Modern Warfare Zombies (MWZ) players are upset that exfiled Wonder Weapons turn into 400 XP

Modern Warfare Zombies Wonder Weapons
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It’s cool that Modern Warfare Zombies currently has three Wonder Weapons to find and mow down zombies with, but it’s not cool that you can’t exfil with them. In typical Call of Duty fan fashion, we’re complaining about it.

Why can’t you keep Wonder Weapons in Modern Warfare Zombies (MWZ)?

Scinkx on Reddit was another victim of Wonder Weapons turning to ash when trying to exfil them. It turns out that if you find a Wonder Weapon in the Exclusion Zone, whether it’s the Ray Gun, Wunderwaffe DG-2, or Scorcher, it turns into 400 XP after successfully exfiling. That’s literally the equivalent of 20 zombie kills.

And it’s not just Wonder Weapons. There are a lot of items that don’t carry over run to run in MWZ. In my opinion, I think this is fair. Though I understand if you don’t care about what’s fair or balanced and only want what’s the most fun in a PvE extraction game like MWZ, Treyarch is trying to preserve the Wonder Weapon gameplay loop by making them disappear when exfiling.

Related: All Wonder Weapons in Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) Zombies

How to keep Wonder Weapons in Modern Warfare Zombies (MWZ)

How To Keep Wonder Weapons In Modern Warfare Zombies
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There are two ways to keep Wonder Weapons in Modern Warfare Zombies. The first way is, if you found the Wonder Weapon in a Weapons Case, leave it in the Weapons Case and exfil with it. If you open the Weapons Case and take out and use the Wonder Weapon, then you can’t exfil with it. You can only preserve a Wonder Weapon run to run if it’s still in a Weapons Case.

The only other way to keep a Wonder Weapon is to unlock its Schematic. This only works with the Ray Gun and Wunderwaffe DG-2, but if you have the Schematic, you can craft the Wonder Weapon and use it for one run. Be warned: the Wonder Weapon Schematics have a 48-hour cooldown.

And that’s the skinny on Wonder Weapons. On one hand, I understand the community’s outrage that Wonder Weapons can’t be exfiled, but on the other, I’m glad MWZ won’t ever be a full server of 20+ Operators decimating the entire map because everyone has Ray Guns.

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.