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by Rachel Kaser
Activision today dropped the trailer for itsÂ Call of Duty Halloween event: The Haunting of Verdansk. Weâre getting a few new game modes, a bunch of horror themed packs, and rewards, both inÂ Modern WarfareÂ andÂ Warzone.
WarzoneÂ players will get to experience Verdansk at night, and itâll come with âmore than a few Halloween-themed frightsâ â and Iâd be content with that, to be honest. ButÂ Modern Warfareâs also getting a fright-themed coat of paint. My favorite new addition is that, if you get three kills in a single life, your operatorâs head will turn into a jack-o-lantern. Get ten kills, and itâll light on fire.Â MWÂ also gets two new modes: Snipers Only, which is just what it sounds like, and Onslaught-er, which involves finding and seizing a Juggernaut suit that spawns on the map and doingÂ somethingÂ with it â I imagine Iâll find out if/when I ever get that far.
CoD appears to be taking a leaf fromÂ Mortal Kombatâs book, including some classic horror movie villains to spice up the roster: namely, Leatherface fromÂ Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Billy the Puppet from theÂ SawÂ series. Both will get appropriate skins and content packs, as will a character called Dr. Karlov. I wonât pretend itâs not darned spooky to see some familiar faces in the trailer, and it appears Billy and Leatherface will both pop in Haunted Verdansk, if the above trailer is anything to go by.
And of course, there are zombies â it wouldnât be a Call of Duty spook-fest without zombies. In this case, weâll have Zombie BR, a limited-time mode in which dead players are resurrected as zombies, with potential to turn human if they slay enough of their fellow players. You canât wield weapons as a zombie, but you can run, punch, and generally overwhelm with numbers, as zombies are wont to do.
The Haunting of Verdansk starts on October 20 and runs through November 3. Activision will also apparently drop some more themed bundles during the event, including one inspired byÂ Dia de los Muertos.
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