Welcome to the second portion of my guide for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Origins zombies. The previous article covers basic tips and can be found here, this article covers free weapons, perks and staffs, and there will be more in the future covering Achievements.
At least two free weapons are obtainable in Origins, which are both Pack-a-Punched; The Magna Collider and one random one.
Magna Collider (Pack-a-Punched MG08/15)
In order to obtain a free, Pack-a-Punched version of the MG08/15, you must first build the Maxis Drone. The first part is found on the table in the starting room, the second will be found on top of or near to the Excavation Site, and the final part is near the Church, often in the mud. Once you find a build station (one is very close to the third part, behind the tank), add all of the parts to the Maxis Drone and pick it up. There are now 4 locations that you need to take the Drone to, so that he can collect 4 gold discs:
- Just outside the front of the Church, by the giant robot’s foothole. The disc is on the roof of the Church.
- Near the starting room, outside the door next to the Ballista. The disc is in the burning rubble on the right.
- By Generator 5. The disc is on the broken roof by the edge of the map.
- On top of the excavation site. The disc is opposite the Pack-a-Punch machine, on a ledge to the right.
Once the Maxis Drone collects all 4 gold discs, there will be a free Magna Collider waiting for you by the Pack-a-Punch machine.
Random Pack-a-Punched Gun
Depending on your skill level, this gun may be easier to get as it doesn’t involve finding any parts. This gun is obtained by completing the challenge for 115 normal zombie headshots. When it says ‘normal’, it just means that headshots on the glowing blue zombies don’t count.
Once you get 115 headshots, head to one of the challenge containers (there’s one in the spawn room, and one by Generator 6) and reap your hard-earned reward. When you open the box, you will receive a free weapon. I often get the Agarthan Reaper, which is a Pack-a-Punched Scar-H, but I’ve also recieved the Spatz 447 + and someone has told me that they’ve received a Lamentation as a reward.
Though not technically ‘free’, a perk bottle can be obtained by completing another one of the four challenges found in the starting room. By spending 30,000 points and then visiting one of the challenge containers, a free perk bottle will be given to the player. These points can be spent on anything including doors, weapons, perks or anything else.
So far, every time I’ve seen this challenge completed, or done it myself, the free perk has been Double-Tap. However, though there’s no Perk-a-Cola machine for Double Tap for Origins, it is one of the perks randomly given by the Wunderfizz Orb station found by the Generators.
If you already have 4 perks, you can still pick up the free perk bottle for spending 30,000 points, leaving you with 5. However, there is another way of getting Double Tap for 1500 points mentioned above. This means that if Double Tap is one of the 4 perks you already have before collecting your free one , then you won’t be able to pick the perk bottle up. You can’t have the same perk twice, so it will disappear back into the container and you won’t be able to get it again.
This can be avoided by buying perks only from machines so you don’t accidentally get Double Tap. If you do have it, then don’t try to get your challenge reward until you’ve been downed and been revived or respawned.
The information on finding the staffs is fairly lengthy, so I’ve saved it for page 2 of this article. Click the arrow at the top of the page to find it.