Amidst lagging sales against its competition, Activision is going all-in on returning to the once popular setting of World War 2 for the appropriately-named Call of Duty: WW2. Judging by the fan reaction, they were right to go back to the well. It also paints a picture of the company pulling out all the fan-favorite stops in order to blow the lid off the place and get everyone back in the CoD camp. Their latest tease — Nazi Zombies.
While the Nazi Zombie mode is beloved, the proper follow-up question to any of these reveals is: “what’s different?” That, we don’t know, but a cryptic web page set up by Activision has finally been cracked thanks to a few clever fans.
CharlieIntel discovered that the letters IUFDJ BHLOP JMUBA can be seen on that Nazi zombie’s helmet if the lighting is tweaked in just the right way. When those letters are put into the typewriter website, a few pieces of “restricted intel” appear. It’s creepy, and gives clues as to what the hell is going on.
In addition to the Barbarossa image featuring someone from the Holy Roman Empire, we have “Portrait of a Young Man” which was a famous painting lost in WW2. Could we be searching for that as we blast zombies in the head? And will we be in Russia, as Hitler’s Operation Barbarossa was the code name for the Nazi invasion of Russia.
Last, but more than likely not least, the coordinates to Dunkirk are also found in these intel files. Maybe we’re seeing where the Nazi Zombie mode will take place. Maybe there is a lot more to this than just boot up the game, then kill stuff. Maybe we’re hunting for artifacts that can change the tide of war instead of taking part in yet another shooting gallery?
Everyone likes a good mystery!