Black Ops 4 Zombies Champions - How to Defeat the IX Arena Champions in Call of Duty Black Ops 4

Here's your complete guide to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies mode, including overviews of the Voyage of Despair, IX, and Blood of the Dead maps.

The IX Zombies map can be pretty tough to navigate through, especially if you're looking to summon the Arena Champions into the map. In this Black Ops 4 Zombies Arena Champions guide, we'll be providing you with a complete walkthrough of how to summon the Arena Champions onto the map, as well as how to take them down.

If you instead need anything else relating to the Zombies mode in the latest Call of Duty, you’ll want to head over to our full Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Zombies guide. It’s on this page that you can find all the information you need on the other two others maps that the game launches with, as well as the full details on the Classified map, and other DLC Zombies maps coming later.

Black Ops 4 Zombies Champions Guide

Firstly, you’re going to have to earn a fair amount of points on the IX Zombies map before you can even think about summoning in the Champions of the arena. We’d recommend picking up some rapid fire weapons, either from the Mystery Box in the caverns of the level or on the walls, before you use any of the four gongs in the four subsections of the map to summon two of the Champions.

If you thought the IX Zombies map would have you facing off against one Champion at a time, then think again. The Champions of the arena always arrive in pairs, and they’re always clad from head to toe in heavy armor, and wielding at least one axe. They’re tough, but don’t worry, you don’t have to remove all their armor with gunfire in order to put them in the ground.

What you’ll want to do is focus your fire on either their head, or arms. If you can bring enough firepower to bear on the arm of a champion, you can actually cut it off, making the battle a hell of a lot easier. Otherwise, you’ll want to aim for the head of a champion, so you can firstly remove their head armor, and then kill them with a headshot once the armor is removed.

The trick to slaying any of the IX Champions is to stay with your team. The four gongs that you can use to summon the Champions onto the map might be in the subsections of the map, but there’s nothing wrong with retreating to the middle of the arena once your team has used the gong, as here you’ve got a wide open space, so your entire team has a line of sight to the two Champions. It obviously goes without saying, but don’t ring more than one gong at once, unless you want to perish pretty quickly.

For info on Call of Duty Black Ops 4's Battle Royale Mode, you can head over to our Call of Duty Blackout Guides Hub . For more specific help with the game check out our Call of Duty Blackout Map Guide, Blackout best Weapons guide, how to unlock Blackout characters guide, and our look at the Best Blackout Perks.

If you're looking for more on Call of Duty Black Ops 4, you can head over to our Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Guides Hub . For more specific help check out our Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Specialists - All Specialist Abilities, Equipment and Weapons guide, our Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Zombies Guide, our look at Black Ops 4 Operator Mods, CoD BLOPS 4 Killstreaks, the Best Attachments, Best Perks in Black Ops 4, and Black Ops 4 Best Weapons. We've also got detailed guides to the IX Zombies Easter Eggs and the Voyage of Despair Easter Eggs.

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