Black Ops 2 Zombie Mode Weapons, Upgrades, Perks and Power Ups Guide


When it comes to zombies, weapons and armory are crucial for survival. Which weapon or equipment you use will greatly affect your strategy and will decide how long you will survive among the undead. Yes, if you have the idea that what weapon/equipment is beneficial in different situations (their pros and cons), you will have a tactical advantage contributing towards your objectives or survival.

For more help on Black Ops 2 Zombies, read our Buildable Items Parts, Green Run Tranzit and Green Run Bus Depot Guide.

In the following guide, I am going to describe the weapons you can use in the zombie mode of Black Ops 2 so that you can devise your strategies accordingly.

Note: The Pack a Punch weapons are marked to differentiate.

Black Ops 2 Zombies – Assault Rifles

M8A1
At the start of the zombies’ mode, you will come across this assault rifle a lot. The weapon has a four round burst which can be fired in quick succession. In the earlier stages, you can take easy headshots using this rifle and collect points faster as you get more points for a head-shot than a normal hit.

  • Magazine Size – 32 Rounds
  • Damage – Medium
  • Range – Medium
  • Recoil – Low

SMR
The SMR rifle has the highest damage among all the available assault rifles. The semi-automatic rifle can prove quite effective in the first 10 round of zombies showdown.

  • Magazine Size – 20 Rounds
  • Damage – High
  • Range – High
  • Recoil – High

Type 25
Type 25 assault rifle is suited to those who don’t like to have high recoil. The fully automatic rifle has a high fire rate with descent damage.

  • Magazine Size – 30 Rounds
  • Damage – Medium
  • Range – Medium
  • Recoil – Medium

M14
The semi-automatic weapon works like a shotgun which is quite effective for short to medium-range encounters. You get to fire eight rounds in a single magazine. The weapon will cost you 500 points.

  • Magazine Size – 8 Rounds
  • Damage – High
  • Range – High
  • Recoil – High

Mnesia (PaP)
The semi automatic assault rifle is quite damaging, but its 16 rounds magazine can be a problem.

  • Magazine Size – 16 Rounds
  • Damage – Very High
  • Range – High
  • Recoil – Medium

Galil
A fully automatic assault rifle with a 35 rounds magazine which can come handy to deal with groups of the undead.

  • Magazine Size – 35 Rounds
  • Damage – Medium
  • Range – High
  • Recoil – Low

Lamenation (PaP)
The Lamenation assault rifle is similar in function to that of Galil except for the fact that it has slightly better damage than the former.

  • Magazine Size – 35 Rounds
  • Damage – Medium/High
  • Range – Medium
  • Recoil – Low

M16
The famous M16 is there with its accurate three round burst. The lower recoil of the weapon can help you target zombies with more accuracy.

  • Magazine Size – 30 Rounds
  • Damage – Medium
  • Range – Medium
  • Recoil – Low

Skullcrusher (PaP)
You can use the Skullcrusher to take out zombies at range. The weapon isn’t quite useful when you are playing alone as you will mostly find yourself surrounded by the zombies.

  • Magazine Size – 30 Rounds
  • Damage – Medium
  • Range – High
  • Recoil – Medium

MTAR
Another assault rifle variant with some impressive damage. The fully automatic rifle can be useful in keeping zombies at bay even after ten rounds.

  • Magazine Size – 30 Rounds
  • Damage – Medium
  • Range – High
  • Recoil – Medium

FN FAL
Although the weapon has gotten better damage and range, its smaller magazine can be a problem in crowded areas.

  • Magazine Size – 20 Rounds
  • Damage – High
  • Range – High
  • Recoil – Medium

EPC WIN
Another 3 round burst variant which is almost equivalent to M16 when it comes to accuracy. Each magazine carries 30 rounds.

  • Magazine Size – 30 Rounds
  • Damage – High
  • Range – High
  • Recoil – Medium

Black Ops 2 Zombies – Submachine Guns

Chicom CQB
The weapon has three round burst but the its high cyclic fire rate can make the burst quite effective at a short range.

  • Magazine Size – 40 Rounds
  • Damage – Low
  • Range – Low
  • Recoil – Low

Skorpion EVO 3
This Skorpion variant has the highest rate of fire in the category. Use it at a short range as at distance, you won’t be able to target zombies accurately.

  • Fire Mode – Fully Automatic
  • Magazine Size – 20 Rounds
  • Damage – Medium
  • Range – Low
  • Recoil – Medium

MP5
A common SMG which you will be using often in different maps. The weapon has a balanced blend of accuracy, fire rate and damage. Range is the shortcoming like all other SMGs but when zombies go crazy, the range factor becomes non-existent.

  • Magazine Size – 30 Rounds
  • Damage – Medium
  • Range – Low
  • Recoil – Medium

AK74u
If you are looking for high fire power, I will recommend this weapon. A couple of well-placed shots can get rid of the zombie who is at medium to a short range.

  • Magazine Size: 30 Rounds
  • Damage: Moderate
  • Range: Low
  • Recoil: Moderate

AK74fu2
This AK74 variant has a better range and damage than the other partner in the group. Both the weapons work great in slaying off zombies faster.

  • Magazine Size – 30 Rounds
  • Damage – High
  • Range – Medium
  • Recoil – Medium

Black Ops 2 – Light Machine Guns

HAMR
The fully automatic LMG gets the fire rate reduced over time and becomes more accurate. A descent weapon to stick to on higher levels.

  • Magazine Size – 100 Rounds
  • Damage – High
  • Range – Medium
  • Recoil – Medium to low

RPD
Just another LMG which you can use to sprinkle bullets on the zombies blindly. You have got 100 rounds in each magazine.

  • Magazine Size – 100 Rounds
  • Damage – High
  • Range – Moderate
  • Recoil – Moderate

COD: Black Ops 2 – Sniper Rifles

DSR-50
It’s a bolt-action sniper rifle which can be fun to use in early rounds, but you can’t stick to it longer.

  • Fire Mode – Bolt Action
  • Magazine Size – 5 Rounds
  • Damage – Very High
  • Range – Infinite
  • Recoil – Low

COD: Black Ops 2 – Shotguns

Olympia
The double barrel shotgun I love to stick to at least in the first five rounds. Carefully placed shots will get you one kill in one hit.

  • Magazine Size – 2 Rounds
  • Damage – High
  • Range – Low
  • Recoil – Low

Hades
The shotgun will set zombies on fire. You need to watch out though as they can go crazy while being burnt.

  • Magazine Size – 2 Rounds
  • Damage – Very High
  • Range – Medium
  • Recoil – Low

M1216
It’s a fully automatic shotgun with a re-chamber after every four rounds. Like other shotguns, you will have to stay up close to zombies if you want to exploit its full potential.

  • Magazine Size – 16 Rounds
  • Damage – High
  • Range – Low
  • Recoil – Medium
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By Ali Asif

Being the managing editor, Ali manages a lot of the editorial duties as well as publishing stories for you. A long-time gamer, his favorite game series is the Gears of War but when he's not gaming he likes to kick back with a few popular animes like Naruto.


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    • Eric

      Double Tap increases fire rate by 20%, and doubles the damage of bullet weapons. If you’re going to give numeric figures like “doubled”, get them correct. (no trolling intended)

    • John miller

      Terrible no scorpion Evo in zombies! Do u know what your talking about?

    • unnaturalsavage

      yo does the ballistic knife PAP still revive the downed? might be something you put in this guide as it is an essential component to the shitty ballistic knife….