What are Hellhound Zombies in Call of Duty?

One of COD’s standout gamemodes, Zombies has had a lot of different zombie types throughout the years. But what makes Hellhound zombies different?

Updated on Jul 18, 2023
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What are Hellhound Zombies in Call of Duty?

Introduced to the COD franchise in COD: World at War, but perfected in Call of duty black ops, Call of duty zombies has become a staple of the franchise. Throughout the years, many different types of zombies, from engineers to space monkeys have appeared.

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What Are Hellhound Zombies in Call of Duty?

Hellhound zombies are essentially just dogs from hell. Mbuttive German Shepherds, each dog has little to no fur on their head, and will have flames seeping from their eyes and often open ribs.

If the fire and flames wasn't scary enough, these dogs will explode the second they are killed, whether it's from a knife or a round in their skull. These explosions will of course leave fire behind which can damage the player.

Where Do Hellhounds Come From?

The origin for the hellhound On is explained through radio messages in Der Riese, although the hellhounds themselves first appeared on the map shi Shi No Numa.

These radio messages explain how Edward Richtofen, a Nazi scientist, was doing experiments at Der Riese. Testing animals first, Richtofen attempted to teleport Samantha, his daughter's dog Fluffy.

After being teleported, Fluffy became a Hellhound. In the chaos following Richtofen trying to get rid of his daughter, Fluffy ends up being teleported into the Aether.

Because she was pregnant when she was teleported, Fluffy is stuck in the Aether giving birth to the dangerous dogs that are hellhounds for all eternity.

Hellhound Game Mechanics

  • Hellhounds will lock onto a specific player to target and kill

  • The hellhounds will typically appear every 5 rounds of a Zombies game

  • There is a three round gap in between any Hellhound rounds

  • Hellhounds often spawn in a pack, and will rush the player in groups

  • There are two types of Hellhounds: smaller Hellhounds that only do melee damage, and larger flaming Hellhounds that also explode

What Call of Duty Games are Hellhounds In?

You can find Hellhound Zombies in the following COD games:

  • Call of Duty World At War

  • Call of Duty Black Ops I

  • Call of Duty Black Ops II

  • Call of Duty Black Ops III

  • Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

With the notable exception of one title, the Hellhounds have been a unique Zombie to the Black ops series of COD games.

The only exception to this is the game they first appeared in: COD World at War. Despite their origins being in World at War, the hellhounds are of course most known for their appearances in the Black Ops zombies games, alongside their Nazi zombie companions.

What Maps are Hellhounds on in each COD Game?

To fight these demon dogs from hell, you will need to have the right games, and search for them on the right maps. Here are all the maps you can find Hellhounds in, and which games the maps are found on.

  • COD World at War: Shi No Numa and Der Riese

  • Call of Duty Black Ops I: Kino der Toten, Dead Ops Arcade, and Moon.

  • COD Black Ops II: Green Run Maps

  • Call of Duty Black Ops DS edition: House, Facility, and Overlook

  • Call of Duty Black Ops III: The Giant and the Der Eisendrache map

  • COD Cold War: Die Maschine

Of course, some of the maps from the older Call of Duty titles can also be found on the newer games as remastered versions, and these will also contain Hellhound rounds.

And that's everything you could ever want to know about
the Hellhound in COD! So hop on to whichever COD game you happen to
own, and test your mettle against the demon dogs from hell.

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