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Report: Former Treyarch QA leaks huge amount of Black Ops 4 Zombies info after getting fired

Former Treyarch QA spills the beans on Black Ops 4 Zombies Easter eggs and further plans for the game.

A Redditor claiming to be a former Treyarch QA has leaked a ton of information about Black Ops 4 Zombies after stating that they were unfairly dismissed from the studio over a "blatant miscommunicatuon [sic] and mismanagement" regarding a lunch break, of all things.

The disgruntled user, CallOfNobodyCares, took to Reddit for an AMA post entitled "Fired from 3Arc Zombies EE team today - Ask me anything!" although the account seems to have been deleted since.

While their identity can't be verified, the information they've shared so far in regards to Easter eggs has been accurate, from the Viking Boat EE on IX to the Samatha "Crooked Man in a Crooked House" Easter egg, so make of that what you will.

Redditor Oswin-Pond shared a Glassdoor link in a thread keeping track of everything the leaker has spilled so far to demonstrate the mistreatment of other QAs at the company, and CallOfNobodyCares has posted about their firing over there as well.

"They fired me because they decided to retroactively change my lunch break time after I had already went on my lunch break," reads the Glassdoor review that highlights the discrepancy in how "QA level one" and "level two" employees are treated, adding that "They don't care how much you care for the game and your job, you are a worker ant and disposable piece of trash to them."

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Under the Advice to Management section, they've written, "Give me my job back and they'll be no hard feelings. You literally pushed our lunch break back twice, retroactively.

"How can it possibly be my fault if I took my lunch break at the time I was told to and then afterwards you decided to push it back again. Come on now, this was your blatant miscommunicatuon [sic] and mismanagement of time. I was literally the #1 hardest working employee as proven by my performance. You broke my heart."

The review was posted on November 9, with the AMA going up on November 10.

A collection of screenshots of all of CallOfNobodyCares' Reddit comments were posted on imgur, in which they say that they slept in their car for two years in order to work at Treyarch.

Outside of the in-game leaks about Easter eggs, here's the round-up from Reddit of the other tidbits that were shared, courtesy of CadzTrikz:

  • DLC 1 is a prequel to the Chaos storyline and will introduce four new characters
  • Nuketown Zombies is definitely happening but doesn't have a confirmed date
  • Each DLC pack will have one Zombies Map
  • More maps are coming that will follow the Aether Storyline
  • A 4v4 Zombies mode is in the works, but there's a chance that it might be cancelled
  • Speed Cola is making a comeback in the next title update (tu6). When players have the four main Vapors equipped, it'll be equipped automatically as a bonus in-game Vapor. It can deactivate and reactivate.

We'll have to see if Treyarch has anything to say about all of this, but based on the accuracy of the leaks so far, the community is convinced that the QA's story holds water.

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