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How to get the Fire Upgrade for the D.I.E. Wonder Weapon in Die Maschine in "CoD: Black Ops Cold War Zombies"

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."

Collect your upgrade from the box.

Collect your upgrade from the box.

The D.I.E. Thermophasic is a powerful upgrade to the D.I.E. Shockwave. This is easy to get, as there are only a few steps after the prerequisites are complete. The first step can be done early in the game, before the prerequisites. Each prerequisite below has a link to a step by step article that explains how to do it. When ready, see the steps and scroll below for more details.

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. Get the Fuse
  2. Activate the Laser Cutter
  3. Use the Laser Cutter to open the box.
Step 1: collect the fuse

Step 1: collect the fuse

Step 1: Get the Fuse

This step can be completed the first time you enter the Dark Aether. I normally do this on my way to the Aether Tunnel, when looking for the Pack-a-Punch machine part. You must collect a fuse that is hidden in the Crash Site. The fuse is under the cockpit of the wrecked plane. When in the Dark Aether, the plane will float allowing access to the fuse box. Open the fuse box by shooting it with any gun. Once open approach it and press your action button.

The fuse is hidden under the plane cockpit.

The fuse is hidden under the plane cockpit.

You can shoot the fuse box with any weapon.

You can shoot the fuse box with any weapon.

Step 2: Activate the Lasor Cutter

Unlike the last step, you will need to finish the prerequisites in order to do this step. While in Dark Aether go to the ground floor of the weapons lab. There will be a laser cutter on the opposite wall of Deadshot Daiquiri. Approach the machine and select your action button, it will go through a cutting sequence.

The laser cutter will only be there when in Dark Aether.

The laser cutter will only be there when in Dark Aether.

Step 3: Use the Laser Cutter to Open the Box

Once you have the Laser Cutter, bring it to the box on the back of a truck. This truck can be found in the pond, near Nacht der Untoten. Press your action button when the trunk is in range and it will open, giving you the Thermophasic Upgrade.

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

If you select this box before this step it will give you a hint as how to open it.

If you select this box before this step it will give you a hint as how to open it.