Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches on October 12, and its Easter eggs won’t activate in its Zombies mode until then in order to level the playing field for all players so they can find them as a community.
Revealed on the official Call of Duty Zombies Reddit, developer Treyarch said the decision was made to create a spoiler-free environment for players worldwide, and that all Easter eggs in Voyage of Despair, IX, Blood of the Dead and Classified won’t go live until 10am PT on Friday, Oct. 12.
“We also know how important it is for fans to discover the secrets hidden within each launch day experience together as a community,” said Treyarch on Reddit. “Therefore, in the spirit of doing everything we can to create a spoiler-free, 100% level playing field for Easter Egg hunters around the world, we’re trying something new for the first time: Black Ops 4 Zombies Easter Eggs will be enabled worldwide in Voyage of Despair, IX, Blood of the Dead, and Classified at 10AM Pacific Time on Friday, October 12.”
Among the Zombies maps that won’t have Easter eggs activated until launch is Blood of the Dead, which received a new trailer today. Blood of the Dead is a reimagining of the Mob of the Dead map from Black Ops 2 that adds new playable areas and features four playable characters.
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