Surviving in Call of Duty: WW2‘s Nazi Zombies mode requires a great deal of skill, but even the most skilled players will need to make sure they are properly equipped for the job. Anyone that is serious about getting to high rounds or completing Easter Eggs in Call of Duty: WW2‘s Nazi Zombies will want the best weapons possible, and so after spending many hours with the mode, we’ve put together a list of the best weapons for players to use.

It’s important to note that these weapon suggestions are our opinion based on various strategies we used on The Final Reich map. It’s certainly possible other players will find these weapons less helpful than other guns on The Final Reich map, but even so, anyone can focus on the weapons listed here and they should see an improvement in their performance.

Off the Wall

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Unlike previous Zombies modes where many of the best weapons could only be obtained from the mystery box, Call of Duty: WW2‘s Nazi Zombies mode lets players buy some great firepower off the walls. Buying guns off the walls is a great strategy for anyone going for the Easter Egg or trying to get to higher rounds, since it will allow players to refill ammo for their Pack-A-Punched weapons without having to wait for a Max Ammo powerup.

While some may find other weapons more useful, we think these are the best guns in Nazi Zombies that can be bought off the wall:

  • BAR (Morgue)
  • Machine Pistol (Spawn)
  • STG44 (Morgue)
  • SVT-40 (Village Square)

Some may be wondering why the machine pistol is included on the list, and the answer is simple. The machine pistol will allow players to rack up significant points in early rounds, which will allow them to open up more areas on the map, buy perks, and upgrade their weapons. The other guns on the list will provide serious firepower, and are great for killing zombie hordes.

The SVT-40 is especially useful after players upgrade it at the Pack-A-Punch station. Doing so turns the SVT-40 into the AVT-40, which retains the damage capabilities of the SVT-40 and combines it with the speed of an automatic weapon, resulting in one of the most powerful guns in Nazi Zombies.

Speaking of weapon upgrades, players that hang on to the starting pistol until they reach the Pack-A-Punch station can upgrade it into a pair of deadly guns called Bacon and Eggs. Bacon and Eggs, like Pack-A-Punched pistols in previous Call of Duty entries, essentially shoot rockets, and remain helpful even on the game’s higher rounds.

Tesla Gun

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Call of Duty Zombies modes usually have secret weapons that players can earn, and Call of Duty: WW2‘s Nazi Zombies is no different. In this case, the special weapon is called the Tesla Gun, and building it requires players progress through a decent portion of the game’s “casual” Easter Egg. For anyone that wants to add this special weapon to their arsenal, please refer to our Tesla Gun guide for more information.

However, obtaining the Tesla Gun is just half the battle. In its base form, the Tesla Gun is useful for stunning zombies, but it can be upgraded to become an even deadlier and more powerful weapon. Unfortunately, upgrading the Tesla Gun is even more complicated than building the thing to begin with, but for anyone having trouble figuring out how to upgrade it, check out our Tesla Gun upgrade guide to learn more.

Other Weapons

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Besides guns, there are a couple of other important weapons players can obtain in Call of Duty: WW2‘s Nazi Zombies mode. The first is the Jack-in-the-Box explosive, which functions exactly like monkeys did in previous Zombies modes. Taking the smoke grenade slot, players can throw a Jack-in-the-Box to lure in all nearby zombies and kill them with a powerful explosion. Not only is the Jack-in-the-Box great for killing lots of zombies at once, but it can also be used to get players out of a tight spot or distract the undead long enough to revive fallen teammates. Unfortunately, getting the Jack-in-the-Box boils down to pure luck, as the only way to get it is from the mystery box.

Even so, players are more likely to get their hands on the Jack-in-the-Box weapon than they are to find the game’s hidden sword. By completing most of the “casual” Easter Egg and some of the early steps for the “hardcore” Easter Egg, players will earn a powerful sword called the Red Talon. The Red Talon is extremely helpful, even on higher rounds, and can be collected in the Emperor’s Chamber.

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While we have found these guns and weapons most useful, other Call of Duty: WW2 Nazi Zombies players may have developed different strategies. Even so, by focusing on the weapons listed here, Nazi Zombies players should have a much easier time beating their high scores and uncovering the game’s many hidden secrets.

Call of Duty: WW2 is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.