27 Replies Latest reply on Aug 7, 2015 2:58 PM by codeaholic RSS

    How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

      How do you rank up on zombies on BO2? I have a skeleton head with a three on top...

        • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

          U can level up in zombies by your Kills and downs ratio




          Dual Bones: 5 - 15 K/D
          Skull:20+ K/D
          Skull + Knife: 80 - 100+ K/D
          Skull + Dual Shotguns: 180 - 200+ K/D

          Dashes are included for each day you play a full match of TranZit or Survival (Online) it cannot be solo, or local.


            • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

              I dont think it all KD ratio. I have said this so many times but I have a friend with 8000 plus kills and like 200 downs, only been to round 16 and has a knife. Hasnt even played in like a week.

              • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                like the guy above me said i also know people with k/d of 25 that have shotguns, also i got knife with a k/d of 60.

                maybe your k/d needed to level up decreases with revives, doors opened etc...

                  • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                    I've got a k/d of 106.8 and i'm still on the skull with 5 tallys and blue eyes... (and have been for about 2-3 weeks now - i've played zombies every day since release...) ...so it's def not just k/d.


                    Not sure if anyone has said this before, but i was in a lobby with someone who had studs around his emblem. Is that before shot guns or after? There was no gun, or knife, just a zombie head with studs going all the way round the outside of the emblem

                      • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                        No way is it kdr, I got a kd of 208 and still stuck on the skull with the dagger and blue eyes, I don't think it's high rounds either because I've been to 40, 42, 44, an 45.

                        It's a weird ranking system.. I guess we got to wait until treyarch decide to spill the beans..

                  • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                    I think the ranking system is based on all the leaderboard stats and not just kills. I got over 2,000 kills, 23 revives, 2 downs, 800 headshots andwent from skull, to skull with shotguns, so it's definetly not based solely around kd.

                    • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                      I have been stuck on skull with the knife and blue eyes for a while now, I have made it to round 49 on tranzit.

                      My full stats are:

                      Accuracy - 120% (407,504 fired 491919 hit)

                      Kills - 77063

                      Headshots - 25,402 (32%)

                      Downs - 507 (kdr 1.51)

                      Deaths - 292 (kdr 263.9)

                      Distance Travelled - 1,440 miles

                      Revives - 1,484

                      Perks - 853

                      Doors - 775

                      Grenade kills - 1835

                      Gibs - 94;616

                      • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                        do everything possible to have the best game EVER and you will rank up.  It doesn't really matter about deaths and down to kill ratio, but that does help.  Make sure you are the one reviving your buddies, make sure you are the one opening all the doors, make sure you are popping off plenty of heads with your kills, drink your perks!!! 


                        Everything you do in you Zombies game will help you rank up.  I've never been de-ranked once you achieve a higher rank, you'll only loose your eyes and tallies if you are not consecutive in your game play.


                        My friend has 50k kills, with over 1k in deaths and he is ranked skull with dual shotties, so kills to downs has NOTHING to do with it. 

                          • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                            Kills: 32051

                            Downs: 151

                            Revives:  180

                            Headshots: 19976

                            Deaths: 80

                            Perks drank: 176

                            Doors: 180

                            Hits: 1.15

                            K/D: 212


                            As you can see, I have a low amount of revives, perks drank and doors opened.

                            If you play with good teamates, you won't have many revives.  If you don't go down often, you won't drink many perks. 


                            I did not get my shotguns until I passed 200 k/d ratio.


                            Kills to down has a significant role in ranking up. 

                          • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                            Ok we'll tell me this... Can you unlock special abilities while ranking up on zombies? I have a friend that played and got his stats reserved on zombies but unlocked a ability where he revives like he has quick revive but he doesn't have it. So it's like he prestiged or something and then got a quick revive ability. IDK what happened its weird

                            • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                              Still stuck on skull with knife, my stats are now:


                              Kills - 85120

                              Downs - 520 (kdr-163.6)

                              Deaths - 300 (kdr- 283)

                              Accuracy - 128% (Bullets fired 425814 - Bullets hit 545379)

                              Headshots - 27287 (33%)

                              Gibs - 104480

                              Perks - 895

                              Doors - 819

                              Distance Travelled - 1537

                              Revives - 1554

                              Grenade KIlls - 2543


                              I have made it to round 51 on Tranzit with 4426 kills and 2 downs. I going to keep at it until I get a kill/down ratio of 200 or more to  see if I rank up.

                              • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                                Kills: 107116

                                Bullets Fired: 671667

                                Downs: 1364 (K/D = 78.53)

                                Revives: 2620

                                Grenade Kills: 3935

                                Headshots: 34903

                                Deaths: 493

                                Gibs: 92466

                                Perks: 1929

                                Doors: 511

                                Accuracy: 0.69

                                Miles: 1514


                                I got skull with blue eyes, trying to get the dagger through the skull. hopefully im close b/c ive been consistently getting 150+ K/D ratio in grief. grief is pretty much i play 90% of the time. i think i ranked up when i first got the game by playing grief so i should be able to get the dagger if i keep playing grief i hope.

                                • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                                  Just got my shotguns


                                  Kills - 102839

                                  Downs - 595 (kdr 172)

                                  Deaths - 341 (kdr 301)

                                  Accuracy - 1.40 (472078 fired 661348 hits)

                                  Gibs - 123426

                                  Headshots 32% (33420)

                                  Perks - 1056

                                  Doors - 958

                                  Grenade kills - 3420

                                  Revives - 1688

                                  Distance - 1827 m

                                  • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                                    Did everybody that replied with their stats using the CoOp stats only (not versus or career stats)?

                                    • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                                      NO one really knows pal. Most people think a KD of 200 gets you shotguns. WHile that may have worked in the past, it sure doesn't apply now. My kd right now is 207 and Im still at the knife rank (for 4 months now) with an average game going until the low to mid 60's in rounds. I always play to at least 7000 kills, and I don't take downs often. I can tell you that if you have been playing for awhile and have more than 200 downs, you will probably have to kill thousands of zombies to increase your kd ratio. That being said, since you've been playing for a while now, you could start a new profile and start your stats over to maintain better stats next time around. Ive got a buddy who did this, and last month he got shotguns at a kd of 93 with only 13000 kills. Good luck though, Ive given up on the ranks and simple play for fun.

                                      My stats are

                                      kills 235549

                                      acccurace 166

                                      headshots 46

                                      revives 2172

                                      2310 doors

                                      perks 1425

                                      grenade 10391

                                      miles 2487

                                      downs 1137

                                      • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                                        i have 51000 kills 200K/D still not on shotties

                                          • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                                            It is NOT based on "total" DOWNS, or k/d.  If fact, your k/d can be 50 to 5000.  Also, I'm guessing you are giving me career kills and not co-op.  Just answer 3 simple questions and ignore all trolls which will be hard because this forum is loaded with them.  If you answer the 3 questions, I'll have you at shotguns in a week if you are close, or a month if you are not.


                                            1. HOW MANY Co-op Kills do you have?
                                            2. HOW MANY Co-op DEATHS do you have?  (notice...I typed DEATHS NOT DOWNS !)  Deaths is the symbol of a coffin with the skull on it.
                                            3. How many tally marks do you have and how long have you played with at least one tally in "game hours"  approximately obvious.
                                            • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                                              You are probably pretty close, but you need to post the info so I can get you right to it.

                                              Do you want to rank up or not?

                                              • Re: How to rank up on BO2 zombies?

                                                I'm guessing 175 deaths...so not too much longer.