The Wunderwaffe DG-2 is a wonder weapon first appearing in the Call of Duty: World at War map Shi No Numa. It later reappeared in Der Riese along with a pack-a-punched variant, in Call of the Dead as a reward for completing the main quest, and in The Giant. The Wunderwaffe DG-2 fire bolts of electricity which, on contact, shocks the zombie to death and chains to other surrounding zombies. The bolt can chain to up to ten zombies at a time, and the damage is infinite. It holds three shots per magazine, and holds 15 shots in reserve. In Shi No Numa, Der Riese, and The Giant, the Wunderwaffe DG-2 can be acquired from the mystery box for 950 points. In Call of the Dead, it can be acquired from the Ensemble Cast achievement and, afterwards, from killing George Romero.
The Wunderwaffe DG-2 was invented by Dr. Edward Richtofen of Group 935. The weapon was originally planned to go into mass production to be used by the Nazi Party, but the plans fell through and it never saw the light of day.
Wunderwaffe DG-3 JZ
When placed in the Pack-a-punch machine, the Wunderwaffe DG-2 is upgraded to the Wunderwaffe DG-3 JZ. The magazine size is upgraded from 3 to 6, and up to 30 bolts are held in reserve. The damage is still infinite, and the rate of fire stays the same. The reload speed is slightly increased.
In the World at War version, the weapon causes more self-damage to the player, and if the player fires the JZ in too close a proximity, they can lose the effects of Juggernog.
The version depicted in the Black Ops version of Der Riese, and in The Giant the Wunderwaffe does not have the same negative effects of the World at War version, but all the same benefits.
- The DG is Wunderwaffe DG-2 stands for Die Glocke, German for The Bell. The real life Die Glocke is a rumored top-secret Nazi device. Rumors state it may have been possibly a weapon being developed at the real life Der Riese facility.
- Wunderwaffe translates to "Wonder weapon", a title given to Germany's greatest weapons of World War II, such as the U-boat or the V1 Rocket.
- The JZ of Wunderwaffe DG-3 JZ is likely a reference to Jimmy Zielinski, a former developer at Treyarch who worked primarily with zombies from World at War to Black Ops II.
- Killing zombies with the Wunderwaffe will cause them to not drop powerups, except in the case of the Shi No Numa version.
- In the iOS version of Shi No Numa, an easter egg allows players to dig up the grave of Peter McCain and acquire the Wunderwaffe DG-2.
- The Wunderwaffe DG-2 was intended to be in Kino der Toten and "Five" as evidenced by the cut quotes from the respective maps.
- Strangely, the DG-2 can also be seen in the First Strike Ascension poster being held by ==Tank Dempsey== alongside the rest of the cast, who are holding the Thunder Gun, the Ray Gun, and the Winter's Howl.
- The Call of the Dead version of the Wunderwaffe DG-2 functions similarly to the Death Machine powerup, aside from the limited time. No other weapon can be taken out while the DG-2 is out, and the weapon will not go away until all ammo is depleted or the player is downed. The player also cannot revive other players or buy other weapons while the DG-2 is out. The weapon also does no damage to George Romero.