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Voyage of Despair - All Easter Egg Steps

Voyage of Despair - All Easter Egg Steps
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Welcome to the Easter Egg guide for Voyage of Despair, a brand new Black Ops 4 zombies experience that's set in an alternate Treyarch inspired universe. In this guide you'll find a complete walkthrough for the Voyage of Despair EE including detailed steps, screenshots and puzzle solutions to set you on your way.

Voyage of Despair introduces the new Black Ops 4 characters of Scarlett Rhodes, Diego Necalli, Bruno Delacroix and Stanton Shaw. Set on the historical ship the RMS Titanic, after an attempt to steal an ancient artefact goes wrong, players are left to survive in a giant map that's full of twisted corridors, cramped areas and verticality. Jason Blundell described VoD as an intermediate to advanced map - certainly not one for beginners to master immediately. If you're looking for a casual experience then Blundell suggests that you check out IX first.

About the Easter Egg



Abandon Ship
Complete the trial


The Easter Egg for Voyage of Despair is called "Abandon Ship" and is rewarded for successfully completing the trial. Of all of the zombies maps included at launch, this EE is one of the longer quests in Black Ops 4, on par with Blood of the Dead. By comparison, Classified (which comes through the Black Ops Pass) and IX both contain easier EE's.

All Easter Egg Steps



1. Collect the Sentinel Artifact



Sentinel Artifact on floor

The Sentinel Artifact is a simple collectible item that's found early in the game. Scout the rooms close to spawn for the artifact which is usually found on the floor. It's a fairly small object so look carefully and watch out for the on screen prompt to "collect part".

In my game, the artifact was inside the State Rooms, on the floor near the bed.

2. Activate the Sentinel Artifact



Activate the Sentinel Artifact

Work your way through the inner rooms and finally upstairs to get outside and on top of the ship itself. Navigate to the far end of the ship where the Poop Deck is located.

Look for the glowing blue item that's just up the stairs at the end of the ship. Interact with it and a group of four red balls will fly off into the air and scatter in different areas of the ship.

3. Activate Pack-a-Punch pedestals



Activate Pack-a-Punch pedestal

The following hint appears on the left side of the screen at this point: "For the Elements are Four and must be Attuned".

Hunt down the four glowing red balls one by one. This may take a while since you'll need enough points to open the majority of the ship, including the Cargo Hold. When found, simply interact with each of the glowing red balls by holding down the interaction button.

These are the locations for the four elemental pedestals:

  • Cargo Hold (Water)
  • Lower Grand Staircase (Air)
  • Boiler Room (Fire)
  • Poop Deck (Earth)


4. Drain the flooded water



By now you will have opened up the Cargo Hold area of the ship - this is the flooded room where you collected one of the pedestals for the PaP. Inside this flooded room is a cog/wheel that must be turned to drain the flooded water. This can be tricky since the room is usually plagued by zombies and you've got to hold your breath underwater too.

5. Match the Bridge dials to the clocks



Example clock location

When you activated the PaP, several clocks and alchemy symbols spawned into the map. The challenge now is to find each of the clocks, then note down the time and the alchemy symbol near by. You will be using the symbol and time to set the dials at the Captains Bridge in a minute.

So first, go to each of the following locations and note the time on the clock and the symbol. Only four of the six locations will have the time set, ignore those that don't.

Mail Room

  • Clock: on the wall, near the door leading down to Cargo Hold
  • Symbol: under the stairs leading up to the Mail Room, near the Vapr wall buy


Captains Bridge

  • Clock: small room behind the four dials, above the steering wheel
  • Symbol: directly opposite the steering wheel, under a desk


Grand Staircase

  • Clock: top of the staircase, on the wall
  • Symbol: face the clock, turn to the right and go up the small steps, turn right again and you'll see a symbol above the door


1st Class Lounge

  • Clock: fire place in middle of room
  • Symbol: to the left of the mystery box, on the wall


Galley (Kitchen)

  • Clock: in the room with the hanging body on the wall. Face the body on the wall, turn 180 degrees and there is a clock on the wall to the left
  • Symbol: face the body on the wall, turn 180 degrees, the symbol is on the cabinet to the left


3rd Class

  • Clock: when heading towards the turbine, at the end of the wooden stairs the clock is on the wall to the left
  • Symbol: behind luggage next to the wooden stairs leading up


Now return to the Bridge and stand in front of the captains wheel. Take note of the four dials here - you're going to turn these to match the time on the clocks. The image below shows an example of one of the dials.

Bridge location with dial

To do this, match the alchemy symbol on each of the dials to one of the rooms you went to previously. Then turn the dial to match the time on the clock found in that room. The HOUR hand moves in increments of one, just like a normal clock, whilst the MINUTE hand moves in intervals of 5. The image above illustrates this and it's important to understand.

So start by turning the dials to match the MINUTE hand for each symbol. If the time was say 5:20, then the MINUTE dial moves 4 times (because increments of 5 mins).

Next, we need to match the HOUR. These dials cannot be used to move the HOUR hand. Instead, go to the Engine Room and Poop Deck, turn the dials there to move the HOUR hand.

If done correctly, an audio noise will sound and the dials will no longer turn. Note, it's not a perfect visual representation of a clock, but rather the number of times you turn the dial to match the time.

6. Find electrical outlets and complete challenges



Ritual symbol on floor

There are six possible electrical outlets, of which four will be spewing an elemental type. Here are all six locations:

  • States Room, 1st on left
  • At the top of Grand Stairway
  • 3rd Class main stairway
  • Aft Decks inside zombie window
  • Dinner Hall on left facing Ra
  • On a pillar left of Zeus


Find the outlets which are spewing an element and then kill a matching elemental Catalyst (enemy) in the area. This will spawn a coloured ritual symbol on the floor. Stand inside the symbol so it glows and have all players interact to be transported into a trial. Simply kill all the enemies and the screen turns grey, allowing you to collect the Sentinel Artifact.

It's very important that you complete the trials in this order:

  • Acid
  • Ice/Water
  • Electric
  • Fire


If done correctly, you'll be able to pick up the real Sentinel Artifact at the end.

7. Find the bones



Bone locations

There are four bones around the map and next to each bone is a code. The image above gives you a clue what these objects look like. Find each location and remember the codes, you'll need them for the next step:

  • Mail Room - in the little floor, skull on top of table
  • Mail Room - in the larger floor, hand on the table next to stairs
  • Mail Room - in the larger floor, Femur inside the shelving on the opposite side to where the hand was
  • Cargo - Foot on top of a box in the center of the room


8. Find the safes



Safe example

There are four safes around the map, one safe for each bone to go into. There is also a much larger safe with a device that you can melee off and then use to scan each of the smaller safes for their specific code. The key here is to put each bone in the corresponding safe with the matching code.

The safes are rectangular objects, usually on the floor and fairly discreet (see image above for an example). Here are the four safe locations:

  • Captains bedroom
  • Millionaire Suits
  • 1st Class Lounge (near Bowie wall buy)
  • 3rd Class Corridor


Rumored next steps...

  • Find the sheet music
  • Play the pianos
  • Find the captains message
  • Escape the sinking ship
  • Awaken the sea serpent
  • Take refuge in the iceberg
  • BOSS fight


Note: This guide will be constantly updated with new steps as they've discovered. The EE hunt has just started so check back very soon for more steps.




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