Zombies have been a mainstay of the Call of Duty series ever since the Nazi Zombies game mode was introduced in World at War, and now Activision has launched a new website teasing what players may possibly expect from the upcoming revamped mode - if they can figure out the clues.
Upon entering the code "IUFDJ BHLOP JMUBA" under the "Classified" page at the official Call of Duty: WW2 website, fans will unlock two teaser images. The first image is of the Roman emperor Frederick Barbarossa, which could possibly be related to Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's military plan to take over the Soviet Union in 1941. The second image is of Raphael's work Portrait of a Young Man, which was famously stolen by the Nazis and has been missing since the end of World War 2.
While it is currently unknown how these two images are related to WW2's new zombie mode, both are tagged with "zombies" on them, perhaps suggesting that players may be fighting the undead as a result of or during Operation Barbarossa, and the Portrait of a Young Man is a McGuffin of some kind - or even the goal to be found at the end of the zombie mode itself. However, these images aren't the only mysterious clues yielded from the "Classified" Call of Duty: WW2 website though.
When the coordinates shown on the main "Classified" page are entered into the site, fans will be taken to a place called Dunkirk, which is most certainly a reference the Battle of Dunkirk in 1940. Though it remains to be seen how this location ties into the game, perhaps Dunkirk will serve as a location or backdrop in which players will fight the undead in WW2.
This new Nazi Zombies mode is just one of a number of new features that are being introduced in WW2. Not only will the upcoming Call of Duty title not include health regeneration and ammo pick-ups, it will also include a new multiplayer mode called "War" in which players will be involved in a "series of objective-driven conflicts".
It ultimately remains to be seen what Activision and Sledgehammer Games have got planned for WW2's new Nazi Zombie mode, but it is certainly shaping up to be a new and exciting departure from the zombie experiences of previous Call of Duty titles.
Call of Duty: WW2 is scheduled for launch on November 3, 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Call of Duty