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Head Chopper model BOII

The Head Chopper is a Buildable device exclusive to Buried on Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It takes the appearance of a large saw on a stand, and will damage zombies and players when they step within the range of its blade.


Head Chopper icon BOII

It is built with a stand, motor, hinge, and saw, which are all found in the general store.


Mount Head Chopper icon BOII

Found in the back room on the ground floor.


Crank icon BOII

Found on the counter in the middle back of the store.


Hinge icon BOII

Found on the shelf in the center of the store.


Saw icon BOII

Found in a barrel in the back of the store.

Be careful, as it is easy to confuse Head Chopper parts with parts for other Buildables. When built, it can be taken by any player as long as they do not have another buildable.


When selected, the player will hold the Chopper in the air in front of them. The player will lightly throw it when it is used. Upon landing, it will anchor to the ground and activate. Note that it is possible to throw the Chopper on a wall, causing it to stick to the wall. When activated, it will sit idle until a player or zombie walks over or beside it. When a zombie walks over or beside it, it will swing in an upward arc and chop the zombie in half or decapitate their head when the Chopper is on the wall. In most cases, the zombie will still be in close proximity to the Chopper, causing it to activate and promptly kill the zombie. When a player walks over it, the Chopper will also swing and inflict a considerable amount of damage. If it is mounted on the wall, ducking under the blade will cause the player not to recieve any damage. Like all buildables, a Head Chopper will continue to function until it is destroyed or breaks from use.



  • It does not affect The Giant.
  • Although it swings vertically when placed on the ground, it chops zombies horizontally.
  • Like the Trample Steam, it does need a small recharge after too many swings. Also, it is susceptible to attacks from zombies in this state.
  • It will not attempt to chop downed players.
  • The Head Chopper is capable of creating crawlers even if the zombies have lost an arm.
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