As a surreal modernization of the 1914 Christmas Truce (opens in new tab), players in Call of Duty: Warzone 2 put aside their differences and put down their guns in the name of, uh, offering short-distance cab rides. War is hell.
Spotted by VG247 (opens in new tab)a Warzone 2 player by the name of crescendummain has merrily roamed the maps of Warzone 2 in a chop-top, lining up next to his opponents and (if he can persuade them to pepper him with bullets) the game’s proximity voice chat (opens in new tab) to offer them rides to a destination of their choice.
Miraculously, it seems to really work. After persuading three apparent strangers to climb aboard his car, crescendummain drives them to the Hydroelectric location on Warzone 2’s Al Mazrah map, adhering to the roads to make the ride as smooth as possible. expired. They don’t even vaporize him in a hail of bullets once dropped off! Truly a testament to the generosity of the human spirit.
Well, almost anyway. I’m sure Crescendummain has a folder full of videos that didn’t end up as well as the ones above. Still, it’s always nice when these kinds of organic absurdities come from systems designed for something very, very different.
Crescendummain is far from the only Call of Duty: Warzone 2 player to have run into this buzz. Players all over Al Mazrah are giving a whole new meaning to the term “five star general” by participating in the lucrative ridesharing meta. A TikToker called ziccs (via Eurogamer (opens in new tab)), for example, has driven punters around Al Mazrah and made good money doing it: He got a 4510% tip on a $100 ride for his trouble.
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And there’s much more. Players and streamers on all five million different social media platforms are updating as drivers of Warzone 2. I’ve included a few more examples below.
While this is clearly the main story coming out of Call of Duty: Warzone 2, it’s not the only one. That came to light earlier today Warzone 2 – a free-to-play game – inexplicably locked out players (opens in new tab) and demanded they buy Modern Warfare 2 before they could get into it. Meanwhile, players who had access to the game complained that the “Microsoft Excel” looting system (opens in new tab). But don’t worry, like our Warzone 2 review-in-progress (opens in new tab) says, none of that dims the shine of the game’s fantastic map (or the Uber drivers who’ll carry you around it).