Recently the Black Ops 2 achievement list was leaked, hinting to players how they can get achievements in all of the game modes. Part of the achievements list pertained to the zombies mode, and also seems to hint at Easter eggs. Hidden content was a major part of the zombies mode in the past. For example, in World at War in Der Riese, you had to shoot a glowing item in a hidden alley in order to activate the Fly Trap which unlocked a whole hidden minigame. Oftentimes plot threads are hidden away in these Easter egg scenarios. Treyarch has already stated that we’re going to learn more about the background of the zombies and how they came to exist in the Call of Duty universe in Black Ops 2, so maybe Easter eggs will lead us there.
Here are several achievements listed for the zombies mode. Notice the format for each is a title followed by a brief description (SPOILER ALERT: do not read ahead if you don’t want to know what’s coming).
- Dance On My Grave: In Green Run, acquire yourTombstone.
- Standard Equipment May Vary: In TranZit, acquire 4 different equippable items in 1 game.
- You Have No Power Over Me: You Have No Power Over Me.
Notice how the third achievement has no actual description. The description in the entry is a repeat of the title. It seems like the only reason that there would be no description is that the nature of the achievement is hidden, another Easter egg in the zombies mode of Black Ops 2. Perhaps this will help us to unlock the mystery of the zombies’ existence. With a huge open world map like TranZit, which is really more like many maps in one, there are sure to be a lot of hidden puzzles and excitement to explore. Treyarch has said that part of their intention in creating the new game mode was to encourage that kind of exploration, so we can only expect that there will be much to discover. Building on this puzzle-solving aspect is a brilliant move on their part; anyone who played the Half Life games remembers how well mystery and puzzles can integrate into a FPS game. Taking some of those cues and working in an open world is definitely going to give Call of Duty a new edge.