Black Ops 2 Zombies Game Modes

Black Ops 2 Zombies Game Modes


When it comes to playing black ops 2 zombies, there are 3 game modes:

  • Tranzit
  • Grief
  • Survival

For those of you who have played zombies on previous versions of call of duty, you should recognize the Survival black ops 2 game mode. The survival game mode in Black Ops 2 zombies is the traditional style play, while the Tranzit game mode and Grief are both new. Continue reading this article to learn more about the different game modes in black ops 2 zombies.

Black Ops 2 Survival Game Mode

The black ops 2 survival game mode is the traditional zombies game play style. In survival zombies mode you can play with up to 4 team mates in multiplayer, or solo mode as well. The objective is to work together as a team and survive as many waves of zombies as possible. Many people to prefer to play black ops 2 zombies survival mode simply because it is the most recognizable game mode in the new game. It is also a classic, so survival mode will always maintain its popularity among long term fans of call of duty.

You can play the survival mode of black ops 2 zombies on 3 different maps (not counting nuketown). Survival can be played on:

  • Bus Depot
  • Town
  • Farm
  • Nuketown (if you have this map)

Town is the only map that the pack-a-punch machine is available in while playing Survival Mode. Town also has all of the perk machines in black ops 2.

black ops 2 zombies game modesFarm and Bus Depot have a striped down version of the game. Bus Depot is very similar to the original Nacht Der Untoten map, in the fact that it is super basic. In Bus Depot there are no perk machines at all (not even mule kick) and the pack-a-punch machine stays in one location permanently.

When playing Bus Depot on survival mode you may feel that you are very much so relying on the mystery box to give good weapons on a regular basis. The inability to pack-a-punch in Bus Depot on survival mode hinders your ability to get additional ammunition aside from max ammo drops.

Farm also is a striped down version of zombies on Survival mode. there is no pack-a-punch machine is Farm Survival mode, so don’t waste your time searching. Also, there are some perk machines available in Farm on survival, unlike in Bus Depot.

All in all Survival mode in Black Ops 2 Zombies is the traditional mode of zombies where the only goal is to survive as long as you can in unlimited waves of zombies. There is no way to win in survival mode, and there is no way to carry over progress from one match to another in Survival mode in black ops 2 zombies, similar to previous versions of the game.

Black Ops 2 Grief Game Mode

Along with the original Survival game mode, Treyarch has introduced a new unique game mode that is known as Grief. The Grief game mode in black ops 2 zombies allows you to play against another team and see who can survive the longest. You can have up to 4 players on each team in grief mode on black ops 2 zombies. The idea is to win by surviving longer then the other team.

Only 1 person has to survive in order to win, so for example if all 4 of the other team members got downed in Grief, and 3 of your team mates are dead, and you are the only one left alive, all you have to do is kill off the remaining zombies from the round and your team wins. This is easier said then done though, once all the team members of each team is downed, you will have a lot of zombies to kill, especially in later round (like 20).

You can play black ops 2 zombies grief mode on either Town, or Farm. many people choose to play grief mode on Town simply because it is more feature rich. There is a pack-a-punch machine in Town, unlike Farm. Also you have access to all 6 perk machines in Town, unlike Farm. Bus depot does not have grief mode.

Many people enjoy playing Grief mode because there is an objective besides just surviving unlimited rounds. You can win a game of Grief as early as round 1 in black ops 2 zombies, while more advanced players may last into the 20′s. It can be fun to strategically try to kill the other team. For example in grief mode you can work together with the other team for some time, then when you realize that the other team is in a bad position you can capitalize on it by letting the zombies attack the other team.

Also, there is a special drop in Black Ops 2 zombies grief mode, it is a rock of some sort. I have not found the official name for it yet, if you know it please mention it in the comments section below. The gas rock can be picked up and thrown, and potentially stuck to another player. Once the gas rock hits the ground or player you throw it at, it will begin to emit a yellow smoke for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. During this time period the zombies will be attracted to the yellow gas similar to a monkey bomb. You might be getting some evil ideas about what to do with this yellow gas rock already.

Black Ops 2 Tranzit Game Mode

Tranzit is the newest and most unique of all the game modes in black ops 2 zombies. Tranzit is a sort of semi-campaign style play, and it is made for people who want more out of their black ops 2 zombies experience. The first thing that should be mentioned about Tranzit mode in black ops 2 zombies is the sheer size of the made. Tranzit includes all of the maps (minus nuketown) and combines them all into one gigantic map, plus extra, you can also find some secret locations in Tranzit. To be specific the secret areas are Nacht Der Untoten, and the Cabin – those are the 2 main ones anyway.

Also a major point in Tranzit is the Bus. The bus is a major object in the Tranzit game mode, as it transport you throw the foggy areas. Some of the foggy areas can only be navigated by way of the bus, as apposed to foot travel. The bus is perhaps the only safe way to travel from one area of the map to another, through the fog since the eye scratching zombies attack you in the fog area.

Tranizt introduces buildable objects in black ops 2. There are a variety of objects that can be built in Tranzit, everything from a turbine to a jet gun.

Another thing that makes Tranzit unique from other zombies game modes in black ops 2 is the fact you can partially carry over progress from one match to another. For example, you can put points in the bank in black ops 2 zombies tranzit, unlike anything else we have seen in zombies. This will allow you to get points out of the bank if you play a new match a week later or something. I have also heard rumors that you can share points with team mates with the use of galvaknuckles.

Black Ops 2 Game Modes Summary

With the introduction of 2 new game modes in black ops 2 zombies, we are sure to enjoy countless hours of zombies game play. The new game modes make it more exciting then ever to play the ever addicting zombies game in black ops 2. At the same time, we still have the traditional Survival mode of black ops 2 zombies to enjoy!

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