Is the Ray Gun in Firebase Z in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies?

The answer may disappoint you.

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Of all weapons in Call of Duty Zombies history, the Ray Gun is unquestionably the most iconic. It has appeared in nearly every Zombies map to date, with Die Maschine showing how powerful the latest iteration of the gun is in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. However, in the newest map, people are having trouble finding it. Is the Ray Gun in Firebase Z?

Unfortunately for fans of the weapon, at least as of this writing, the Ray Gun is not obtainable in Firebase Z. No Easter eggs have been found to grab it yet, and it does not appear in the Mystery Box. Why would Treyarch remove their most recognizable gun, though? The most likely reason is because of the RAI-K84, the wonder weapon introduced in Firebase Z.

Anyone who plays with the RAI-K84 can see how it may be interpreted as a rifle version of the Ray Gun. It fires out blasts of radiation that disintegrate zombies and has an alternative firing mode that can be used to cause a massive shockwave explosion. That paired with the Ray Gun would be exponentially powerful.

Allowing players to play Firebase Z with both the RAI-K84 and the Ray Gun could have been seen as much too easy for the developers, so they may have removed the latter for balancing purposes. Both weapons are easily in the top tiers for damage output in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies.

While it is possible that Treyarch could change their minds and add the Ray Gun to Firebase Z in the future, we would not count on the chances being good. If you want to get your hands on the Ray Gun, it is still available in Die Maschine.