Although Call of Duty sees a new sequel every year like clockwork and Halo receives a major release far less often, the two first-person shooters are still often compared against each other. Both games are high-octane shooters and with the leap forward in Call of Duty’s story mode over the last few years, both games now qualify as sci-fi, as well. Before the newest installments of each franchise face off for sales this holiday season, we’ve got a sneak peek at a different kind of showdown.
Danny and Michael Philippou have teamed up to direct and edit a four minute live-action short that is filled to the brim with special effects and nods towards both the Call of Duty and Halo worlds. The tribute video pins a group of bro-tastic gamers against what appears to be Halo’s iconic Spartan, Master Chief. Even fully-armed with a seemingly unlimited arsenal of Call of Duty weapons, perks, and bonuses; the group of gamers are pretty underpowered against the legendary Chief.
The video crams references to almost all of Halo’s iconic weapons into the short video, including everyone’s favorite one shot melee sword. Considering the two properties that inspired the video, you can imagine that things get pretty violent. Although there isn’t a ton of blood and gore from all the shooting, there are a few gross moments thanks to some very elderly zombies (thanks a lot, Black Ops). Prepare your eyes before watching the video above.
The creators also are responsible for the live-action Nerf battle video that went viral last year, so you should definitely check that out if you enjoyed the Halo vs CoD battle. Can we submit a request for a live-action Smash Bros. battle?
Although a lot of the laughs from the short video come from inside jokes that only gamers would pick up on (like the Call of Duty kill streak rewards or the Chief’s shield), the video does a good enough job with both the practical and special effects that it is entertaining for any action fans.
Once the elderly zombies arrive things go a little off the rails, but we were onboard up until that point. Although that particular gag felt a little over the top, sticking with the rest of the video to see the conclusion to the shootout is definitely worth it. After all, we’ve been waiting for over a decade to see Master Chief unmasked, right?
What do you think of the video? Do you think the Call of Duty gamers would really have a chance against Master Chief? Let us know in the comments.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 comes out on November 6th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Halo 5: Guardians releases for Xbox One on October 27, 2015.