|Appears in||Call of Duty: WWII|
The Final Reich
The Darkest Shore
- "Why do I need a hand when a claw is better?"
- — Doctor Peter Straub
The Wüstling (English: "Libertine") is a special zombie in Call of Duty: WWII's Nazi Zombies mode. This zombie serves as a brute-type enemy that charges its prey when enraged. Its English name likely stems from the fact that this type of zombie seems to not be very interested in the player, except when it is attacked, from which the Wüstling will charge at the player, dealing exceptional damage.
The specimen's upper torso is left exposed, leaving it as a vulnerable portion to attack. It has a German Iron Cross stitched onto its chest, and although deformed, it retains its muscular anatomy, acting as a durable biological armor.
Its entire body is heavily augmented to support its nervous system. The equipment itself provides more protection for the specimen when under attack. Its spinal cord is accompanied with a retainer to keep it upright while walking. Its right hand is replaced with a metallic spiked-blunt object or "claw" as described by Dr. Peter Straub mainly used as a weapon.
The Wustling moves fairly slowly. This may be due to the heavy weight of its blunt weapon. It also deals more damage when under firepower. There are two states of which this zombie will act.
- Neutral - Like other zombies, it will follow its prey. Moving slower than its non-militarized counterparts.
- Enraged - When attacked, it will be outraged causing it on a violent rampage. It will attack by slamming its spiked-club on the ground. Its speed is higher than the average undead but can still be avoided.
The specimen in its past life may have been an easily tempered individual. This perhaps is the reason why it would charge through its prey when attacked.
Interestingly enough, the Wustling's weak spot is actually his back, his spinal cord to be exact, and shooting it with any weapon will bring him down rather quickly.