We acquired a prolonged have a look at a marketing campaign mission from the upcoming Fashionable Warfare III throughout Gamescom 2023’s opening evening, and as soon as once more it seems that Sledgehammer Video games, Infinity Ward, and Activision are banking exhausting on Name of Obligation followers’ nostalgia.
The mission, referred to as “Operation 627,” sees your merry band of navy murderers leaving by means of a submarine’s hatch and rising into darkish, cloudy ocean waters. They swim to the floor, upon which it’s revealed that they’re approaching a seaside jail. As they make their approach inside, it rapidly turns into obvious that this is identical Gulag from the unique Warzone map, Verdansk.
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However that’s not the one nod to older Name of Obligation content material: “The Gulag” is the title of a mission within the unique Fashionable Warfare 2 (not the one which got here out in 2022, however the one from 2009). Throughout that mission, you’re despatched to rescue Prisoner 627 (who it seems, is Captain Worth) from a Russian jail, the place he’s being held captive. Worth doesn’t seem within the mission proven throughout the Gamescom trailer, so it’s possible that he’ll be captured once more on this up to date model of the Fashionable Warfare 2 mission. The showers from that 2009 marketing campaign map have been inspiration for Warzone’s first map, Verdansk, so all the pieces is admittedly coming full circle within the Name of Obligation world.
Fashionable Warfare III will even convey again each multiplayer map from 2009’s Fashionable Warfare 2, so there’s a ton of crossover happening right here. Sure, I’m additionally confused why all the MW2 nods are taking place in Fashionable Warfare III and never the Fashionable Warfare II that got here out final 12 months. Name of Obligation is complicated, who’d have thought?