Firebase Z is the newest map in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode. While the map is now live and available to play for all players, the upcoming until 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM GMT on Friday, February 5. For now, there are still some essential tasks you can get started on learning in the new Firebase Z map, including how to turn on the power and how to activate the Pack-A-Punch machine.
Get a head start on these now so you can be prepared to tackle whatever the Easter egg quest has in store tomorrow, including a new way to .
How to turn on the power
When you first drop into the map, your first objective is to talk to Ravenov. Follow the waypoint and you’ll find him shacked up in a corner area of the courtyard. Chat with Ravenov and he’ll tell you about the Pack-A-Punch machine, eventually directing you to a teleporter that’ll take you to Omega Base.
How to get to the teleporter
To get to the teleporter, you need to open up a door leading to an Equipment Storage area with stairs that’ll take you to the roof. Shoot up some zombies until you’ve collected 1,250 points and then cash those in to get the door open. Follow the waypoint up and you’ll hear some more radio chatter from Doctor Peck discussing turning the power on. But you can just ignore that and hop in to arrive at Omega Base.
How to activate the Aether Reactors
Once you arrive at Omega Base, your mission is to activate all three Aether Reactors at a total cost of 1,500 points–500 each.
Aether Reactor locations
- Reactor One – Military Command
- Reactor Two – Mission Control
- Reactor Three – Data Center
Each Aether Reactor is marked with waypoints on the map, so head to whichever one you and your crew want to start with first. Know that each area will be locked with some gates, so grind away at the spawning zombies until you have enough points to open the way to them all.
Activating an Aether Reactor is simple. Approach it and fork over the points needed to turn it on. Once you’ve done that, your next job is to defend the Collector points found in the immediate vicinity from a few waves of zombies. If you’re having trouble keeping track of which collector is being attacked, look out for when each one’s respective “Protect” waypoints flash red, which indicates when they’re being damaged. Unload on the invading undead long enough and eventually the Collectors will charge fully, thus activating the Aether Reactor.
Repeat this process with the rest of the Aether Reactors and you’ll have successfully turned on the power. With that objective finished, head back to the teleporter.
How to activate the Pack-A-Punch
Now that you’re back at the starting courtyard area, return to Ravenov and interact with the Pack-A-Punch machine to turn it on. You can now upgrade the firepower of your weapons, which will be a must to successfully complete Firebase Z’s Easter egg.
The first upgrade will cost you 5,000 points, with subsequent ones coming in at 15,000 and 30,000 points. Be sure to come back when your currently equipped weapon isn’t quite cutting it against the undead hordes.
How to complete Firebase Z’s Easter egg
The Firebase Z Easter Egg isn’t live yet, so we don’t yet know how to complete it. Be sure to check back later, as we’ll be updating this guide with all the information you need to know.
How to unlock the RAI K-84 Wonder Weapon
The RAI K-84 is the big new Zombies mode weapon added alongside the Firebase Z map. You can technically unlock it now; for more details, read our guide on . We’ll update this guide when we learn how to unlock the RAI K-84 in tandem with the Easter egg.
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