for boosting your team's advance with near constant air support.

 

What are some of your best LMG war stories? Head to the forums to discuss your favorite tactics, and follow us on Facebook  and Twitter [@Treyarch] for the most up to date Black Ops info.

Pack your bags, soldiers, we're about to head out. Call of Duty®: Black Ops Rezurrection is launching worldwide for the PC and PS3 on September 22nd.

 

 

The walking dead have infiltrated our combat grounds in four different locations, amassing in the classic maps that started it all: Nacht der Untoten, Verrückt, Shi No Numa and Der Riese. Once those areas are secure, we blast off to the fifth and final confrontation - the Moon. Let's hope you're ready for this.

 

To kick off Rezurrection's release, we'll be running a Double XP Weekend across all platforms (PS3/PC/Xbox 360/Wii) from the 23nd to the 25th.

 

Rezurrection will be available for PC and PS3 on September 22nd. Visit the DLC page for more information. In addition to all four classic maps and Moon, both PS3 and PC players will get a free download of the Zombies soundtrack with purchase, and PS3 players will receive a Moon PSN theme.

*If you ordered the Hardened or Prestige Edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops, the Rezurrection Content Pack can be downloaded free of charge!

We're on the move and there's no time to waste, soldiers! These missions are coming quick, so make sure you have your loadouts together. What are you waiting for? Get ready for battle!

 

 

 

 

The Express playlist is designed for fast paced gameplay. Sorry Ghost and Second Chance users, you'll have to find other perks when playing in these matches. With that said, there are many other class combinations that will serve you well in these engagements.

Maps and game types are going to change with each battle, so it's important to adapt to the ever-changing landscape. To help get you prepared and ready for war, we've put together three class setups that hone in on specific proficiencies. Play to these strengths and lead your team to victory.

 

Intelligence

Primary: MPL
Attachment: Rapid Fire
Secondary: CZ75
Lethal: Semtex
Tactical: Concussion
Equipment: Claymore
Perk Slot 1: Hardline Pro
Perk Slot 2: Steady Aim
Perk Slot 3: Hacker

Killstreaks: Spy Plane, Counter-Spy Plane, Care Package

Strike fast, expose the enemy, and give your team an early advantage. Pairing Hardline with a low-killstreak setup, you'll have a Spy Plane up with just two kills, revealing every enemy position on the minimap. In objective game modes like Headquarters and Domination, this ensures that your team won't walk into a trap when engaging objectives.

 

Disruption

Primary: Stakeout
Attachment: Grip
Secondary: ASP
Lethal: Tomahawk
Tactical: Concussion
Equipment: C4
Perk Slot 1: Lightweight Pro
Perk Slot 2: Sleight of Hand
Perk Slot 3: Marathon Pro

Killstreaks: Spy Plane, Counter-Spy Plane, Napalm Strike

With the speedy combination of Lightweight and Marathon, enemies and Spy Planes will have a hard time keeping up with you. Get into enemy territory and wreak havoc, pumping off one-hit shots with your Stakeout. When that first shot fails to kill, switch to your quick draw ASP or let go of a well-placed Tomahawk to finish the job. Let the opposing team know that every position is up for grabs, and nowhere is safe.

 

Bulldozer

Primary: Galil
Attachment: Extended Mags
Secondary: RPG
Lethal: Frag
Tactical: Willy Pete
Equipment: Jammer
Perk Slot 1: Flak Jacket Pro
Perk Slot 2: Sleight of Hand
Perk Slot 3: Tactical Mask Pro

Killstreaks: SAM Turret, Napalm Strike, Sentry Gun

 

While your teammates flank and play the outskirts of the map, this class moves straight to the enemy to occupy key points. Flak Jacket keeps you moving through explosive damage, with the pro variant adding immunity to Napalm Strikes in open areas. Blind and confuse the enemy with your Willy Pete and Jammer whenever possible, allowing for stealthy positioning into key points. With the point secured, sit back and fire away with your Extended Mags-equipped Galil, a setup that grants LMG capacity with Assault Rifle maneuverability.

 

What loadouts have stuck with you through the Express playlist? Head to the forums to discuss your favorite tactics, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter [@Treyarch] for the most up to date Black Ops info.

 

 

This is it, soldiers! In celebration of both Call of Duty XP and Call of Duty: Rezurrection, we’re hosting an extended Double XP Weekend for all systems. Starting this Friday the 2nd at 10am PDT through Tuesday the 6th at 10am PDT, all those unable to attend the event can still follow the action live and rapidly rank up at the same time!

