This past week has been one of the biggest in the history of the Call of Duty series. Activision’s legendary franchise, which remains the standard-bearer for the shooter genre (at least from a branding and success standpoint), has been dropping explosive headlines daily.
Most of the excitement has been centered around the popular battle royale title Call of Duty: Warzone, which dropped a literal bomb on the multiplayer locale of Verdansk. After the recent zombie infestation became too much to contain, some shady authority decided to go all Return of the Living Dead on us, hitting the big red button and leveling the entire district. In the blast’s aftermath, the retro-themed “Verdansk ’84” has risen, signifying the merging of CoD: Warzone with CoD: Black Ops: Cold War.