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Live-Action Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 Trailer Released

Activision has released a brand new live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3.
Activision has released a brand new live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3. | Activision, Treyarch

Activision has released a brand new live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3.

Titled "Squad up the World," the trailer went live early on Thursday, April 22—marking the definitive start of Warzone's Season 3. Its release marks a welcome return to live-action footage as fans haven't seen a new trailer of this type since 2017. Squad up the World featured appearances by several notable celebrities and musicians, dipping in and out of "game" as they performed military-style feats to the prolific track "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC.

New Live-Action Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 Trailer Released

The trailer, itself, primarily focused on capturing the intensity experienced by players as they band together with friends to dominate Verdansk. Directed by Gibson Hazard—best known for his work on the music videos of Drake, Billie Eilish, and more—fans had a chance to see some of the biggest names in hip hop and gaming, alike, come together and showcase exactly what Warzone is capable of.

Names such as Saweetie, Swae, Young Thug, Michelle Viscusi, Mookie Betts, and even Nadeshot flashed across the screen firing well-known weapons, operating copters, and careening through the city streets in a high octane, action sequence reminiscent of in-game events.

In an attempt to bring that feeling home, the audience even got a chance to see them sitting behind screens, themselves, controllers in hand, and headsets secured reacting to the actions their "in-game" counterparts just performed.

Regardless of Season 3's rocky start in the past 24 hours, long-time players are no doubt feeling a bit of nostalgia following its trailer release. Perhaps this is the turning point Activision needs to win its player base back and kick off the next segment of Warzone in style.