This week, Treyarch took Call of Duty fans on a memorable path as players were unleashed on the newly added Black Ops Cold War Nuketown ’84 map.
Not surprisingly, as soon as this latest iteration of the popular multiplayer battleground drops, Call of Duty’s Die Hard is mining it for secret and hidden Easter eggs.
It didn’t take long for the community to discover cool hidden quirks in Nuketown ’84. This can be triggered by following the steps outlined below (using the Call of Duty YouTuber, Mr Dalek JD demo video).
So what exactly does this latest Nuketown Easter Egg do? In a nutshell, it activates one of two 80’s style visual rendering modes: green and purple / blue. These are tied to the Black Ops Cold War timeline and multiple references to the game into the arcade era.
To trigger this secret: You need to shoot your head down from every mannequin found on the Nuketown ’84 map. What makes this Easter egg tricky is that it only takes two minutes to shoot all the targets. Each time you enter a match, a dummy will appear randomly. Loading into Nuketown ’84 via a private match seems to be the easiest way to achieve this.
To celebrate the resurrection of Nuketown, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is hosting a 2XP event. If run until November 30, players will receive double the experience earned in the Double Weapon XP match to activate. Therefore, if you want to get the most out of your favorite gun, or if you want to smash some levels with the least used guns, you should definitely attend the Nuketown event.
Black Ops Cold War scored 7 out of 10 in our review, but it doesn’t fully meet the criteria set by last year’s Modern Warfare. Here’s what Nick had to say:
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a decent entry in the series, but it feels like you’re not sure what it wants to be. The campaign is full of underutilized ideas, but multiplayer misses some of the magical charms of Modern Warfare and chooses unsatisfactory, fast-paced, aggressive battles. .. It’s still fun, but Black Ops Cold War can’t regain the magic of Black Ops 1 and 2.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will start its first season next month, so we hope you’ll soon find out more about new maps, modes, cosmetics, and Warzone content.