If you’re looking for Call of Duty: Black Ops III cheats, you’ve come to the right place. Here is our detailed Love & War Easter Egg guide. Your ultimate goal is to find Nikolai but before that, you must ensure the following steps are done properly.

Step 1: Find the Dragon Command

Go to the Department Store second floor. This is where you’ll find the Operations Bunker, which will give you two path options: the Infirmary or the Armory. Both lead to the Dragon Command. At the Dragon Command, flip the power switch and kill the surge of zombies. Wait for the random Code Cylinders drop.

Step 2: Create the Guard of Fafnir Shield

You will get three parts of the shield at three different places: Armory, Infirmary and Operations Bunker.

Step 3: Make the Dragon Network Work and Summon the Dragons

This is where those randomly dropped Code Cylinders come in. You’re supposed to get three unique Code Cylinders from the Dragon Command, Supply Depot and Tank Factory. Insert these cylinders in the ‘Groph Module’ terminal. Wait for Groph Pods to drop. Kill as many zombies as you can while retrieving the three Groph Modules.

Step 4: Earn the Dragon Strike

The Code Cylinders will now have their Groph Module counterpart. Insert the cylinders into the module and find the Dragon Command Groph Module. This will let you interact with the dragon, which will take you to the next phase. You will launch a Lockdown event where you’ll have to kill a deluge of opponents. Defeat them and you’ll earn the Dragon Strike controller afterwards.

Step 5: Find the Dragon Egg and Incubate it

You will find the egg in the basement laboratory. Bring it back to the Dragon Command and put it on its nest. However, your Easter Egg mission does not stop there.

Step 6: Retrieve all six S.O.P.H.I.A. trophies

You will find two trophies at the Supply Depot. The other four are in the Bunker where you incubated the egg, the Ops Bunker, Tank Factory and Dragon Command. There is no sequence required so long as you collect all six trophies.

Step 7: Figure out the Valve Puzzle

Fix the air flow by starting at the Green Light Valve Chamber. You should end at the Valve chamber with a purple item. The six valve chamber locations, namely, Dragon Command, Tank Factory, Supply Depot, Department Store, Infirmary and Armory, are all connected. Once you have solved the Valve Puzzle, it will give you the Master Command Cylinder.

Step 8: Retrieve the Gauntlet of Siegfried

Go to the Challenge Board in the spawn area and select ‘Incubate Egg’. After completing the required challenges, go to the Pack-a-Punch Bunker to incubate the egg. After it has been incubated, bring it back to the Challenge Board. This will in turn give you the Gauntlet of Siegfried.

Step 9: Key in the S.O.P.H.I.A. password

Go to the Dragon Command where you need to interact with the terminal, insert the purple Master Code Cylinder and key in the password. This will trigger challenges and you will get a red keycard after all the trials.

Step 10: Red Keycard

Use the red keycard at a terminal in the Pack-a-Punch bunker basement. Bring the red keycard next to the Dragon Command and use it on the S.O.P.H.I.A. terminal. Take the Power Core it releases to the spawn area. Use Gauntlet of Siegfried to deliver the power core to Nikolai. Go back to S.O.P.H.I.A. and interact until it opens your final boss battle with the Mother Dragon.

Defeat the Dragon and then Nikolai will give you the Easter ending.