Check out the latest guides
We produce a guide for World War Z Challenge Mode every week. This week, ‘World War Z So Many Zombies’ is the latest challenge. Check out past challenges below.
- World War Z Challenge Mode guide for the week of April 29, 2020 – Live Once And Then Explode.
- World War Z Challenge Mode guide for the week of April 22, 2020 – Undying vs Undead.
- World War Z Challenge Mode guide for the week of April 14, 2020 – Nemesis in World War Z.
- World War Z Challenge Mode guide for the week of April 8, 2020 – Weak Medic, Fixer, and Slasher.
- World War Z Challenge Mode guide for the week of January 15, 2020 – Tech Support With No Defences.
Alright, so this week’s Challenge Mode, which we’ve called World War Z So Many Zombies, is incredibly deceptive. The modifiers make it look like all you’ll be doing is passing through the mission of Setting Sun with a few extra normal zombies, and no special zombies. This is very wrong, because this week’s modifiers make the mission almost impossible to complete. The video below shows a brief run through of the mission, check it out and read on for some tips about Challenge Mode this week.
- Cannon Fodder – No special zombies, but there are more zombie waves.
- Night Time – More anabiosis (lying around on the ground waiting for you to come close so that they can eat you) zombies.
- Restless Hordes – Way more zombie waves, on top of the other additional zombie waves.
Encounter 1 – Get to the Bridge
This first encounter, despite it being the very start of the mission, has so many zombies in it. All you and your team need to do is work your way through the streets, drop off the bridge, and meet up with the bus. It sounds simple, but because there are so many more zombies around the area you’re constantly firing and on the look out for danger. The best advice I have is to take it slow, and make sure that you check every dead body, because they might just get up and bite you.
Encounter 2 – Bus Escort
For this section of the mission, all you’ll be doing is escorting a bus through a tunnel. Make sure you stock up on ammo before you head in. Since there are loads more zombies in this Challenge Mode, every small group of the undead that you might be aware of is now tripled, at least. Once you reach the end of the tunnel, the point where you prepare for the swarm, keep an eye out for even more zombies. In any other mode you get the occasional zombie emerging from the cars around you. In this week’s Challenge Mode you just have constant small hordes pouring towards you.
Encounter 3 – Tunnel Swarm
Usually this swarm is pretty easy. You can collect defences in the previous part of the mission, setting them up way before the swarm even starts. Make sure that you’re all stocked up on ammo, if anyone can drop some Explosive Ammo, then now would be the time. This swarm is so much larger than normal. The auto turrets run out of ammo fairly quickly, so all you can really do is fire into the bodies and hope that you kill enough not to get overwhelmed. Keep using your melee attacks as zombies get near, because you do not want to get stuck in the middle of this swarm.
Once you’ve killed all the zombies, or most of them at least, the bus will start to move away. Stick with it, but keep an eye on the right tunnel, because some sneaky groups of zombies will jump out and try to kill you. When the bus reaches the checkpoint, you can think about moving onto the next encounter, but don’t open the gate just yet.
Encounter 4 – Get to the Gates
You’ll start this encounter in World War Z So Many Zombies at the checkpoint where you leave the bus. Do not open the gate and move through to the next area until you’ve seen the zombie hordes spawn and try to attack you. They’ll climb over the gate itself, and the wall to the left of the gate, but the undead are easier to deal with here than they are once you’re in the next area. I had so many players running through the area without thinking. If that happens to you, just hold back and take down the zombies that spawn by yourself, it’ll save everyone getting caught by the zombies that would otherwise have snuck up on them.
With the zombies killed, you can make your way through the next area. It’s basically the same as the area at the start of the mission. These streets have some great items to pickup, so look out for corners that could hide a medkit or heavy weapon. Keep pushing through and get to the bridge. Once you’re through the pile of cars, you’re into the final encounter.
Encounter 5 – The Biggest Swarm Ever
This encounter is just a swarm. Explore everywhere you can thoroughly, pick up every defence, and place them all. There’s a small gate that you can close on the left of the arena. Just inside the door is a breaching charge, which you can use on a truck further up on the same side of the arena. Once the swarm starts, you just need to hold out. The main reason that I failed this mission was zombies climbing over the gates. Even if the swarm is heading towards you, just stay calm and keep an eye on the gates. If you get an alert for Gate 1 or 2 being breached, use a Heavy Weapon to clear it quickly.
Gate 2 is very hard to keep track of. The best tip I have is for two people to man turrets and shoot the undead, while the other two players keep the zombies heading up the ramp from eating them. If you manage to get through this alive, well done.
Best Class For The Job
I found that either the Medic or the Exterminator were the best classes for World War Z So Many Zombies. Fire is a really great way to clear out the zombies on the gates at the end, but the Medic is brilliant for reviving people and keeping everyone alive in the midst of a swarm. I’d also say that you should have at least one Fixer in your team, since Explosive Ammo goes a long way to helping clear out the huge numbers of the undead that appear in this week’s Challenge Mode.
Keep an eye on your teammates. It’s easy to think that because there are no special zombies, you can just run off on your own. However, if your teammates fall behind, they’re more likely to be killed and leave you down one body when you need it in a swarm. For both swarms, work together and try to keep the zombie numbers down. The smaller the groups of zombies that you all need to deal with on your own, the better your chances of passing the mission.
This week’s Challenge Mode does a great job of keeping the mission feeling fresh. The lack of special zombies changes everything, helping you relax a little. While the mission is far from relaxing since there are about four times more normal zombies running around, it does feel slightly less stressful because you don’t need to think about a Bull being right around the corner.