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Find more than a century of secrets in Black Ops 3's Data Vault

Trailers have already hinted at Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (opens in new tab)'s nigh-occult oddness (opens in new tab), but it goes much, much deeper than that. In the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine, campaign director Jason Blundell explains how the Data Vault in your custom character (opens in new tab)'s private safehouse will be the new home for Black Ops conspiracy fans. If you lost hours pecking away at the computer terminal hidden in the original Black Ops' title screen, Black Ops 3 may be the end of you.

“If you added up all the secrets and Easter eggs in the original game, it wouldn’t even add up to 1 percent of what we have in this year’s game,” Blundell said. “We had a full-time writer on this for two years [...] We imagine players will spend months reading its entries."

And it's not just background for the futuristic world of Black Ops 3: the data vault will be packed with documents and information stretching all the way back to World at War. Don't worry, just like finding Zork and Dead Ops Arcade in the old computer terminal, you can always break up the lore dump with some hidden minigames (opens in new tab). What kinds of unexpected wonders will the Data Vault hide this time around? Find out for yourself when Black Ops 3 is released worldwide on Friday, November 6.

The latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine, with Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 on the cover, is out now. Download it here (opens in new tab) or subscribe (opens in new tab) to future issues.

Connor Sheridan
Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.