DICE has included an Easter Egg in their Battlefield 4: China Rising DLC which allows users to complete an assignment called “Phantom Prospect” and unlock a unique dog tag. [UPDATE 4/7/14: “Phantom Trainee” Assignment and Unlocked Camo added in Naval Strike DLC. View the unlock procedures.]
Naval Strike added . See how to unlock it here]
To unlock the assignment, you’ll need to do a few steps outside of the game itself. Here are the steps needed to unlock the assignment and the requirements needed to complete it.
First off, go to the Leaderboards on your Battlelog and note the tiny phantom icon near the bottom left of the page. Click it and wait for the “PHANTOM PROGRAM” to initialize. Once the “program” is up and running, it will prompt you for a passcode. Enter bumpinthenight and hit enter.
Congratulations, the assignment is now unlocked. Head on back to your assignments page in Battlelog to view the requirements for this assignment. To completed Phantom Prospect, you’ll need to get 200 kills with an Assault Rifle, 200 kills with a Battle Tank, and a 300m headshot to unlock the dog tag.
[UPDATE] What is Phantom Prospect? An interesting theory from JackFrags ties it to a Megalodon (giant shark) Easter Egg on map Paracel Storm.
JackFrags discovered that Phantom Prospect is a book in the Rogue Angel series by author Alex Archer in which the main character must face a megalodon as seen in the synopsis.
Another hint was found in the Battlefield Friends (BFF) launch episode for Battlefield 4. Though BFF is not produced by DICE, on this episode, the creators of BFF and DICE collaborated together in the production. In this episode, the noob claims that there is a megalodon in the water and tells his teammates that they’ll see.
Here’s the icing on the cake: In an interview with Aleksander Grondal, he mentioned a secret at which players would look and just say, “WTF was that”? He would not reveal what it was or how it was activated, just that there was this massive, crazy secret that would go around activated to get people’s reactions.
Check out the evidence in the video below! What do you think? [UPDATE 4/6/14] The megalodon search is over. The giant shark was added in Battlefield 4‘s Naval Strike DLC, on the Nansha Strike map.