Legend tells us of a man, a hero in a tortured land, where Señoritas lived in fear. Their lonely nights in deep despair, he was EL BURRO! (Hee-Haw, Hee-Haw). Across the fields, across the plains. He ran so fast he dodged the rain. He was El Burro! He hurried in to save the day, gun in hand, and thrice they say. He was strong like a Mule, he was stubborn like a Mule, he even kicked like a Mule, El Burro! (El Burro!). A man not equal, so they say. But some and more, it's just the way! He was El Burro! He was EL BURRO! EL BURRO! (Hee-Haw, Hee-Haw).
— Mule Kick's jingle
Mule Kick Jingle
|Games of appearance||Call of Duty: Black Ops|
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty Online
|Maps of appearance||Moon|
Mob of the Dead (seen only)
- "Ah, the power of a third arm. I know it well!"
- — Edward Richtofen
In the update that occurred on September 27, 2011, Mule Kick is now available on all maps in Call of Duty: Black Ops for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It came to PC along with Patch 1.15 on October 11. However, the player must be connected to PlayStation Network, Steam or Xbox LIVE for Mule Kick to appear on other maps than Moon.
- Nacht der Untoten - In the starting room. To the left of the M1 Carbine.
- Verrückt - In the corner of the first cell blocks, next to the stairs.
- Shi No Numa - In the starting room, to the left of the Gewehr 43.
- Der Riese - In the first floor of the automobile garage, next to the box location.
- Kino der Toten - In the portrait room, next to the door to the foyer.
- "Five" - In the war room, across the Mystery Box location.
- Ascension - Underneath the Speed Cola room, next to a barrier.
- Call of the Dead - At the back of the ship, right across the Mystery Box location.
- Shangri-La - In the waterfall area near the box location.
- Moon - Outside, near the teleporter to Area 51, and where the AK-74u can be purchased.
- Die Rise - Randomly spawns in one of the four elevator shafts in the building with the power switch. It trades these positions between games with Juggernog, Double Tap Root Beer and the Pack-a-Punch Machine.
- Mob of the Dead - Found on a boat across from the docks along with PhD Flopper as an unobtainable easter egg.
- Buried - Found on top of the Gunsmith shop, in front of a Mystery Box spawn.
- Borough - Same as Buried.
- Origins - Found inside the excavation site, across from the staffs. Also purchasable by using the Der Wunderfizz machine.
Treyarch added Mule Kick to all Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies maps on September 27th 2011 (October 11th on PC). Players must be online or playing co-op for it to show up on all Zombies maps except Moon, as the Perk is already in the map.
The Mule Kick machine has a bizarre shape, with a white, red and green paint job. The machine is on a white pedestal. On the front of the machine, painted red dots and ammo belts can be seen, and a sombrero, moustache and two crossed ammo belts similar to the one on the neck of the Mule Kick bottle can be seen on the front as well, with the words 'uno mas!" under it, including a red and white design with the words "Mule Kick" emblazoned on it, two compartments are on the front, with three empty holders for Mule Kick bottles. On the top of the machine is a very large, red circle with the Mule Kick shield on the front.
Achievement/TrophyFully Armed and Operational (25 / Bronze Trophy ) - In Moon, acquire 3 Pack-a-Punched weapons at the same time.
- According to Dempsey, Mule Kick tastes like beer, but Takeo states that it tastes like cola, making it an acquired taste for all the characters. In Origins, it tastes like soda pop to Dempsey.
- If one goes down with this Perk and three guns, the third weapon is removed, due to the Perk being lost.
- The perk's name is taken from the alcoholic mixer Mule Kick.
- This Perk-a-Cola HUD icon is similar to the Overkill Perk in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
- In Dead Rising , Mule Kick HUD icon shows three G18, instead of three M1911 in Zombies.
- This is one of the three Perk-a-Colas where the HUD and drink color do not match, the other ones being Tombstone Soda and Electric Cherry.
- There is a picture at the front of the machine that shows a sombrero, a mustache and a bandolier as if to take shape of a human form.
- This is the first Perk-a-Cola that does not have blood stains on the machine, but it does have dirt all over it. The second being Vulture-Aid.
- This is the only Perk-a-Cola to make an appearance in Nacht der Untoten.
- It is the only one of the new Perk-a-Colas to appear on any of the classic maps.
- On the machine, the machine has text that reads "Uno Mas!" This means "One More!" in Spanish, referencing to how the drink gives the player "one more" gun slot.
- This is the only Perk-a-Cola that is not randomized on Shi No Numa and one of two perks that are not randomized on Shangri-La.
- The player will not get 25 points for going prone in front of Mule Kick in Der Riese, unlike other Perk-a-Cola machines.
- Mule Kick's appearance in maps prior to Moon make it the only Perk that depends entirely on an internet connection.
- In Moon, it is the only Perk-a-Cola with no jingle heard in-game, but a jingle exists. The same applies for all different maps in Call of Duty: Black Ops where no jingle can be heard even after purchasing it. However, the jingle is featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
- In all the Call of Duty: Black Ops maps besides Moon characters will not say anything after drinking Mule Kick.
- In Die Rise, all of the character's quotes when drinking Mule Kick is yelling Mule Kick.
- In Mob of the Dead, both Mule Kick and PhD Flopper are unobtainable Easter eggs. However, the player(s) can buy these Perks in the Grief map, Cell Block.
- On the Moon loading screen, there is a picture of a mule, and above it some text says Kick Mule, referencing to Mule Kick.
- Mule Kick is the first Perk-a-Cola to feature the Perks unofficial logo around the neck of the bottle.
- In Call of Duty Black Ops , the Perks logo on the neck of the bottle depicts a sombero, a mustache, and a bandolier. However in Call of Duty: Black Ops II the perk's official logo is pictured.
- Upon completion of Edward Richtofen's side of Mined Games, the player will receive a variant of Mule Kick that will allow the player to carry four weapons.
- When Mule Kick is bought in Cell Block, a phasing variant of its jingle can be heard. It sounds similar to the background whistle during the line "A hero in a tortured land."
- In Origins, Mule Kick is the only Perk that does not require a 115 Generator's power.
- "El Burro", from the jingle in Spanish means "The Donkey".