Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Mysterious Text Input Menu Secret Finally Uncovered


Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has a mysterious menu that can be accessed by inputting a specific button combination in the game. This secret menu was first discovered by YouTube user Ron Scottznbrgr and he later shared his discovery on reddit. This led to a whole bunch of users trying to input codes to see the outcome and it appears that they have finally uncovered the purpose of this text input menu.

So what exactly was the purpose of this text input menu, that was randomly tucked away in the Data Vault and only accessible through a specific button combination? It turns out that it was actually a cheat menu that can be used to input various cheats. The confirmation that it was a cheat menu can be seen by inputting the code “MANIFEST”, which sets the Fabrication Kits to 100 and it cannot be used again. You can see it in the screenshot below.


If you want to access this cheat menu, you will need to input the following button combination in Data Vault menu, as explained by user Ron_Scottznbrgr.

There are actually 2 button combinations. Hold R2/RT, and hit Square/X, then Triangle/Y, OR Hit Square/X, then Triangle/Y, then press R2/RT. No need to hold all of the shoulder buttons.

The thing that makes it hard to confirm new codes is that we never get any sound/confirmation that the code was a success. So as it stands, there is a lot of trial and error involved in order to uncover all the working codes.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is out now on PC, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PS3.

Let us know what you think about this news in the comments below.

  • Jw Jowyn

    how to open it with using keyboard and mouse on pc


      i need to know too!

  • James R

    On xbox one all you do is tap x, y, rt to get the text box.

  • Phoenix King

    Typing in DREAMLAND will unlock Nightmares zombie campaign without having to complete regular campaign.