Upgrade Galvaknuckles in Call of Duty Black Ops 2, Zombies

The Galvaknuckles have quickly became 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


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


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


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


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.

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Andrew G 3 years ago

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

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EdSaterstad 3 years ago from PA Author

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.

Aaron 3 years ago

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

man I did everything in it did not work man email me it D 80 NCCO wh 3 years ago

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

Edgarj19 3 years ago

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

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EdSaterstad 3 years ago from PA Author

They patched it.

David 3 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?

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EdSaterstad 3 years ago from PA Author

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

Fake 3 years ago

Look at the Name of the Upgraded Knuckles. Haha.

devin 3 years ago

what the f;ck

Idiots 3 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.

AnnoyingOn3 3 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.

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EdSaterstad 3 years ago from PA Author

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.

whatmqn 3 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

Zombiekilla 2 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

Anonymous 2 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.

secrets 2 years ago

does it work with the knife

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