Zombies may not truly be coming to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare until the first DLC pack is released in January. However, that doesn’t mean that Sledgehammer Games can’t tease PlayStation, Xbox, and PC players. An Easter Egg was discovered Wednesday in one of the multiplayer maps that provides a small clue to the upcoming content.
Charlie Intel’s Petey was tooling around in the “Comeback” multiplayer map when he discovered a poster on a wall referencing zombies. The poster has the headline “Coming Soon” with a “Zombies in Lagos” title for the film. It also includes the caption, “A film by Yetunde Ajanaku,” but that name doesn’t appear to be related to anything.
The poster itself can be found in an internet café / DVD rental place on the “Comeback” map. It’s located near the “C” flag point for those interested in checking it out for themselves. Bring up the map in a private match though. It’s not something you want to stop and look at during a fast-paced multiplayer match.
It’s entirely possible that this is just a fun poster for Sledgehammer Games to put into Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. For example, there’s also a Badman 2 movie poster, but that doesn’t mean Activision will be releasing a Badman game at any point in the future.
Still, we already know that zombies are featured in an Exo-Survival bonus wave. A GameStop press release also confirmed that zombies will be included as part of the four DLC packs for COD: Advanced Warfare.
Putting two and two together suggests that the new Zombie content will either be set on the “Comeback” map or will be set in the same country as the map, Lagos. The bonus wave in the existing game suggests that the Zombie content will be an extension of the Exo-Survival mode either as a free-standing mode or a modifier to the existing mode.
As a reminder, here are the steps needed to take to reach the Zombies bonus wave in COD: Advanced Warfare. Players will need to play the Exo-Survival co-op mode until you complete all four difficulty tiers and unlock Riot mode. Once Riot mode is unlocked, you need to complete 11 waves. After the last wave is complete, a “DNA bomb” will go off and unleash a horde of zombies for the twelfth wave. Completing that final zombie wave will unlock a cinematic and also some zombie multiplayer skins.
The first COD: Advanced Warfare DLC pack, the Havok map pack, is set to hit the Xbox One and Xbox 360 in January, followed by the PlayStation consoles and the PC in February. It will be $14.99 standalone or as part of the $49.99 Season Pass.
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