A mysterious phone line tied to cryptic Modern Warfare 3 teasers has the Call of Duty community buzzing with speculation that the iconic Zombies mode could be clawing its way into the beloved military shooter franchise.
Though undead hordes have shambled through various COD titles for over a decade, they have yet to breach the mainline Modern Warfare series. But clever fans believe they’ve unearthed clues pointing to an unthinkable fusion between Modern Warfare realism and Zombies anarchy.
Mysterious Phone Line Hints at Major Features
Details on the hugely anticipated Modern Warfare 3 remain sparse ahead of its November 10th launch. So far, Activision has played coy, only officially confirming the return of notorious villain Makarov and a proper reveal event kicking off August 17th within Warzone. They seem content to stoke anticipation through enigmatic breadcrumbs for now.
Central to this teasing campaign is a mysterious phone line that doles out audio prompts to fans who correctly guess prompts. Most of the discovered words point to standard Modern Warfare features, like classic mini-map mechanics and fan-favourite maps.
But one chilling prompt has ignited debate: “Zombies.” Texting this yields an audio file of distinctly inhuman growls and shrieks distinctly familiar to veteran Zombies slayers. Surely no mere coincidence or Easter egg…right?
Zombies In MW3 Looks Extremely Likely
Some believe Activision wouldn’t dare tease Zombies so provocatively with no intention of delivering. Others argue they’re simply trying to leverage the mode’s cultural cache as misdirection. Either way, the developer is clearly having fun stoking the community’s appetite for reveals.
Of course, bringing zombies into Modern Warfare’s lifelike military sandbox presents a suspension of disbelief. They’ve always occupied Treyarch’s fantastical Black Ops series instead. Yet there is undeniable appeal in letting Sledgehammer Games reimagine undead mayhem through a realism lens.
Perhaps Markarov’s plots involve experimenting with weaponized necrosis? The scenarios for grounding zombies in plausibility are limited only by creativity. And it could attract Black Ops fans to Modern Warfare’s bold new vision.
For now, it’s a waiting game until Sledgehammer peels back the curtain further. But the phone line tease ensures minds will race imagining what boots-on-the-ground warfare looks like with the added wrinkle of zombies. Will they shuffle mindlessly as in games past? Or evolve into something more cunning and unnerving? The suspense is exhilarating.
Recently, Activision confirmed that there will be no discounts for the upcoming title much to fans frustration.
If zombies do lumber into MW3 come November 10th, it will be a landmark convergence between two treasured COD pillars. In an era of waning attention spans, bold new combinations may be the series’ key to continued dominance.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Arrives November 10th on Windows PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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