 

 

 

 

Visit callofduty.com/xp   to view our Livestream of the multiplayer world premiere on Friday at 11am, as well as the $1 million tournament final on Saturday at 6:30pm. While you’re at it, pick up Rezurrection, now available on Xbox LIVE® for 1200 Microsoft Points*, with info coming soon for PC and PS3.

 

*If you ordered the Hardened or Prestige Edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops, the Rezurrection Content Pack can be downloaded free of charge! Check out our Rezurrection FAQ  for further details.

What goes into designing engaging multiplayer maps? How is game balance addressed with so many available choices? How is it that millions of players can compete at a time without wrecking havoc and causing nuclear winter?

 

 

These and many more questions will be answered live at Call of Duty XP, as the top talent behind Black Ops multiplayer gives a sneak peak into the trials, tribulations, and incredible successes behind multiplayer development.

 

The Making of Call of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer

 

11am Saturday September 3rd

Game development war stories that can't be told in 140 characters or less. Go behind-the-scenes with the developers behind Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer.

Panel: Phillip Tasker (Senior Level Designer), Alex Conserva (Lead Programmer), Dan Bunting (Online Director), David Vonderhaar (LVL1 N00B)

Moderator: Geoff Keighley

 

Come prepared with your most burning questions, and get ready to soak up some knowledge.

For full details on Call of Duty XP, visit callofduty.com/xp.

Hacking Moon – Pro Tips

Posted by Bl@@dSt@n3 Oct 24, 2011

No longer content with the confines of Earth, our four heroes step foot into a greater frontier, the moon. And with them, believe it or not, an entire hoard of brain-eating zombies. There's a whole lot to explore here, as well as a variety of new tools to play around with. Of them, Hacker may be the least understood, a tool that drastically changes the flow of the match.

 

 

Hacker

Once you hit the labs, check the various office desks for Hacker. New to Moon, the hacking device has a variety of uses around the space station. First and foremost, only one player can pick up Hacker, taking the place of their P.E.S. Hence, it's vital to be aware of your current environment. Stay in pressurized areas, and only go outside for brief periods of time to avoid choking.

 

Windows

Hack broken down windows to repair all pieces at once for 100 points. Just don't get greedy – hack the same window more than twice in a round and you're instead penalized 300 points. For max points, repair all but one piece and then hack.

 

Mystery Box

If you're not happy with the first weapon, you can hack for a second spin for only 600 points. If you don't like the second, hacking it refunds 950 points, as well as making the weapon available to your other teammates for a short period of time. Additionally, inactive Mystery Box locations can be hacked for a single spin at the cost of 1200 points.

 

Perks

Double Tap not turning out to be as useful as you thought? Hack any Perk machine that you've accessed (and you still own the Perk from) to return it for a full refund.

 

Wall Weapons

Hacking wall weapons causes the ammo refill costs to switch. Refilling ammo for the normal version of the weapon now costs 4,500 points, while refilling the Pack-A-Punch version is only as costly as the weapon's pre-hacked default ammo. This is incredibly useful, and obviously should only be used after Pack-A-Punching the chosen weapon.

 

Pack-A-Punch

Hack the Pack-A-Punch to gain 1,000 points and close the gates surrounding the machine for a short period of time. Warning: this is extremely dangerous if you don't have a way out when the gates re-open about 30 seconds later!

 

Power Ups

Don't like the power up that just dropped? Hack any dropped power up for 5,000 points to transform it into Max Ammo. Hack Max Ammo to create Fire Sale. Very useful in later rounds when ammunitions can become scarce at a moment's notice.

 

Doors

Open doors at only a fraction of the original cost. Hacking doors takes a very long time, and therefore requires that the player only hacks in pressurized locations, and has ample cover from teammates. Best done at the end of a round with crawlers holding off the next wave.

 

Teammates

Sharing truly is caring. Hack another player to hand over 500 points. While the idea of giving up points might not sit well, consider that unprepared and ill-equipped teammates struggle in the later rounds, making it more difficult for the whole team to succeed.

 

And More…

These are but a few of the known uses and effects for Hacker. We're not going to give everything away, so get out there and experiment. You might just get blown away with what  you discover.

 

Rezurrection

Pick up Moon along with classic Zombies maps Nacht der Untoten, Verrückt, Shi No Numa and Der Riese in Call of Duty®: Black Ops Rezurrection, now available on Xbox 360. Head to the forums and comment below about your recent zombie experiences. Follow us on Facebook and YouTube, and be sure to follow Treyarch's Twitter feed (@Treyarch) for the most up to date Black Ops info.

