Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies — GobbleGum 101

How do you earn them? What can you use them for? Read on as we deliver a crash course in the zombie-dispatching benefits of GobbleGums.

by Call of Duty Staff on December 23, 2015

In Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies, GobbleGums can be an invaluable tool for survival. Alongside the wealth of weapons that you can unlock and equip throughout the onslaught, GobbleGums can provide much-needed offensive and defensive abilities, such as boosts in speed, increased damage, and more. So, how do you earn them? What can you use them for? Read on as we deliver a crash course in the zombie-dispatching benefits of GobbleGums.

What Are GobbleGums?

GobbleGums are an all-new gameplay feature in Black Ops 3 Zombies. As mentioned, GobbleGums offer players consumable bonuses and abilities, which can be acquired through Dr. Monty’s GobbleGum Machines found in each map. As you defeat waves of zombies, you can use the points you’ve earned to randomly draw one of five default GobbleGums, each offering their own unique benefits for a limited time after they’re activated.

When you first start out in Zombies, you’ll be able to draw from five default GobbleGums within a match, but as you progress, you can unlock new variations and craft your own customizable GobbleGum Packs. Much like Create a Class in multiplayer, GobbleGum Packs let you personalize your Zombies kit to match your play style. Do you find yourself running straight into the fray? Create GobbleGum Packs that give you bonus melee damage or make you invisible to zombies for a brief window. Play more conservatively? Fill your pack with GobbleGums that make you recover faster or generate extra ammunition. You can also cater your GobbleGum Packs to offer an edge when playing solo or to complement the survival strategies of your group.

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Classic GobbleGums vs. Mega GobbleGums

There are two types of GobbleGums: Classic GobbleGums and Mega GobbleGums. Classic GobbleGums can be unlocked as you earn XP and rank up in Zombies and offer a variety of perks. Right off the bat, you have access to five Classic GobbleGums, including:

Always Done Swiftly:
Walk faster while aiming. Raise and lower your weapon to aim more quickly. Activates immediately and lasts 3 full rounds.

Arms Grace:
Respawn with the guns you had when you bled out. Activates immediately and lasts until next respawn.

Coagulent:
Longer bleedout time. Activates immediately and lasts for 20 minutes.

In Plain Sight:
You are ignored by zombies for 10 seconds. Player activated. Comes with two activations for 10 seconds each.

Stock Option:
Ammo is taken from your stockpile instead of your weapon’s magazine. Activates immediately and lasts for three minutes.

Mega GobbleGums, on the other hand, offer more rare and powerful bonuses and can only be unlocked by using Vials of Liquid Divinium in Dr. Monty’s Factory—more on this in a moment. There are a wide array of Mega GobbleGums for you to discover, but here are a few examples:

Pop Shocks:
Melee attacks trigger an electrostatic discharge, electrocuting nearby zombies. Auto-activates when meleeing attacking zombies, comes with five activations.

Kill Joy:
Spawns an Instakill power up. Player activated, comes with two activations.

Killing Time:
All zombies freeze in place for 20 seconds. If they are shot, they will be annihilated when the time is up. Player activated, comes with one activation.

Using Dr. Monty’s Factory

Dr. Monty’s Factory is a new system within the Zombies menu that lets you craft Mega GobbleGums. To create a Mega GobbleGum, you must use Vials of Liquid Divinium, a new crafting material that can be earned by completing Zombies matches. Alternately, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Vials of Liquid Divinium can also be acquired with Call of Duty Points—a new in-game currency introduced earlier this month. Vials of Liquid Divinium are used to power three unique vats, each capable of producing Mega GobbleGums. For one Vial of Liquid Divinium, you can power up the first vat and create a Mega GobbleGum, meanwhile for two Vials you can use the second vat and get a better chance at receiving a rare Mega GobbleGum. For three Vials, however, the third vat will give you the best chance at receiving a rare Mega GobbleGum.

After unlocking Mega GobbleGums in Dr. Monty’s Factory, you can add them to one of your customizable GobbleGum packs and reap the benefits in Zombies.


As we’ve said before, Shadows of Evil and The Giant Bonus Map are just the beginning of the Zombies saga in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Beginning with Awakening and continuing throughout the Black Ops 3 DLC season, the team at Treyarch will continue the Zombies storyline with plenty of surprises along the way. To learn more about Black Ops 3, Awakening, and other upcoming DLC packs, check out CallofDuty.com/BlackOps3 and be sure to follow @CallofDuty, @Activision, and the developers @Treyarch on Twitter.

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