The Mauer Der Toten easter egg is one of the most interesting and fun main easter egg quests in the Black Ops Cold War. Coupled with beautiful night ambience and lighting, this map gives incredible 'Shadows of Evil' vibes. The main easter egg on this map is just as much fun to complete as well.
You can only begin the main steps of the easter egg starting from round 10 and above as you need a certain component for this easter egg which is attainable only then.
But, before reaching round 10, you can do some things to optimize your run and ensure you complete this easter egg by round 15 or under. This guide shows you the easiest yet most effective solo strategy to complete the Mauer Der Toten easter egg by round 15. We've separated this guide into two parts - what you need to do before reaching round 10 and then the main easter egg steps starting from round 10 and above.
Although we cover everything in detail within this guide, we highly recommend you check out our guides on how to turn on power & activate pack-a-punch, our dedicated guide on how to build Klaus, and our guide on how to get the free wonder weapon - CRBR-S.
We have video walkthroughs for all the above-mentioned guides, and this one, for your visual reference and better understanding.
For your weapon, you can spawn in with any weapon you wish to use as we will be using the wonder weapon for the most part. The weapon you spawn in with will primarily be used with the brain rot ammo mod for a certain step. Nonetheless, our recommended weapon would be the Gallo SA12 with the following attachments:
- Muzzle: SOCOM Blast Mitigator
- Barrel: 24.8" Task Force
- Magazine: STANAG 12 Rnd Tube
- Body: Ember Sighting Point
- Stock: Marathon Stock
For the field upgrade, you must select Aether Shroud upgraded to tier V to get a maximum of 2 charges. There are several reasons to go with Aether Shroud, and you will know of those reasons as you read on through the guide. It will help you stay safe in many situations where you need to avoid killing the zombies (to avoid round skipping).
As you play through the game, you will buy perks, obviously. Before you jump into the game of Mauer Der Toten, make sure you upgrade your Mule Kick perk to at least tier 2. This is important as it will help you with the lack of ammo during the final boss fight of this easter egg. With tier 2, all the zombies will have a small chance of dropping ammo.
The wonder weapon ammo is quite expensive to buy (10,000 points), and it is possible that you might be short by a couple of thousand in the middle of the boss fight (yes, it happened with us multiple times).
The rest of the perks that you must buy include Jugger-Nog, Stamin-Up, and Quick Revive. Quick Revive can be bought during the final boss fight as well. But, if you have enough points to buy it before the fight, do so.
Steps - Before Round 10
The following steps are provided assuming that you've already turned on the power and activated the pack-a-punch machine. If you are still unsure how to do that, check out our guide here.
Here are the things you must do before reaching round 10.
Once you've turned on the power and activated the pack-a-punch machine, dig the debris pile around checkpoint charlie until you find a microwave dish.
Keep digging even after finding the dish to collect salvage to upgrade your armor later.
After acquiring the microwave dish, make your way to the Garment Factory and install the dish onto the Upgrade Station.
The next thing you need to do is collect the Robotic Hands, which we will use on round 10 to build Klaus. First, go back to the pack-a-punch machine and apply the Brain Rot ammo mod on your weapon.
Go to Hotel Room 305, and you will find a barricaded door inside the room.
Turn one of the zombies near the door, and the turned zombie will break open the barricaded door.
Enter the room, and you will find the Robotic Hands around the neck of the corpse on the bed. Interact with the hands to collect them.
Continue playing until you reach round 10. Also, buy the Stamin-Up perk before round 10.