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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Nuketown isn't out yet, but here's its awesome easter egg

Cold War's cover art depicting a soldier
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (opens in new tab) Nuketown map might not be out yet, but someone has already been able to glitch into the game and reveal the latest of the franchises' easter eggs.

As Alyssa explained a few days back (opens in new tab), Nuketown '84 will be released on November 24 and it's bringing a brand-new '80s vibe. You'll be all too familiar with the map's layout: two houses on either side of the map providing some higher vantage points, two dangerous backyards, and some vehicles in the middle. 

As I'll be talking specifics about the easter egg, here on in might be a bit spoilery, so consider this your first and last warning!

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By loading up a custom game and glitching through, Twitter user @TheGhostOfMW2 (thanks, PC Gamer (opens in new tab)) shared footage of his incredible discovery. Shoot the heads off all the mannequins, and you'll see - and hear - the game change, switching to a funky purple-and-green aesthetic and pumping a cool 80s-inspired synth tune.

While it's possible this might be an elaborate prank, the YouTube video showcasing the discovery was summarily yanked shortly after it was posted, so make of that what you will...

Don't forget that when Black Ops Cold War Season One begins, Call of Duty: Warzone (opens in new tab) will transition to include its content, so all of your weapons from the aforementioned pack will transfer over.

Check out our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War campaign review (opens in new tab) and our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer review (opens in new tab) for more. 

Vikki Blake
Weekend Reporter, GamesRadar+

Vikki Blake is GamesRadar+'s Weekend Reporter. Vikki works tirelessly to ensure that you have something to read on the days of the week beginning with 'S', and can also be found contributing to outlets including the BBC, Eurogamer, and GameIndustry.biz. Vikki also runs a weekly games column at NME, and can be frequently found talking about Destiny 2 and Silent Hill on Twitter.