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How to Upgrade the Wonder Weapon to Nova 5 in "COD: Black Ops Zombies": Die Maschine

Outside of my day job as a project manager for a construction company, I am an avid gamer with a great passion for "Call of Duty."

The Nova 5 upgrade poisons zombies.

The Nova 5 upgrade poisons zombies.

The D.I.E Nova 5 shoots a ball of poison that will kill zombies that make direct contact and damage zombies caught in its blast zone. Most of the steps for this upgrade are easy, but one will require you to lead a Plaguehound into a corner. Follow the quick steps below or go down to see them explained in detail.

Quicksteps:

  1. Turn on Power and Activate the Pack-a-Punch
  2. Get the D.I.E. Shockwave
  3. Get the Empty Canister
  4. Attach the Canister to The Cleaning Unit
  5. Fill With Gas
  6. Attach to Box to Open

Note: This is a necessary step for completing the Die Maschine Easter Egg.

Fill the ammo with zombies.

Fill the ammo with zombies.

Step 1: Turn on Power and Activate the Pack-a-Punch

You will need to save up enough essence to open the doors between the spawn spot and the Power Room. Once there you will need to push the button, activate the Terminals, collect the part, and build the machine. There are on-screen indicators showing the location of the next step. Select this link for a step by step guide on how to turn on the power and activate the Pack-a-Punch machine.

Buy the doors to get to the power room.

Buy the doors to get to the power room.

Step 2: Get the D.I.E. Shockwave

In order to get the D.I.E. Shockwave, you will need to complete some basic steps. Kill a Megaton and his two twin split personalities, use the key card to get the remote, and fill up the Shockwave with zombies in order to blast the door open. Select this link for a step by step guide on how to get the D.I.E. Shockwave.

The secondary function will pull zombies into the gun, it can also pull some objects towards you.

The secondary function will pull zombies into the gun, it can also pull some objects towards you.

Step 3: Get the Empty Canister

The canister is on the Mezzanine in Nacht Der Untoten. It is on a desk on the other side of a large hole. You can not get close due to the debris in the way. I like to go against the wall to the left and get as close as I can. You will need to use the secondary function of the D.I.E. Shockwave to suck it towards you. It takes a couple of seconds, just hold down the button and wait for it to fly towards you.

Go through this back door on the "Mezzanine" to get to the canister.

Go through this back door on the "Mezzanine" to get to the canister.

Suck the Canister towards you, then pick it up.

Suck the Canister towards you, then pick it up.

Step 4: Attach the Canister to the Cleaning Unit

Take the canister to the ground floor of the Weapons Lab, under the hanging bomb. It is on the other side of the room from the Deadshot Daquiri Machine. Approach the machine and press your activate button. The canister will attach to the bottom. After attaching this, you will have to wait until you have a Plaugehound.

Tip: If you start the steps for building the Aetherscope, then Plaugehounds will appear after picking up each part.

The red arrow is pointing towards the cleaning unit.

The red arrow is pointing towards the cleaning unit.

The cleaning unit for the Canister.

The cleaning unit for the Canister.

Step 5: Fill With Gas

You will need to use a Plaguehound to fill up this canister. Lead a Plaguehound to the canister and wait for it to get very close, then kill it. The cleaning unit will suck up the poison from the dogs. You can grab the canister after it is full.

Suck up the Plaguedog Gas.

Suck up the Plaguedog Gas.

Step 6: Attach to Box to Open

The box for the Nova 5 upgrade is in the Crash Site. It is against the Nacht der Untoten wall, between the wall and the broken wing of the crashed plane. Approach the box and press the activate button to attach the canister. After attaching the canister either shoot it or melee it to make it explode. The explosion will break the vines. Then you can open the box and collect the Nova 5 canister.

Location of the Nova 5 box.

Location of the Nova 5 box.

Place the canister on the box.

Place the canister on the box.

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