Since Treyarch first introduced Nazi Zombies in Call of Duty: World at War, a staple of the mode has been elaborate Easter Eggs for players to complete. Call of Duty: WW2 is no different, though its Easter Egg is even more complex than before. There are two Zombies Easter Eggs in Call of Duty: WW2 with two different endings, with the first one all about retrieving the artifact.
By retrieving the artifact, Call of Duty: WW2 players will earn the Fireworks achievement/trophy and complete the first major Easter Egg in Nazi Zombies on The Final Reich map. For anyone brave enough to attempt the Easter Egg, we have put together this step-by-step guide. Anyone that would prefer a video guide, we recommend the one by PowerPyx:
In order to complete the first Nazi Zombies Easter Egg in Call of Duty: WW2, players need to acquire the Tesla Gun. The Tesla Gun is one of the best weapons players can obtain in Zombies, but getting it is almost an Easter Egg in and of itself. For those that need help getting the powerful weapon, please refer to our Tesla Gun guide.
Our Tesla Gun guide will provide a more detailed explanation on how to get it, but a simplified explanation is that players first need to turn on the power, activate the explosion in the center of town, and then drop into the hole. Reroute the power to enter the salt mines, activate the Transfer Device, and then escort it to get the Tesla Gun weapon parts. Once the Tesla Gun parts have been obtained, players can use them to build the weapon proper.
Head to the Emperor’s Chamber and try to interact with the device here that looks a bit like a statue of a hand called the Right Hand of God. Nothing will happen, but attempting to do this is necessary to trigger the next part of the Easter Egg. As it turns out, this next objective happens to be one of the most tedious steps in the entire Easter Egg, and it’s best players familiarize themselves with the map as best as possible before attempting it as there is a lot of running around.
Anyway, head back to the room where the Tesla Gun was built and take note of the machine with the numbers on it. Activate this machine and each number will be marked with a color. These colors are random, so players will want to take note of the color associated with each number.
The numbers correspond with different machines throughout the map. All four machines have a dial on them with three settings: Rot, Grun, and Blau, which are Red, Green, and Blue, respectively. Players need to set the correct color on each machine as fast as possible, or else they may reset and force players to start the process over from the beginning.
The machines are located in the following areas of the map:
Next go to the Tower to find a lever near the central rod. Pull the lever and stick by it, defending it from the oncoming zombie hordes. When that’s done, there will be two more levers to pull, on both the left and right side of the center one. Pull these levers and repeat the process, defending them from the zombies that appear in the area.
Return to the area where the Right Hand of God was found, but this time examine the other hand-like statue here. This is the Left Hand of God, and interacting with it will initiate the next step of the Easter Egg. Go outside to see a zeppelin floating in the sky, with bright lights on its bottom. Shoot at these lights to make a generator fall to the ground. Shoot zombies near this generator to power it up, and once it’s fully powered, it will turn into a battery.
Grab the battery and place it in the Right Hand of God. Now head back outside and repeat the process, except this time deliver the battery to the Left Hand of God. Repeat the process one more time (note that the generator will actually reattach itself to the zeppelin the first time it’s knocked down) and take the third and final battery to the Emperor’s Chamber.
For this next step, players need to collect a Brenner head. For the uninitiated, Brenner heads are sometimes dropped by flamethrower-equipped zombies, and at this point in the Easter Egg, there should be at least one on the map somewhere. After finding it and grabbing it, the head can be used to shine a light on paintings by aiming “down the sights” with it. Shining this light on the paintings will reveal a Roman numeral as well as an image of an eagle, which will be facing one of the four directions.
Take note of the Roman numeral associated with each eagle direction while exploring the map and examining the paintings. The location of each painting is as follows:
Return to the Emperor’s Chamber and use the machine here with the eagle symbols. As one might imagine, the numbers from each painting needs to match the directions the eagles were facing in the paintings. Once this is done, an orange bubble of electrical energy will appear in the room. Have everyone playing shoot it with the Tesla Gun to trigger the Panzermorder boss fight.
The boss fight with the Panzermorder is extremely difficult, especially for those that don’t realize that it can’t be defeated by just shooting it. On the contrary, players need to weaken it using the same batteries as before that were collected from the zeppelin. Shoot down the generators, charge them with zombies, and then shoot the Panzermorder until he is stunned. Take the batteries and use them on the Panzermorder to cause damage and make him disappear momentarily.
Repeat this process a total of three times and the Panzermorder should be defeated. Try to keep crawlers alive so fresh waves of zombies don’t make this final step too overwhelming. Once the Panzermorder has been defeated, players will be treated to the “casual” ending cut-scene, which can be seen below.
While getting the Fireworks achievement/trophy and completing this Easter Egg is no easy task, it’s worth noting that there is an even harder Easter Egg to complete in Call of Duty: WW2. This Easter Egg, labeled by fans as the “hardcore” Easter Egg in Call of Duty: WW2‘s Nazi Zombies mode, is for the achievement/trophy Dark Reunion, and its main goal is to save Klaus.
After they’ve conquered the Easter Eggs on The Final Reich map, fans can also look forward to more Zombies Easter Eggs that will be sure to push them to the limit in the future. Call of Duty: WW2‘s first DLC, The Resistance, will be available on January 30th for PS4 owners, and is expected on PC and Xbox One about a month later. If it’s anything like past Call of Duty DLC, The Resistance will likely add yet another Zombies map filled with its own Easter Eggs and other mysteries.
Call of Duty: WW2 is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.