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"Continue the fight against the undead and search for clues to the truth of what lies ahead..."
— Description

TranZit is a Zombies story mode featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

TranZit functions like any other Zombies maps aside from the size of the map and some of the new utilities. A new feature, buildables, allows the player to pick up parts and construct certain items, which offer useful mechanics to aid the survivors in game. Examples include the Pack-a-Punch Machine; a new Wonder Weapon, the Thrustodyne Aeronautics Model 23 (commonly referred to as the Jet Gun); a turbine-like handheld power source; an electric trap; an improvised automatic machine gun turret; and a Zombie Shield, the Zombies variant of the multiplayer weapon, the Assault Shield.

The player can also add upgrades, such as ladders and plows, to the bus to aid them by preventing zombies from breaching the bus, or allowing access to the bus roof. Two new types of enemies appear, the Denizen and the Avogadro.

Weapons/Equipment, Parts and Locations

Bus Depot (starting location)

  • M14 - Inside the bus station, between a notice board and some lockers, on the wall under the light.
  • Olympia - Inside the bus station, opposite of the front door.
  • Quick Revive - Located inside the bus station, at the far end of a small hallway, right next to the main door.
  • Turbine - Parts: Dress-maker's doll, leaning on the map; model plane tail near/under the payphones; and a fan blade on the seats next to the door that requires power from the Turbine.
  • Navcard - Located to the left of the bus station, behind the barrier-underground entrance and in front of a dumpster.
  • NAV table - The meteorite is located in a hole in the wall, near the box location.
  • Turbine Door - Right next to the Turbine workbench. Possible bus part inside. Can be used to bypass the main exit from the bus station.
  • Box location - In the front of the depot, outside.
  • Teddy bear location - On a bench at the far right of the bus depot.


  • Colt M16A1 - On the wall facing the player as they exit the bus.
  • Jet Gun - The Jet Engine is located in 3 different places in the tunnel.
  • NAV table - The board will be close to the Colt M16A1. If it is not there, it will be in the power station.

Note: The bus does not stop in the tunnel, as it is not a destination.


  • MP5 - Inside the diner, right of Speed Cola.
  • Galvaknuckles - On the roof of the diner. Only accessible with the Roof Hatch of the bus. Note that using the part in the bus will render the Galvaknuckles inaccessible.
  • Speed Cola - Inside the diner, near the MP5.
  • Zombie Shield - Can be built in the repair shop next to the diner. It requires two parts, a car door and a cart trolley. The car door can be found in three locations within the repair shop: left side of the car upon the car lift, upon a work bench in front of the car lift and in a side room right of the Box location. The cart trolley can be found in the diner, most commonly behind the counter and behind a seat near the back of the diner near the Roof Hatch.
  • NAV table - The radio is located on top of the filing cabinet in the Garage (The player must jump to grab the part).
  • Turbine Door - Shed past the diner and repair shop with lamp post out front. Possible bus part inside.
  • Box location - Inside the repair shop. The box will always spawn here first.
  • An old view of the diner can be seen through the reflection of a sniper rifle scope from before the events of moon, full of people and a fully lit neon sign.


  • Remington 870 MCS - Inside the barn. Behind the crate to the player's left as they enter through the main doorway, before going up the stairs.
  • Turbine Door - Shed at the back of the farm, in front of the truck. Claymores are on the back wall of the shed, as well as a possible bus part.
  • Turret - Built in the bottom front room of the farm house. Parts: Lawn mower, rifle barrel, and ammo pouch.
  • Double Tap Root Beer - Perk machine on upper floor of the barn.
  • The Fridge - Located on the lower floor of the farmhouse, the fridge allows a player to store their current weapon for a later time. The stored weapon will remain through subsequent playthroughs, until the player removes the weapon. The only weapons that cannot be stored are the Ray Gun, Ray Gun Mark II, and the Ballistic Knife (this includes both their upgraded variants), as well as the starting M1911 pistol (its upgraded version can be stored however).
  • However if you store an Rocket Propelled Greivance (upgraded rocket launcher) in the fridge on Die Rise and then leave the game and open it on TranZit, a Krauss Refibulator (upgraded ballistic knife) with galvaknuckles will appear instead.
  • Box location - On the balcony of the farmhouse.
  • NAV Table - Power box next to the fridge on the wall. If it is not there it will be located in town.
  • Teddy bear location - Top floor of the house that needs 750 points to open. Lying down on a mattress.
  • On survival mode for this room, if you go to the fence gate with a sniper rifle at a certain angle you can see the farm before it was destroyed through the events of moon, the same can be done in TranZit.