Have your Juggernog handy, soldiers; reports are swarming in regarding a large undead presence heading straight for Call of Duty XP. In preparation, we've put together a full menu of all the Zombies related activity you can get your hands on.

 

 

Here's a rundown of what to expect:

 

Call of Duty: Zombies – Origins and Evolutions

Saturday September 3rd

Dig into the story behind the making of Call of Duty: Zombies, from its humble beginnings as a developer side project to the massive fan favorite that it is today.

 

Panel: Collin Ayers (Sound Designer), Reza Elghazi (Zombies Producer), Kevin Sherwood (Zombies Music Composer), Brian Tuey (Audio Director), Jimmy Zielinski (Zombies Creative Director)

 

Moderator: Major Nelson

 

Call of Duty Armory Zombies Display

Props on display from the recent Zombie Labs Rezurrection trailer, including the Wave Gun and prosthetic Crawler Zombie head.

 

Moon Competition

80 stations set up for Moon competitions. All participants receive a participation patch, and Prestige patches will be available for the truly talented Zombie killers.

 

Zombie Merchandise and Apparel

A set of six Perks-a-Cola stickers.

 

 

Never before seen Wave Gun T-shirt.

 

 

Fan-designed Perks-a-Cola T-shirt.

 

 

Zombie Labs hat

 

 

There’s sure to be a lot of untrained civvies here, so we’re counting on you to contain the undead menace and keep the horde at bay. We look forward to seeing you next weekend. Come prepared.

 

For full details on Call of Duty XP, visit callofduty.com/xp.

COD XP is coming up fast and Treyarch wants to see you there! In celebration of the upcoming event, we're hosting a Golden Ticket promotional giveaway. Each recipient of this special Golden Ticket will be granted free access to Call of Duty XP on September 2nd and 3rd*.

 

Follow these simple steps in order to participate:

1)   You must be 18 years of age or older.

2)   You must follow @Treyarch or @JD_2020 on Twitter.

3)   Tweet the following:“I want to win a Golden Ticket from @Treyarch to #CODXP in L.A. September 2-3! Here's how: http://www.callofduty.com/intel/497”

 

 

 

 

The giveaway begins immediately! Winners will be notified via Direct Message over Twitter with instructions on how to redeem the ticket. We've got several on hand and will let you know through Twitter when all tickets have been given away.

 

Now go throw up that tweet! Best of luck to you, and we hope to see you at Call of Duty XP, the first ever Call of Duty fan experience. For full event details, visit callofduty.com/xp

*Travel expenses not included.

Rezurrection Available Now!

Posted by Bl@@dSt@n3 Oct 24, 2011

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Rezurrection is now available for download on Xbox LIVE®.

 

This is it, soldiers. It's time to take care of these Zombies once and for all. A deployment of our most modern weapons have been delivered via Mystery Box to the four classic maps that started it all: Nacht der Untoten, Verrückt, Shi No Numa and Der Riese. And to top it all off, we're heading to the Moon for the final stand.

 

 

 

 

Along with all four classic maps and Moon, Rezurrection also comes with a free Moon Theme and full-length Call of Duty: Zombies Soundtrack! Simply visit the in-game Store through the Multiplayer menu and select FREE OFFER and ZOMBIES SOUNDTRACK to download the extra goodies.

 

Help push back the undead horde and purchase Rezurrection now on Xbox LIVE® for 1200 Microsoft Points*. Head to the forums and start planning out strategies for all 5 maps, and follow Treyarch (@Treyarch) on Twitter for the most up to date Black Ops info. Stay tuned for more info coming soon for PC and PS3!

 

*If you ordered the Hardened or Prestige Edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops, the Rezurrection Content Pack can be downloaded free of charge! Check out our Rezurrection FAQ for further details.

This is it, soldiers! We've finally landed on the Moon, but those aren't Martians running at us. We'll have to put this grey rock to good use and take full advantage of the weapons and items at our disposal if we're to make it out alive. And while we're here, there are some things that need to be taken care of once and for all.

 

 

Cryogenic Slumber Party (75G) – In Moon, complete Richtofen's grand scheme.

One Small Hack for Man (5G) – In Moon, hack something.

One Giant Leap (5G) – In Moon, become trapped in the Receiving Area and free yourself through resurrection in co-op.

Perks in Spaaaaace (30G) – In Moon, purchase every Perk in one game.

