Call of Duty Black Ops III Awakening DLC brought new multiplayer maps and remade a map from Call of Duty Black Ops II. However, the Der Eisendrache, a zombies mode map, got the attention of many players back to the game. Interestingly, the Der Eisendrache bows, an impressive bow with four upgrades/variations, became a point of interest in the COD Black Ops III community after the DLC’s launch. We have curated this guide to break down all steps involving unlocking the bow and one out of four weapon’s upgrades.
How To Obtain Der Eisendrache Bows
Acquiring the Wrath of the Ancients or Eisendrache bows (given the name after the map) will require you to complete a series of tasks. The first one allows you to receive the main weapon itself and the others are just to get upgrades. There are a total of four upgrades or upgraded bows for the Wrath of the Ancients bow. We have mentioned the complete process of unlocking the weapon and its upgrades below.
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Feed The Three Dragons
To unlock Wrath of the Ancients, players need to feed at least eight zombies to three dragons located on the map. These dragons are hinged at walls and only awake when you kill a zombie right below them. Once you do that, the dragon breaks out of its stone form, and stars feeding on the zombies you killed below it. Here are a few images for reference.
As shown in the images, you need to repeat the same process with three dragons to move on to the next step. Here are the key locations in the Der Eisendrache map where you can find all the dragons. There is no order while finding and feeding all the dragons, so you can do it in whatever manner.
Starting from this factory look-a-like building, turn right and climb up the stairs.
You will see a gate closing you off from going into the next area. Open the gate and go a little further; you will spot the dragon on the wall at your left. Here are images for reference.
To find the second dragon, start at this wooden bridge with the first dragon appearing at your right. Go straight, and you will encounter floating debris. Clear it and move past it.
Then you will reach another gate that will also cost you to opening it. After going through the gate, reach the lever area as shown in the image. Pull the lever, then turn left to find a door leading you outside the building.
Once you are outside, move past these green symbols on the floor and then take the stairs going down. Once you are there, go through the opened door, and you will find the second dragon. Again, repeat the same process of feeding eight zombies to the dragon.
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For the third and final dragon, start from the door located on the left side of the room you entered to feed the second dragon. The door entrance leads the players to two more underground levels via stairs. After reaching the main hall in the underground room, you’d find the third dragon.
Feed it eight zombies and take the stairs to go back one level. You will see the Der Eisendrache bows or Wrath of the Ancients weapon available right beside where a knight is resting.
The Storm Bows Upgrade In Call of Duty
In order to unlock the Storm Bows upgrade, players must follow the steps mentioned below. All of the steps can be done by a single player, and any further help from online friends is not necessary. Moreover, the Storm Bows upgrade contains 75 arrows as opposed to 60 of the base weapon. Other than that, the upgrade also fires very similarly to the base weapon: single and charged shot. However, the charged shot consumes two arrows as opposed to single-firing shot. Here is the complete breakdown to unlocking the Der Eisendrache bows Storm upgrade.
Turning On the Death Ray
The first and foremost step is to turn on the Death Ray. It can be found at the open courtyard space before which we moved past after pulling the lever. Activating the Death Ray will cost 1000, so make sure you have enough to spend.
Shooting the Weather Vane Using Arrows
After activating the Death Ray, turn left, and you will find Weather Vane on top. Shoot it using the Wrath of Ancients bows only, otherwise, the progression will not count further. Once you have shot it, it will start spinning and will drop blue arrows. You need to pick up that arrow in order to begin the questline of unlocking Der Eisendrache bows Storm upgrade.
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Shoot Three Bonfires
After picking up the blue arrows, you need to shoot three bonfires using the bows fired from the Wrath of the Ancients weapon only. All three bonfires are located outside the map, and there is no way to reach them. However, you can see them from a distance and aim your shot keeping the trajectory in mind. Here are images for reference to find all three bonfires.
The first two bonfires are pretty easy to find from the images attached here. However, the third one can be seen after you teleport using the machine.
Wall-Running Over Five Blue Symbols
After lighting all the bonfires using the Wrath of Ancients weapon, the next step is to do a wall-run over five symbols when anti-gravity is activated. Once again, you must use the teleport device to reach the wall-run room (image attached).
After reaching the room, the zombies will start appearing, and the pyramid at the center will begin glowing blue, indicating the commencement of anti-gravity. You must wall-run on the five blue symbols without touching the ground; otherwise, the progression will not count. After successfully pulling off the wall-running task, the anti-gravity will be disabled, signaling the completion of the mentioned task.
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Kill Zombies Near Three Electrified Urns
The next step involves killing zombies near three electrified urns located in the Der Eisendrache map. You need to kill at least six to eight zombies near the urn. Once you do that, you will see blue orbs flying off from zombies towards the urn, counting towards the Eisendrache bows Storm upgrade progression. After pulling this off, the blue orbs will no longer come out of dead zombies, indicating the completion of this step.
Charge Arrows At Urns & Shoot Bonfires Again
After charging three urns with blue orbs, the next step involves shooting the three bonfires again. However, this time players must use an urn to charge every bow arrow with electricity.
Shoot Weather Vane Again
Once you have shot all three bonfires again with electricity-charged bows, head back to the location of the weather vane. You will find there an electric fog. After interacting with the fog, reshoot the weather vane to receive reforged arrow.
Place Arrow in Pyramid and Kill Zombies
The next step involves reforging the Wrath of Ancients bow by upgrading it at the Pyramid room. This room is where you fed the last dragon and received the Der Eisendrache bows itself. So head over there and start killing 16-20 zombies. Once again, you will see the blue orbs flying off from zombies towards the glowing top of the pyramid. Pulling off the task will spawn the Kreema’ahm la Ahmahm, also known as Storm bow.
This brings us to the end of Storm bow upgrade. We will cover the remaining three bow upgrades in the upcoming post. Which weapons has been your favorite in Call of Duty Black Ops III: Awakening DLC? Let us know about it in the comments section below.