  • Navcard Reader can be built in the back against the fence directly under the pylon.

Nacht Der Untoten (Prototype)

  • Jet Gun part - Handle located on top of one of the tables.
  • NAV table - Radio Box located in one of the fallen shelves.

Power Station

  • AK-74u - On the left side of the shack that leads to the underground power facility.
  • Tombstone Soda - On the way out of the power building, on the left before dropping down to the road.
  • Electric Trap - Built on the workbench at the top of the stairs behind the door requiring a Turbine or the to power be on. Parts: Car battery, metal plate/rod, TV glass.
  • Jet Gun - The cables are located in the same area where the Electric Trap parts are scattered.
  • NAV table - The board will be located by jumping down left of the Tombstone perk, walking over the broken bridge and to the right by the barrels will be the part (It is quite hard to notice). If it is not there, it will be in the tunnel.
  • Pack-a-Punch access plate - Located behind where the player drops into the power station (by the door next to the AK-74u, drop down, turn around). The plate has a white lightning bolt with a green background on it. A Turbine must be placed near this panel to open the corresponding door in the bank in Town, to access the Pack-a-Punch Machine.


  • Bowie Knife - Inside the cabin near back door.
  • Jet Gun part (Pressure gauge) - On the bed, near the fireplace or in a fallen chair.


  • Turbine Door - In the back of Town heading straight from where the bus arrives, on the right. Semtex grenades on left wall inside. Possible bus part.
  • Thrustodyne Aeronautics Model 23 (Jet Gun) build table - In the bar next to the Stamin-Up Perk-a-Cola machine.
  • Pack-a-Punch Machine - Under the bank. Accessed through the two safe doors (opened using explosive splash damage), and the door with the lightning bolt, which is opened by putting a Turbine in front of the panel at the power station with the same lightning bolt on it.
    • Note: It is possible solo. Make a crawler inside the power station building close to the Electric Trap table, place the turbine at the door with the lightning bolt, and either run to the bank or take the bus. The player must then get to the bank as fast as possible. While under the bank in the underground lab, the player must stay in the PAP tunnel or the door will shut and must be reopened.
  • Bank - Where players can deposit and later, withdraw points. Points stay in bank even when the player leaves and joins another game.
  • Juggernog Perk-a-Cola machine in the building on the left following the bus route out of Town.
  • Stamin-Up Perk-a-Cola machine on the ground floor of the bar.
  • Bottom Drawer - When entering the bank from the bus side, hug the right side, and look down on the left. You will see two keys in a drawer, low to the ground. See "sharing points" for more depth.
  • NAV table - In the back alley across from the turbine door, it is the power box and it would be leaning up against the dumpster next to the random box location. If it is not located here it will be in Farm.
  • Teddy bear location - On one of the booths at the bar.


  • B23R - On the ceiling of the bus, towards the back.

TranZit map from the Brady games Guide.


  • Five main locations: A Bus Depot, a Diner, a Farm, a Power Plant, and a Town.
  • Four minor locations: The Tunnel, Nacht Der Untoten, under the Pylon, and the Cabin.
  • A method of transportation, the upgradable Bus, driven by the Bus Driver.

Zombies can latch onto it while it is in motion, and players can climb up to its roof or fight inside the bus to defend it. Another method of transport is teleportation. The player can do this by taking a Denizen under the green lamp posts found throughout the map and jumping into the portal it creates.

