Best Zombies perks in Black Ops Cold War

Andrew Highton

Everyone dreams of making their way to round 150, don’t they? Well, you might be able to do that with our complete guide on the best zombies perks in Black Ops Cold War. Can you conquer Die Maschine and Firebase Z?

It’s sometimes hard to believe the impact the original zombies experience has unleashed on the world. A mere post-campaign distraction quickly became one of CoD’s most discernible features.

Fast-forward 12 years and Die Maschine – German for “The Machine” – and Firebase Z are ready to wallop more players with wave upon of wave of rotten rascals. So take our advice on the best Zombies perks in BOCW and lengthen your lifespan.

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Best Die Maschine & Firebase Z Perks

perk machine in black ops cold war

To make this abundantly clear, you need perks to survive. Aside from granting you enhanced skills and stats, they can provide boosts to your team as a whole too.

Now, most Call of Duty games feature umpteen perks and only allow the player to carry a limited amount of them. Black Ops Cold War dispenses with the notion of selective picking and instead says “if you can afford it, buy it”. Nothing is off-limits this time around.

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But which are the priority?

Given the unpredictable and volatile nature of zombies, it’s hard to say for sure what will happen on your run. So we’re going to assume that between opening doors (don’t be selfish!), risking your own neck to save teammates, and buying weapons etc, money will be scarce.

Bear in mind that one death takes everything away from you and you’re back to square one. In order to fully maximize your survival capabilities, here is a quick rundown of each perk, and our selection of the best zombies perks in Treyarch‘s Black Ops Cold War.

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Stamin-up

stamin-up perk in black ops cold war

Overview: Allows you to move faster and also increases your sprint speed

Everyone has had that scenario in which they run headfirst into a random room, and it happens to be populated with every zombie in that particular round. It’s horrible. Stamin-up will let you run faster to give you that necessary breathing space.

Furthermore, it’s fantastic for rushing to a teammate to revive them and also increases your base movement when walking/aiming. So many uses, so much necessity.

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Juggernog

The Juggernog perk in black ops cold war.

Overview: Raises the max cap of your health

Juggernog couldn’t be any higher on this list even if climbed to the top of the Burj Khalifa and professed its claim as “best perk ever”. More health, more chances of survival, and a necessity for long games of zombies.

It can help you withstand that extra hit, which means that extra second to rescue your teammate, and yourself. Immensely useful for the later rounds when even fodder zombies hit like Mike Tyson.

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Speed Cola

Speed cola perk in Black ops cold war

Overview: Decrease how long it takes you to reload your weapons

Pretty self-explanatory to be honest. Again, you’re trapped like a scared rat and you’ve just exhausted your whole clip. You switch to your secondary, only to gasp as that it is also dry. The solution? Speed Cola.

There’s nothing more pure than unloading a whole clip and having it fully restored within a second ready to go again. A perk that is useful in every round of the game.

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Zombies involves a surprising amount of strategy to succeed. A lot of it can boil down to your choice of perks. The ones we’ve earmarked as priorities are quite literally that. You need these ASAP.

Needless to say that these are the best zombies perks in Black Ops Cold War for you to use.

Image Credits: Treyarch

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