Treyarch confirms Black Ops Cold War Zombies Easter egg unlock time
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Treyarch confirms Black Ops Cold War Zombies Easter egg unlock time

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Every year that features a Black Ops title, there’s one thing on the Zombies community’s mind. While the new map, perks, and weapons are always exciting, it’s the Easter egg that gets everyone hyped. In Black Ops Cold War, there is one main Easter egg for the map Die Maschine. However, in years past, the secret of the main Zombies map has been solved before most players can access the game. Since some users receive early copies, they simply go into the mode, solve the Easter egg, and spoil it for the community. Although, Treyarch has ensured that won’t happen this year by locking the steps.

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When does the Black Ops Cold War Zombies Easter egg unlock?

Starting today, November 12 at 9 am ET, Black Ops Cold War‘s embargo will lift. Essentially, this means that any player from New Zealand/Australia or those with an early copy can upload gameplay and stream. In the past, players have solved the Zombies Easter egg before the clock strikes midnight in North America.

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The times for every region to unlock access in Black Ops Cold War. Image via Activision

When the secret is solved, unruly users will post the steps and ending cutscene for the map on social media. For players that need to wait to play Zombies, the experience is somewhat ruined by having the ending spoiled. During Black Ops 4, Treyarch received mass amounts of complaints due to the easter eggs being solved so quickly.

However, in Black Ops Cold War, the Easter egg will be locked until “as early as 8:30 am PT on November 13.” While it could be unlocked a little later, players should expect the steps to be unlocked around this time. Obviously, this is a terrific move by Treyarch to ensure the surprise isn’t spoiled before everyone across the globe has a chance to play the game.

Keep an eye on Treyarch’s Twitter account to receive precise updates closer to launch. Make sure to stay tuned to Daily Esports for all Call of Duty news.

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