  • Four new playable characters: Misty, Marlton, Samuel, and Russman.
  • Six Perk-a-Colas: Speed Cola, Quick Revive, Juggernog, Stamin-Up, a new version of Double Tap Root Beer named Double Tap 2.0, as well as a new perk called Tombstone Soda (see below).
  • Two new types of enemies: The Avogadro, and the Denizens.
  • Buildables: A new system that allows players to build objects from individual items in the world. Buildables include a variant of the Assault Shield, called the Zombie Shield, the Turbine (a portable source of power), the Thrustodyne Aeronautics Model 23, a Turret, and an Electric Trap (both of which must be powered by the Turbine), along with the Power Switch, NAV Table, and the Pack-a-Punch Machine.
  • Multiple easter eggs: The major easter egg, Tower of Babble, which has two different paths: the Richtofen path, and the Dr. Maxis path. There is also musical easter eggs.
  • The original Zombie map: Nacht der Untoten, is featured on this map as an easter egg. However, it does not have the upper level or "HELP" room available, nor any repairable windows. None of the previous buyable items are present either. A part to the Thrustodyne Aeronautics Model 23 and NAV table can be found in here.
  • A new Perk-a-Cola: Tombstone Soda. Tombstone Soda allows the player to drop down a tombstone at their death site when they are downed, allowing them to retrieve their perks and weapons when they respawn.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II weapons (M8A1, Remington 870 MCS, B23R, etc.) can be Pack-a-Punched multiple times for a cheaper price (2000 points), occasionally changing the attachments. However, guns that were in previous games such as the MP5 can only be Pack-a-Punched once.
  • A Fridge that is located in the Farm House that allows the player to store weapons and collect them later. The storage persists through subsequent playthroughs, but only one weapon per player can be stored.
  • A Deposit Box in the Bank safe (accessible by using the Ray Gun, grenades or explosives to open the safe door) also allow the player to deposit and withdraw points for a price (100 points for every withdrawal). The points remain for future games and will accumulate through deposits from multiple games. The maximum amount of points that can be placed in the deposit box is 250,000.
  • When the player enters the thick fog between bus stops, Denizens will appear, attacking the player. They can be killed with repeated melees. Five hits with a normal knife, three hits with a Bowie Knife, and two hits with Galvaknuckles.
  • There are lamp posts in all of the main areas, except the farm, as well as at the half way points between them. By using a turbine or turning on the power, the lamp posts will turn on and light up green. If a player lures a Denizen to a lit up lamp post, it will dig a hole under it, which will allow a player to teleport. Teleporting will take the player to another, random lamp post on the map, earning the Fuel Efficient achievement. Once one player uses an active teleporter it will disappear, but can be reactivated again with another Denizen. Also, if a player enters a teleporter with another Denizen on them, it will sometimes teleport with the player and automatically create another portal at the new location.
  • There are four locations on the map other than the bus stops which are not affected by the fog, allowing the player to move around freely without being attacked by the Denizens.
    1. Between the Bus Depot and the Diner there is a tunnel. Located here is the Colt M16A1 Assault Rifle and the Jet Turbine, a piece of the Jet Gun which can be found in one of three places in the tunnel and a part of the Nav Table, a wooden board.
    2. Between the Farm and the Power Plant there is a corn field. Following the bus route the player will see a light post that flashes (it's green if the power is on) on and off at the right hand side of the road, marking an entrance leading into the corn field. If one were to follow the path into the field, one would see a broken down car and, shortly after it, that there is a path going to the right leading farther into the cornfield. Here, the player will encounter Nacht Der Untoten. There is a piece of the Jet Gun, the handle bar, located here and sometimes, there is a piece of the navigation table located here too, a Radio.
    3. Also in the cornfield, following the bus route, the player will see several pathways leading into the corn field on their left. They form interconnecting pathways, one of which leads to a small opening under a high voltage power line tower. This is where the Navigation Table can be built.
    4. Between the Power Plant and the Town there is a cabin. Looking out the right side of the bus, the player will see several small fires burning in the distance marking its location. Inside the house is the Bowie Knife, as well as one of the parts for the Jet Gun, the gauge meter.
  • The ability to give points to players through keys in the bank. The keys are accessed by hitting them with the Galvaknuckles or with the Pack- a Punched Ballistic Knife. Players pay 1100 points to create a point powerup that gives 1000 points (see Sharing Points further down the page for more information).

Persistent Upgrades

Main article: Persistent Upgrades

New persistent effects, called "Perma-Perks" by the community, are a new feature in TranZit as well as Die Rise and Buried. Not all of these effects have been discovered, nor is there an exact explanation on how to get them.

These upgrades stack with any Perk-a-Colas, meaning the player can get even faster revives by obtaining the appropriate upgrade and buying Quick Revive.

When the player obtains an upgrade, a green flash will appear on the screen, and the character will comment about it. When a player loses an upgrade, the game will play an eerie noise.

Sharing Points

Another major feature is the ability to share points in TranZit. To do this, a player must find a drawer with tags such as the one inside the bank vault. They then have to hit it with the Galvaknuckles or pack-a-punch Ballistic Knife After doing this, the player can deposit 1100 points in the safe, which will cause a 1000 points power-up to drop, which any other player will be able to pick it up.[1] The orb looks like a point drop from Dead Ops Arcade or the bonus drop by the QED from Moon.

