A gamer has offered a reward for solving two ciphers appearing in a video game. This gives you the chance to make money on your codebreaking skills.
Do you know the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops III? Honestly, I don’t. However, I recently read about this game in a Facebook post published by James Simpson in the Cryptograms & Classical Ciphers group. As it seems, Call of Duty: Black Ops III consists of several maps, one of which is named “Der Eisendrache” (German for “The Iron Dragon”). The following video gives an impression on how this game looks like:
This video has been made by a gamer, who is particularly interested in the solutions of five cryptograms that appear in the game. For two of them she even offers a reward of $50 for the first one to find the solution. The details of this challenge are given in the video.
The cryptograms that might earn you money
Here’s the first cryptogram that might earn you money:
And here’s the second one:
Both of these cryptograms are located on the “Der Eisendrache” map. Can a reader solve them? If yes, get the money and afterwards explain in the comment section how you did it!
As it seems, there are eleven more cryptograms on the “Der Eisendrache” map, but all of them have been solved. Check here for details.
Three more challenges
The video contains three more encrypted messages the solution of which isn’t known. They are not part of the “Der Eisendrache” map. There’s no reward for solving them. Here they are:
If you can solve any of these challenges, let me know.
Further reading: Historical Ciphers Colloquium 2017: Save the date and hand in a presentation!