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‘The Haunting’ Warzone Halloween Trailer Revealed

We’ve provided a full recap of the latest Halloween event trailer for Call of Duty (COD): Warzone.
We’ve provided a full recap of the latest Halloween event trailer for Call of Duty (COD): Warzone. / Activision

We’ve provided a full recap of the latest Halloween event trailer for Call of Duty (COD): Warzone.

What’s your favorite place to drop? Warzone players got an ear full of the iconic Scream franchise during the latest Halloween event trailer for the game. With Ghostface, Frank, an influx of skeletal masks of all colors, and aggressive zombies on the loose, this year’s seasonal spector-tacular is shaping up to be one of the best Verdansk has seen.

The trailer is linked below. However, for those who aren’t in the position to play the video, we’ll recap it.

“The Haunting” Trailer Recap

The trailer opens with an unassuming house much like the one that opens the Scream franchise. The house is completely dark, only lit by the glow of a television playing what appears to be the console version of —what else—Warzone. The player receives a call that should send a chill down any horror movie fan’s spine.

“What’s your favorite place to drop?” The familiar voice says.

After some prodding, the player admits that their spot is Super Store, to which the caller replies, “Then why are you at Graveyard right now?”

For those unaware, this is a near shot-for-shot reference to the original opening of Scream where the babysitter character is called by Ghostface and given a series of at first unassuming questions before the killer nonchalantly says that he wants “to know who [he’s] looking at.”

As if on cue, the player begins to creep through a shoddy wooden shack in the Graveyard before being ambushed by Ghostface, himself, in the game. From there, fans are shown a series of in-game shots akin to any other Warzone event trailer.

A character in a ghostly pale-blue glowing skin attacks several unassuming operators with a melee knife. Despite their best efforts to crawl through the newly decorated map, they are easily picked off one-by-one and taken down by none other than Ghostface.

A host of spirits fly through the night sky to deliver players to the ground, following our glowing protagonist from shots before. Everything from bats to jack-o-lanterns, zombies, and those trademark explosions populate the trailer—switching from moment to moment.

At the very last second, Ghostface invades the player’s home in the real world and buries a knife in his chest.

Whatever you do: don’t stop running, don’t fight alone, and don’t give into fear. The Haunting will launch on Oct. 19. Players who pre-order COD Vanguard will receive the Ghost of War operator skin—the glowing appearance seen throughout the video.