Modern Warfare 2's coolest Easter eggs

Get a grip, Private Hudson!

After Price detonates an EMP over Washington, D.C., the US ground forces are shocked and awed. One frazzled soldier loses his shit in a manner immediately reminiscent of Private Hudson in the film Aliens, as portrayed in this video. Where’s Sigourney Weaver when you need her? Unfortunately, Modern Warfare is a total sausagefest.

Porter Justice movie poster

Above: I like my vengeance like I like my beer…

In a dark back alley of the Hornet’s Nest mission, we discovered a teddy bear (a running gag at Infinity Ward, you’ll find them scattered as set dressing throughout MW2) alongside a crayon drawing and a movie poster for Porter Justice. You probably don’t remember it, but this same poster hangs next to the SAS shooting range at the beginning of Call of Duty 4.

Exploding watermelons

Above: Picnic mode

Another shout back to Call of Duty 4, the exploding watermelons return in Modern Warfare 2. While other fruit appears throughout the game (see mangoes, above), the watermelons are the only ones that burst on impact.

Nov 13, 2009

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