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How to upgrade Monkey Bombs in Firebase Z Cold War Zombies

Published: 10/Feb/2021 21:32

by Tanner Pierce


The Monkey Bomb is easily one of the most iconic items that you can use throughout Black Ops Zombies history, allowing you to attract the undead into a cluster, and in the new Cold War map Firebase Z, you can apparently make them even better.

Even if you don’t really play the mode, most people know the iconic Monkey Bomb in Black Ops Zombies. You throw a cymbal monkey toy with some dynamite attached to its back, it attracts all of the nearby undead into a cluster, and then it explodes giving you an easy way to clear out a horde.

Generally speaking, with the exception of the map Gorod Krovi, there’s no way to make the bomb do any more damage, which means that it loses its effectiveness once you hit higher rounds. Luckily, that’s not the case in Firebase Z and upgrading is once again available.

The Monkey Bombs cost 1000 salvage in Zombies.

Upgrading Monkey Bombs steps

Unlike upgrading weapons or other items in the game, the way you upgrade the Monkey Bomb is a bit unconventional. Instead of going to the Pack-A-Punch machine or the normal upgrade station using parts, players have to complete a couple steps, almost like an mini-easter egg, in order to upgrade it.

Luckily, however, the steps are pretty easy to follow and can be done relatively quickly:

  1. Activate all three Aether Reactors and turn on the power
  2. Buy a Monkey Bomb from a crafting station
  3. Go to one of the Aether Reactors and then get 50 kills with the Monkey Bomb
  4. After you get all 50 kills, the next one you throw will be upgraded

All in all, it’s a pretty simple guide and can allow you to use the item into higher rounds without it feeling like a dud. If that guide is not clear enough, Glitching Queen, who originally discovered how to upgrade the item, posted a video tutorial which sums up everything perfectly.

It’s unclear whether or not players will be able to do this on future maps. As of the time of this writing, there’s no way to do this on Die Maschine so, until further notice, assume this method is just for Firebase Z.

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How to get Yellow Access Cards in Warzone and what they do

Published: 25/Feb/2021 16:46

by Jacob Hale


With the launch of Season 2, Warzone has brand new Yellow Access Cards. They’re extremely rare and offer the chance of some very good loot to put you ahead of the competition.

Season 2 has brought a tonne of new content to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, including new weapons, skins and maps.

In Verdansk specifically, there are a small group of brand new weapon silos to pick up some impressive loot as well as the new Shipwreck POI.

Shipwreck has brought zombies back to Verdansk, and they’re actually the key to finding the Yellow Access Card. Here’s what you’ve got to do.

Shipwreck POI Warzone Season 2 Yellow Access Card
You’ll have to head to Shipwreck to find this rare Access Card.

How to get Yellow Access Card in Warzone

The first thing to note about the Yellow Access Card is that it’s extremely rare. In fact, there’s only one per lobby.

To get the Yellow Access Card, you have to head to the new Shipwreck POI and start slaying the zombies as part of the Outbreak event.

It doesn’t matter how many you kill, but the very last zombie drops the Yellow Access Card. So, technically, you can join the party late and take out any enemies and the final zombie and claim your prize.

Rewards & how to use it

Using the Yellow Access Card is simple: you simply head to the unique yellow loot crate on the ship, as specified with a popup image on screen.

From there, you can just pop the crate open and take your rewards, with a bunch of cash, armor satchels, weapons and more available.

Of course, this isn’t an easy task to complete. If you’ve already dropped in at Shipwreck, you’ll know it gets seriously busy, and as more and more players discover the secrets of the Yellow Access Card, this will only become more amplified.

So, if you think you’ve got the gunskill to take out half the lobby and a bunch of zombies too, it’s well worth heading down to Shipwreck and seeing what you can do.