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"You swung a mean shovel, but you know its a fucking shovel."
— Scarlett Rhodes

Stokers are a Heavy Class Zombie found on Voyage of Despair in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies mode.


Stokers are former crew members of the RMS Titanic who have been zombified. Stokers are very large zombies armed with shovels. They appear to have coal fusing onto their bodies, forming an armor like crust that makes them stronger against conventional arms. They use both their shovels and a ranged fireball attack to attack the player. The Stoker's coal crust can be shot off, revealing their weakpoints on their heads and upper left torso.

Stokers spawn in through standard barricades like regular zombies. They make a distinct noise when they spawn that sounds like metal banging and a roar. At earlier rounds, they spawn in 1 per wave but as rounds progress, they start spawning in pairs.

If a player manages to kill a Stoker by only hitting its weakpoints, it will drop the Stoker's Key, required for obtaining a free Kraken wonder weapon.



  • Whilst in the flooded areas of Voyage of Despair, Stokers will cause water nearby their encrusted areas to boil and bubble.