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Modern Warfare 2's coolest Easter eggs

Robert Bowling cameo


Above: Tough love from @fourzerotwo 

You’ve probably heard of Robert Bowling, aka @fourzerotwo: he’s the public face of Modern Warfare 2 on the internets. During one of our sessions with Infinity Ward, Robert let us in on a fun little insider fact – that’s his voice screaming advice at you during the training exercise in the pit. But don’t get the wrong idea: in person he’s a really nice guy.


Sniper roost on Highrise

Here’s another gem we gleaned from our time with Infinity Ward. Robert showed us a cleverly hidden sniper roost on the Highrise map. Aside from being a choice spot for racking up killstreaks, the area is littered with IW’s trademark teddy bears and a bunch of empty water bottles (presumably left behind by all the sniping little bitches who’ve been camping up there.) This spot was made for Tactical Insertion!


Get the hint?


Above: Effing noob

In the opening mission, Team Player, you’re to man a mounted turret as your convoy crosses a bridge into town. If you try to run ahead of the convoy on foot, sniper fire quickly cuts you down. The death screen, usually reserved for appalling factoids or pithy war-related insights from famous men, instead quips “It would be safer to ride in the convoy.” You got served.


Fiery hoses


Above: Somebody call MythBusters

If you blow up the pumps at the Nova gas station, the pump handles writhe and spout flames in every direction. This probably doesn’t count as an according-to-Hoyle Easter egg, but it was cool enough that we took a break from defending the homeland to set part of it on fire.

60 comments

  • lehmaqr - June 6, 2011 1:24 a.m.

    3 things. One, in the museum, for the part sowing the first level, the guy doing push-ups pulls out a random gun when you hit the "Do not press" button. Two, in Multiplayer, if you use one man army, your character changes clothes. Three, every TV in the game has a reflection, but it doesn't match up.
  • ThEsNiPeR - February 27, 2011 10:35 p.m.

    also there is one where there's a multiplayer map ( i forget which one) and u go up 2 this building, and u shoot the corners of the door, and then, an old lady comes out, goes back in, and then comes out again with a UMP-45 and kills u.
  • ThEsNiPeR - February 27, 2011 10:27 p.m.

    replying to Cyberninja: Samantha
  • theMaN1997 - December 5, 2010 10:38 a.m.

    hey there is also one in team player when you start look at the blown out car there is a guy doin nothin and eating a bar of chocolate
  • xXwatsthepointXx - May 26, 2010 5:30 p.m.

    i didnt notice the death screen in cliffhanger on here ya no the one that says hang on for dear life if you dont make that one jump.
  • nicholas-stenson - April 2, 2010 9:40 p.m.

    has any one looked @ the money you dropped when you die.... captain mctavish is the face of the money
  • sterlins16 - March 24, 2010 2:07 a.m.

    TEDDY BEAR LOCATIONS 1.SCRAPYARD ONE IS IN THE SEWER NEXT TO ONE OF THE WAREHOUSES 2.ESTATE/MISSION LOOSE ENDS IN THE ESTATE THERE IS A TEDDY BEAR BETWEEN TWO CABINETS IN TEH GROUND FLOOR ALSO IN THE BASEMENT UNDER TEH STAIRS IN LOOSE ENDS IN THE BATHROOM WHERE TEH GUY WITH THE SHOTGUN COMES OUT OF TEH BATHROOM BEFORE YOU BREACH TEH ROOM IN THE SECOND FLOOR THERE IS A THROWING KNIFE STUCK IN A TEDDY BEARS FACE ALSO IF YOU LOOK IN TEH NECK OF SOLDIERS IN THE ESTATE THERE IS A TATTOO OF A NAKED LADY. 3.AFGHAN ON THE CATWALK IN THE BACK OF THE MAP AND IN THE LITTLE ROOM PLACE. 4.
  • golferpro - March 14, 2010 12:34 p.m.

    There is actually 2 sex dolls in loose ends it is under there stairs by all the computers.
  • mattol58 - February 28, 2010 8:17 p.m.

    in some Brazilian levels, you may see infinity ward posters that show a small picture of ssgt griggs... it says ssgt griggs karaoke night or something like that. When you raid the room containing the sex toy an enemy soldier exits that bathroom and runs over from the right side of the room hinting that he may of been 'with' the sex toy.
  • Bri77777 - February 26, 2010 5:33 a.m.

    I think i might have found one. on the gulag mission, in the beggining when the harriers fly by, you see IW4 on the tail of the closest one. it could be a reference to this being IW's fourth COD game. reCAPTCHA: the bestride what a concidence
  • keeger3100 - February 22, 2010 3:43 a.m.

    Now I know how to get on the rooftop for Highrise.
  • hoverman97 - February 7, 2010 7:33 p.m.

    theres two actullay. the jugernaut [the huge guy in spec ops and the museum beating the holy crap out of a ranger] has a message in the middle of his legs that seyz "get sum"
  • hoverman97 - February 7, 2010 7:25 p.m.

    yo guys theres another one they forgot it is a quote on the soldiers dog tag in the muesum [i have a habitit of killing them] and i whent close up and they say "we make war that we live in peace" -aristotle
  • BLAQstorm - January 23, 2010 7:50 a.m.

    who kills chickens?you should spend that extra time trying to shoot the bad guy in the face,no wonder they die dramatic they feel helpless they donthav achance in that cage
  • JROD814 - December 18, 2009 8:34 p.m.

    in the first mission when you get on the bridge the Big tank next to you is named Punta Gorda in other words Fat BI#@!
  • narutofreak1 - December 13, 2009 2:17 a.m.

    EGG HUNT!!! (LOLZ)
  • RanGo - November 29, 2009 3:49 p.m.

    "@fourzerotwo You’ve probably heard of Robert Bowling, aka @fourzerotwo: he’s the public face of Modern Warfare 2 on the internets. During one of our sessions with Infinity Ward, Robert let us in on a fun little insider fact – that’s his voice screaming advice at you during the training exercise in the pit. But don’t get the wrong idea: in person he’s a really nice guy" Is he?. After reading all he had to say prior to MW2's release, I can only think of him as a presumptuous, lying bastard.
  • ComradeKhani - November 28, 2009 7:21 a.m.

    In one of the Suburban American missions, when you enter the house that has a plane crashed through it and find the guy whos apparentely committed suicide next to his briefcase, on the bottom floor of the house, you find a russian raiding the fridge. Not much of an easter egg, but I thought it was funny
  • barrage7667 - November 24, 2009 1:11 a.m.

    waiot was hudson pissing?? it looked like it.
  • Spockoledong - November 19, 2009 8:50 p.m.

    *Spoiler Warning-ish* Seriously. has no one else noticed that Gaz died at the end of COD4 and in MW2 he is called GHOST? Ya know as in the disembodied soul of a dead person, there's also the fact that Ghost wears a mask of a skull i.e. decomposed head of a dead person. Watch out for "Spectre" in MW3, he WILL survive a game lol

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