Call of Duty: World at War Cheats and Secrets for Nintendo Wii

How to unlock all modes, upgrades, and more secrets on the Wii version

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The Nintendo Wii edition of Call of Duty: World at War does not support cheat codes, nor does it include the hidden Death Cards found in versions for other platforms. Instead, secrets are unlocked by improving your rank and defeating enemies. If you want a specific weapon or upgrade, knowing how to unlock everything in Call of Duty: World at War can give you some direction.

These cheats apply specifically to the Wii version. There are more cheats for Call of Duty: World at War on PS3 and the PC edition.

How to Unlock Weapon Upgrades

Score the indicated number of kills with your weapon of choice to unlock the upgrade for that weapon.

Upgrade How to Unlock
Aperture Sight for Gewehr 43 75 kills
Aperture Sight for M1A1 Carbine 75 kills
Aperture Sight for MP40 75 kills
Aperture Sight for PPSh-41 25 kills
Aperture Sight for STG-44 75 kills
Aperture Sight for SVT-40 75 kills
Aperture Sight for Thompson 75 kills
Aperture Sight for Type 100 25 kills
Bayonet for Arisaka 75 kills
Bayonet for Kar98K 75 kills
Bayonet for M1 Garand 75 kills
Bayonet for M1897 Trench Gun 75 kills
Bayonet for M1A1 Carbine 100 kills
Bayonet for Mosin-Nagant 75 kills
Bayonet for Springfield 25 kills
Bayonet for Type 99 75 kills
Bipod for BAR 25 kills
Bipod for Browning M1919 25 kills
Bipod for DP-28 25 kills
Bipod for FG42 25 kills
Bipod for MG42 25 kills
Bipod for Type 99 25 kills
Box Magazine for M1A1 Carbine 150 kills
Dual Magazines for MP40 150 kills
Extended Clip for Type 100 25 kills
Flash Hider for M1 Garand 25 kills
Flash Hider for M1A1 Carbine 25 kills
Flash Hider for STG-44 25 kills
Flash Hider for SVT-40 25 kills
Grip for Double Barreled Shotgun 25 kills
Grip for M1897 Trench Gun 25 kills
Rifle Grenade for Arisaka 150 kills
Rifle Grenade for Gewehr 43 150 kills
Rifle Grenade for Kar98K 150 kills
Rifle Grenade for M1 Garand 100 kills
Rifle Grenade for Mosin-Nagant 150 kills
Rifle Grenade for Springfield 75 kills
Round Drum for PPSh-41 75 kills
Round Drum for Thompson 150 kills
Sawed-Off Shotgun 75 kills
Sniper Scope for Arisaka 25 kills
Sniper Scope for Kar98K 25 kills
Sniper Scope for M1 Garand 150 kills
Sniper Scope for Mosin-Nagant 25 kills
Suppressor for Gewehr 43 25 kills
Suppressor for MP40 25 kills
Suppressor for Thompson 25 kills
Suppressor for Type 100 25 kills
Telescopic Sight for FG42 75 kills
Telescopic Sight for STG-44 100 kills
Telescopic Sight for SVT-40 150 kills
Telesopic Sight for Gewehr 43 100 kills

Call of Duty: World at War Multiplayer Rewards

Achieving higher ranks in multiplayer mode will grant you the following rewards.

The Wii edition of COD: World at War does not support online multiplayer. You'll need to play co-op mode with a friend on your console.

Rank Rewards
Level 2 Trench Gun (shotgun), Walther
Level 3 1911 Colt, Springfield (sniper)
Level 4 Arisaka, BAR
Level 6 Gewehr 47
Level 10 Molotov Cocktail, MP40
Level 11 Clan Tag
Level 13 DP-28
Level 17 M1 Garand
Level 21 Mosin-Nagant
Level 25 Type 100
Level 29 Double Barreled Shotgun
Level 33 MG42
Level 37 STG-44
Level 41 Kar98k
Level 45 FG42
Level 49 .357 Magnum
Level 53 PPSh-41
Level 57 PTRS-41
Level 61 Browning M1919
Level 65 M1A1 Carbine
Prestige Level 1 Custom Class Slot 6
Prestige Level 2 Custom Class Slot 7
Prestige Level 4 Custom Class Slot 8
Prestige Level 7 Custom Class Slot 9
Prestige Level 10 Custom Class Slot 10

How to Unlock Veteran Mode in Call of Duty: World at War

Veteran mode introduces much tougher enemies into co-op games. Reach level 32 in multiplayer to unlock Veteran mode.

COD: World at War on Wii doesn't include the zombie mode found in the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC versions of the game.

How to Manage Weapons

You can only carry two guns at a time, so make sure to maximize your arsenal. Always switch weapons and pay attention to what you're carrying before you pick up a new one so that you don't accidentally discard powerful weapons like the Flamethrower.

How to Counter Banzai Attacks

If you fail to shoot down a charging enemy, counter the Banzai attack with a melee move. Quickly press the indicated button before the on-screen prompt disappears to execute a counterattack.

How to Cook Grenades

To prevent enemies from throwing your grenades back at you, you should "cook" them before tossing them. This is done by holding down the grenade button for a few seconds before tossing it. Don't hold onto a live grenade for too long or it'll blow up in your hand. Cooking is obviously not recommended when you're throwing back an enemy grenade.

How to Get the Ray Guns

During the mission "Little Resistance," search the mainland for four holes in the ground. Stand in each hole from right to left to make four statues emerge from the ground. Each statue will be holding a ray gun, which you can take.

Listen to Your Commanders

Not sure what to do next? Roebuck or Sullivan will sometimes instruct you to cover fire, throw a smoke grenade, or take other actions to protect yourself in battle, so pay close attention to their directives.