How Many Rounds Would it Take to Complete Call of Duty: World at War Nazi Zombies?

Luke Willcocks, Mark Inch


Call of Duty: World at War (hereafter CoD:WaW) was the first of the franchise to release the mini-game Nazi Zombies; the aim of the game being to survive by killing hordes of oncoming zombies through a progression of rounds. As the rounds progress, higher numbers of zombies with increasing Health Points (HP) spawn each round. The aim of this paper is to calculate the number of rounds it would take for one player to kill a number of zombies equal to the number of soldiers in the German army during World War II (WWII), as well as to show the zombies’ effect on allied resources, specifically ammunition. It was concluded that a single person would have to last 2648 rounds in order to kill 12.5 million Nazi zombies, and that the resources required would be so large that killing all these zombies would be impossible. 


Computer game; Probability/Statistics; Call of Duty

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