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Best weapons & top tips to master Mauer Der Toten Cold War Zombies

Mauer Der Toten Zombies provides players with a great test of their skill. Find out the best weapons and tips to survive in Cold War.

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Black Ops Cold War has many amazing and incredible weapons for Zombies players to enjoy. To get the most out of Mauer Der Toten, ensure you have the right weapons, and follow our tips to survive even longer.

Die Maschine provided players with a huge, and tight, map to cover, Firebase Z required teleporting back and forth, and Mauer Der Toten requires lots of verticality and maneuvering to master. It has lots of cool features and fun helping hands to assist you.

Our comprehensive guide will suggest the weapons to master Mauer Der Toten, and we also have a few handy tips involving the new Wonder Weapon and the helpful Klaus robot.

1. Best weapons to use in Mauer Der Toten Zombies

gallo sa12 shotgun in cold war

The meta is always changing in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, meaning what works now didn’t necessarily work a few months ago.

Mauer Der Toten demands the game’s best weapons to master it, and here’s what we recommend you try out.

Gallo SA12

Quite possibly the most destructive and best weapon to use in CoD Zombies. It has a better fire rate than the Hauer 77 Shotgun and has superior reload times compared to the brutal Streetsweeper. The Gallo can be effective all the way into the game’s later rounds and is unreal for crowd control.

Best Gallo SA 12 Cold War Loadout.

Krig 6

Deadly accurate and a healthy clip size makes the Krig 6 a super weapon to use in Mauer Der Toten. Pack-a-Punch turns it into an even more formidable force to be reckoned with as well.

Best Krig 6 Cold War Loadout.

Stoner 63

Another favorable option to consider is the dominant Stoner 63 LMG. The obvious benefit of opting for the Stoner is its incredible clip size. With the Speed Cola Perk always in your inventory, the Stoner’s reloading becomes far less of a headache and you can just wail on a horde of Zombies forever.

Best Stoner 63 Cold War Loadout.

2. Turn on the power & Pack-a-Punch

pack-a-punch machine in cold war

A classic method to keeping up with the ever-increasing difficulty of Call of Duty Zombies. Mauer Der Toten once again offers a Pack-a-Punch machine for you to give your weapon some extra punch and bite.

We have full guides on how to turn the power in Mauer Der Toten, and also how to Pack-a-Punch your weapon in Treyarch’s latest Zombies offering.

3. Mystery Box

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Competent Zombies players will know how to get the job done and survive for a fair share of rounds. It’s possible to have a fully Pack-a-Punched gun and your dream loadout of Perks and Equipment.

But to cope with the overwhelming odds that later rounds throw at you, you ideally need a Wonder Weapon to help you on your way. If you have points to spare, then we recommend a trip to the Mystery Box every now and again. Plus, the later you venture into the rounds, the higher the chances of acquiring a Wonder Weapon like the Ray Gun.

4. Use the Tower Turrets

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As part of Mauer Der Toten’s character and personality, it adds a few nifty little extras that you can use to give yourself a bit of breathing space.

Next to the Pack-a-Punch machine are two guarded areas with spotlights. If the volume of Zombies becomes a bit too much, lure them towards one of these Towers, pay 2000 Points to activate its trap, and wait for the turrets to mow down the undead.

5. Build Klaus

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A useful companion that can kill Zombies and revive players, Klaus takes a few steps to rebuild and make operational again.

He’s also required to get a free CRBR-S Wonder Weapon too, meaning that you should definitely try to get Klaus as early as possible.

Read our guide on how to build Klaus in Mauer Der Toten here.

6. Always use Der Wunderfizz Machine

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With the addition of the new Mule Kick Perk, this means that Mauer Der Toten now has seven different Perk Machines scattered around the map.

Our recommendation is to avoid individual machines and instead concentrate on utilizing the Wunderfizz Machine. It has all seven Perks in one convenient spot, and it also requires a zipline to get to, meaning it’s protected from most of a round’s Zombies.

7. Get the CRBR-S Wonder Weapon for free

crbr-s wonder weapon

Unlike most Easter Eggs and secrets in Call of Duty Zombies, getting a free CRBR-S Wonder Weapon is actually quite straightforward in comparison.

Again, we’ve put together a detailed guide here that will show you to acquire and upgrade it, and once you have it, prioritize Pack-a-Punching it, and you will have an unbelievable weapon of great power.

8. Upgrade your armor, weapon level

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Many people seem to overlook the significance of upgrading Armor Level and Weapon Rarity. Armor Level becomes vital the longer you go on in Zombies, so getting to Level 3 and replenishing it is essential.

Furthermore, even if your weapon is Pack-a-Punched, you could still be missing out on vital DPS by only having it Rare instead of Legendary.

9. Make use of the Mauer Der Toten’s verticality

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One of Mauer Der Toten’s standout aspects is its use of levels to freshen up the gameplay. You start out on a rooftop, eventually descend to the street level below, and inevitably make your way underground.

Don’t forget to keep using ziplines, ascend and descend as these are great ways to alleviate some of the pressure of Zombies breathing down your neck.

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Black Ops Cold War players call for devs to add custom emblems

Some Black Ops Cold War players are asking the developers to introduce a fan-favorite system from previous Treyarch titles.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has done a pretty good job at making people feel nostalgic about previous Treyarch titles, but some players are now asking for the classic custom emblem system.

From remastered maps to classic weapons, Treyarch’s latest Call of Duty has stayed true to its Black Ops roots, giving players who are familiar with the franchise a sense of comfortability.

One thing Treyarch is yet to bring back to the series is the infamous custom emblems, which allowed players to create their own individual emblems to show off.

Reddit user AllergicToAnime put a post up expressing the wish for custom emblems to return while also giving their reasons.

