The new direction of Vanguard Zombies launched with a mixed reception from the often-vocal community. With no round-based map and a lack of Easter Egg quest, many criticised Treyarch over the radical change to the second instalment of the Dark Aether storyline.
In addition to the new content, an iconic Wonder Weapon from past Zombies experiences is making its long-awaited return to the ever-expanding arsenal.
Vanguard Zombies Ray Gun
First appearing in Call of Duty World at War, the Ray Gun is a staple of Zombies. Armed with incredible damage output, the rays fired from the futuristic pistol can shred through any undead opposition standing in the way. For unknown reasons, the Ray Gun didn't appear when Vanguard launched in November 2021, leaving players wondering why. Thankfully, Treyarch is reinstating the Ray Gun as part of the Season 2 update.
How To Get The Ray Gun in Vanguard Zombies
Thanks to a blog post published on February 8, the process of obtaining the Ray Gun remains unchanged. It will appear within the Mystery Box for a cost of 950 Essence and if you're lucky, there's a chance of it falling to the ground as a reward for tackling a tricky opponent. All we need now is a round-based map!