The teaser trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III may have only been revealed a couple of hours ago, but social media is already buzzing with users trying to decipher some of the clues featured in the minute-long video.
In addition to numerous symbols, faction logos (including the Trident symbol, which has been featured prominently in the viral campaign), numerals and lettering, viewers also spotted a few sets of hidden co-ordinates in the teaser, which point to a number of real-world locations.
The first set of co-ordinates is 1.3000°N, 103.8000°E, which lead to New Town primary school in Queenstown, Singapore. The second, 30.0500°N, 31.2333°E point to 6th October Bridge in Cairo, Egypt. Notably, this bridge was named to commemorate the the start of the October War in 1973. The final set of values, 47.3667°N, 8.5500°E lead to Zurich Prison in Switzerland.
It’s unclear how these sites will play a part in the Treyarch-developed shooter, but they will undoubtedly be of importance in the game; possibly the location of single-player campaign missions.
Meanwhile, the number 115 features prominently in and throughout the trailer. In the original Black Ops, Element 115, or Divinium, was the substance that led to the creation of zombies – hinting at the undead mode’s return in Black Ops III. Not only that, but an official game description, found buried on Activision’s website after the teaser was revealed, seems to confirm its inclusion. The sentence in question reads: “With three unique game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies, [Black Ops III] provides fans with the deepest and most ambitious Call of Duty ever.”
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