Black Ops Cold War

24 Feb 2021

How To Use The Essence Trap and Mimic Step In Firebase Z

The brand new Firebase Z map has been one of the best zombies maps in quite some time.

The map is chalked full of new twists and turns for seasoned zombies players, and the easter egg is amazing.

Speaking of the easter egg, there is one part that has been confusing a lot of players.

This is what and how you should do with the essence traps.

Here's how to capture the zombies with them! 

Steps

You'll need to use these on Mimics. But not just any Mimics, they need to be Mimics that spawn out of items on the ground.

As you progress into later rounds, you'll notice items like grenades, salvage and other useful items on the ground.

These are fakes and a Mimic will spawn out of them - you need to catch those Mimics.

Throw an Essence Trap on the floor once you've found and attracted a Mimic.

Once it walks over the trap, double-tap the interaction button (usually X or Square) to activate it.

Photo via NoahJ456

They need to be on low health to catch. But, there are specific locations you need to catch them in.

The three locations are:

  • Motor Pool - to the right of the Helipad
  • Military Command Control Room and Colonel's Office - where Juggernog is located
  • Scientist Quarters - above the Atrium/Pack-A-Punch

It doesn't seem to be that you need to catch them in a specific location, rather than catch the Mimic FROM a specific location.

You will also need to progress a round to get it to work for each Mimic.

Head back to the Memory Transference Station and return the Essence Trap to where you found it.

The Station will tell you one of three words when you return a Trap:

  • Sokolov
  • Brahms
  • Zhabin

If it doesn't work the first time, try it again as it does eventually work.

Once done correctly, it will give you a Floppy Disk.