Valkyrie Drones are an enemy in Call of Duty: Black Ops III on Gorod Krovi. They act similarly to Hellhounds, Spiders and Parasites of the previous maps. Upon the completion of a Valkyrie Drone wave, a Max Ammo power-up will drop.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
Valkyrie Drones spawn in between rounds 9-12, and every 8-10 rounds after that, along with zombies in later rounds. When a Valkyrie round starts, the screen takes a blue hue, electricity encircles the screen for a moment and Sophia announces the arrival of Valkyrie drones. They have three arms that shoot rather weak electricity, comparable to a Hellhound or Spider attack in previous maps.
The player can kill them by shooting the armour panel on its front to expose its core, then destroying the exposed camera, or the player can shoot off all their arms which will send the drone after the player in a Kamikaze mode.
The player can also kill them by shooting or knifing them until it sustains enough damage, although knifing will yield the same number of points as shooting. When the drone is damaged enough, it will spiral a short distance to avoid being destroyed. When the drone is destroyed by losing its arms, it'll start sparking and subsequently charge at a player, and will follow them unlike when the camera is destroyed, in which case it'll charge at the last known location of the player who killed them. If shot or knifed until enough damage is sustained, it'll just explode into a blue smoke cloud.
How To Find The Valkyrie Helmet In Gorod Krovi[edit | edit source]
Step 1: Scoring Valkyrie Drone Camera Kills[edit | edit source]
When fighting the Valkyrie Drones, there are large glowing red marker (The drone's camera) which can be seen near the bottom of the Valkyrie’s face plate. Shooting that camera will cause the Valkyrie to short-circuit and explode. In order to unlock the Valkyrie Helmet, the player must destroy a certain number of Valkyrie Drone cameras. The exact number has not yet been determined, but it has been narrowed down to between 5-10. A distinct audio cue will be heard when the amount is reached.
Step 2: Head To The Juggernog Room[edit | edit source]
Once the audio cue is heard, the player has to head over to the Operations Bunker. Inside the room, there will be a mannequin stand with a jacket on it. The Valkyrie Helmet will spawn on its head. However, similar to Gorod Krovi’s melee weapons, it may take a few seconds for it to spawn in after the audio cue activates.
Equipping the Valkyrie Helmet confers a 30 percent damage bonus to Valkyrie Drones, 50 percent reduction in all damage sustained from Valkyrie Drones, and a universal 50 percent reduction in all electricity damage sustained. Note that the Valkyrie Helmet cannot be equipped at the same time as the other clothing items.