People don’t remember much from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but they remember the incredibly creepy scene where the game asks the player to press F to show their respect during a somber funeral. Seven years later, the now infamous meme is in as an achievement in. appeared again Call of Duty: Vanguard.
First discovered from Polygon, a clip that a gamer shared online a silver trophy burst with the letter F after accidentally blowing themselves up with their own grenade. It is perhaps the latest evidence that call of Duty is best when it is furthest from commenting on anything serious.
“Press F to play your respect” exploded in part because robot-like gestures in the direction of sadness completely broke the mood of the otherwise gloomy scene. At the same time, it seemed poignant considering how the US government had spent the past decade using empty platitudes like “support the troops” to evade control and accountability for evil things from the military does. In the years since, it has become the perfect retort for expressing false fear about things that aren’t really important.
As PC player advises critics and even Conan O’Brien mocked the moment when Advanced warfare came out, and it has since taken on a life of its own, reaching the highest meme status in places like Twitch, where viewers routinely flood chat with Fs when something bad happens.
It remains to be seen if players will hit the F key for pounding Call of Duty: Vanguard In the coming weeks. Reviews for the game have been mixed so far, with some critics Praise for the multiplayer and Zombie modes when finding the campaign a Mess of high peaks and low valleys. vanguardis of course the first game in the series after a A lawsuit in California raised complaints of sexual harassment, discrimination and racism in the summer with the publisher of the game.