Upgrade Galvaknuckles in "Call of Duty Black Ops 2," Zombies

Updated on November 8, 2018
EdSaterstad profile image

Outside of my day job as a human resource professional, I am an avid gamer with a great passion for Call of Duty.

The Galvaknuckles have quickly become my favorite weapon, despite their high cost. So, after I heard the rumor about upgrading them, I was both intrigued and skeptical. Rumors such as this are commonly spread as a hoax. I didn't get my hopes up. Even if it could be done, it would be just another glitch, and I don't like using glitches. However, I had to try it once in order to see if it actually worked.

I was surprised when it actually did work. But, I was even more surprised when I saw that it had a new name. This has convinced me that it is not a glitch, but instead was intentionally added to the game. This weapon is hard to acquire and has not been explored much. However, it was put in the game for a reason, and I don't think anyone has figured out everything that it can do yet. Maybe you can unlock the secrets it harbors. Follow these steps to get your very own upgraded knuckles.

Before You Start

Make Sure you:

  • Keep your M1911
  • Do not pick up any other guns
  • Do not have anything in the Refrigirator

You Need to Know How To:

  • Build a Turbine
  • Turn on the Power
  • Get Galvaknuckles
  • Open and Build Pack-A-Punch
  • Put a weapon in the Refrigerator

Step 1: Buy the Galvaknuckles

Source

You can find the Galvaknuckles on top of the diner. You will need the hatch in order to access the knuckles.

Step 2: Upgrade the M1911

Source

In order to complete this step you will need to build the turbine first. Next you will need to open the Pack-A-Punch room and build the Pack-A-Punch machine.

Step 3: Put Mustang and Sally in the Refrigerator

Source

Your M1911 will become Mustang and Sally. After you put them away you should not be holding any guns. Do not pick up a gun or this will not work.

Step 4: Upgrade the Galvaknuckles

Source

The option to Pack-A-Punch a weapon appears on the screen even though you are not holding a gun. If you press the indicated button, your Galvaknuckles will go into the machine and come out upgraded.

Now you will be able to punch by pushing the trigger button. Your punch will be faster than it previously was. However, you will no longer have the ability to sprint. If you pick up a gun, you will be able to sprint again, but you will lose your quick punch.

Please Note: I tried to Pack-A-Punch these weapons a second time. It seemed to work, but after I took the weapon, I could no longer punch. The other player in the game killed the last zombie, and I started the round without the ability to sprint, without a gun, and without the ability to Melee. I had to leave town to get a gun, but died in the fog since I could not punch the fog creature off my head.

Questions & Answers

    © 2013 Edward D. Saterstad

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      • profile image

        scout 

        10 months ago

        it's fake ,I know this because he couldn't do all that on the 1's round.

      • profile image

        I am Dylan 

        21 months ago

        I don't know if it works on my Xbox, I haven't tried it. But based upon the other comments about it doesn't work on Xbox(I have xbox)I'm not trying it. It looks fake and I agree that the pack a punch(ed) name is kind of stupid. I'm really not trying to be mean but......it looks fake

      • profile image

        secrets 

        4 years ago

        does it work with the knife

      • profile image

        Anonymous 

        4 years ago

        It's a glitch. "ZOMBIE_TAZER_KNUCKLES" is probably what the coding refers to the Galvaknuckles as. The pack-a-Punch also probably has a coding that increases the weapons stuff by a specific % if it doesn't have a specific weapon that it turns into after upgrading.

      • profile image

        Zombiekilla 

        4 years ago

        Imana try this cz am curious despite the comments but I wonder if this works for the map Buried since you have basically the same basics to do it

      • profile image

        whatmqn 

        5 years ago

        to those who say it is wrong that he cannot do it on round 1 , WRONG! he uses money he put in the bank to get all that stuff

      • EdSaterstad profile imageAUTHOR

        Edward D. Saterstad 

        5 years ago from PA

        AnnoyingOn3, I have better things to do than troll. I would agree with Idiots (the person that commented above you) that this was a glitch, since it was patched and there was no special abilities (punching faster the exception).

        Upgrading the Galvaknuckles was just something that was fun to do, like an Easter Egg. It didn't do much before, and does nothing now, because it is patched.

      • profile image

        AnnoyingOn3 

        5 years ago

        The devs wouldn't name them such a dumb name and the underscores would NEVER be added. The devs at Treyarch always make sure to give their pack-a-punch'd weapons fun or creative names. Please stop making a fool of yourself in some idiotic attempt to troll stupid kids.

      • profile image

        Idiots 

        5 years ago

        These are not "Pack-a-punched" Galvaknuckles. There was a glitch whereby if you purchased Galvaknuckles, whilst having no other weapons equipped, the Galvaknuckles had a different name. They still had the same damage, and same use.

      • profile image

        devin 

        5 years ago

        what the f;ck

      • profile image

        Fake 

        5 years ago

        Look at the Name of the Upgraded Knuckles. Haha.

      • EdSaterstad profile imageAUTHOR

        Edward D. Saterstad 

        5 years ago from PA

        I pulled money from the Bank and did everything on round 1. This was real before the patch.

      • profile image

        David 

        5 years ago

        It's fake. The pictures even show that he's on round 1 the entire time but has enough points to upgrade and get four perks?

      • EdSaterstad profile imageAUTHOR

        Edward D. Saterstad 

        5 years ago from PA

        They patched it.

      • profile image

        Edgarj19 

        5 years ago

        Man you lie I did it on my ps3 I want you to get better cheats you suck MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • profile image

        man I did everything in it did not work man email me it D 80 NCCO wh 

        5 years ago

        then it didn't work for me I'll follow every step email me at DATMCCO@gmai.com pls.

      • profile image

        Aaron 

        5 years ago

        Doesn't work on Xbox or ps3. Tried it. FAKE

      • EdSaterstad profile imageAUTHOR

        Edward D. Saterstad 

        5 years ago from PA

        No, you need to use the refrigerator, and there is not one in town. I tried it in Nuketown by putting my weapons in the Pack-A-Punch and not taking them back out - so that I would have no weapon. It did not work.

      • profile image

        Andrew G 

        5 years ago

        Does this work on town? I tried it but I couldn't upgrade it.

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, levelskip.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://levelskip.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)