Black Ops Cold War has taken on a seasonal format with its integration with Warzone. This means that players are given emblems in the season passes, which can be various things.

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The argument is that these season pass emblems aren’t creative enough for players to express themselves, wanting more for player identification and customization.

Of course, the custom emblems from previous Black Ops games were fairly controversial, as players would often create things a little too explicit.

Some in the post’s comments are even against them returning, claiming that these custom emblems are a “double edged sword,” with some choosing to create inappropriate images.

However, the detail and creativity that players could get out of the mechanic were quite incredible, creating detailed pieces of art or even just simple personalized symbols.

However, there are also some in the comments who agree too, as one stated: “Those were the days man I used to love the custom emblems back in the day.”

Hopefully, if they do bring it back, they can moderate it and prevent people from using it for negativity.

For more on Call of Duty, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on Black Ops Cold War players wanting to see an Olympics-inspired weapon.

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Black Ops Cold War players want to see an Olympics-inspired weapon

Black Ops Cold War players have suggested Treyarch add a brand-new Olympics-themed weapon to celebrate the worldwide competition.

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With the Olympics in full swing, Black Ops Cold War players have suggested Treyarch add some in-game items to celebrate the competition, namely a brand-new weapon.

After being postponed, Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics has finally begun. Call of Duty often releases items and hosts events to tie in with worldwide competitions and celebrations, such as 2020’s Games of Summer event and the soccer skins for the Euros.

A Black Ops Cold War fan has suggested that a new Olympics-inspired weapon would be the perfect fit for Call of Duty, and players are loving the idea.

Nail Gun in Black Ops Cold War Season 4

Alongside the realistic firearms that make up Call of Duty’s arsenal, there are also some weird and wacky additions. For example, Cold War and Warzone Season 4 added a Nail Gun to take down your opponents with.

Reddit user bobbobaran suggested that the Biathlon Rifle should be added to the game to celebrate the Olympics. Although not the military-grade tool that CoD fans are used to, it’s no stranger than a Nail Gun.

The Biathlon Rifle is an ultra-lightweight bolt action rifle that’s used for target shooting in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. It fires .22LR rounds which are extremely common and used in a wide variety of weapons. While not as powerful as the ZRG 20mm, for example, Treyarch can adjust the stats to make it competitive.

Olympian Tina Bachmann using Biathlon Rifle

Players were unsure what category this Olympics weapon could fall into – Special Weapon, Tactical Rifle, or Sniper Rifle? This would all depend on how it would be balanced. It could work as both a fast-firing quickscoping machine or a highly accurate long-range sniper.

Will we ever see the Biathlon Rifle in Call of Duty? It’s impossible to say. But at the very least, it could become a Blueprint for one of the existing Sniper Rifles.

For more Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, check out everything we know about the upcoming Season 5 update.

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Best QBZ-83 loadout for Black Ops Cold War Season 4

Lightweight and compact, the QBZ 83 is one of Cold War Season 4’s most understated weapons with the right loadout & attachments.

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Season 4 of Black Ops Cold War has seen a number of weapons come to the forefront, and with the right attachments and perks, the QBZ-83 Assault Rifle can potentially hold its own.

Throughout the lifespan of Cold War, incredible weapons like the XM4, MP5, and AK-74u have dominated the meta, with many opting to use them over any other gun in the game.

Other guns have come into the fold to further broaden horizons with the outrageously powerful LC10 making a strong case for being the meta gun. With the right loadout and class setup, the QBZ can be the perfect gun for players looking to take on enemies at range, without sacrificing the ability to move around the map at speed.

Here’s everything you need to turn the QBZ-83 into a devasting weapon in your arsenal.

Best Cold War Season 4 QBZ-83 attachments

QBZ 83 in Black Ops Cold War gunsmith
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.56
  • Barrel: 13.7″ Cavalry Lancer
  • Underbarrel: Foregrip
  • Handle: Quickdraw Handle
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

Pairing the Muzzle Brake 5.56 with the Foregrip is important for control, as this will reduce both the horizontal and vertical recoil and make it much easier to hit your shots.

With the QBZ-83 acting as a mobile AR, the Quickdraw Handle will be the perfect accessory to help you aim down sights quickly while you’re rotating around the map.

Finally, once you’ve found your target and started to fire, you’ll want to be able to keep your crosshairs on your enemy while you shoot. This is where the Tactical Stock comes in, as it improves the stability of the weapon.

Best perks to use with Cold War Season 4’s QBZ-83

Tactical Mask perk
  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Tactical Mask is a must in Black Ops Cold War, and with the QBZ-83 allowing you to move around the map faster than other Assault Rifle players, you’ll likely find yourself in the middle of stuns and flashes fairly regularly.

Scavenger is useful to keep your ammo replenished as the QBZ-83 has one of the faster rates of fire in its class, while Ghost will keep you hidden from enemies’ pesky UAVs.

How to unlock the QBZ-83 in Cold War Season 4

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If you want to have a go with the QBZ-83, then you’ll simply need to reach Level 31, and it will become yours to equip.

Once you’ve done that, then you can go about unlocking every single attachment for it to equip the right ones for the job.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s QBZ-83 SMG

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If you’ve experimented and feel like the QBZ-83 isn’t for you after all, then there are perfectly acceptable replacements should you need them.

The Swiss K31 is fun for quickscoping, the KSP 45 is a weapon reborn in Cold War, and the Krig 6 remains a veritable destroyer of CoD lobbies.


That’s the QBZ-83 sorted for you in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer. Also, see our tier list of every weapon in Black Ops Cold War to see where we rank them all, and if you enjoy battle royale, then check out our ranking of every Warzone weapon.

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