‘Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’: “Unique” Vietnam War Mission Unveiled

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Cast your minds baông chồng lớn 9th November 2010. In fact, don’t, all of your days were the same. You were in high school. The tables are set out in rows và you’re sat side-by-side with a person you have sầu never met, but who has an alphabetically similar name khổng lồ you. You’re more interested in scanning the room at the grubby books, adolescent projects disguised as decorations, & the globe that every history teacher seemed to have sầu, counting down the minutes khổng lồ 3pm as you know that’s the time you can jump on the bus home page and be the first lớn dive into the world of call of Duty Black Ops as it was released. Strikes trang chính right? We were all there once.

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But whilst your minds strayed to Firing Range và Nuketown, the languid fossil, Mrs Jones, had made three other students nod off and sent one to lớn the hall for texting their playground love. Her lesson on the Vietphái nam War was borderline lifeless.

As the bell rang and books were crammed inside your Adidas backpaông chồng, all her mundane facts about the Battle of Dien Bien Phu flew straight out of your mind, never to be revisited. Me too, it was until retìm kiếm for this article had begun that I only briefly remembered Mrs Jones’ glasses falling off her nose as she said something that sounded like ‘the French lost’.

I was too focused on hearing the Blaông chồng Ops loading screen, và diving into lớn the chiến dịch.


Mason & his F******* numbers.

It had me gripped from the first cutscene, an interrogation starting in the same chair you sit in for the loading screen; ingenious. I apologise if you have sầu just fallen down a wormhole of nostalgia, it’s a long climb out of here.

I spent the whole night trying khổng lồ grind out the chiến dịch so I could go to lớn school the next day và accidentally spoil it for everyone. Whoops.

Walking inlớn school the next day I had a swagger nearly as big as the bags under my eyes, and I was about lớn unleash a whirlwind of spoilers.

I must confess, although Mrs Jones was a bore, I loved history & knew more about the Vietnam giới War than she did, or so I thought on the basis of my night of gaming. Rife with memories of me tearing through the Jungles of Vietphái nam with my French-made Famas that I’d looted from the Viet Cong enemies, I was in shoông chồng when she corrected my know-it-all-ness when I explained why I thought the French và Russians were working together.

This was the first time I noticed the power of Call of Duty, in that it could teach millions of children across the globe a completely different story khổng lồ the real version, & taint history.

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In recent Gọi of Duty news, the next instalment of CoD is phối khổng lồ be based in Vietphái nam, heavily focused on the previous Blaông xã Ops Campaign, và possibly feature Alex Mason and Frank Woods. But with the Blachồng Ops chiến dịch bending the truths of the Cold War khổng lồ benefit their storytelling, is Treyarch about to lớn teach children around the World the Vietphái nam War that they want, or the real version?

Take Blachồng Ops, for example, it was the first instance in Which Gọi of Duty broke from their historical meticulousness. Having previously been a franchise that highlighted major historical wartime landmarks và retold the history books as accurately as possible, Treyarch had a history of working with Hollywood, and this was no different. Having actors such as Kiefer Sutherlvà (executive producer of counter-terrorist series ‘24’) voicing characters, it was clear that Treyarch had been influenced by cinema rather than sticking to lớn facts.

Obviously there have to lớn be aspects of truth-bending incorporated withing gọi of Duty, especially Blaông chồng Ops, as they brought us Zombies. It was hardly truthful that after meetings between JFK and Fidel Castro that a zombie outbreak occurred within the Pentagon. However, when looking at the campaign, you would assume it was based completely on wartime history, & for that, it should be 100% accurate.

This goes without saying, most of the Blaông xã Ops chiến dịch is truthful, and you’re lured inkhổng lồ the chiến dịch with a brilliantly captivating rendition of the Bay of Pigs invasion. Not long after you are sent lớn the Arctic in a mission called ‘Project Nova’, which shows a humongous arctic base under German influence. Whilst these did exist in reality,it was near impossible for German resources khổng lồ make a base that big in the arctic, due khổng lồ limitations of shipping, & their resources post-WWII. These bases were in fact much smaller & would normally be derelict. It is inaccurate khổng lồ believe that there was a huge Nazi presence in the arctic, especially as Russia và the USA would have larger bases there too.

But in the most comparable mission lớn what we may see in Gọi of Duty 2020, Mason and Woods are sent to lớn Vietnam, on a mission named after the country it’s set in.

You are flooded with an array of historical facts which almost pulls the wool over your eyes for the actual gameplay. Whilst Treyarch seemingly did their research on Wikipedia, their facts are accurate, but many aspects of the mission are not. The Viet-Cong army was known for their guerrilla warfare tactics and would rarely be caught out in the open lượt thích in the first combat instance you come across. They were known for using the l& that they knew so well to their advantage, often using underground tunnels khổng lồ ambush troops or booby-trapping routes. Finding the Viet Cong army out in the open like that would scarcely happen. It goes without saying thatthis mission wasn’t based on a true event like alượt thích some on this storyline, however, their display of the Viet Cong army was all wrong.

Within the mission, you can also piông xã up weapons with a Flamethrower Underbarrel. This would not have been possible at the time & was seemingly added to lớn the game as they were renowned for using actual Flamethrowers. Treyarch took a huge shortcut here combining a Gun and a Flamethrower when in actual fact, the flame would have melted the Gun.

In the next mission within Vietphái nam, you are actually presented with a Flamethrower, which seems rather counter-intuitive. In the most recent Modern Warfare, Underbarrel attachments are still present, however, a Flamethrower isn’t, which hints that it won’t be introduced in CoD 20đôi mươi, although they’re phối in different times.

This mission, which is the forefront of the bản đồ ‘Jungle’ is a much better reflection of Vietphái mạnh, although it is dumbed down for gameplay spectacles. After infiltrating a Viet Cong base, Woods và Mason sweep through the base without having khổng lồ avoid a single booby-trap, which would not have sầu been the case during the Vietphái nam War. The Viet Cong would even booby trap their own bases in events like this, although they knew exactly where they were meaning that they wouldn’t trigger them themselves.

Further inaccuracies come with the weapons. The Vietphái nam War ran from 1955-1975, although most of the fighting ended in 1973. Throughout the chiến dịch, most missions are set in 1968, which is peculiar considering the weapons that they were using were first developed in the early 1970s. Weapons such as the G11, Famas, và the AUG weren’t invented until the very over of the Vietphái nam War, and wouldn’t have sầu been used there anyway due khổng lồ the high dem& that would be needed. The Famas was also a French weapon, which would never have sầu made its way to lớn the hands of the Russians & the Viet Cong armies that both sport them during points of the campaign.

With the next instalment of call of Duty, it is likely that we will see many aspects of the Vietnam giới War return, with weapons such as the AK-47 being popular, & missions based around events such as the Geneva Convention, meaning historical accuracy will need khổng lồ be maintained. The Vietnam giới War was one of the most famous battles in history, & any inaccuracies during the campaign could cause millions of players to be told a story which isn’t true & rewriting history books for the current generation.