If a player is standing where the drop will appear when a player deposits 1100 points, the money will be lost and no-one will get it.


  • The Turbine is built from the dress maker's doll, model plane tail, and fan-blade, all found in the starting room at the Bus Depot. The turbine can be used to power the Perk-a-Cola machines before the power is turned on, though it should be noted that not having a Turbine at a perk machine you have bought will cause the perk to go transparent, and will not work until power is again applied to the machine or the main power is turned on. The Turbine also opens certain doors, and is needed to power the Electric Trap and Turret, two other buildables, as well as being needed to open the secret vault at the bank in the Town where the Pack-a-Punch Machine can be built.
  • The Zombie Shield is built from the car door and the handtruck. The car door is located either in the garage portion of the gas station, or in the room to the right of the workerbench. The handtruck is found inside the diner behind the counter on either side and another location. Players do not gain points for killing zombies with it. When not in use and on the player's back, the shield protects the player from getting hit from behind. The Zombie Shield breaks quite quickly if one uses it to bash zombies, though zombies that are hit with the Zombie Shield take massive damage and get knocked a few feet back. The shield can be deployed, similar to the Assault Shield in Multiplayer. It should be noted that the shield's effectiveness diminishes as rounds increase, and will break more quickly as well.
  • The Turret is built from the lawn mower, unusable RPD and ammo pouch, all of which can be found at the Farm. The lawn mower can be found directly to the left of the back door or left of the barrier to straight from the back door of the house or on the ground floor in the barn. The RPD can spawn on a couch upstairs in the house, on some barrels near Double Tap, or on the balcony by the mystery box location. The ammo pouch can be found on the table downstairs. Power from a Turbine is required for operation. The Turret will only fire at a 90 degree range horizontally. Caution should be taken when using the Turret, as the player taking one shot from it will go down.
  • The Power Switch is built from the zombie arm, switch lever, and switch panel, all of which are found in the underground portion of the Power Station. The hand will spawn at the top of either staircase, or to the far right of the second staircase. The switch lever will spawn on the ground next to the boxes on the right before going down the first staircase, or on either of the console benches in the workbench room. The switch panel will spawn on the left at the end of the hall leading into the largest room, next to either set of boxes in between the stair sets, or in the workbench room. Once the Power Switch is built and activated, green street lamps along the bus routes are lit and all of the Perk-a-Cola machines across Green Run are powered on. The power can be turned off, as well, at which point all perks will dim and as well as all street lamps. Activating the power will summon the Avogadro.
  • The Electric Trap is built from a car battery, a metal plate/rod, and the glass front (including the electric connector) of a TV, all of which are found in the brick building at the Power Station and built on the workbench in the same. Sometimes a part will spawn in the lower area of the building. The trap requires power from a Turbine to operate.
  • The Jet Gun is built from the temperature gauge, motorcycle handbrake, wires, and jet turbine, on the bench in the Town at the bar. These pieces are scattered around the map. The jet turbine is always in the tunnel between the Bus Station and the Diner, the temperature gauge is typically inside the Cabin between the Power Station and the Town, the Wires are located in the brick building at the Power Station after the power is turned on, and the motorcycle handbrake is located at Nacht Der Untoten.
  • The Pack-a-Punch Machine is built from the three pieces of the machine, all found within the Secret Vault at the bank once this area is opened. The parts are: the machine body, a car battery, and a makeshift table made from a wooden plank.
  • The Bus can be upgraded by adding three parts, earning players the "Undead Man's Party Bus" Trophy/Achievement if all three are added in a game. The Ladder can be attached to the left rear of the bus. Once attached it allows players to climb on top of the bus. The Escape Ladder can be attached to the emergency exit hatch in the roof of the bus and allows players to climb up and out from inside. Alternatively, the Escape Ladder can instead be installed inside the diner which opens the diner roof, allowing access to the Galvaknuckles. The Escape Ladder can only be used to build one location in a game. The cowcatcher can be attached to the front of the bus, preventing zombies from jumping onto the front of the bus. These parts are found randomly in the power-required rooms of the Bus Depot, Diner, Farm and Town.
  • The Navigation table can be built at the radio tower across from Nacht Der Untoten in the cornfield, out of various part spread around the map. These parts are a Meteor found in a hole in the wall at the Bus Depot, a Radio found either in Nacht Der Untoten on a fallen bookshelf or on top of a shelf in the garage at the gas station, a Card Reader found either on the wall next to the fridge in farm or next to the dumpster in Town and a Wooden Board found either in the tunnel on the walkway or in the power plant near some barrels next to the broken catwalk and some battery boxes. The NAV Table requires a Nav Card to use which can be found throughout the maps with the TranZit cast members (TranZit, Die Rise, and Buried). The card that is accepted at the TranZit NAV Table is located on the map Buried, any other card inserted into TranZit's NAV Table will be rejected. Note that when playing Easy Mode in custom games, the parts will not show in the map, making it unavailable in Easy Mode.
    • The white NAV Card found in Die Rise can be taken to this NAV Card table, however it still will say "Incorrect NAV Card!"
    • The NAV Card from Buried can be successfully inserted into the Nav Table in TranZit, doing so will cause electricity to glow from the TranZit logo on Earth in the zombies menu.

