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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) is the 266th episode of Fandom Games' comedy series Honest Game Trailers. It was written by Max Song, Andrew Bird and Spencer Gilbert. It parodies the first-person shooter video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a reboot of the Modern Warfare sub-series. It was published on March 3, 2020. It has been viewed over 400,000 times.

Script Edit

When you're tired of being challenged by the depth and complexity of modern video games, let the familiarity of one of gaming's most iterated franchises slip over you like a warm blanket, as all your conscious thoughts slip away while you blast guys named "JohnWick420" with an assault rifle.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Return once more to the franchise you hate to love, love to hate, or some weird combination of the two, as Modern Warfare provides you with its trademark adrenaline-charged gameplay without any of those extra trappings like wall-runs, double-jumps, future bullsh*t, or character classes, and just lets you get straight to the business of getting shot in the back a lot, in some of the most simple but satisfying gunplay they've put out since... well, the last time they called a game "Modern Warfare", which gives you plenty of time to focus on the fact that you're still very bad at these games. I'd give up, but what would Ninja think of me?

Ninja: What the F*CK did you say to me, you little sh*t?!

Witness the return of the Call of Duty campaign, that strives to bring a serious storyline worthy of its present-day setting, where you'll take the role of a variety of identically gruff-talking badasses to play through a mixture of satisfying special ops missions that showcase different aspects of the gameplay and a wide variety of interactive war crimes, as Modern Warfare takes you through a smorgasbord of terrorist attacks, chemical weapons, and rampant civilian murder, half of which is you accidentally ending the mission by gunning down innocent bystanders, as well as a level where you play as a small child watching both of their parents get killed before stabbing a guy to death with a rusty screwdriver, and a fun little waterboarding minigame, in a story that's trying so hard to "No Russian" you that it just comes off as desperate and constantly undercuts the impact of its moral choices by reassuring you that you're the good guy.

Ralph Wiggum as a Shepherd: I love you 'cause you kill people.

Re-immerse yourself in Call of Duty's iconic multiplayer, that you most certainly already know if you like it or not if you've been playing shooters in the last two decades, and experience the minor tweaks to the formula, the new 2v2 mode, "Gunfight", or the expanded poor man's Battlefield mode, "Ground War", until you eventually get hooked by Modern Warfare's real new multiplayer addiction: the Battle Pass, as Activision deploys its latest workaround to get you to spend more money after you've already bought the video game, now that it's clear that doing it in loot box form will get you crucified by the gaming community...

EA Lawyer: ...it as "surprise mechanics".

...and gives you a drip-feed of cosmetics and operatives to slowly unlock for a low, low upfront fee, to keep that constant dopamine drip of progress in your life despite playing the same maps over and over for eternity. It's like they put a bunch of time-released loot boxes right in your brain!

So strap on those night-vision goggles and get ready to go Oscar Mike to fun, with a new Call of Duty that's bigger, shinier, and snappier than it's ever been, and somehow even more the same than it's ever been. And you know what? Maybe that's fine, 'cause at the end of the day, all you really want to do is be a cool army guy and shoot somebody in the junk.

Starring: The Price is Right (Barry Sloan as Capt. John Price); Midwestern Militant (Chad Michael Collins as "Alex"); Rookie Cookie (Elliot Knight as Sgt. Kyle Garrick); Farah Phosphorus (Claudia Doumit as Farah Karim); Heel Turn Hadir (Aiden Bristow as Hadir Karim); Short Bin Laden (Joel Sweto as Omar "The Wolf" Sulaman); Maybe Should Go to the Butcher a Bit Less (Nick Tarabay as Jamal "The Butcher" Rahar); Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky (Stefan Kapičić as Nikolai); Hillary Clinton (Rya Kihlstedt as Station Chief Kate Laswell); and Civilian Casualties ("Civilian casualties will not be tolerated. Watch your fire!").

Call of Shooty: Must Be Online

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The honest title for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) was 'Call of Shooty: Must Be Online.'

This "modern" stuff is great as long as you don't think about the real world, but where's my Call of Duty: Revolutionary Warfare? Think about the tension! Who's going to load that musket first?!

Viewer Comments Edit

Please say as menacingly serious as possible : "Pass me my cotton candy machine. My people need me" - Max Johnson

Say this in memory of Kazuhisa Hashimoto, "Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start" - Duc Nguyen

Say: "The phrase "Its just a game" is such a weak mindset. You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a crafted. When you stop getting angry after losing, you've lost twice." - Anthony Barberis

Trivia Edit

  • The penultimate comment on the viewer's comments pays tribute to Kazuhisa Hashimoto, creator of the Konami Code video game cheat, who passed away on February 25, 2020 at the age of 61. This is the second Honest Game Trailer after Street Fighter to feature an obituary comment, and the first of the Fandom Games era.

Reception Edit

Honest Game Trailers - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) has a 93.7% approval rating from YouTube viewers.

Production Credits Edit

Honest game trailers call of duty modern warfare 2019

Written by: Max Song, Andrew Bird and Spencer Gilbert

Edited by: Max Song

Production Coordinator: Ryan O'Toole

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