Ok... so not everyone has got themselves involved in the custom zombie scene yet, and maybe now is the time. If you love the game mode, and all the new features that have been introduced, then the custom scene is DEFINITELY for you.
Before we go into details about the upcoming features to the scene, let's establish what you need to play 'Custom Zombies'.
You need a PC or Laptop capable of running Call of Duty:World at War. This is purchasable through steam, and comes with all the updates and DLC prepacked!
Another thing that should be noted, is that unlike other modding scenes, Custom Zombies is NOT a complicated process. You do not need a degree in I.T. nor do you even need ANY computer skills. The game is self installing, and so are the maps. Almost every map is an executable (.exe) file, and will automatically install itself, leaving you with the simple task of picking which map you want to play from a menu, and you are good to go! It's really that simple.
The scene already has over 500 maps available, with around 100 of those maps considered studio quality. This means they are visually on par with the real World at War maps, or even with those found on Black Ops.
Most maps are made and then ran through a mod that will replace default skins, textures, audio and weaponary. This is where UGX comes in...
UGX Mod is bringing all the best features from Black Ops 2 over to the custom scene, and this is why you really should get into custom zombies if you have the required hardware to run it.
This was announced today by UGX.
The Raygun Mark II. Ported over near perfectly through the UGX Mod, meaning that all maps to use this mod will have the weapon available in them. In the comment section for this video, they have also said they are seriously considering bringing the Gersch Device into the Mod! Ehrmagerd!!!
This is some of the other features being ported over, or introduced through the mod...
The Hells Retriever & Hells Redeemer! Not much is needed to be said on this subject. Cannot wait!
The Hacker returns!!! Again... not much is needed to be said on this matter. We all loved it, we all want it back.
Pandora's Box. Interesting new twist to the box.
Scavenger to return! One of the best wonder weapons in Black Ops 1 is to be introduced to the mod.
Brutus Lives! MotD pest Brutus breaks his cycle and runs rampant on UGX!
This is not all. UGX is bringing in ALL the perks from every game, so we will see Double Tap 2.0, Who's Who, Vulture Ade, Electric Cherry and more. All (or most) BO2 weapons are also getting ported over too.
All the above features should be enough to encourage the real fans out there to get involved in this scene. There is far too many great maps out there not to be at least intrigued, so if you are getting bored of Black Ops 2 already, maybe it's time you moved over to the custom scene instead.
I guarantee... you would not regret it!
More information can be found on the UGX site. ugx-mods.com
If you need help on installing maps I have created guide on Steam to help you get started:
I will probably do some updates on that guide soon.
Yeah, Mutuzz is one of the go to people on Steam when it comes to ALL THINGS zombies. He has clear, extensive guides witten up, and also has a team mate finder section too.
There is also a group on Steam known as Group 935, which is primarily made up of World at War gamers, but also people who play Black Op and Black Ops 2 on PC.
If you join the scene, be sure to add your name to their ranks.
glad you made a post about this, as i was gonna post the same thing, great minds think alike, what UGX is doing just puts 3arc to shame and to correct you, so far they have said they are not porting Electric Cherry or Vulture Aid, we have everything up to Who's Who and a custom perk, Sharing is Caring. And to add, i play on my basic home use laptop not designed for gaming, but after the $hit being churned out in BO2 and seeing NGT play epic maps, i took a chance and i dont regret it, low end PCs, Laptops, Framerate will be a killer as it was for me, but the tip here is run on lowest graphic settings and/or run the game in Safe Mode. You run in safe mode, 90% of framerate issues disappear in most maps, it is still visible now and then in maps with a lot in them, but its dealable, UGX just takes WaW to a whole new level and most maps (they're all free) are far better than 3arcs work
The Mark II does indeed look very impressive on the video.
I am sure I read somewhere on th UGX site that they were considering introducing Vulture Ade and Electric Cherry!?
Maybe I was wrong. Wouldn't miss them if they didn't, as all the other features they are working on is more than suficient.
Cannot wait to see what else they throw in before release.