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It turns out those sneaky developers at Treyarch inserted a secret message into Black Ops, using two separate encryption methods to hide the code in each of the level's mission briefings. Didn't even know there was a code you should be cracking? That's alright: someone already figured it out. Check out what the message says after the jump.
YouTube user 01MaverickTen10 posted a video explanation of the code that makes him sound like a straight-up crazy person, but the message is actually pretty intriguing. You can watch his video below, but the main gist is that there are two messages in the mission briefing. The first code uses the designate word of each mission, which is always one of the terms from the NATO alphabet (Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot, etc.). The second half of the message comes from each mission's transmission code, which gets converted to its corresponding letter in the alphabet. So what does the message say? Skip the next sentence if you can't handle the truth!
Spoiler Alert: "Reznov is dead. Or is he dead? There was no body. Is he who he says he is?"
I haven't even played Black Ops yet, and my mind is officially blown! Check out the video below for more information on how to find the message yourself.
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WHAT! haha thats sick!
*** that's insane...
Personally I prefer deep RPG lore though...
I'm praying The Last Guardian has a deep lore...
TES's lore wupped ass.
Props to him. Tru player. Maybe he should get free dlc when the rest of us have to pay for it
Nice! Thats pretty sneaky!
Treyarch is so cool.
That's pretty slick.
sneaky sneaky very cool, though you are annoying lol
Im going to pull this on my brother and see what he thinks.
I can always appreciate when programmers put little Easter Eggs into their games like this...amazed that someone figured it out so fast.