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The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The subject of this article appeared in Zombies mode
""...You must find a device capable of projecting a powerful sonic blast.""
Maxis talks about the Subsurface Resonator.
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The Subsurface Resonator is a buildable in Buried and Borough for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It requires a Turbine to function; it blasts a sonic sound that kills zombies and distorts the screen. On zombies at a further distance, it will simply knock them back.

The Subsurface Resonator is needed to get the Death From Below achievement, as well as playing a key role on the Maxis side of the easter egg Mined Games.

Parts Locations

All parts are found in the general store near the first Mystery Box spawn.


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Found leaning against the wall, to the right of the doorway to the back room, on the main floor.


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Found leaning up against the wall opposite of the table, down the hallway, towards the back door of the general store.


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Found on a counter before the Weapon Locker.


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Found in a corner at the top of the staircase.


  • Mined Games (75 Gamerscore.png/Silver Trophy Silver Trophy PS3 icon.png) - In Buried, be their pawn.
  • Death From Below (10 Gamerscore.png/Bronze Trophy Bronze Trophy PS3 icon.png) – In Buried, drop the beat on zombies 10 times.



  • The Subsurface Resonator is already built in Borough. This applies to the rest of the buildables with the exception of the Head Chopper.
  • The Subsurface Resonator is referred to as "subwoofer" in the game files.