Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is getting into the Halloween spirit with a new spooky surprise waiting for players in a garage on the Nuketown map.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is getting into the spirit of the season with a haunting easter egg hidden on the Nuketown map as October approaches, bringing with it autumn weather (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) and all things spooky. Call of Duty may not be a horror series, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be entertaining. After all, after revealing the game’s final Zombies map last week, Black Ops Cold War is following a long-standing series tradition of incorporating some horror into the mix.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has received numerous updates in the year since its release, propelling players through seasons of content that tie in with the previous title Call of Duty: Warzone and the upcoming Call of Duty: Vanguard. Season 6 should flow nicely into Vanguard’s release, with new multiplayer modes and the conclusion of Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies campaign narrative tying everything together. Previously, each game’s Zombies mode had its own story, but in a series first, Vanguard’s Zombies will continue the Black Ops Cold War story.
It only fits, then, that Black Ops Cold War is doubling down on the spookiness this month with a bucket of Halloween candy discovered by a keen-eyed Redditor named CaptainPRlCE in one of Nuketown’s garages. It was discovered recently, so it was most likely added in honor of Halloween. Though it isn’t interactable, it’s a cute visual touch to help players get into the Halloween mood if Zombies weren’t enough. Zombies have been a Call of Duty staple for a long time, and it appears to have remained popular, demonstrating that there’s still room for a few scares in the series. Just a few months ago, one player set a new world record in Zombies. Candy stands out among the many perks and upgrades available in Black Ops Cold War.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Halloween plans begin with this bucket of candy. Both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will launch an event called “The Haunting” on October 19th. While details on what to expect from the event are scarce, if it’s anything like last year’s “The Haunting of Verdansk,” it’ll most likely include map reskins to make them thematically appropriate. Although there’s no word on whether Black Ops Cold War will modify Nuketown to fit the theme, the candy buckets indicate that it’s a distinct possibility.
This year, Black Ops Cold War has been a huge hit, with the game remaining at the top of the charts for several months. Getting into the Halloween spirit could help it keep and even expand its player base. Black Ops Cold War will undoubtedly provide plenty of creepy content for players to explore as the month progresses.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Xbox One S, and PC.