Mystery Box
Games Appeared In Call of Duty: World at War
Call of Duty: ZOMBIES
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies
Call of Duty: Black Ops DS
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Maps Appeared In Nacht Der Untoten
Shi No Numa
Der Riese
Kino Der Toten
Call of the Dead
Bus Depot
Nuketown Zombies
Die Rise
Mob of the Dead
Cell Block
Borough (Grief only)
Shadows of Evil
The Giant
Der Eisendrache
Zetsubou No Shima
Gorod Krovi
Price 950 points/use
10 points/use (Fire Sale)
5 points/use (Fire Sale and Double Points with the Half-Off Persistent Upgrade)
0 points (Shopping Free Gobblegum)
The Mystery Box (also known as the Random Box, Help Box, and the Box) is a random weapon generator in the Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops Nazi Zombies maps Nacht der Untoten, Verruckt, Shi No Numa, Der Riese, Kino der Toten, "Five", Ascension, Call of the Dead, Shangri-La, and Moon. It does not appear in Dead Ops Arcade. In Nacht der Untoten, it spawns in the "Help Room". In Verrückt, its original spawn is in the generator room. In Shi No Numa, it first spawns in the room below the spawn room. In Der Riese, it spawns in front of the generator. In Kino der Toten it can spawn anywhere. In "Five" its first spawn area is the power room. In Ascension it will spawn near the power switch always. In Call of The Dead and Shangri-La, it can spawn anywhere. The Mystery Box is a wooden box with two flashing golden question marks. Buying a weapon will cost 950 points (10 with Fire Sale and Bonfire Sale). When you press the action button, the available weapons will loop until one randomly selected weapon will stop. This process takes about four-five seconds. If the weapon isn't picked up in 12 seconds, the gun will sink back into the box. Many people prefer to buy their weapons here because it is the only place to get powerful weapons such as the Ray Gun, MG42, M1919 Browning, HK21, RPK, and Thundergun. The Ray Gun and Thundergun are most commonly recived by using glitches. It also allows you to buy wall weapons for less. However, in some, cases, the player may recieve a weapon that is actually cheaper off the wall than from the Box.

In Shi No Numa it will move to one of six locations, the four huts, the original location, and the warning room.

In Der Riese it will move to six potential spots. In the lab across from the M1897 Trench Gun, in the room with the Thompson, in each of the Teleporter rooms and its original spawn.

In Kino der Toten, the box is randomly spawned at different locations, the location of the Mystery Box is located with a green light on a black board outlining the whole map near every Mystery Box spawn, just like in. You can also find the location of the box by going to the alleyway and looking up in the air for the blue column of light, just like in Der Riese. In Ascension it always spawns in the power room. And again in the map Call of the Dead, the means of locating the box is by looking for the light.

In "Five" and Ascension the new location of the Box is shown by a television above the position it started teleporting.

In Shangri-La the box spawns randomly. The best way to find is to look for the blue coloum of light.

On the Wii version, the light is a foggy green color.

In Mob of the Dead, the box appears as a chest and the sound is hellish.

Teddy BearEdit

In all maps but Nacht der Untoten it is possible to obtain a Teddy Bear from the Box. The Teddy Bear causes the Box to destroy itself and be relocated elsewhere on the map with no useful weapon dispensed; a voice in the background laughs at the player. Your 950 points you spent are also given back to you. It is interesting to note that in Verrückt, the box respawns only in the area that the player has opened, however, there is no indicator of the box's new location, while in Shi No Numa and Der Riese, the Box can spawn anywhere, but is marked by a beam of light: yellow in Shi No Numa, and blue in Der Riese. At some locations some players actually hope to get the Teddy Bear, as the Box may move to a more convenient place. The Teddy Bear appears in the Box after being used several times (this is not a fixed amount), but sometimes it may be the second thing obtained.

In Mob of the Dead, the Teddy bear is changed to a Padlock.


  • In Nacht der Untoten, there is a higher chance of getting the Ray Gun in the Mystery Box in earlier rounds than other maps.
  • On Shi No Numa, there are several footlockers that look exactly like the mystery box that can be found on top of the shelves and crates in the starting room.
  • In Verruckt, there is writing on the stairs on to the barrier downstairs warning you if you use the mystery box too often it will move. It's exact words are: "Wish too often and our wishing well will run"