You’re Going To Need A Bigger Aircraft Carrier, Battlefield 4

By Alice O'Connor on April 7th, 2014 at 8:00 am.

Playful lil fella

Many a cold night they spent together on the hunt for the beast, scanning the seas from watchtowers, wading in the surf, riding the waves, and diving down to the dark ocean’s wrecks. Days turned to weeks, and weeks to months. They’d never seen it, but they know it was there. Each secret uncovered brought them closer to the beast. They felt it in their bones. And then… it was upon them. They were snuffed out in an instant.

After many moons of searching, dedicated Battlefield 4 players have finally found a long-rumoured secret: a megalodon. Lurking in the seas of DLC multiplayer map Nansha Strike, the prehistoric mega-shark will rise and breach to devour the bold and foolish.

Shark hunter JackFrags has been exploring the map for months now, exploring every corner and probing every mystery until finally uncovering the secret. To bait the beast into appearing, ten players need to crowd around a buoy and then…

Here’s how the breaching beast appears to its victims:

Given how many rumoured easter eggs turn out to be nothing more than elaborate pranks, gosh, it’s pleasant that this one has turned out to be an even more elaborate horror.

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    maicus says:

    That’s pretty fantastic. I hope someone figures out how to ride on its back.

  2. Jakkar says:

    Oh my beloved. ARYGahrghrnrnr. WHY AREN’T THERE GAMES ABOUT THIS? I’m not interested in BF4. I want Death by Marine Cryptozoology: The Interactive Experience.

    I mean, other than that wonderful SEGA lightgun shooter from the late 1990s in which a 100ft megolodon was a boss…

  3. CurlyBrace says:

    The Megalodon can be found on Naval Strike’s (the DLC) Nansha Strike (the map), not on Paracel Storm.

    • Alice O'Connor says:

      Oh, blast and tarnation. Yes, you’re absolutely right. Paracel is where they started searching.

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        PoulWrist says:

        And the inclusion of it seems to be more like something the devs did as a response to all the megalodon rumors :p

  4. Daarck says:

    YES BUT DOES THE SHARK PULL A MAN FROM A HELICHOPPER?!?!?

    • Press X to Gary Busey says:

      Only if it’s pre-historic mega-choppers and mega mans.

  5. BobbyDylan says:

    Well, it’s great that they keep adding this tripe to keep the mouth-breathers entertained, but what about fixing the netcode, or the sound issues, or the game-crashing bugs?

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      maicus says:

      What about a sense of whimsy?

      • misterT0AST says:

        If you care about fun stuff in games, you’re clearly a mouth-breather. The Settings menu is where the real fun is at.

        • BobbyDylan says:

          Way to totally miss the point. The fun, in a FPS, is in the shooting, not the shark-watching. The shooting in this game continues to be broken, while Dice work on adding (essentially) pretty flashing lights.

          http://i.imgur.com/9DtyXjm.gif

          • Spakkenkhrist says:

            I don’t think the people working on the netcode would be the same people working on the shark,

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            PoulWrist says:

            DONT YOU KNOW THAT ALL GAME MAKERS DO THE SAME THINGS!??!?! ARE YOU AN ARTIST? FUCK YOU! GIVE ME NETCODE!

            And now you also know why the netcode is bad!

          • Skiddywinks says:

            Wow, that’s… shocking.

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            wengart says:

            Welcome to modern FPS. Client-side hit detection is something you’re going to have to deal with.

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      Gap Gen says:

      i don’t think you understand.

      Battlefield has literally jumped the shark.

      Literally.

      EDIT: Aaand Colonel J beat me to it. Oh well!

    • Dominus_Anulorum says:

      Well, I was entertained. I must be a mouth breather.

  6. Grargh says:

    Sounds like a clear case for the Batman.

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    Colonel J says:

    A missed chance of a cheap shot headline about BF4 jumping the shark.

    There, I did it. You’re welcome.

  8. Jade Raven says:

    Just a note that this is a redux of Diablo’s secret cow level, as in it was only added to the game after players had spent months looking for something that wasn’t there.

    • Tams80 says:

      This. It’s impressive they got Dice to add the ‘easter egg’s and that they subsequently found it, but it was an almost pointless search. The fact it had to be added kind of detracts from it being interesting.

  9. Laurentius says:

    Wow, this make to RPS as well ? So now reporting pointless Easter Eggs ? Awsome, how about pointless teaser trailers ? Oh yeah, they are here already. Gaming news at its finest.

    • LennyLeonardo says:

      Comment on pointlessness more pointless than pointless thing commented on. Reply mocking pointlessness of comment more pointless still.

      • Hastur says:

        POINTLESSFACE

      • earlgrey says:

        The capital of Brunei is Bandar Seri Begawan.

        • Fenix says:

          ‘Bandar’ means port in Persian. But I don’t think they speak Persian in Brunei..

          • Press X to Gary Busey says:

            Port is a doorway or a portal in Swedish. Getting at something here?

          • rhubarb-crisp says:

            Where can you find a lot of portals? On steam! … and what makes steam? A boiler!
            Now what is Sweden? Cold! And who loves the cold?!

            THE PENGUIN’S LAIR IS IN THE ABANDONED BOILERMAKER FACTORY. dun dun dunnn!!!!!!!

  10. Blackcompany says:

    Its been years and I have not clicked an article about Battlefield. About multi player shooting and deathmatches i could not care less. But show me an article about a game that let’s you hunt down secrets like they’re unique weapons hidden on a dark souls map and you get my attention.

  11. LennyLeonardo says:

    Why aren’t there more huge sea monsters in games? I mean really.

    • Press X to Gary Busey says:

      Someone has to make a horror game about a giant eel deep down in the dark abyss chasing your hopelessly slow land mammal body.
      Oh wait. Super Mario 64 already destroyed my late childhood years and I’m writing this from the insane asylym by banging my nose on the keyboard. The straightjacket can’t stop me, I smuggled in a laptop and broadband in my mouth.

  12. Canape says:

    I wish there were more in real life, too.

  13. Tayh says:

    Damn, that’d be so scary if you didn’t expect it.
    http://x3.fjcdn.com/gifs/fucker+stole+my+kills_6c17bb_5086179.gif

  14. CookPassBabtridge says:

    If it landed badly, you could end up stuck up its bottom.
    EDIT: Can someone mod this in. Little legs dangling out of the thing’s bum the next time it leaps.

    • Strangerator says:

      While we’re wishlisting, how about if you get eaten by the shark (not just landed upon, but if you fly via chopper into its mouth, you spawn in a secret map in the belly of the beast. You discover the megalodon is actually a prototype attack submarine, and if you capture the control room you can control the megalodon on the main map.

      • CookPassBabtridge says:

        I might even play a multiplayer game for the first time in years if they did that.

  15. Universal Quitter says:

    Never thought I’d see JackFrags mentioned on RPS. Small internet.