It’s impressive that Sledgehammer Games was able to keep it secret for this long, but the addition of zombies in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare leaked out Thursday. The extent of the undead infestation in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC futuristic military shooter isn’t quite known yet, but we can guess.
Someone got their hands on a copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare early and discovered the section of the game with the zombies in it. Video was uploaded to various sites including YouTube and DailyMotion, but Activision has been busy throwing out take down requests as soon as the videos pop up.
Reddit user Hamad_1q1 was the first to post the video of a cut-scene showing the zombies. These aren’t your normal shambling zombies. They are more like the fast and frantic zombies from Brad Pitt’s World War Z. Additionally, some of them appear to be equipped with the game’s Exo-Skeleton to allow them to jump to even greater heights.
A gameplay clip leading up to the cut-scene leaked as well, which appears to show that is a bonus from the Exo-Survival co-operative mode. Some effort is required to work through multiple rounds before unlocking the Exo-Zombie mode. It’s unclear right now if there is additional zombie content that is unlocked beyond the zombie-filled bonus round.
Naturally, Sledgehammer Games co-founder Glen Schofield was disappointed by the leak.
@CodFlufy nothing I can do about it now. But yeah it sucks. Imagine you’re playing and this comes up- you’d be psyched up, right?
— Glen Schofield (@GlenSchofield) October 30, 2014
Again, it’s impressive that Sledgehammer and Activision were able to keep this secret for as long as they did. Zombies turned into a major part of the Call of Duty: Black Ops franchise from Treyarch, so their inclusion in Advanced Warfare is definitely a surprise. Schofield was able to keep some humor about him over the leak, however. When one fan suggested that they Sledgehammer handle it like Marvel handled the Avengers: Age of Ultron leak, Schofield had the other founder of the game studio in mind to blame.
— Glen Schofield (@GlenSchofield) October 31, 2014
It also gave rise to this fantastic parody image created by Eggbok on NeoGAF.
The Day Zero Edition of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be released on Monday, November 3 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Digital pre-orders unlock at midnight ET Sunday evening. Yes, that means those on the west coast will actually be able to start playing at 9 p.m. PT on Sunday.
[Images via NeoGAF]