Several weeks ago, Sledgehammer Games declared that its take on Call of Duty: WW2‘s Zombies will be the “scariest” version ever, and now the studio has shed even more new light on the game mode. As it so happens, not only will the developer’s variation on the long-standing staple to the first-person shooter franchise be the most frightening yet, but also it will have a steeper learning curve, at least when it comes to finding the mode’s Easter eggs.
As explained in a recent video interview with Game Informer, Call of Duty: WW2‘s Nazi Zombies senior director of development Jon Horsley and creative director Cameron Dayton revealed that Sledgehammer Games has taken extreme care with its attention to detail insofar as the mode’s Easter eggs are concerned, as there are still plenty of testers that have yet to find them all. Of course, the gameplay itself isn’t intended to be a walk in the park either, which caused the studio to decide on adding an “accessible hint system” in the game.
“We’ve got an accessible hint system. You don’t have to go to YouTube to get through the core elements of the game. However, some of the Easter eggs… some of them are so incredibly enigmatic and mysterious to find that we’ve got testers that still haven’t uncovered some of the stuff we’ve got hidden in there. We’ve got some bets on how long it’s gonna take the rest of the community to figure these out.”
For the uninitiated, the Call of Duty franchise’s Zombies modes have contained a plethora of secrets and covert trinkets over the years that have sent players on numerous different scavenger hunts in order to find every last hidden item. As a matter of fact, in a previously published interview, Horsley said that the difficulty of finding all of Nazi Zombies’ Easter eggs has helped contribute to make COD: WW2 “one of the hardest, secret-laden zombie games released.”
Taking all of this into account, with Sledgehammer Games intent on rejuvenating the Zombies mode in Call of Duty: WW2 with changes made to the gameplay formula and with much more amplified levels of scares and intensity than ever before, it makes sense for the mode’s Easter eggs to give players more of a challenge too. After all, one of the most frightening aspects of the horror genre is not necessarily what one is immediately facing, but what lies hidden in shadows instead.
Call of Duty: WW2 is set to launch on November 3, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Game Informer – YouTube