Top tips for Call of Duty World at War Zombies Der Riese
My gaming partner Ana and I loaded up Call of Duty World at War. It’s a World War II themed game. It has a subgame called Nazi Zombies and that is the area where we have played the most. Today I looked at the number of zombies that were running ( yes, running full speed) up the stairs where we were camping on the catwalk. We had just started wave 24 and there seem to be hundreds of them coming. A quick thought passed through my mind wondering how we were going to make it through these waves with just two guns each and a limited amount of ammo.
We “perished” on wave 24. Our best game ever was back in 2017 or 2018 and we made it to wave 35 camped on that cat walk. I had to look up the number of zombies per wave that would be coming in COD WAW. I was kind of shocked to see the number of zombies per wave/round. Not only that, the health each zombie has increases, making it a little harder each wave to eliminate the zombies.
COD WAW number of Zombies per round with 2 players
Here is a chart of the number of zombies that are in each wave in Call of Duty World at War on the Der Riese map with TWO players:
|Wave||# zombies in wave||total dead zombies||zombie health|
|1||7 zombies in round||7 (dead zombies)||150 points health|
|2||9 zombies in round||(16 dead zombies)||250 points health|
|3||15 zombies in round||(31 dead zombies)||350 points health|
|4||21 zombies in round||(52 dead zombies)||450 points health|
|5||27 zombies in round||(79 dead zombies)||550 points health|
|6||31 zombies in round||(110 dead zombies)||650 points health|
|7||32 zombies in round||(142 dead zombies)||750 points health|
|8||33 zombies in round||(175 dead zombies)||850 points health|
|9||34 zombies in round||(209 dead zombies)||950 points health|
|10||42 zombies in round||(251 dead zombies)||1045 points health|
|11||45 zombies in round||(296 dead zombies)||1149 points health|
|12||49 zombies in round||(345 dead zombies)||1263 points health|
|13||54 zombies in round||(399 dead zombies)||1389 points health|
|14||59 zombies in round||(458 dead zombies)||1527 points health|
|15||64 zombies in round||(522 dead zombies)||1679 points health|
|16||70 zombies in round||(592 dead zombies)||1846 points health|
|17||76 zombies in round||(668 dead zombies)||2030 points health|
|18||82 zombies in round||(750 dead zombies)||2233 points health|
|19||88 zombies in round||(838 dead zombies)||2456 points health|
|20||96 zombies in round||(934 dead zombies)||2701 points health|
|21||103 zombies in round||(1037 dead zombies)||2971 points health|
|22||111 zombies in round||(1148 dead zombies)||3268 points health|
|23||119 zombies in round||(1267 dead zombies)||3594 points health|
|24||127 zombies in round||(1394 dead zombies)||3953 points health|
|25||136 zombies in round||(1530 dead zombies)||4348 points health|
|26||145 zombies in round||(1675 dead zombies)||4782 points health|
|27||155 zombies in round||(1830 dead zombies)||5260 points health|
|28||165 zombies in round||(1995 dead zombies)||5786 points health|
|29||175 zombies in round||(2170 dead zombies)||6364 points health|
|30||186 zombies in round||(2356 dead zombies)||7000 points health|
|31||196 zombies in round||(2552 dead zombies)||7700 points health|
|32||208 zombies in round||(2760 dead zombies)||8470 points health|
|33||220 zombies in round||(2980 dead zombies)||9317 points health|
|34||232 zombies in round||(3212 dead zombies)||10248 points health|
|35||244 zombies in round||(3456 dead zombies)||11272 points health|
|36||257 zombies in round||(3713 dead zombies)||12399 points health|
|37||270 zombies in round||(3983 dead zombies)||13638 points health|
|38||283 zombies in round||(4266 dead zombies)||15001 points health|
|39||297 zombies in round||(4563 dead zombies)||16501 points health|
|40||312 zombies in round||(4875 dead zombies)||18151 points health|
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Boils down to a good strategy
Learning to keep an eye on each others actions as you are shooting zombies. Here are some tips and strategies:
My top tips for Call of Duty World at War Zombies Der Riese
- Alternate shots
This can be hard to accomplish but 2+ players shooting the same zombie can mean lost bullets. Try your best to have each player alternate their shots to keep the amount of bullets wasted down to a minimum. If there are hundreds of zombies coming, it is vital to use ammo sparingly. If you have a 3rd player, they could employ a heavy duty close quarters gun like the double barrel shot gun in case things get too close with the zombies. it will allow the primary 2 players to reload and once again assist in knocking down as many zombies as possible.
