Black Ops Zombies has finally returned with the launch of Black Ops Cold War!
Die Maschine is a fresh start for the Zombies story that has expanded since its debut back in 2008.
What better way to jump into this new beginning than returning to the original Zombies map - Nacht Der Untoten.
After the Die Maschine Easter Egg was set live on the night of the launch, our crafty community cracked the solution in just under 3 hours of it going live.
The Zombies Community has made short work of all past Easter Eggs put in-front of them, including the Pawn Takes Pawn teasers in the run-up to launch.
So how can you do it for yourself? Here's an extensive guide on how to complete it thanks to YouTuber NoahJ456!
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Step 1: Get A D.I.E. Shockwave Wonder Weapon
Once you've done that, in the proceedings rounds you'll encounter a glowing radioactive zombie. The Zombie will split into two, once you kill the second half it will drop a golden keycard.
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Next, head down to the Weapons Lab and to the draw with the blinking light.
Insert your golden keycard and in exchange, you will get the D.I.E. Remote Control.
Head up to the Nacht Der Untoten building and you'll spot a doored off room with a machine in it.
This is called the 'D.I.E.' and it requires the remote to be turned on.
You need to activate it (done by standing near the hole in the wall) and then train a horde of zombies towards the machine and it will suck them up.
The machine needs to have sucked up enough souls, so keep training them until you are able to interact with it again (be careful as there's not a lot of space and the machine won't suck them all up).
Head back to the hole in the wall and discharge the device. This will cause the door on the room to blow right off.
Head to the door of the room and you'll spot a skeleton holding the D.I.E. Shockwave; pick it up and you have a free Wonder Weapon
Note: This is the base rarity of this weapon. It can also be obtained through the mystery box.
Step 2: Upgrade To The D.I.E. Cryo-Emitter
You'll need to start the upgrade quest for your Wonder Weapon.
Head to the roof of the Nacht Der Untoten building and shoot the wooden box off the roof. Head back down to wear it lands and you'll see an empty flask on the ground; pick it up.
There will be a tree near the flask with a strange mushroom growing on it.
You need to stand near it and get one of the boss zombies to shoot you.
This will start a strange reaction and the mushroom will start leaking. You need to place the flash underneath it and let it collect the fluid.
You need to wait a period of time, a round doesn't need to pass, but you can kill the boss zombies to collect a keycard and then pick up the flask.
Head down to the Med Bay, melt the chains off of the crate and you will be able to upgrade to the D.I.E. Cryo-Emitter.
Step 3: Upgrade To The D.I.E Nova-5
You'll need to get the D.I.E. Shockwave again and pick up an empty Canister in the top of Nacht Der Untoten.
Head to the basement of the Weapons Lab and place the canister into the tanks (which is to the right of Deadshot Daquiri).
You need to get the canister to absorb the gas. Wait for a plague hound to attack you nearby, kill it and the gas will be absorbed.
The canister will absorb all of this gas. Pick it back up, head to the spawn area and place the canister on the box with vines on it, shoot it, the vines will melt and out will pop the D.I.E. Nova-5.
Step 4: Build The Aetherscope
Now it's time to get stuck into the Easter Egg itself.
Enter the Dark Aether and you'll need to find three Aetherscope Parts - they can spawn in one of three locations:
- Crash Site
These parts will spawn one at a time and you may have to enter a few times to get them all.
The first is located on top of the Crashed Plane at the Crash Site.
The second is located in the Pack-A-Punch room/Particle Accelerator.
Finally, the last one is located in the Yard under the stairs.
Then, head to the buildable bench near the Particle Accelerator and build the Aetherscope!
Step 5: Activate Doctor Vogel's Computer
This next step requires a lot of work in the Dark Aether, so you will need to be quick in doing this next step if you want to do it in as few trips as possible.
Head back into the Dark Aether and collect Doctor Vogel's Diary, which is near the computer terminal in the Medical Bay.
Head directly underneath and you'll see a floating spirit. Interact with it once to summon Vogel's ghost and another time to give him his diary.
Doctor Vogel will start talking, while you need to ensure you survive against the zombies.
Once done, you'll need to do it again, but this time in the Control Room.
Finally, you will need to head back to the buildable bench to summon Vogel for one final time.
He will then give you the computer password (he gives you one letter for each speech).
Now head back to the computer terminal where you found Vogel's diary in the normal map and enter the password on the computer.
Now the final two Wonder Weapon upgrades are available, you'll need to get them.
Step 6: Upgrade To The D.I.E. Electrobolt
Once you've finished the last step, a Dark Aether portal will spawn around the corner for you to enter to upgrade to the D.I.E. Electrobolt.
You can only enter through this one to complete this next step (if you run out of time, continue to play until it respawns).
