Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Developer Treyarch literally hit dataminers with brilliant rickroll links.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta started last weekend, and dataminers were already working hard, scouring the game files to see what they could dig up. When data miners thought they stumbled upon some big discoveries, like files referring to here .
Yes, Activision hit them with the rickroll, the oldest trick in the book. The rickroll movement is as old as time itself, since the beginnings of Facebook and Twitter. I'm not quite sure where the idea to link to a Rick Astley music video came from, but I salute whoever invented it first.
The datamining of live service games is another thing that seems to have been around forever. Players will regularly check game update files like Apex Legends and search in-depth to see which files they can discover. Just recently, a potential new potential Apex Legends character was revealed via data analysis , and players previously discovered a Zombies mode for Call of Duty: Warzone .
The beta version of Black Ops Cold War is still in progress, after being extended more than 24 hours by Treyarch . It will now end tomorrow Tuesday, October 20, around 10 a.m. PT. It is here Last chance to try the game in the open beta, ahead of Black Ops Cold War launches on November 13 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. It will be available at Xbox Series X , Xbox Series S and PS5 at some point later inthe year.
For an up-to-date look at all the latest changes to Black Ops Cold War, including all of the changes Treyarch made from alpha to beta, check out the full version Black Ops Cold War patch notes .