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
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
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.
Perks drank: 176
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.
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
In TranZit you can get certain special abilities for dowing certain things in game. To get permanent quick revive you need to revive the same person 13 or so times in a row in a single game. There are other special abilites you can get for doing similiar spectacular tasks... It has nothing to do with rank.
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.
Bullets Fired: 671667
Downs: 1364 (K/D = 78.53)
Grenade Kills: 3935
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.
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.
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