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How to use Cold War Zombies Tesla Storm field upgrade: Abilities, tiers, more

Published: 10/Aug/2021 13:06 Updated: 13/Aug/2021 11:57

by Sam Comrie


Cold War Zombies players are due to get some tasty content drops this week with a few new items coming to the mode. Here’s how to use the new Tesla Storm Field Upgrade.

Mauer Der Toten became the latest installment of the Zombies saga on July 15. Transporting the ongoing battle of Omega vs Requiem to Berlin, players were treated to an enigmatic chapter in Zombies history. Condensed into a few small city blocks, this terrifying take on the streets of Berlin gave fans plenty of opportunities to feel pure horror.

Be it the doomed tunnels of the underground or the wreckage of abandoned hotels, Mauer Der Toten is a concrete step towards fully-fledged horror in the Zombies canon like never before. 


To make matters even more thrilling, players can get their hands on a powerful new Field Upgrade. 

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The current Zombies experience has racked up a zany arsenal of Field Upgrades. From fiery rings of strength to god-like healing, there is something available for any strategy. Giving players a hand in the most desperate of moments, both the traditional Zombies survival mode and Outbreak have benefitted from their inclusion. 

Though, this next Field Upgrade could be a serious contender in the current roster. Tesla Storm will be joining the ranks as part of the Season Five update. Turning the player into a portable Tesla coil of sorts, when activated Tesla Storm will electrify you and your teammates.


Forming a chain of electricity, any Zombies that enter the current will be shocked into oblivion. Players can move within each other’s proximity to change the direction of the current too, making for some awesome tactical plays. 

There have been plenty of times when we’ve been put in a tight spot, so this potently powerful ability is a must-have for those coveted high-round runs. We’re looking forward to seeing what the upgrade tree will bring too, for Tesla Storm.

“Upon upgrading its Skill Tiers, this electricity can start stunning Special and Elite Zombies, and even boost your squad’s movement speed!” teased the developers when speaking on Tesla Storm’s potential. 


All Tesla Storm upgrade tiers

The release of Tesla Storm has already proved to be a certified winner with fans. Boasting some elite advancement opportunities to slay the undead, here are the upgrades available for this deadly new addition:

  • Base Ability – For 10 seconds, lightning connects to other players, stunning and damaging normal enemies
  • Skill Tier I – Double the damage dealt to enemies stunned by Tesla Storm
  • Skill Tier II – Increase the duration to 15 seconds
  • Skill Tier III – Special enemies can be stunned and damaged by Tesla Storm
  • Skill Tier IV – Players generating a field gain 25% increased movement speed
  • Skill Tier V – Elite enemies can be stunned and damaged by Tesla Storm

Tesla Storm is set to be a must-have addition for players looking to offer more of a supporting role in their squad. We can’t wait to see what players do with this excellent upgrade.

Season Five of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is out now, with new modes and weapons to destroy the opposition with. We’ll be keeping you updated with the best loadouts to use, so keep checking back.