People don’t keep in mind a lot from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, however they do keep in mind the extremely cringey scene the place the sport asks the participant to press F to pay their respects throughout a somber funeral. Seven years later, the now-infamous meme has reappeared as an achievement in Call of Duty: Vanguard.
As first noticed by Polygon, a clip one participant shared on-line reveals a silver trophy popping with the letter F after they accidently blow themselves up with their very own grenade. It’s maybe the newest little bit of proof that Call of Duty is at its finest when it’s farthest from attempting to touch upon something critical.
“Press F to play your respects” blew up partly as a result of robotically gesturing within the course of grief fully broke the temper of the in any other case grim scene. At the identical time it appeared poignant give how the the U.S. authorities had spent the final decade deploying empty platitudes like “help the troops” to evade all scrutiny and accountability when it got here to the navy doing evil stuff. In the years because it’s turn into the right rejoinder for expressing faux anguish over thins that don’t truly matter.
As PC Gamer factors out, critics and even Conan O’Brien lampooned the second when Advanced Warfare got here out, and it’s since taken on a lifetime of its personal, reaching high meme standing on locations like Twitch the place viewers routinely flood the chat with Fs at any time when one thing unhealthy occurs.
It stays to be seen whether or not gamers shall be pounding the F key for Call of Duty: Vanguard within the coming weeks. Reviews for the sport have thus far been blended, with some critics lauding the multiplayer and zombie modes whereas discovering the marketing campaign a mess of excessive peaks and low valleys. Vanguard, in fact, is the primary recreation within the collection to reach after a California lawsuit surfaced complaints of sexual harassment, discrimination, and racism on the recreation’s writer over the summer season.