Crystal Balls or Orbs in Call of Duty: Maxis Easter Egg Guide
The Crystal Balls in Buried, Resolution 1295 are sometimes referred to as the Crystal Orbs. There are four balls in total, and you will need to either freeze them or break them, depending on the version of the Mined Games Easter Egg you are completing.
For the Richtofen Easter Egg, you will need to freeze the four Crystal Balls using the Paralyzer. In the Maxis Easter Egg, you will only need to break the Crystal Balls using the Subsurface Resonator and a Turbine. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to freeze them first when completing the Maxis Easter Egg.
In this guide, you will find:
- The location of the Crystal Balls
- Instructions for freezing the Crystal Balls (Richtofen Easter Egg)
- How to break the Crystal Balls (Maxis Easter Egg)
Location of the Crystal Balls (aka Orbs)
There are four Crystal Balls in total, and they are spread throughout the map. Two are in the Town Area, one is in the Tunnels, and the last is outside the Haunted Mansion by the Maze. I am numbering them for identification only; You do not have to freeze or break them in any specific order. Below, you will find photos to help you identify each site.
Crystal Ball 1:
First we will look at the easiest to find. The first Crystal Ball is between the Candy Store and the Saloon.
Crystal Ball 2:
This Crystal Ball is between the Courthouse and the Church. To access this ball, you will need to go through the gate that leads to the Church and then take an immediate left. You should see an opening that leads to a small valley. The Crystal Ball is sitting inside that valley.
Crystal Ball 3:
The third is in the Tunnels. To avoid complicated directions, we will take the route from the Saloon. Go to the top floor of the Saloon and then onto the Balcony. You will see railroad tracks leading from the balcony to the Tunnel. Take these tracks into the tunnel. Take your first right and you should see the Crystal Ball in front of you.
Crystal Ball 4:
The last was the hardest for me to find. It is located in an area that you more than likely spend very little time. It is between the Maze and the Haunted Mansion, right outside of the back entrance. If you are facing the back door to the mansion, it will be to the right in some vegetation.
Freezing the Crystal Balls (Richtofen Easter Egg)
When completing the Richtofen Easter Egg, you will need to freeze the Crystal Balls. A player needs the Paralyzer in order to do this. You will know when it is complete because the Orb will turn white.
- Locate a Crystal Ball.
- Shoot it with the Paralyzer until it is white.
- Repeat until all four are white.
Breaking the Crystal Balls (Maxis Easter Egg)
When completing the Maxis Easter Egg, you will need to break the Crystal Orbs. It does not hurt to freeze them first, but it is not necessary. To complete this, one player will need to have the Subsurface Resonator, and another will need to carry the Turbine.
- Locate a Crystal Ball.
- Place the Subsurface Resonator facing and in range of the Crystal Ball.
- Place a Turbine in range of the Subsurface Resonator.
- Wait until the Crystal Ball explodes.
- Repeat until all four balls are broken.
What You Need to Know
- The Crystal Balls are in custom games unless you are on easy difficulty.
- Have the Giant hold a crawler in order to make this step easier.