Secrets From the Call of Duty Black Ops III Teaser

The truth is in the numbers.

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The teaser trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III just came out, and just like all game teasers, it also has a fair share of little details for series fans to look out for. So here’s all the important bits that we were able to find!

Iconic Silhouettes

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  • There are two figures outlined by number sequence strings that are seen in the teaser trailer. Series fans will recognize these two figures as the soldiers featured on the box art of the first and second Call of Duty: Black Ops games.

Mysterious Coordinates

  • Throughout the trailer, various coordinates show up on screen that point out different locations. Will these be potential levels in the game?
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  • 1.300 N, 103.8000 E: A primary school located in Singapore. The coordinates also happen to be the name of a time-lapse dubstep video of the country from a videographer on Vimeo.
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  • 30.0500 N, 31.2333 E: A spot on the Nile between the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and the Ramses Hilton.
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  • 47.3667 N, 8.5500 E: A prison called Gefängnis Zürich. It is located in Zürich, Switzerland.

Hidden Snapchat

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  • At the 0:16 second mark of the trailer, you can find a little snapchat ghost on the bottom left that will give you a secret snapchat to watch. If you have the app, definitely take a picture of it and check it out!
  • These snapchat ghosts have also been appearing on posters in various multiplayer maps in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Lone Kanji

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  • Japanese Kanji characters briefly appear on the silhouetted knife at the 0:32 mark. They stand for the number 54.
  • Could 54 mean that there will be a level set in 1954? Past Call of Duty: Black Ops single-player campaigns have had you hopping to between different time periods, like the 40's and 60's in the first game, and the 80's and 2025 in the second.

The Big Three

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  • The outer roman numerals look exactly like the ones seen on the Call of Duty: Black Ops II logo.

Familiar Voices

  • Throughout the trailer, you hear voices from various characters from the Call of Duty: Black Ops series, such as Jason Hudson, Raul Mendez, Viktor Reznov, and Frank Woods.

So what do you think about what we found? Was there anything you noticed that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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