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How to get the Electric Upgrade for the D.I.E. Wonder Weapon in "CoD: Black Ops Cold War 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 Electrobolt is my favorite upgrade to the D.I.E. Shockwave.

The Electrobolt is my favorite upgrade to the D.I.E. Shockwave.

The D.I.E. Electrobolt is considered to be the most powerful variant of the D.I.E. Shockwave upgrades. The steps for completing this upgrade are relatively easy, but there are various prerequisites for starting these steps. Each of the prerequisites below has links to step by step instructions on how to complete them. You can then follow the steps below and scroll down to see the details of each.

Prerequisites:

  1. Turn on the Power and activate Pack-a-Punch
  2. Get the D.I.E. Shockwave
  3. Upgrade to the D.I.E. Nova 5
  4. Upgrade to the D.I.E. Cryo-Emitter
  5. Activate Dr. Vogel's Computer

Steps:

  1. Enter the Anomaly
  2. Charge the Box With Three Crystals
  3. Open the Box to get Upgrade

Step 1: Enter the Anomaly

In order to complete this upgrade, you will need to find crystals that can only be obtained while in the Dark Aether. For this to work you can only enter the Dark Aether from one specific Anomaly. The Anomaly is on the ground floor of the Particle Accelerator room. It is behind the stairs near the window that houses one of the orbs from the Coffin Dance Easter Egg.

The Anomaly you need is behind these stairs.

The Anomaly you need is behind these stairs.

Step 2: Charge the Box With Three Crystals

While in the Dark Aether, you will need to find three crystals and shoot them into a box on the opposite side of the stairs as the Anomaly. If you do it properly, one of the lights on the box will light up. If the Dark Aether runs out before finishing with all three crystals, then you will have to kill zombies until this same Anomaly is available again.

One of the lights will turn on each time you properly load a crystal.

One of the lights will turn on each time you properly load a crystal.

Approach each crystal one at a time and use the secondary function of the D.I.E., which normally sucks zombies into the weapon. When you have sucked in the crystal, the front of the gun will glow. Go down to the box and shoot it into the box.

The gun will light up when you have a crystal properly loaded.

The gun will light up when you have a crystal properly loaded.

The red arrow is pointing towards the box location.

The red arrow is pointing towards the box location.

The crystals can be obtained in any order. If the Dark Aether runs out when you have one loaded, then you will have to wait until the Anomaly is available again before you can shoot it into the box.

The first crystal is located in the Crash Site right outside of the tunnel. When you are leaving the tunnel, it is on the left-hand side. It will have a yellow glow to it.

Suck up the Crystal in your wonder weapon.

Suck up the Crystal in your wonder weapon.

The second crystal is located in the Pond. It is right outside the other end of the Tunnel. When you leave that entrance, follow the wall to the left and it will lead to the glowing crystal.

You do not have to open the door on the other side of the tunnel to reach this crystal, but it is faster.

You do not have to open the door on the other side of the tunnel to reach this crystal, but it is faster.

The final crystal is under the tarped area of the "Penthouse" of Nacht der Untoten, which is on the top floor. As you approach the tarped area, it is on the right. If you reach the Wunderfizz machine, then you have gone too far.

Going to the "Penthouse"

Going to the "Penthouse"

This crystal is difficult to see.  Just go in the general area and start sucking.

This crystal is difficult to see. Just go in the general area and start sucking.

Step 3: Open the Box to Get Upgrade

All three lights will be on when the last crystal is loaded. Approach the box and press your activate button in order to open the case and collect your reward.

Collect your weapon upgrade.

Collect your weapon upgrade.

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