Black Ops 2: Tranzit – Tower of Babble Achievement Guide

Inquisitive players have solved the biggest riddle in Black Ops 2 so far; how to complete the “Tower of Babble” achievement. We’ve finally got the answer, and it isn’t easy — check out our step-by-step guide right here to uncover Tranzit’s greatest mystery.

Get more Tranzit secrets on our Black Ops 2 cheats page where you’ll find the Happy Hour achievement guide, secret song easter eggs, and where to find the original zombie survival map Nacht Der Untoten.

If you’re having trouble with the solo campaign, use Game Front’s Black Ops 2 walkthrough for mission strategies and weapon recommendations.

Achievement / Trophy Unlocked

  • Tower of Babble (75 points / Gold)
    In TranZit, obey the voices.

Tower of Babble Achievement Guide

More info incoming with video!

Note: Before you begin, you’ll need 4 PLAYERS to complete this achievement.

  • To build the Turbine: grab the mannequin from the central map, a toy plane’s wing under the payphones, and a fan sitting by some seats near the window. Take each part to the workbench to construct.
  • Before going too far, you’ll need an EMP Grenade. These grenades randomly spawn from the Mystery Box. Collect at least one EMP grenade for later.
  • Next, you’ll need to get to the Power Station. Open the doors to exit the Bus Depot with the Turbines, and board the bus. Wait until the bus makes three stops to reach the Power Station entrance, through a locked shed just across from the bus stop.
  • To turn on the power: collect the Zombie Arm, the Circuit Board, and the Lever. All three are scattered in the small Power Station. Collect them and attach to the power switch to turn on the electricity, activating the green lightposts around the map. These green lights work as teleporters now. Learn more about teleporters in Tranzit with our video guide here.
  • Next, you’ll need to turn the power off. Just flip the switch again when the mysterious voice asks you to. Wait for the voice again, then leave using the Turbine to open the metal shutters.
  • You’re getting closer. Now your team needs to find the Pylon, a large structure hidden in the cornfields between the Farm and Power Station. Leave the Power Station and head back to the Farm on foot, and enter the cornfields to your right.
  • Before continuing, make sure you have an EMP Grenade handy. The Pylon is very tall, so just look for the structure poking out toward the sky.
  • At the Pylon, now you just need to fight and wait. Waves of zombies will attack, until an electricity-zombie boss appears. You may need to wait until the beginning of the next round for him to appear.
  • Set up two Turbines beneath the Pylon, and wait for the mysterious voice to order your team to kill the electricity-zombie. Make sure you don’t shoot it, instead kill it with an EMP Grenade.
  • Now you’re very close! Leave two players with their Turbines near the Pylon, then send two other players with their Pylons away to the green teleporter lights around Tranzit.
  • Go to the green teleporter lights at the Diner area, and one at the Bank area. Have both players set down their Turbines, and the achievement / trophy will unlock.
  • Goodluck!

Source: [1], [2], [3]

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3 Comments on Black Ops 2: Tranzit – Tower of Babble Achievement Guide


On November 14, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Ive seen this video but I HIGHLY doubt this is the only way to get this achievement. (This will be the dumbest easter egg of all time if it is)….1) Richtofen also talks to you and wants you to do the opposite 2) You find pieces all over the map to set up a table with a meteor, plank, radio, fuse box and a Nav Card which is hidden behind the diner under the pylon and richtofen speaks to you and tells you to “heat up the obelisk with a jet engine” 3) You dont use the jet cannon at all during that video, but when doing richtofen’s requests, you heat up the meteor ontop of that table and when cannon explodes, he tells you another hint “Now we need the 115 and the only way to get that is from the flesh! Extract the 115 from the undead, you’re going to need alot of it! Now get to busy” 4) Then the green lights that were steady, are now flickering like crazy and NOONE has figured out what to do since then….Now you’re telling me, that you HONESTLY believe that 1) treyarch would make an easter egg that has absoutely no ending that is satisfying what so ever to an easter egg 2) place all of these hidden pieces around the map, even inside Nacth Der Untoten for no reason, just for the hell of it 3) you can build a table under that tower 4) heat up that obelisk and get richtofen to speak and tell you another task….People are retarded to believe that doing this way is the “REAL” easter egg…they ALWAYS make it not only complicated, but very satifsying like blowing up earth, crazy tile matching and shooting the right tower and catching dynamite in shangri la etc…This ending just gives you the achievement and says “Well Done the tasks are complete”….pleaseeeeeeeeee lol you are all mistaken

Austin Azarvand

On January 22, 2013 at 12:00 am

You’re supposed to throw EMP grenades into a teleporter for the last part of the Richtofen part. (To make a teleporter, bring a denizen under a green streetlamp). I was told that that’s what you’re supposed to do so it may be wrong.


On March 12, 2013 at 7:46 pm

AAAA,good job. You’ve done well my friend. But this is not a sprint… this is UNBEARABLE! In your group you are the only one who seems to be able to hear me,so you must convince your deaf friends to heat up the ominous. Searching a puny file will not be enough. It must reach an EXTREME temperature. Now if only you know how to build an engine of some sort which might grow very hot. HMMMM,some kind of jet engine afterburner ? Oh,what you do ? Oh, goodie goodie. Sooooo, why are you still standing here listening to voices in your head ? Get to it. Or Maxis will KILL YOU ALL !