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The 8 Best Weapons in "Black Ops 3: Chronicles" Zombies DLC

Kain writes video game articles that include tips, tricks, and tutorials. He is especially enthusiastic about the "Call of Duty" series.

The fifth DLC for Call of Duty Black Ops 3 includes eight original zombie maps. They are zombie maps that originally released on World at War and Black Ops 1 & 2. The map pack contains Nacht der Untoten, Verruckt, Shi No Numa, Kino Der Toten, Ascension, Shangri-la, Moon, and Origins. Each zombie map will primarily feature Black Ops 3 modern weapons, but some of the old weapons return like the MP40, PPSH, and Ray Gun Mark 2.

Although every player will have their own opinion of what the best zombie-killing weapons are; this article will focus on the most powerful weapons that are effective in the higher rounds. To some degree, you can analyze which weapons are the best from an objective point of view because of how much damage they deal or how much ammo they contain among other things.


The 8 Best Weapons in Black Ops 3: Chronicles Zombies

Many weapons can be purchased off the wall in Black Ops 3 Zombies. But some of them can only be bought from the mystery box. As mentioned earlier, a few older weapons make a return in Black Ops 3 Chronicles Zombies.


1. Ray Gun Mark 2

First introduced in the Black Ops 2 zombie level, buried, the ray gun mark 2 is a more powerful version of the regular ray gun. It can kill zombies in one hit in the earlier rounds and deal a lot of damage in the higher rounds. It can be upgraded to deal even more damage. The reason why the ray gun mark 2 is superior to the originally ray gun is that there is no splash damage. For instance, if you shoot a zombie up close with the ray gun mark 2, you will not take damage. The downside to the weapon is that you cannot buy ammo for it. You'll need to get max ammos via a power up or a gobblegum.


2. The MP40

Unfortunately, you cannot get the MP40 on every zombie level in Black Ops 3 Chronicles, but you can buy it off a wall in Origins. The MP40 is a submachine gun relatively powerful with a high rate of fire. Equip double tap to make it more effective. The MP40 may not be as powerful as the ray gun mark 2, but it's very effective for making points. It's also an excellent choice because you can continue to purchase ammo for it off the wall (even upgraded ammo).


3. Thundergun

One of the most powerful weapons makes a return to Black Ops 3 Chronicles zombies. The thundergun! The weapon can only be obtained randomly by using the mystery box. Only one player can get it. The thundergun can kill an entire horde of zombies! It's an excellent weapon for getting out of tight situations because it can kill over a dozen zombies in one shot. Or at least knock them back. The downside to the thundergun is that it does not contain much ammo and it's not practical to use against a single zombie. Additionally, you won't make a lot of points while utilizing the weapon. However, due to the sheer power of the weapon and its ability to clear an entire horde of zombies out of the way; it's one of the best weapons in Black Ops 3. It's great to use if someone goes down and needs to be revived, as you can clear zombies out of the way.


4. Wunderwaffe

The wunderwaffe is capable of killing nearly an entire horde of zombies. It uses electricity that zaps a zombie which then causes a chain effect, electrocuting other zombies nearby. The weapon can kill multiple zombies in one shot! It's most effective to use when you're outnumbered and running a train of zombies. Upgrade the wunderwaffe to increase its power and ammo capacity. The main downside to the weapon is that you won't make many points.



The PPSH is an older weapon that was featured in World at War. You cannot buy the weapon off a wall with points. The PPSH can only be obtained by using the mystery box. It's a powerful weapon that has an extremely high rate of fire. The PPSH is great for dispatching zombies quickly and making points. It has a quick reload speed. Unfortunately, you cannot buy ammo for it.


6. The Elemental Staffs: Lightning, Fire, Wind, and Ice

The elemental staffs are some of the most powerful weapons in Black Ops 3. They can only be used on the Origins map by creating them with parts. They cannot be found in the mystery box or off the wall. They can be upgraded, but not via the pack-a-punch. Although it may take time to build them all, their definitely worth it because of the amount of ammo they contain and damage they deal to zombies.

7. Monkey Bombs and Gersch

Monkey bombs and the Gersch device are not primarily weapons, but throwable weapons. When the monkey bombs are thrown, all the zombies will be attracted to it and will eventually explode. The Gersch device has a similar effect, but instead of exploding, it sucks the zombies up in a black hole or singularity. Both the monkey bombs and Gersch device are useful because they can buy you time to escape or revive another player who is down. They can be found in the mystery box (depends what map you play).

8. KN-44

The KN-44 is an assault rifle that can be bought off the wall on the Black Ops 3 Chronicles maps. While it's not as powerful as a weapon like the thundergun or ray gun, it deals a lot of damage if you go for headshots. Also, the KN-44 has a good rate of fire and reloads fast. The weapon reloads extremely faster if you apply upgrades to it. The reason why I list the KN-44 as one of the best weapons is that you can continue to buy upgraded ammo for it off the wall. And if you use double tap, speed cola, deadshot, and apply all the weapon upgrades to it; it's a very effective weapon for killing zombies and making a ton of points!

While it may come down to personal preference, some weapons are simply more effective at killing zombies in the higher rounds in Black Ops 3 Chronicles. The list above may be updated with additional weapons.

© 2017 David Patrick


Blacky on March 08, 2018:

Forgot to add GKZ 45 Mk3

Ben on October 21, 2017:

The kn 44 was a black ops 2 gun dude.

O'Dochartaigh on August 07, 2017:

Dude, 4 of these aren't new to the DLC, and the KN-44 isn't even a classic weapon, it's new to BO3..... This was a waste of a read.