Fully Armed and Operational (25G) – In Moon, acquire 3 Pack-A-Punched weapons at the same time.

Ground Control (10G) – In Moon, prevent each excavator from breaching the base in one game.

 

Do you have what it takes to collect a smooth 150G in this final frontier? Find out when Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection hits Xbox LIVE first on August 23rd, with more info coming soon for the PC and PS3.

Plug your ears, soldiers – this missile site's about to get real noisy. It may be tempting to go straight for the silos, but our focus is on the bombsites. Pay close attention to the following strategies on navigating this tricky battlefield, or you could find yourself waiting in line for the next round.

 

 

 

 

Silo's long sightlines make for intense long-range engagements at the start of each round, but as action shifts towards planting and defusing at the bombsites, close-range battles around pipes and barrels will require sharp reflexes with quick killing weapons.

On offense, the most important path to watch is straight up the middle through the C row, a popular route for defenders trying to rush your spawn. A single enemy that breaks into the D column can stop your team's entire attack in a hurry. Prevent this by posting someone at the second story window in D3 to take down these pesky opponents, and also to provide a bird's eye view on the enemy's early plan of attack.

 

Site A

Planting the bomb at Site A forces defenders into a relatively open area of the map. One great spot for watching the bombsite is the forklift at C2. With great cover from the middle path, defenders may just walk right into your crosshairs on the direct route to the bomb.

On defense, prioritize locking down C2 from the far side of the map. This will force the enemy to take a more open and indirect path, giving your team time to set up a solid defense. While climbing the tower may seem like a strategic play, its exposed base makes it less than favorable. You're simply better off on the ground, weaving between obstacles to get a jump on the enemy.

 

Site B

Site B rests right between two windows with a clear view below. Players with long-range weapons will find their skills best utilized at these two spots, with each downed enemy signaling another step towards victory. Keep exposure to a minimum, as the opposing team will often look to these spots first.

Attacking Site B is a difficult task, with the adjacent underground tunnel posing as a potential death trap for bomb plants. Throw tactical grenades at this position to root out enemies, and have at least one or two players clear this tunnel as a priority. If you can keep a lookout at the window long enough to see the bomb planted, enemy defenders will be at your mercy when trying to defuse.

On defense, the most important position to hold is the underground tunnel directly adjacent to the bombsite. To travel there, navigate to the silo at B3. A slight detour up the silo's staircase additionally offers a nice vantage point to defend against a potential rush at Site A.

Once you arrive at Site B, you simply need to wait for the attacking team to make their way down the hill. This area provides multiple positions against the enemy, from the corner directly next to the bombsite, all the way into the tunnel. Occupy a different position each round and the enemy will never know where you're lying in wait.

 

Annihilation

Pick up Silo along with Hazard, Drive-In, Hangar 18, and Shangri-La in Call of Duty®: Black Ops Annihilation, now available on Xbox 360, PC, and PS3. Head to the forums to discuss your favorite S&D tactics, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@Treyarch) for the most up to date Black Ops info.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection Content Pack launches in less than two weeks! This 100% Zombies-themed pack comes paired with exclusive undead content, and we've listed the steps you need to take to claim these goodies.

 

 

Xbox 360 Owners


I'm a Hardened or Prestige Edition owner, how do I get Moon for Free?

If you have already downloaded the Classic Zombies Pack that came with the Hardened and Prestige Editions of Call of Duty®: Black Ops, fire up the game and go to the Zombies menu.  Select either SPLITSCREEN or XBOX LIVE and make sure you are using the XBOX live profile that you used to redeem the maps.  There will be a new menu option that reads "FREE ZOMBIES LEVEL."  Select this option and you will be allowed to download Rezurrection for ZERO points starting on August 23rd.  If you still have the code from the Hardened or Prestige Edition but have not redeemed the Classic Zombies Pack, you can use your code whenever you like, Rezurrection will still be free for you when it is available on August 23rd.

You can also acquire Rezurrection for free by re-downloading it from Marketplace or from the STORE in the MP menu on the 23rd.

 

How do I get my free Moon Theme?

Once Rezurrection has been downloaded, go to the In-game Store in the Multiplayer menus and select the tab marked "FREE OFFER." Presto, free theme.

 

How do I get my free Call of Duty®: Zombies Soundtrack?

Once Rezurrection has been downloaded, go to the Zombies menu and select "ZOMBIES SOUNDTRACK" from Splitscreen and/or Xbox Live.  Make note of your Offer Code in the pop-up window, go to the URL provided and enter your GamerTag and Offer Code.  The soundtrack will automatically start to download.

