"Mannequin mystery" in Call of Duty: Black Ops solved

Last week, we listed the coolest Easter eggs hidden in Call of Duty: Black Ops. The most intriguing one of all, however, was still a mystery: What happens if you shoot off all the mannequin heads in multiplayer map Nuketown?

According to a Treyarch developer interviewed before the game's release, the challenge would require a "well-coordinated team of professionals" working in "record-breaking time" but the reward would be "something special." Forum threads ignited across the internet, wildly speculating on what the secret might be, and as soon as Black Ops hit shelves, mannequin-assassinating super groups began organizing.

This weekend, one of those groups finally succeeded. So, what was the surprise? Was a special, suburban Nuketown Zombie mode revealed, as many excited (yet unproven) rumors had suggested?

Um, not quite. Well, just take a look:

Yeah, the reward is a Rolling Stones song – the same song you heard during the campaign, and a billion other Vietnam-themed pieces of entertainment. We're disappointed, but considering how many other cool treats Treyarch hid in the game, we're not complaining. What about you?

Source: NextGenTactics

Nov 15, 2010


  • firedragen - May 22, 2011 7:44 a.m.

    to be honest the easter egg is cool but would have been much better if there was a simpler way to play the song so you could just do it on the fly in competitive mp similar to kino & five songs
  • themortalworld - April 10, 2011 11:51 p.m.

    ive tryed this but it did not work i think its only for ps3 becous ei have xbox 360 live and it does not work so i dont know
  • adianwhiterules - January 16, 2011 8:58 p.m.

    i personaly thnk it shouldnt be an easter egg and tht it should play in competitive mode (maybe after u kill a certaian amount of people or u win in competitive mode, i dont know something easier thn this its a good song).
  • alphakr3w - November 18, 2010 5:47 a.m.

    I think this is bittersweet. It's not a lot, but it's nice.
  • Spartan11794 - November 17, 2010 3:53 p.m.

    I recently did this is an online match, its so awesome to play TDM in Nuketown with Sympathy for the Devil playing
  • donte-tyler - February 28, 2012 6:03 p.m.

    i know right
  • soren7550 - November 17, 2010 2:10 a.m.

    Victory dance FTW.
  • zeetlock - November 16, 2010 8:51 p.m.

    i read this 2 days ago lol
  • Darkshine34 - November 16, 2010 6:30 p.m.

    Should've dropped dancing zombies from a helicopter while the song was playing.
  • Cleanser247 - November 16, 2010 5:22 p.m.

    Thats cool!
  • IronGuy410 - November 16, 2010 4:15 p.m.

    ...a song...???...that's it...???
  • FlikNightshade - November 16, 2010 9:48 a.m.

    I was honestly expecting something else to happen but this ain't too shabby I suppose. Hah.
  • TheElephantManchurianCandidate - November 16, 2010 8:48 a.m.

    That guy on the second team sucked at diving he was just jumping then going prone, totally ruined the dance routine
  • evilgoat420 - November 16, 2010 8:18 a.m.

    while the song was playing a jet should be seen flying over head and a nuke drops in the distance, then boom, the mushroom cloud. I mean come on nuke town? and I personally feel that sympathy for the devil would make a great nuclear Apocalypse song.
  • jmcgrotty - November 16, 2010 8:17 a.m.

    The only thing this video showed is that only complete dipshits would EVER play using voice chat.
  • hybr1dgamerx - November 16, 2010 7:17 a.m.

    i actually agree with shadowreaper72 to an extent,i was honestly expecting something awesome like the mannequins come to life or zombies charging every were,but instead we get a song?albeit an awesome song but still seems like too much effort for it in my opinion
  • TheIronMaiden - November 16, 2010 6:40 a.m.

    GREAT job on the tactical team work. Don't care if the surprise was bonk; those guys did a damn good job at execution. Probably took em a minute to get it executed perfectly.
  • pollenski - November 16, 2010 5:42 a.m.

    Blindly loving is perfectly fine in music- deafly loving is the issue. Autechre in a pitch black warehouse ftw
  • theintellectual - November 16, 2010 5:35 a.m.

    shadowreaper72: NERD RAGE! AAAAAAARGGGHH!!!
  • Shagnasty - November 16, 2010 4:07 a.m.

    Yeah I love manufactured music. It's actually a fact that the radio is the best source of music in the world. If everybody blindly loves something, it has to be the best!

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