Hints about the highly anticipated Call of Duty: WWII single-player campaign were hidden around the shooter’s recent multiplayer beta, as one YouTuber discovered this past weekend.
While making a separate video, YouTuber PrestigeIsKey came upon a number of unique barcodes hidden across the three core multiplayer maps of the WWII beta. PrestigeIsKey learned that they were Spotify barcodes, one for each of the three maps, with their exact locations exhibited in PrestigeIsKey’s video. Scanning these types of barcodes into the service normally produces music, but the WWII barcodes granted PrestigeIsKey transmissions that, when played in the order detailed in the video, seem to offer teases of WWII‘s single-player campaign.
The first transmission (Intercept Able) is relayed by a French woman, seemingly in the Resistance. After some inspiring rhetoric, the woman asks whoever is listening to respond. This request is spoken in French, the significance of which is unclear. The woman goes on to say the “leopard spots are now in motion” before the message ends.
The second Intercept Baker transmission comes off as a distress call. The man in the transmission mentions someone (it cuts out) “breaking all ties”, before advising whoever’s listening to “focus on tiger’s eyes and ears, or her stripes.” The final Intercept Charlie transmission appears to be a response to Baker, suggesting that “all spots should target the stripes”. It also reveals to the listener that tigers are “most susceptible when they drinking water”, concluding that the listener should fight with her “from now until the leopard wakes.” The woman behind the Charlie message seems to be the same one that relayed the Able transmission.
The cryptic messages appear to set up a conflict between the “leopard” and the “tiger”. As PrestigeIsKey reasonably deduces, this could allude to Allied preparations prior to the battle of D-Day, largely due to the final transmission’s reference of the tiger’s (aka Germany’s) vulnerability near water. There is still a lot to fill in. Each transmission ends with what sounds like Morse code, but PrestigeIsKey claims to need some assistance in its decoding. Until more fans get involved, we are left with our own interpretations.
Call of Duty: WWII launches November 3rd on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Segment Next