 

 

PS3 Owners


I'm a PS3 Hardened or Prestige Edition owner, how do I get Moon for Free?

If you have already downloaded the Classic Zombies Pack that came with the Hardened and Prestige Editions of Call of Duty®: Black Ops, simply go to the PlayStation®Store, or the in-game store, to download Rezurrection for free. There is no need to redownload the Collector's Edition Zombie maps, so your downloads will consist of Moon, the Moon Theme and the Zombies Soundtrack - all in one easy to find location!

 

I'm a PS3 Black Ops owner. How do I get my free Moon Theme and Zombies Soundtrack?

The Moon Theme and Zombies Soundtrack is included with your Rezurrection purchase on the PlayStation®Store or the in-game store. The Moon Theme and Zombies Soundtrack will be available for download upon purchase of Rezurrection.

We’d like to thank the community one more time for giving us the opportunity to make this happen. Your passion for all things undead made this possible! See you on the Moon when Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection launches for Xbox LIVE on August 23rd. More details coming soon for PC and PS3.

 

 

Everyone:

We'd like to thank the community one more time for giving us the opportunity to make this happen. Your passion for all things undead made this possible! See you on the Moon when Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection launches for PC and PS3 on 9/22.

They just won't go down! It's feeding time, and the damn zombies won't let up until they get their serving. As the weak fall to your hail of bullets, the more resilient push forward, shrugging off your meager attacks. We need stronger firepower, and the Pack-A-Punch is our gateway.

 

 

For those of you that haven't yet had the pleasure of wielding a powered up firearm, it's time you do something about it.

 

Turn On the Power

It has to be done. Without power, you can't get Perks, and you can't access the Pack-A-Punch. Without those, you're dead meat.

First, let's get you to the power room. Open up either path from the starting area, as the total point cost required to reach the power equals out to the same amount from both sides. The first opening runs 750 points. Whether moving toward the bridge or the ruins, the next available opening costs 1000 points and takes you into the underground tunnel system. Watch your timing when traveling underground, especially in the early rounds when you only have partial access. Your chance of surviving a mob in these tight corridors is slim.

 

By this time, it's a good idea to upgrade to a new weapon if you haven't already. Holding out for the AK74u/MP5k grants more lasting power in comparison to the MPL and PM63, but it's all down to the points you've earned. Upgrade, pull in more kills, and then push farther into the tunnels, opening up the next available opening for another 1000 points. From there (again on either side), simply follow the power symbol to the final, 1250-point access needed to reach the power wheels. Once you're there, pull both levers to get the water running and generating electricity.

 

Grab a Drink

It doesn't take long for the zombies to start pouring in. After purchasing your first weapon and turning on the power, you should seriously consider saving up for Juggernog as your next upgrade. The increased health prevents instant takedowns from combination attacks and gives you the extra second needed to escape bad situations. If you didn't see it in the second area, you'll have to open up the other side of the starting room to get to it.

Coordinate with your team to ensure that everyone gets the upgrade. The less you have to worry about your teammate's safety, the better you can concentrate on shooting down zombies and racking up points.

 

Pack-A-Punch

After grabbing Juggernog, it's time to start working your way to the first Pack-A-Punch upgrade. Depending on your preference and the match situation, now's a good time to pick up the weapon you'd like to upgrade, whether it's a wall weapon or a gamble from the Mystery Box. Of course, if you plan on going the explosive route by upgrading the M1911 to Mustang & Sally, you should definitely consider grabbing PhD Flopper first to avoid blasting yourself to pieces.

 

Talk with your teammates so you know when one or more players are ready to make the upgrade. Use a grenade to make some crawlers and seek out the raised platforms activated after turning on the power. Remember: the number of platforms you need to step on equals the number of players in your party.

 

When each player is in position, step on the separate platforms in unison to open up the staircase in the starting area and access the Pack-A-Punch machine above. You have until the spinning wheel reaches the top of the staircase until access is again closed off. Take your chosen weapon and 5000 points, switch to the upgrade, and start blasting away.

Those zombies aren't so tough, anymore, are they?

 

Annihilation

Pick up Shangri-La along with Hazard, Hangar 18, Silo, and Drive-In in Call of Duty®: Black Ops Annihilation, now available on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. What are your preferred Pack-A-Punch weapons? Share your thoughts in the comments below and in the forums. Follow us on Facebook and YouTube, and be sure to follow Treyarch's Twitter feed (@Treyarch) for the most up to date Black Ops info.