"Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Zombies": Sharpshooter in Buried (Easter Egg Step)
Sharpshooter is the final step in both the Maxis and Richtofen version of the Mined Games Easter Egg in Buried, Resolution 1295. In order to start this step you will need to have completed the Bells in the Maxis Easter Egg or the Levers in the Richtofen Easter Egg.
In the Sharpshooter Step, you must hit targets in four different areas. This means that each of the four players will need to be in an area by themselves. In order to complete this step, all four players must hit every one of their targets.
- You do not need 100% accuracy, but every target must be shot in that round in order to complete this step.
In This Guide
- How to Start the Targets
- Targets Appearing
- The Four Areas
- Strategy for Completing
How to Start the Targets
The targets do not just start on their own. You need to go to the fountain by the Haunted Mansion and Church. This is the same fountain that you will have the Giant smash as the first step of activating the Teleporter.
- Approach the Fountain: an onscreen indicator will appear.
- Press your action button to "make a wish."
The targets will start to appear shortly after making your wish in the fountain. Targets will appear in clusters of 1–4 targets. When they appear you have a limited amount of time to shoot them before they go away and new targets appear.
There is a flash of light when the targets appear. This flash of light will help indicate the placement of the targets. However, you will also see flashes of light from other areas on the map. This light will not be as bright, but it can throw you off if you are only scanning for light.
The Four Areas
Targets will appear in four areas: The Haunted Mansion, the Saloon, outside the Candy Store, and the area where the Mystery Box first appears.
The Haunted Mansion
Targets will appear in the windows of the Haunted Mansion. The best place to stand is the entrance of the gate. It allows you to see all of the house and have a clear view of the bottom row of windows. You will need to have the Giant break the barricade in order to stand in this position.
This has more targets than in the other three areas. However, all of the targets appear in windows, so it is not as difficult to find the targets.
The Saloon has targets appear inside the building. The targets will appear at the bar, at tables, on the second floor, and on the chandlers. The best place to stand is on the second floor to the left of the broken walkway.
The Saloon has the least amount of targets, but some of them are moving. This can be difficult when trying to get your timing down.
Outside The Candy Store
This area has targets appear on the balcony of the General Store, on the middle barricade, and inside the Candy Store windows. The best place to stand is between the Candy Store and Courthouse, with the large rock on your right.
This area has fewer targets than two of the Areas. It can be difficult because there is not a good place to stand and see all the targets at once, without getting far away.
The Mystery Box Area
Targets appear on building on the Sheriff side of the street. The best place to stand is on top of the balcony over the Bank.
This area has more targets than most of the other areas. The targets are relatively easy to hit, but you will have four targets appear at the end and a limited time to hit them.
Strategy for Completing This Step
This step can be frustrating since it only takes one player to miss one target. Ammo can become an issue if this has to be redone too many times. In order to complete this quickly follow this easy strategy.
- Have the Giant hold a crawler
- Pick a gun that has good accuracy and a large clip. You don't want to have to reload too often. Picking a wall gun will allow you to continue to buy ammo. I prefer the AN-94 for Sharpshooter.
- Each player picks an area, and knows the number of targets that will appear in that area.
- Make the wish, but don't shoot. Just watch and count the targets. Make sure your count matches the total target count. Repeat this step until all players have counted the right number of targets.
- Start an actual round. Count your targets as you hit them to ensure you haven't lost track of a target.
- Announce when you have missed a target. This will allow players to stop shooting and conserve ammo.
- Find a good spot to reload. You don't have to wait until you are out of bullets.
- Don't switch areas. If a player is having trouble in one area, they will likely have trouble in all of the areas. It will take more time for them to learn a new area.
- Don't allow your team to get frustrated. If tension is building call for a break. Get up and go for a quick walk, the Giant will keep your crawler.