COD Vanguard Zombies: Der Anfang Pack-A-Punch Guide

What’s new with the Pack-a-Punch in Vanguard.

Call of Duty: Vanguard completely changes how you access the Pack-a-Punch machine in Der Anfang. For newcomers, the PaP machine amplifies the damage of your weapons which in turn helps you survive for far longer than you could with any base weapon. 

As you progress through the rounds, the Waves of Zombies will start getting tougher and larger in numbers. You can have different weapons depending on your loadout or the mystery boxes you hit but it is strongly recommended you Pack-a-Punch any weapon you are using after collecting enough Essence Points.

How to Pack a Punch in Der Anfang

In Der Anfang, you do not need to unlock the Pack-a-Punch Machine or turn on the power as you did previously. The Pack-a-Punch has already been assembled and ready for use, making it simple to enhance your arsenal. However, you will need to collect enough points to actually use it. You can collect Essence which is the new currency points for this game by killing Zombies or completing objectives.

If you have enough points, you can use the Pack a Punch machine to upgrade your weapons. The Pack a Punch machine can be found at Fountain Square, the main area where you spawn in Der Anfang.

There are no Wallbuys in Vanguard and you can only get new weapons from the mystery box. Unless you get incredibly lucky and get an impressive weapon from the mystery box, we recommend having a good weapon as your starter weapon and upgrading it using the Pack-a-Punch machine.

The Einhorn Revolving shotgun is probably the best weapon you can have for the Pack-a-Punch, followed by Panzerfaust and Combat Shotgun.

Pack-a-Punch weapon tiers

When it comes to weapon upgrades, each weapon can be upgraded up to three tiers. With each tier upgrade, your weapon damage will greatly increase but so will the price for the next tier upgrade.
These tiers are color-coded

  • Unpacked weapon (Base Level) – White.
  • Tier 1 weapon – Blue
  • Tier 2 weapon – Purple.
  • Tier 3 weapon – Orange

Tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 will cost you 5,000, 15,000, and 30,000 points, respectively. Depending on what wave of Vanguard Zombies you are facing, it is important to Pack-a-Punch your weapon accordingly.

Make sure not to waste your points upgrading weapons needlessly. For high-round matches, you will need high-tier weapons so you should save up for those to get Tier 3 weapons.

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