MW3 players praise SHG for adding nod to classic old lady Easter egg

Joseph Pascoulis
underpass map in modern warfare 3

Modern Warfare 3 players have noticed a nod to a classic multiplayer Easter egg prank from the original MW2 2009 map Underpass, and they’ve praised the devs for adding the detail.

It’s no secret that Modern Warfare 3 brings back all of the classic maps from MW2 2009. Sledgehammer Games have upgraded these iconic and beloved maps to bring them up to speed with today’s standards.

In doing so, many might expect that some of the original MW2 maps may lose a bit of their charm, especially with new additions such as doors.

However, Sledgehammer Games have tried their best to keep these maps as close to the originals as possible, and MW3 players are already noticing their efforts, as an Easter egg from the original MW2 Underpass map has been found in MW3 2023.

MW3 players find nod to MW2 secret old lady Easter egg

Back in 2010, YouTube channel DeadAceFilms created a video titled “Modern Warfare 2 secret old lady,” in which the creator had edited a door in the Underpass map to open and reveal an old lady who’d had enough of the shooting.

While this wasn’t a real Easter egg and it couldn’t actually be done in-game, it fooled many thanks to the excellent editing and became an iconic prank-Easter egg.

Now, in 2023, Sledgehammer Games have actually decided to add a nod to this iconic video in Modern Warfare 3, as TheMW2Ghost highlighted the ode on X, praising and calling the devs “proper legends” for doing so.

On Underpass in MW3, you can find the same door from the original prank Easter egg. If you start shooting at the door behind the bars, you’ll notice an image starts to reveal itself. Continue shooting at the door’s pixilated parts and you will reveal the secret old lady from the iconic prank Easter egg.

So, the Easter egg finally now exists in the game, after the original fake video pranked so many into trying it out for themselves. One comment under the X post read, “The editing in that vid was soo good, my 11 year old self actually thought it was real.”

Players who remember this prank Easter egg are clearly loving the nod, as many users commented things like, “the only people who understand this, are the original Call of Duty gamers,” and: “Love that only the True OGs understand this, Well Played.”

As more and more players search the original MW2 maps, who knows what Easter eggs will be found? Zombies is also bound to have some Easter eggs for players to enjoy, as the mode always seems to keep players on their toes.