Easter Eggs

  • A musical easter egg is activated much like the previous songs; finding and hitting the action button on three Teddy Bears around the map. If they are pressed in order the song "Carrion", sung by Clark S. Nova will play.
    • The first one is outside the starting room, on a wooden bench, near a pool of lava.
    • The second can be found in the Farmhouse, on a mattress in the second floor of the house.
    • The third one can be found on a cushioned chair, in the bar, next to the billiards table in Town.
  • The story easter egg, Tower of Babble, can only be performed on TranZit. It is an achievement on Xbox 360 worth 75G and a silver trophy on PlayStation 3. There are two paths to the easter egg: Dr. Maxis', which requires turning the power off, and Richtofen's, in which the power is kept on, but the player must be playing as Samuel J. Stuhlinger to be able to hear Richtofen's instructions.
  • Another easter egg is a spot near the farm, in the depths of the corn field. Walking through a few cuts through this field ends at Nacht Der Untoten, the first Zombies map from Call of Duty: World at War.
  • An old TV set in the Cottage of the Farm Area will play radio messages if the action button is pressed on it.
  • Anywhere in the map, if the player looks at the reflection in a sniper scope (such as the DSR 50), they can see the area as it was before the events of Moon.
  • On town if the player pays close attention to the traffic light, a morse code is displayed and it reads: Help me so I can help you, the future is ours to destroy, power is knowledge, go to the light, stay close to me, energy can only be transformed.[2]



Main article: TranZit/Quotes

T.V. Messages

Main article: TranZit/T.V. Messages




  • The song for the loading screen is Lovesong for a Deadman, written by Kevin Sherwood.
  • The song activated when interacting with three teddy bears scattered across the map was "Try It Out" by Skrillex during development. Upon release, the song was replaced by "Carrion", the actual easter egg song for TranZit.
  • The letters on the diner sign say "North Highway Diner", but only six letters light up, making it say "Now Die". Underneath this sign should read "OPEN 24 HOURS" but instead reads "ON 4 U" as only these four characters are lit.
  • After the power has been activated, announcements from an unseen speaker can be heard at the bus depot. The words spoken in the messages are indeterminable.
  • There are many posters in the spawn area, one of which shows the electric tower (needed for the easter egg) with the words "POWER!" under it. This poster can also be seen in the campaign and multiplayer. There is also a "Nuke Donkey" poster, and a "Ride The Bus" poster.
  • If a player goes down while on the bus, they will be able to be revived by another player, regardless of distance, as long as they are both on the bus.
  • In the cornfields, one can hear the ghostly laughter of a little girl. It is best heard underneath the pylon where there are no Denizens around.[3]
  • TranZit's bus and the bus station are based on[4] Consolidated Coach Bus Lines (also known as Greyhound). In particular, when entering the bus, the bus driver can say the following quote: "Welcome aboard! Please have a seat. Thank you for choosing Consolidated Coach Corporation Bus Lines. We know it is a big decision who you ride with, and we are privileged to have been chosen."
  • All of the zombies in TranZit wear clothes related to a mental asylum: some wear straitjackets, others wear medical gowns, and some wear workshirts identifying them as employees of the Hanford Sanitarium. However, there is no sanitarium or hospital of any kind anywhere in TranZit.
  • On those uniforms, 'Sanitarium' is misspelled 'Sanitaruim.'