The map is set in a factory/science lab near Breslau, Germany. This is where the Nazis started testing Element 115 and it’s effects. The map is made of brick and steel, and has lots of narrow corridors. Most people hold up in one room and watch one of a few possible Zombie entrances. The cat walk is a favorite for most players.
Der Riese is the second map to include Hell Hounds. The Hell Hounds are just like Shi No Numa, but during the higher rounds, they start coming at random with Zombies.
The Mystery Box will always start out at the same location next to the power switch. After a few uses, the Mystery Box will move to a new location around the map. Look in the sky for a blue light to find it’s location quickly.
Double Tap Root Beer
Like Verruckt, Der Riese requires you to turn on the power to use the Perk-A-Colas and Traps. Just like before, there are a few electric traps set around the map. A new edition to Zombie Maps was the teleportation machines. There are three teleportation pads that link to the main frame. The main frame is the area you and your team start out at. Stand on one of the teleportation pads and click the activate button to start the link. Run back to the main frame to link the teleporter. After establishing a link, you will be able to teleport from the linked teleporter pad to the main frame. Each trip will cost you 1500 Points. A Power-Up will be given after each link is made. Link all three teleportation pads to open up a door to a new feature, the Pack-A-Punch Machine.
Musical and Misc Easter Eggs
There are multiple small Easter Eggs and a Musical Easter Egg on the Zombie Map Der Riese.
The Musical Easter Egg is activated by pressing X (Xbox 360), Square (PS3), or F (PC) on three green jars with a spine and brain floating inside. After all three are activated, the song “Beauty of Annihilation” will play. The song is sung by Elena Siegman and composed by Kevin Sherwood.
All the other Easter Eggs are small bits of info or just interesting stuff here and there. The objects that make your character speak or make a noise seem to bring more zombies that are stronger and more aggressive than usual.
Elevate Your Senses! (Hide and Go Seek)
This Easter Egg was originally an Achievement / Trophy on Call of Duty: World at War called “Elevate Your Senses!” In this Easter Egg you play Hide and Seek with Samantha Maxis. You must upgrade a weapon with the Pack-A-Punch machine and activate the “Fly Trap” by shooting a console with the PAP Upgraded weapon. After that, shoot three objects hidden throughout the map to complete the mini-game. The objects do not need to be shot with the upgraded weapon
This Easter Egg was the first big chunk for the Zombies Storyline. There are seven radios hidden throughout the map on Der Riese. An eighth can be found on the iPad version of Call of Duty Zombies, or in the PC Files. All you have to do is activate each radio by pressing X (Xbox 360), Square (PS3), or F (PC). The radios shouldn’t be too hard to find with this video. Three of the seven radios will change depending when you found them. The other four will have the same recording no matter when you found them. I cut them up and put them in Chronological Order based on my research into the Zombie Storyline.