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.
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 tacticalgrenades 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.
Speed Cola - 3000 points(swaps location with Juggernog-near the swamp maze or near the cave door and MPL/Pharo)
Double Tap Root Beer - 2000 points(swaps location with stamin-up,Deadshot Daquiri,and Phd Flopper/Widows Wine-near water switches,room with grenades,KN-44/M16 room, Geyser room next to mule kick area)
PhD Flopper - 2000 points(swaps location with Double Tap Root Beer,Deadshot Daquiri,Stamin-up-near water switches,room with grenades,M16/KN-44 room,Geyser room next to mule kick area)
Stamin-Up - 2000 points(swaps location with Double Tap Root Beer,Deadshot Daquiri,Phd Flopper/Widows Wine-near water switches,room with grenades,M16/KN-44 room, Geyser room next to mule kick area)
Deadshot Daiquiri - 1500 points (1000 points on PC version)(swaps location with Double Tap Root Beer,Stamain-up, and PhD Flopper/Widows Wine-near water switches,room with grenades,M16/KN-44 room,Geyser room next to mule kick area)
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.
The Shangri-La Loading Screen. Notice the Ascension and Call of the Dead loading screens visible in the upper left corner, as well as advertisements on the left side, These advertisements make up part of the Moon loading screen.