We genuinely heard Treyarch and Raven devs snickering in the background when we saw the gifts they left for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's prospective data miners.
Of course, we're talking figuratively but you be the judge - take a look at the tweet below and you tell us whether you can hear the faint sound of devs snickering.
Just in case the tweet is deleted, we'll recap. Inside the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War .exe file were a few lines that would make any data miner take notice. These were SEASON_CONFIG, PCDEV_GODMODE, LOOTBOXES_CONFIG and MTX_CONFIG, each with a different shortened link after it.
Needless to say, each of the links takes those who went digging around to Rick Astley's timeless hit Never Gonna Give You Up, where they can have a moment to contemplate the fact that Treyarch and Raven really have a great sense of humour. Well, after they get over the fact they've just been Rickrolled.
While we'd certainly love to find out more about Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's seasons, god mode, loot boxes and microtransactions, we'll have to wait a bit more to find out them via regular means. Until then, we'll have to enjoy the sound of Astley and subliminal snickering.
As for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War itself, the game has had its cross-play beta this weekend and since the internet hasn't exploded yet, we can assume that Activision's shooter has had a good time in the testing period.
Hopefully, the company continues staying vigilant in the anti-cheat department, as Call of Duty's cross-play has hit a snag after console players started turning it off over rampant cheating on PC.