- A few Bullets can go a LONG way
It is second nature to press the fire button until the zombie is down. BUT, almost always you have probably used TOO MANY bullets to take down that zombie. I try to shoot the zombies in the head 100% of the time. Typically 3 or 4 bullets is enough to knock down a zombie. Learning limit the bullets fired at a single zombie will pay BIG REWARDS, like having more ammo in the end and less reloads. It is VITAL to conserve ammo – you may not have the ability to run out and grab more ammo until the end of the round, so make those bullets count !
- Choices, Choices – Weapons of Call of Duty World at War Zombies Der Riese
CoD WAW zombies wants you to believe that using a lot of you points playing box roulette is how it should be. I don’t like that box. MOST of the guns are at the mercy of you getting the Max Ammo drop. It is RISKY to have two weapons that have come out of the box, because one never knows when the COD WAW zombie game is going to award you with a Max Ammo drop. Not only that, you will spend thousands of dollars on the box, and may not come up with anything good. OR, you can buy two wall weapons. The two wall weapons I use are the Thompson and the FG42. I will use them as they are until wave 10-15, then when I have fast reload and a pocket full of cash, I will eventually put them in the Pack-A-Punch machine and have better damage for both weapons and an increased mag size on the MG42. If the Max Ammo does not drop and I am low on ammo, I have an option to buy ammo from the wall and not pray that the other player(s) can hold their own while you wait for the Max Ammo drop. Some will end up visiting the box and trading out that empty Pack-A-Punch weapon for something random. In the end, the logic you play is up to you. I suggest visiting a website that shows each weapon type and the damage they do whether a normal weapon or being Pack-A-Punched. Check out this page and see what the wall weapons have to offer over a weapon from the evil CoD WAW zombies random weapon box. The wall weapons like the Thompson, FG42, MP40 after being put into the the Pack-A-Punch machine, the damage they do will rival about any gun pulled out of the mystery box – minus the Wonder Waffle. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS CHART !!!!
- Reload, Reload, Reload
Each one of the weapons have a reloading time. If you are camping and zombies are getting close to you, it may mean you are not reloading often enough. When there is even a slight lull, make sure you reload your weapons. Even if the gun only has a few bullets out of the magazine, it is best to get into the practice of reloading. It is CRUCIAL to have a perk that allows for quick reloads. Should you go down and were revived, you may need to gp back to the machine and purchase the quick reload once more. Reload, Reload, Reload !!!!!
- Taking risks only when necessary in CoD WAW zombies
I suggest only taking a risk if absolutely necessary. To me risk is seeing the Max Ammo and you do not have a lot of ammo or you do not have a lot of points to buy ammo. Taking a risk has to play a big reward and have a high chance of success. I do not believe any other drops are worth the risk (carpenter, insta-kill, double points or Ka-Boom). What I mean is if there is a horde of zombies heading your way and you see a drop between you and them, it is best to leave it be and survive to another wave. Talk with your team and come up with a person that should take that risk if presented. Typically it is best if the host takes that risk since they would have the best chance in case there is a slight latency or a touch of lag.
- Monkeying around
Monkeys are the GREAT distractors. The monkey in CoD WAW will allow a player to run out and obtain that Max Ammo drop. Just throw the monkey as far away from your team and in the opposite area where the Max Ammo is. It will make the trek to get the drop a lot easier. Additionally, if you look at the Call of Duty World at War number of zombies per wave chart above, you will see a reason monkeys will come in REAL HANDY. For example in CoD WAW, a player can have the Wonder Waffle gun. If you toss out a monkey when a hoard is close, the Wonder Waffle can knock down 20 of 24 zombies if they are tightly grouped. That will save everyone a lot of ammo. You need to knock them zombies down in groups of mass destruction, and the Monkey helps make that a possibility. Use them wisely, and when there is a HUGE horde headed your way, throw a Monkey and knock them down how ever you can.
- Zombie Kiting
One player who has the patience and ability should try to kite or lead around the map a single zombie. When I kite a zombie, I make him follow me up the catwalk stairs, and I jump down and head back up the stairs once again. It allows me to keep a pretty good distance away from the zombie while the other team mate is visiting the box, upgrading weapons in the Pack- A-Punch machine or grabbing ammo. Once they are done, one player can take the zombie from you. That player needs to follow you up the stairs and be prepared to jump down when the zombie is at the top of the stairs. You simply jump through the window and run off.
Ok, I think that is about it. Should I think of more, I will add it to this post. Play on and enjoy the Call of Duty World at War Der Riese zombie map !