Zetsubou No Shima: All Ciphers And Solutions

How to solve some of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zetsubou No Shima’s most brain-teasing puzzles.

For Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 players that want to dive into the deep end of the Zetsubou No Shima storyline, there’s no greater challenge than cracking the many hidden ciphers within this new Eclipse DLC Zombies map. The community has already uncovered and solved a large number Zetsubou No Shima’s hidden ciphers. Below we’ve included the locations and solutions for each cipher, allowing you to crack them for yourselves.
Warning: This article contains several spoilers!

Crossword Puzzle Cipher

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Cipher Location

Underwater in the pool of water right behind you after you spawn into the map. In order to decode this, you need to find the crossword puzzle which is located across from the pool of purple Element 115 in the living quarters area of the bunker.

Cipher Type: Crossword Puzzle

Solution

“Urgent Telegram. We have just received word that the private plane carrying the expedition crew encountered freak atmospheric event which caused it to crash, killing all on board including the famous explorers Brock and Gary. This comes weeks after their announcement fight about the location of Shangri-La.”

Origins Cipher

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Cipher Location

Lab A, near the generator you pour in Element 115 to restore temporary power. The cipher itself is on a green computer screen.

Cipher Type: Base64

Solution

“Entry 58: We have been having power fluctuations for the past couple of days.
Consequently, we have had to rely more and more on the backup generators.
It's strange, ever since we have been having issues with the power, people are reporting hearing voices coming from the walls.
They say they can hear quiet sobbing from a boy and a girl, as well as, a man shouting for children to close the windows.
I have not heard the voices, but I admit something feels different about this place.”

Gersh Cipher

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Cipher Location

On the ceiling in the underwater passageway where you find one of the KT-4 Wonder Weapon parts.

Cipher Type: Vigenere

Solution

“My name is my name. My name? Oh, yes, it is Gersh. How long have l been floating? Minutes? Years? Where is now? I guess I can forgive Yuri. I quite like my new form. Hmmm, where am I now. A city on fire by a river. I know this place. Finally, I am home.”

Turbine Cipher

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Cipher Location

Underwater in the bunker near the power turbines.

Cipher Type: Modified Columnar Transposition

Solution


“Richtofen must understand that using these teleporters to jump between dimensions is both dangerous and imprecise. At any point, the fabric of space-time could collapse if the proper amounts of 115 are not maintained. l am also concerned about the unknown effects of trans-dimensional jumps. l have noticed even with my brief travels that new memories and emotions have flooded my mind, suddenly appearing from nowhere. l am also sure something is happening on a molecular level as well.”

These ciphers are just the tip of Zetsubou No Shima’s many Easter Eggs. Be sure to check out how activate the Bloody Hallucinations Easter Egg, find the map’s five hidden radios, and convert one of the map’s Thrasher zombies over to your side.

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