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When it comes to games like Call of Duty data miners are always going to be digging deep into the game files to find information to leak - happens all the time. But it seems this time Treyarch has left some cheeky Easter Eggs in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for data miners to discover, leading them down a rabbit hole of being trolled by the devs.
The Cold War public beta made its debut last week and so naturally data miners have been rummaging through the game's files to find any new bits of information. After some digging, they were able to find a text file which seemed to offer information about the first season and loot boxes. Unfortunately for the dataminers, the links in that file led them straight to being Rickrolled.
Fun fact: looking through the COD Cold War .exe, you will find a couple Rick Roll links :) pic.twitter.com/5BBNhnjUc5
- Nova (@luisw_1998) October 17, 2020
While it's largely impossible to stop data miners from digging through game files to find information, it seems as though Treyarch decided to use that as an opportunity to troll them. It's quite a common thing for data miners to spoil the surprises devs might have in store for their games. It's not just Call of Duty that struggles with data miners either, other online multiplayer games such as Apex Legends and Fortnite have had their fair share of leaks from data miners.
Treyarch trolling these pesky data miners seems to be a nice playful jab at them though, rather than a full blown attack. It looks like an acceptance that they'll always be digging through their files, so they may as well just have some fun with it. What better way to banter with folks than by sending them to Rick Astley's 1987 hit single 'Never Gonna Give You Up', an all time classic.
Hopefully Treyarch keeps this up and leaves a variety of other Easter Eggs in the files for data miners to discover. Until then Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be heading to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on 13th November.
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