Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles is a 2017 map pack released for Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III. It was the fifth map pack in total for the game, with this one focused exclusively on the Zombies game mode. Rather than adding new content, Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles brings faithful remakes of eight maps from previous Call of Duty games, making Black Ops III the ultimate Zombies experience.
Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles was released on all of the platforms that Black Ops III can be played: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. At $29.99, it represents amazing value for money given the amount of content you receive.
Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles Premise
The main selling point of Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles is that it brings back eight classic maps from Zombies history, bringing them to Black Ops III to put them all into one package. These maps are:
- Nacht der Untoten
- Shi No Numa
- Kino der Toten
The map pack is notably missing Der Riese, which was already remade for Black Ops III in the form of The Giant. It doesn’t just remake the maps though – it also adds in some of the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies mechanics, such as GobbleGum Machines, the Der Wunderfizz, and the Ray Gun Mark II. These changes keep the classic Zombies maps updated and fresh, in line with their modern counterparts.
Overall though, the gameplay itself is Zombies as you remember it. You’ll face off against hordes of zombies, who chase you around the map and try to kill you. You’ve got a ton of tools at your disposal to stop them, however. With every kill you earn points, which can then be used to buy new weapons off the wall, new power-ups from ‘Perk-a-Cola’ machines, as well as open up brand-new parts of the map. Matches start slowly, with only a few zombies to tackle in each round. The chaos swiftly ramps up, and before you know it you’re leading a train of zombies around the map to avoid their wrath.
Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles Main Characters
The four main characters in Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles are essentially caricatures of your average WWII soldier from four key sides of the war. Antics ensue when they’re forced to work together to survive the zombie horde. These four have become mainstays of the Zombies game mode, and it certainly wouldn’t be the same without them. They return in all of the maps in Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles – here’s everything you need to know about them:
- Tank Dempsey: Dempsey is a US Marine through and through. As arrogant as he is efficient, he brings a sense of humor to the team with frequent fourth wall breaks.
- Nikolai Belinski: Belinski’s character seems to be defined by his alcoholism. It has made him uncaring, although his time in the Red Army has taught him lessons in survival he’ll never forget.
- Takeo Masaki: Masaki is one of the most intelligent people in the group. As part of the Japanese Imperial Army, he learned honor and discipline, traits that would become core to his personality.
- Edward Richtofen: Richtofen is a Nazi scientist and a true psychopath. He takes great joy in killing the zombies, often exclaiming in glee during combat. He doesn’t seem to fear the undead threat in any way, and in fact spends most of his time mocking them.
Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles Titles in the Series
Over the years, Treyarch has introduced a ton of new Zombies maps to the game mode. Each release has gotten more complex, bringing in new mechanics that later iterations would adapt for themselves. There are certainly players out there who felt that the maps ‘jumped the shark’ past a certain point. When the mode was first introduced in Call of Duty: World at War, its charming simplicity was its biggest strength, so not everyone appreciated the complexity swiftly ramping up.
Regardless, it’s extremely impressive that Call of Duty Zombies maps are still popular and being released to this day. These are all the Zombies maps released for Treyarch games:
Call of Duty Zombies Maps
- Nacht der Untoten (2008)
- Verrückt (2009)
- Shi No Numa (2009)
- Der Riese (2009)
- Kino Der Toten (2010)
- Five (2010)
- Dead Ops Arcade (2010)
- Ascension (2011)
- Call of the Dead (2011)
- Shangri-La (2011)
- Moon (2011)
- Green Run (2012)
- Nuketown Zombies (2012)
- Die Rise (2013)
- Mob of the Dead (2013)
- Buried (2013)
- Origins (2013)
- Shadows of Evil (2015)
- The Giant (2015)
- Dead Ops Arcade 2: Cyber’s Avengening (2015)
- Der Eisendrache (2016)
- Zetsubou No Shima (2016)
- Gorod Krovi (2016)
- Revelations (2016)
- Voyage of Despair (2018)
- IX (2018)
- Blood of the Dead (2018)
- Classified (2018)
- Dead of the Night (2018)
- Ancient Evil (2019)
- Alpha Omega (2019)
- Tag der Toten (2019)
- Die Maschine (2020)
- Dead Ops Arcade 3: Rise of the Mamaback (2020)
- Firebase Z (2021)
- Outbreak (2021)
- Mauer der Toten (2021)
- Forsaken (2021)
- Der Anfang (2021)
- Terra Maledicta (2022)
- The Archon (2022)
Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles Cheat Codes
Sadly, there are no cheat codes in any of the eight maps featured in Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles. This has generally been the case throughout the history of Zombies – cheats would make it all a little too easy!
However, what each map does have is a unique Easter egg. Some of these are extremely long-winded, requiring many steps to complete. These types of Easter eggs usually give you a ton of context about the overarching Zombies story, which is why so many players choose to complete them. Others are just a simple button press for a fun reward. Regardless, we will show you what these Easter eggs are for all the maps in Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles.
