The ever-popular Zombies mode is back in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. And, as series veterans may have expected, there’s an all new Easter egg puzzle to sort out. Things aren’t too complicated this time around, as you’ll only need to find three Die Maschine tape locations. Here’s where to find each tape and how to complete the Easter egg puzzle.
Black Ops Cold War Die Maschine Easter Egg | All tape locations
There are three tape locations you need to find in Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War‘s Zombie mode Die Maschine map. They can be collected in any order, so feel free to find them at your own pace. Most of them are hiding in plain sight, but for convenience, we’ve listed each of the three locations below. After you’ve collected all three tapes, the Easter egg puzzle will be complete, and you’ll unlock a special reward.
The first tape
The first tape is located in the bottom portion of the Particle Accelerator room. Look for a medium-sized boxy console near to a slanted, blood-splattered machine. The tape can be found just to the right of the gib-soaked panel.
The second tape
The second tape is a bit harder to find. From the armor upgrade station, head left and up the staircase. Follow the path up into the Medical Bay, then turn right and head up a second and third set of stairs. After that, walk through the entryway on the stone wall and search the bent shelf near the blood-smeared floor. The tape is located on the bottom-most shelf.
The third tape
The third and final tape is not far from the spawn point, in the area called Living Room. Look for the yellow wall with green paint, then search the dark corner for a crooked shelf. The third tape is located on the lower-left side of the shelf.
Black Ops Cold War Zombies Die Maschine Easter Egg reward
If you want to leave the reward for completing the Black Ops Cold War Zombies Die Maschine Easter egg puzzle a surprise, skip this section. Spoiler alert: Your reward for collecting all three tapes is a song by Kevin Sherwood titled Alone. Series followers will recognize Sherwood’s name, as he is the senior sound designer for developer Treyarch.
Assuming you don’t care to put in the legwork and simply want to hear the song for yourself, here’s a video embed of the track uploaded to YouTube by user Ruba:
All things considered, it’s not difficult to complete the Die Maschine Easter egg puzzle in Black Ops Cold War. Each of the three tape locations are easy to spot, particularly for players who keep their eyes peeled. Grab the tapes and enjoy the tune. For more Cold War details, be sure to check out the game’s 2020 roadmap and upcoming content.