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Everything You Need to Know About Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies

Black Ops 4 Zombies
By | December 3rd, 2018 | Categories: Others

Black Ops 4 Zombies is easily the biggest and best iteration of the COD Zombies mode yet. It’s back with bigger maps, more perks, and tons of new Easter eggs across each map. In this article, we’ll be giving some beginners tips on what maps there are, and what weapons and perks are best for new players.

What is included in this Black Ops 4 Zombies guide?

  • Map overview
  • Best weapons
  • Perks

In this article, we’ll first take a look at the current maps in Black Ops 4 Zombies, then after that, we’ll share some of the best weapons and perks to opt for whilst playing.

Whether you’re a veteran Zombies player or you are brand new to the Zombies experience, you should still find some valuable information in this guide so make sure to read all of the ways until the end.

What maps are included in the game?

  • IX
  • Voyage of Despair
  • Blood of the Dead

As of writing, there are three maps available to play in the Black Ops 4 Zombies mode. Each of these three maps has its own unique theme and layout. I’ll go into detail about each map below so that you can get a quick briefing on what to expect.

1. IX

IX is the first map in Black Ops 4 where you’ll find yourself traveling back in time. IX puts players inside a giant coliseum. As you play in the Coliseum, you’ll fight against Gladiator and Marauder zombies. As you continue to survive more waves, the zombies will become tougher and more challenging. IX is actually one of the easiest maps to get to grips with – it’s quite small and you’re essentially forced to stay in the main coliseum gladiator ring as you fight off the waves of zombies.

2. Voyage of Despair

Things get much more exciting when you get to play Voyage of Despair for the first time. This map puts you on the RMS Titanic. As you can imagine, this map is far larger and features many more rooms and areas to explore. Because Voyage of Despair is so large, portals have been added to make it easier to travel from place to place.

3. Blood of the Dead

Finally, we have Blood of the Dead. If you’ve played past Zombies modes in older COD games, the name may sound familiar to you. It is because the name is a twist on Mob of the Dead from Black Ops 2. The map itself is also a remake of the classic BO2 Zombies map. Just like the original, Blood of the Dead is set in Alcatraz, a high-security prison secluded on an island.  It’s pretty full on, so take your time learning the map for the first few playthroughs as you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the layout before you stand a chance at outliving the waves of zombies.

For more, check this out: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Guide with 10 Specialists

How about the top weapons in the Zombies mode?

  • KN-57 (Assault Rifles)
  • SAUG (SMGs)
  • ABR (Tactical Rifle)
  • Hades (LMG)
  • MOG-12 (Shotguns)

There are many different weapons available in Black Ops 4 Zombies, but there are some that stand out amongst others. However, the weapons you should use will depend on what play style you like. So, with that in mind, we thought it would be best to pick out the best weapon for each individual class.

1. KN-57 (Assault Rifles)

Starting off, for assault rifles we have the KN-57 – we would suggest this weapon in Zombies because it has a higher ammo capacity than some of the other assault rifles and it also supports many attachment slots.

2. SAUG (SMGs)

For the SMGs, we would pick the SAUG – it is a very fast firing SMG that can make picking off zombies incredibly fast. We think the SAUG is a good choice for taking down zombies when things aren’t too hectic in the earlier rounds.

3. ABR (Tactical Rifle)

Next, we would suggest the ABR if you want to use a tactical rifle. The ABR has a high fire rate in comparison to the other tactical rifles and it can also attach a laser, meaning aim down sights isn’t even necessary.

4. Hades (LMG)

For LMGs, the Hades is without a doubt the best option. You can easily mow down waves of enemies thanks to its huge 75 round magazine. Snipers are a bit difficult to use in Zombies, but if you absolutely want one, go for the SDM. It isn’t bolt action so you don’t have to wait between firing and it is pinpoint accurate even when hip-firing. The SDM is also just powerful enough to rip through zombies in one shot.

5. MOG-12 (Shotguns)

For shotguns, go for the MOG-12 – it can shred through zombies at a fast fire rate and it’s even better when you have Dragon’s Breath.

For more, check this out: Multiplayer Tier List for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Weapons

Which perks are the best?

  • Dying Wish
  • Victorious Tortoise
  • Time Slip
  • Once you get more experience playing BO4, try all of the perks to find what works best for you

We have to give credit to the developers working on the zombie’s mode in Black Ops 4 because almost all of the perks are useful, but what’s best for you will depend on your individual play style. Because of this, we’d suggest trying all of the perks individually once you are more experienced with playing Zombies.

To begin with, though, you can start with either Dying Wish, Victorious Tortoise, or Time Slip – all of these are recommended for newer players.

1. Dying Wish

With Dying Wish, you will go into a berserk mode instead of getting downed when your HP hits zero. The berserk mode lasts for 9 seconds and you’re able to rip through zombies like no tomorrow. After the 9 seconds is up, you’ll come back to life with 1HP.

2. Victorious Tortoise

Victorious Tortoise pairs up well with a shield because with this, your shield will block damage from all directions when held. On top of this, when your shield breaks, it will trigger an explosion, clearing out any zombies swarming you at the time.

3. Slip

With time Slip, your cooldown on your equipment is far faster. The Mystery Box and Pack-a-Punch will also make weapons appear quicker, saving crucial time.


Well, we’ve made it to the end of Black Ops 4 Zombies. Did you find any of the information here useful? We hope so! Make sure to check out our blog for more news, tips, and guides on Black Ops 4 and other popular titles.

For more, check this out: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Guide with 6 Great Weapons

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