COD Zombies: A new jewelry box for one gamer was inspired by an unexpected place: the Mystery Box, a recurring item in Call of Duty: Zombies. New zombie games are plentiful, but many shooter fans still hold a soft spot in their hearts for Call of Duty: Zombies and its sequels.
The horror-themed Zombies mode first appeared in Treyarch’s 2008 release, Call of Duty: World at War, and has since become a mainstay of the Call of Duty franchise.
Introduced initially as a small horde mode minigame in which players had to kill waves of Nazi zombies, the mode quickly gained popularity and has since been expanded upon.
Having made its debut in multiple games, Call of Duty’s Zombies mode has since appeared in several more, with its lore gradually expanding into a fully fleshed-out Zombies storyline connecting Treyarch’s games.
Due to the widespread acclaim, players have begun recreating classic Call of Duty: Zombies maps in Fortnite and other games.
A video of the adorable jewelry box user 1hga1 made in the style of the Mystery Box from Call of Duty Zombies was recently posted to the r/CODZombies subreddit.
This magnificent work of art is a dead ringer for its in-game analog, right down to the question marks decorating its surface and implying the presence of mysterious goods within.
In the game, Mystery Boxes are used to dispense random weapons to help players stock up on ammunition for the fight against the zombie hordes, but this fan-made invention looks like it could just as quickly be used to keep valuables safe from thieves.
Several commenters remarked on how impressive the homage was, especially from fans of Call of Duty’s Zombies modes.
Two dudes on Roblox recreated one of the best Call of Duty games of all time. I am literally crying with nostalgia.
Game is Michael’s Zombies pic.twitter.com/GSWBOa2P4I
— KreekCraft (@KreekCraft) January 9, 2023
One player joked that finding a teddy bear in the Mystery Box would be problematic because it would cause the box to magically teleport to a different part of the map, taking all of the jewelry with it.
One commenter suggested that 1hga1 add the recognizable jingle that plays whenever a Mystery Box appears in Call of Duty: Zombies, and 1hga1 later confirmed this.
— EJ Garza (@EJGarza01) January 15, 2023
For players who are still counting down the days until Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2‘s Zombies mode arrives, this one-of-a-kind homage to the popular method could provide an entertaining diversion.
A Call of Duty: Zombies fan would be captivated by this Mystery Box, even if its contents wouldn’t be as valuable for slaying the undead as those in the game.