Nacht der Untoten Easter Egg
The Nacht der Untoten Easter egg is probably the easiest to find in Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles. In the second room, to the right of the Mystery Box, you’ll see a radio. Knife it or shoot it, and it will begin rotating through the Zombies songs from each map. This can provide a great soundtrack as you cut down the undead horde.
Verrückt Easter Egg
There are two musical Easter eggs to find on Verrückt. The first is the song ‘Lullaby for a Dead Man’ by Elena Siegman. All you have to do is find the toilets in the upstairs of the map. Once you’ve found them, flush the leftmost toilet three times by activating them. This will begin to play the iconic song first seen in Call of Duty: World at War.
The other musical Easter egg is found in the exact same location. Instead of flushing the leftmost toilet three times, do this instead:
- Flush the rightmost toilet nine times.
- Flush the middle toilet three times.
- Flush the leftmost toilet five times.
This will then spawn a Samantha doll, which can be activated to spawn more dolls around the map. Find them to be treated to the song ‘Samantha’s Sorrow’ by Brian Tuey.
Shi No Numa Easter Egg
Like Verrückt, Shi No Numa has two musical Easter eggs. The first is ‘The One’ by Kevin Sherwood, which is easily found by interacting with the telephone in the Comm Room three times.
The second is ‘Samantha’s Sorrow’ once again. You find this song in a similar way to Verrückt, in that you hunt down a bunch of Samantha dolls around the map. Shoot four pans while inside the Fishing Hut, which spawns the first doll. Once you find the rest of them, the song will play.
Kino der Toten Easter Egg
The music Easter egg on Kino der Toten is ‘115’ by Elena Siegman, which first appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops. You will find this by activating three meteor fragments hidden around the map. These are found in the following locations:
- In the spawn room, underneath the right staircase. Easily noticed by the glass case covering it.
- In the room between the alley and the main stage. You can find this located on top of a bookcase.
- In the costume room, inside one of the lockers at the back of the room. It is found on top of a pedestal.
Ascension Easter Egg
There are two main Easter eggs to find on Ascension. The first is the song ‘Abracadavre’ by Elena Siegman. All you need to do to hear this is find and activate the three teddy bears hidden around the map, which can be found in these areas:
- Up the stairs on the right as you enter the Centrifuge Room.
- Look under the red star, at the Lunar Lander nearest to the Stamin-Up machine.
- At the Lunar Lander closest to the Speed Cola machine.
The second Ascension Easter egg is a quest titled ‘Casimir Mechanism.’ This is one of the more complicated Easter eggs, involving the activation of several nodes and the freeing of Anton Gersh. It doesn’t take the overall Zombies storyline forward massively, however it does set up some events that would be important later.
Shangri-La Easter Egg
Like Ascension, Shangri-La has two Easter eggs – one musical, and one quest. The music Easter egg is ‘Pareidolia’ by Elena Siegman. To find and listen to this song, the process is similar to Kino der Toten, finding and activating three meteor fragments. On Shangri-La, they’re located in the following locations:
- In the spawn, behind the Quick Revive machine.
- Next to the moving walls near the spawn. There should be either a Juggernog or Speed Cola machine – it’s next to this.
- Near the pad in a mining area.
With the musical Easter egg out of the way, we can move on to the main quest for Shangri-La: ‘Time Travel Will Tell.’ This Easter egg is a massive 13-step process that should take you a while to complete. It involves helping two explorers break out of a time loop. Out of every Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles Easter egg, this might be the most disconnected from the main Zombies storyline.
Moon Easter Egg
The main Easter egg is a quest titled ‘Richtofen’s Grand Scheme.’ For this, you will need a ton of patience and teamwork between you and your fellow players. It’s a multi-part Easter egg involving Simon Says and rockets launching toward the Earth. Not only is it absolutely bonkers, but it progresses the story of Samantha, Dr. Maxis, and Richtofen forward massively. If you’re a fan of the overarching Zombies story, the Moon Easter egg is a must-do.
Origins Easter Egg
The Easter egg for Origins is called ‘Little Lost Girl.’ This quest involves releasing Samantha Maxis at last, with an eight-step process to complete. Like Moon, Zombies storyline fans absolutely must complete the Origins Easter egg, or you’ll be left behind in understanding the narrative going forward.
Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles Cheat Code FAQs
Do Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles Maps Have Easter Eggs?
Yes. As well as all of the bigger Easter eggs that we discussed earlier, some of the maps have brand-new secrets for you to discover.
For example, on every Zombie Chronicles map, there is a hidden radio from Dr. Monty. These radios can be activated to get a dump of exposition about the plot, explaining away plot holes that had developed over the years.
As well as the radios, Treyarch also added Samantha dolls to every Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles remake. You’re given a free Max Ammo power-up by hunting them down and shooting them.
Can I Mod Call of Duty: Zombies Chronicles?
No. While there are some mods for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, there aren’t any for the Zombies Chronicles maps in particular.