"Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Zombies": Time Bomb in Buried
The Time Bomb is one of the most exciting weapons included in Buried, Resolution 1275. When first seeing this weapon you might think it is going to be a bomb with a timer. However, it is actually a device that allows you to go back in time. Essentially it is setting a save point that you can return to if you choose.
In this guide we will discuss:
- How to get the Time Bomb
- How to use the Time Bomb
- Indicators in the heads up display
- Strategies for using the Time Bomb
- What you need to know
How to Get the Time Bomb
Unfortunately, the only way to acquire the time bomb is to get it randomly out of the box. Only one player in the game can have the Time Bomb. It takes the place of your secondary grenade, so picking up Monkeys will result in losing your Time Bomb.
How to Use the Time Bomb
The Time Bomb takes the place of your secondary grenade, but is not used in the same manner. In order to deploy the Time Bomb, you will press down on your D-Pad. When you do this you will be holding the Time Bomb in your left hand and the trigger in your right hand. If you already set the Time Bomb you will only be holding the trigger in your right hand.
Setting the Time Bomb
- Press down on your D-Pad
- Press your secondary Grenade Button
- As soon as the time bomb lands that exact moment in the game is "saved."
Activating the Time Bomb
- Press down on your D-Pad
- Press your trigger button.
- As soon as you press the trigger button the screen will start to get distorted, similar to a dream sequence in a movie.
- All the players and zombies will appear in the exact location they were in when you set the bomb.
- You will have the weapons, ammo, perks, points, and equipment that you had when you set the bomb.
Resetting the Time Bomb
You can only reset the Time Bomb by setting a new bomb. Since you only have one bomb at a time you will need to pick up a Max Ammo. When you throw a new bomb the previous bomb will disappear and be irrelevant. The new "save" moment will be the exact time you threw the second bomb.
Indicators On The Heads Up Display
There are two indicators on the heads up display that will provide you information about your Time Bomb. By checking these indicators you can see if you currently have any in your inventory and what round you will revert to if the bomb is activated.
On the bottom right hands side of your heads up display there is an object that looks like a compass. It has a circle in the middle and arrows pointing up, down, left, and right. This will indicate the equipment that can be accessed using your D-pad. If you have Time Bombs you will see a picture of the Time Bomb below the down arrow. This picture has a large white number on it, that number indicates the amount of Time Bombs you currently have.
When you set a Time Bomb a white and black circle will appear on your heads up display between your Perk Icons and the current round indicator. This circle will have a number inside it. That number is the round in which you set the bomb, which is the round you will revert to if you trigger the bomb.
Tips For Using The Time Bomb
The Time Bomb can be very effective if used properly. But if used improperly it could end up giving you one extra down or even irritating the other players in the game.
Tip 1: The Proper Setup:
You do not want to set your time bomb when you are pinned down or the last person standing. When you activate the bomb you will just be going back into that bad situation.
Try to set your Time Bomb at the end of a round, when there are only a few zombies or a crawler remaining. The best way is to have the Giant carry the last crawler and then trigger the bomb. This will give your team time to regroup if the bomb is activated.
Tip 2: Reset as often as possible.
When you get a Max Ammo, look for a good opportunity to reset the bomb. This will limit the need to restart at a much earlier round.
Tip 3: Get the teams approval.
Unless it is a dire emergency, let the team know you are going to activate the bomb. A player might dashboard if you don't give them a chance to give input before you activate the bomb, this could result in the end of the game.
Tip 4: Have a second chance at a hard task.
When we were getting the achievement for surviving in the maze past round 20 we decided to set a Time Bomb right before we attempted it. We completed it on the first attempt, but if we failed we would have had a second chance.
What You Need to Know
- The Time Bomb is not used for the "upgrade a weapon in round 1" achievement.
- It is needed to complete both versions of the Mined Games Easter Egg.
- The Time Bomb can only be activated if the player holding it is in play.
- It can be used to double your points in the Bank.
- It can also be used to get two free perks from the Ghosts after going through the Haunted Mansion.