4,059 days; That's how long it has taken players to reach round 10,000 in Call of Duty: World at War's Nazi Zombies mode.
With a previous World Record of 9,948 by Rivv10, Cruppz has reached round 10,751, making them the first player to ever surpass the ten thousandth round on Shi No Numa and setting a new World Record in the process.
With less than thirty minutes to go until the 100th hour of play time, Cruppz's record-breaking run was terminated by an error which kicked them out of the match.
How was this achieved and why did it take so long?
If you've never played the Nazi Zombies mode in Call of Duty: World at War, where it all started, you'll likely be pretty confused as to how these records are humanly possible. In the modern Zombies titles, such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, even the above-average players tend to lose interest after surpassing the round 100 milestone. As you progress throughout the rounds, they begin to become exponentially longer with more zombies per round; A mechanic which is not present in the original mode.
In World at War, Nacht der Untoten, Verruckt, and Shi No Numa present a maximum of 24 Zombies per round, regardless of which round you are on. The only exception to this rule is Der Riese, where a cumulative amount of zombies are spawned in single player. To add on to this, starting on round 163 and occuring in 50% of the rounds that follow, zombies can be eliminated with a single shot due to a bug.
These two oddities make unfathomably high rounds achievable in World at War. But that doesn't mean that it's an easy accomplishment by any means, as you can see, round 10,000 took nearly 93 hours of play time to accomplish. Paired with the increased risk of errors that plague the higher rounds, reaching these milestones is incredibly impressive.
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