Now a fixture for the series, the Zombies mode returns in the recently released Call of Duty: WW2. While mowing down hordes of zombies is still a joy, if slaughtering the undead with standard weapons is too banal for your liking then try to get your hands on the Tesla Gun to efficiently obliterate the walking dead.
The Zombies mode in Call of Duty: WW2 is a tad different this time around, as developer Sledgehammer has altered the mode to give it a bit more oomph. There is a more in-depth class system and abilities, and there are several objectives to complete. As the mode is more about killing zombies than anything else, players can feel free to ignore the objectives altogether. However, if they’re keen on having more of a purpose, they can pull up a list of objectives by pressing the touchpad. This will highlight nearby POIs. Furthermore, anyone wanting the Tesla gun will need to clear some of those objectives if they want to obtain it.
Once you open the gate and entered the Village Square, look for the generator. It’s the bulky machine with lights and hoses coming out of it. Follow the hoses to three different valves and activate them. It can take some time to get the generator going, so be aware of your surroundings and watch your back.
Once the valves are turned, head to the center of town where there is a hole surrounded by barbed wire. There is a console there that allows players to activate the pilot light. Flick the switch and an explosion will occur that causes fire to shoot out of the opening. Be on your guard because a handful of fast-moving zombies, wreathed in flame, will come charging at you. Dispose of the charred corpses, head into the sewers, and turn on the generator.
Now the door to the Command Room, or bunker, is unlocked; it’s the big round metal door that has “halt” painted on it. Open it up and head on through. Inside, there’s a crank that, when turned, opens up an almost pyramid-like opening. Now head into the morgue and flip the switch on the power generator here. Rush to the laboratory (located opposite of the morgue) and flip the switch in here as well. If done within the time limit, the power will be successfully rerouted.
Once in the salt mines, head to the very bottom and you will see the Geistkraft Transfer Device. Activate it and prepare to fight. As the name implies (depending on your grasp of the German language), the machine will require some souls to work. So mow down all of the zombies in the red circle to charge the device. Once the room turns red/orange, you’re good to go.
Head back upstairs to the main command center and you’ll notice the power is out in the entire area. Press the button on the table to move the Transfer Device. The device is above you and moves on rails, so look for it and follow it. It will create another red ring, where more zombies need to be killed to collect souls. The space is limited, so be careful fighting in those cramped spaces. It’s also worth noting that the more powerful the zombie, the more it will charge the device.
Keep escorting the device all the way down to the basement, where you can pick up a part of the Tesla Gun. You’ll then head back to the start and do the process all over again on the other side. Once you’ve escorted the device again and received the second part, head back to the command center.
Once back to the center of the bunker, it’s time to assemble the Tesla Gun. Activate the console and the machine will start putting the parts together. Once the process is complete, pick up your new Tesla Gun and start massacring zombies – with science!
The zombie mode is an expected, but welcomed, addition to Call of Duty: WW2, especially since it takes, on average, just a few hours to complete the main campaign. In some ways, messing around with zombies may end up being the most thrilling and interesting part of the game, now that the developer has spiced up the mode with new mechanics. Plus, Nazi zombies are just more fun to kill than regular zombies.
Of course the main campaign certainly has its merits as well. Fans weren’t exactly sure what to make of the series’ return to its roots in World War 2, but the result isn’t as bad as they feared and general opinions on Call of Duty: WW2 are positive. As far as news outlets go, in most cases the reviews are quite good.
Call of Duty: WW2 is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.