A new cinematic trailer for Call of Duty Warzone Season 3 includes several easter eggs that suggest the prehistoric kaiju Godzilla is coming to the battle royale and confirms the content release date.
The trailer, which was shared by the Call of Duty Twitter accounthas confirmed that the third season of content for Call of Duty: Warzone will be called Classified Arms and will be released on April 27. The video shows a group of soldiers battling waves of Nazis to stop the detonation of a Nebula bomb, only to discover a mysterious device that broadcasts a garbled audio signal.
The signal is quite distorted but sounds close to a roar – the kind of huge roar that a massive nuclear sea monster like Godzilla would make.
Call of Duty Twitter account later shared the individual audio fileurging fans to download and perform “more in-depth spectral analysis”.
As IGN spotted, YouTuber PresigeIsKey ran the file through audio editing software Audacity and found the message “Monsters are real” hidden in its spectrogram, as did another twitter user. Elsewhere, a Twitter user separately pointed out that the audio clip sounds almost identical to a sound used in the 2019 film Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
On top of that, the trailer’s final narration strongly suggests that something akin to Godzilla will make an appearance. “None of us knew a storm was on the horizon,” the narrator says. “With Nebula, the Nazis had unwittingly awakened something”.
“Something far more powerful and frightening than anything we could hope to comprehend.”
The idea of accidentally waking up a powerful monster outside the realms of ordinary nature fits strongly with the classic Godzilla origin story, in which he is awakened by nuclear experiments in the Pacific Ocean.
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If Godzilla rears its scaly head in Warzone, it won’t be the first time Call of Duty’s battle royale has incorporated licensed characters. Die Hard’s Rambo and John McClane were added as playable Operators in May of last year, while Texas Chainsaw Massacre and SAW cosmetics were added for Halloween 2020.
Adding Godzilla, however, would be a bigger tonal departure. Where previous crossovers have tended to feature human characters, despite having a Hollywood-level action flair, Godzilla is a cut above. As an ancient prehistoric sea monster, it moves somewhat towards the limits of what is possible in Call of Duty Warzone mythos.
It also follows the trend of Fortnite, which has seen great success by partnering with huge pop culture brands such as Marvel, Disney, Uncharted, and Dune. Activision Blizzard may well try to replicate that by expanding the scale of Warzone’s crossover events.