You'll need to suck the energy from three crystals to get a supercharged D.I.E. Shockwave shot.
The first is located in the Crash Site, suck up the crystal's energy and head back to where you enter the Dark Aether portal and shoot the case with three lights.
The second is located at the top of Nacht Der Untoten.
Once you've sucked the energy, head back to the case and shoot it for a second time.
Finally, head to the Pond and suck up the final crystal energy.
Head back to the case, shoot it a third time and it will open giving you the D.I.E. Electrobolt.
Step 7: Upgrade To The D.I.E. Thermophasic
Finally, you'll need to grab the last Wonder Weapon upgrade.
You'll need to have taken each of the fast travel systems in the Dark Aether once.
There's one under the plane at the Crash Site, One in Nacht Der Untoten that leads to the Wonder Weapon room and one in the Pond area.
Once you enter the Dark Arther portal near the pond area, the crashed plane will float up and you can grab the fuse that was sat underneath it.
Next, head to Weapons Lab and go to the left of Deadshot Daquiri. Enter the fuse into the Plasma Cutter.
Once done, head back to the normal world and on the top of the truck near the Pond will be a box holding the D.I.E. Thermophasic.
Step 8: Decontaminate The Subject
The computer will now say it needs more power. You need to shoot the vessel suspended above you in the medical bay with each Wonder Weapon upgrade.
Each one responds to a different upgrade, so you will need to try shooting them all. If successful, the legs will point upwards.
Head back into the Dark Aether, go to the top floor and there will be another floating spirit. Interact with it.
You'll see two soldiers who have stolen an item, which you now need to track down.
You'll now be booted out of the Dark Aether and back into the normal world where you'll see a Dark Aether Wrench sat on the ground; pick it up.
Head to the Tank in the yard and you'll be able to interact with the Tank. Do this multiple times and a Zombie will pop out of the hatch.
Kill the Zombie that pops out. Craft the Semtex grenade and throw it at the little hatch that is now sticking upwards (where the Zombie came out).
This will cause the Tank to fire a missile at a tree. Head over to the tree located in the Crash Site and you'll be able to pick up the Decontamination Agent.
Head all the way back to where you grabbed the Dark Aether Wrench and insert it into the glass case on the wall.
The computer will then tell you it's waiting for a subject. You now need to wait and survive until a radioactive boss zombie spawns in.
Lead him under the vessel in the Medical Bay, force him to split into two and he will be sucked inside.
Head back to the computer terminal, activate the vessel and the subject will be turned back into one being (all players must be there to activate it).
In fact, he is now a human being who's name is Orlov. He can speak and will inform you he's scared and runaway.
Be careful once this is done as plenty of dog and boss zombies will spawn so get out of there ASAP.
Head back into the Dark Aether and to the Nacht Der Untoten building. You'll spot another spirit, this time of Orlov (the zombie you just turned into a human).
Interact with him for the final mini-cutscene before the boss fight.
Step 9: Boss Fight
WARNING: Before you do anything more, make sure you are ready for the boss fight! Do any last-minute upgrades, perks and grab anything else you need as there is no going back.
You will be kicked back into the normal world after speaking to Orlov.
To enter the boss fight, you'll need to pick up Orlov's family photo where his spirit left
You'll be teleported to the Pack-A-Punch room (the Particle Accelerator) where Orlov will be waiting for you.
Orlov recognises his family in the family photo you give him and he wants to shut down the Particle Accelerator. So, your mission is to survive and protect Orlov.
A lot of zombies will spawn in, but more importantly, a lot of boss zombies will spawn in.
Our advice is to rain fire on the boss zombies with your Wonder Weapons, ignore the other zombies as they won't be much of a threat.
You'll want to do this for two reasons: they're the strongest zombies and do the most damage but also drop ammo when you kill them.
Resources will be scarce, so you need to keep your supply up. You can replenish ammo from the wall, but it costs 10,000 points and isn't sustainable.
Depending on your party size, one of you should be protecting Orlov and the rest should be killing zombies.
Orlov will move around the Particle Accelerator, so be sure to follow and protect him. If he takes too much damage you will fail the entire thing.
Once complete, the screen will turn white and purple.
Step 10: Exfil
GET TO THE CHOPPA.
To complete the Easter Egg, you now need to escape the facility and you have 90 seconds to do it.
Avoid the electricity as you will die. Only one player needs to reach the helicopter to complete the Easter Egg.
From the Weapons Lab, head up to the Control Room, through to the Tunnel, up and out right towards the Crash Site and all the way down to the Pond.
Wait for the Helicopter to lower itself and interact with it to get in! That's it, you're done!
There is, unfortunately, no cutscene for this Eater Egg.
Be sure to check out Noah's full guide here!