The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The subject of this article appeared in Zombies mode The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

"A legendary shrine lost in an exotic jungle. Where the undead lurk within a treacherous labyrinth of underground caverns, deadly traps and dark secrets."
— Level Description/Mission Briefing


Shangri-La is the Zombies map featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops III. It is the tenth Zombies map released, and was first released as apart of the Annihilation map pack in Call of Duty: Black Ops. The map takes place in an unknown mountain range in the Himalayas. The map introduces some new components to the Zombies mode, including speciality zombies and brand new traps and utilities such as the Mine Cart.

A remastered version of the map is available in the Zombies Chronicles add-on for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, along with seven other classic maps.

A fractured portion of the map is featured in Revelations.

The map appears in the intoductory cutscene of Classified, albeit animated.

Overview[edit | edit source]

After some assistance from the celebrities, the Ultimis crew travel to an unknown temple in 1956 once visited by Richtofen in one of his experiments. While there, they must help two explorers named Brock and Gary, who are trapped in a time-loop, to help acquire the Focusing Stone for Richtofen, alongside the fact that they must face limitless hordes of the undead as they continue their journey.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Shangri-La, although not as large as Call of the Dead, is a moderately sized map with multiple areas and tight spots that are easy to get cornered in. Players spawn in front of the temple, starting with the traditional M1911, with the M14, Quick Revive, and the Olympia available for purchase. Players can open one of two debris, one leading towards the waterfall and the other one leading towards the tunnels and Mine Cart. Both areas lead to the power room, where players have to activate two water levers to activate the water powered generators to get the power on. New features such as the Water Slide and the Mine Cart to help players get around the map quickly. There is also a Mud-Pit Maze near the Water Slide; when the player steps on one of the plates, walls will come down deciding where the player will go, making it a very risky path to take.

A new Wonder Weapon, the 31-79 JGb215 makes its debut in this map. It has the ability to shrink zombies and allows the player to kill them just by running into them. The Monkey Bomb returns once again, replacing the other tactical grenades from the previous maps.

Two new zombies are introduced, the Napalm Zombie and the Shrieker Zombie. Napalm Zombies are highly volatile and burn when the player comes in close contact with them, dealing extremely high damage. When exploded, they leave behind a pile of napalm, killing any zombie or player that comes in contact with it. They are slow, however, to balance their dangerous nature, and the players in proximity to the Napalm Zombie will feel its heat and their vision will be slightly obscured. Shrieker Zombies, on the other hand, are very fast. They sprint towards the player, and once close enough, let out a sound wave. This sound wave causes the player's vision to become distorted and foggy, returning to normal over time. Killing the Shrieker Zombie will cause surrounding zombies to scream out in pain, clutching their heads and dying. Zombie Monkeys, another enemy, appear; they should not be confused with the Space Monkeys of Ascension. They stay around the Pack-a-Punch Machine temple, and when a Power-Up is dropped they will screech and then go after it. If they pick it up, it will cycle on their back as they run back to the temple. If a player kills the monkey before it can get away, it will drop a randomized power-up.

This map also has a major Easter egg, similar to the Casimir Mechanism and the Original Characters Trapped Easter eggs. The Eclipse Easter Egg is a long Easter egg which features the Focusing Stone and Richtofen's plans for it.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Black Ops[edit | edit source]

Starting Weapons
Off-Wall Weapons
Mystery Box

Black Ops III[edit | edit source]

Starting Weapons (Black Ops III)
Off-Wall Weapons (Black Ops III)
Mystery Box (Black Ops III)

Perks[edit | edit source]

Perk-a-Cola Machines

Features[edit | edit source]

Easter Egg[edit | edit source]

Main article: Time Travel Will Tell

Musical Easter Egg[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pareidolia

Call of Duty: Black Ops III[edit | edit source]

A remastered version of Shangri-La is available on Call of Duty: Black Ops III if the player has purchased the Zombies Chronicles map pack. The map has been designed to look very high quality while still maintaining the look and feel of the original. Differences include new better Zombies artificial intelligence, and futuristic Black Ops III-era weapons are now available in the Mystery Box and the walls instead of the Cold War weapons (although some do return in the box), as well as the original wonder weapons. The characters are once again the Ultimis versions of "Tank" Dempsey, Nikolai Belinski, Takeo Masaki and Edward Richtofen.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 4[edit | edit source]

The map appears briefly in the introductory cutscene of Classified. The map is animated, and is only really shown for the purpose of demonstrating how the events of Classified came to be. 

In the cutscene, one can see the 31-79 JGb215, the map's exclusive wonder weapon, as well as the Focusing Stone, which was acquired in Time Travel Will Tell.

Achievements/Trophies[edit | edit source]

Name Description Points Trophy Level Image
Monkey See, Monkey Don't In Shangri-La, get something from the monkeys. 5Gamerscore.png Bronze Bronze Trophy PS3 icon.png Monkey See, Monkey Don't BO.png
Small Consolation In Shangri-La, use the 31-79 JGb215 on each type of zombie. 10Gamerscore.png Bronze Bronze Trophy PS3 icon.png Small Consolation BO.png
Blinded By the Fright In Shangri-La, kill a Shrieker Zombie while blinded by it. 30Gamerscore.png Bronze Bronze Trophy PS3 icon.png Blinded By the Fright BO.png
Zomb Disposal In Shangri-La, dispose of a Napalm Zombie without it harming any players. 30Gamerscore.png Bronze Bronze Trophy PS3 icon.png Zomb Disposal BO.png
Time Travel Will Tell In Shangri-La, acquire the Focusing Stone. 75Gamerscore.png Silver Silver Trophy PS3 icon.png Time Travel Will Tell BO.png

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Shangri-La/Quotes

Radios[edit | edit source]

Main article: Shangri-La/Radios

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Richtofen is holding the Golden Rod obtained during the Original Characters Trapped easter egg.
  • Shangri-La's definition is any place where one can find complete bliss, delight, and peace. Ironically, this is the complete opposite of what the players are to find in Shangri-La.
    • Shangri-La is another name for Shambhala, a mythical city/utopia hidden somewhere in Inner Asia.
  • When raising the stairs for the Pack-a-Punch machine, on the side of the stairs there will be a spinning skull figure moving its way to the top. When it reaches the top, the water will drop down.
  • While still randomly decided, the Mystery Box can only spawn in two places at the start of the game, the Cave and the Waterfall.
  • Some pods can be found in the cave. Those pods are the same as the ones that can be found in Kino der Toten.
  • On the altar in which the Focusing Stone is located, two skulls appear. The skull to the Stone's left will show no bullet marks if shot, unlike the one on the right.
    • The skull on the left looks like an alien's and the one on the right looks like a Neanderthal's.
  • In the Shangri-La trailer, Tank Dempsey can be seen shooting the Olympia three times before reloading.
  • There are four unused teleporter boxes under the map.

References[edit | edit source]

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