Artist Visits Chernobyl And Finds Exact Call Of Duty: Warzone Location
Whether it's a shop, a nightclub, or maybe just a road sign, it's always a surprise when you spot somewhere you know on TV - but very rarely does it happen in a video game.
Well, artist Luke Mallinson got a bit of a shock when, after returning from a visit to the site of the Chernobyl disaster, he decided to have a go on Call of Duty: Warzone and spotted the exact same abandoned swimming pool he had photographed while there.
And just like when you shout 'I've been there' at the TV, Luke decided to share his eerie encounter with others.
Sharing one of his snaps from his trip to the town of Pripyat, alongside a screengrab from the game on Reddit, the graphic designer wrote: "I visited Chernobyl a few weeks ago and found the empty dive pool. Today I found the exact same pool in Warzone. Even the outside of the building is the same. I have more pics of the area if anyone is interested."
Now, that's definitely better than spotting your local boozer in an episode of Cold Feet, right?
Fellow gamers were clearly impressed.
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Commenting on the post, one person wrote: "Wow give me chills just looking at the pictures, must have been strange to be there."
Warzone has barely been out two weeks and it was announced recently that it already had 15 million players.
We crossed 15 million players earlier today, thank you #Warzone fans. #FreeCallofDuty pic.twitter.com/6Xw7MyFk2C
- Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) March 14, 2020
The free-to-play battle royale was released earlier this week on 10 March, and it's already well on the way to worldwide gaming domination, with the official Call of Duty Twitter account announcing last weekend (Saturday 14 March) that it had crossed the 15 million player mark.
In fact, even within its first 24 hours the game attracted a staggering six million players - which, for comparison, is more than double the amount that the record-breaking 2.5 million Apex Legends managed in its first day.
In a press release issued earlier this week, the publisher said: "Warzone is more than a new era for Call of Duty, it's a game-changer for players and fans.
"We're delivering two incredible modes of play within this massive world that take the experience to a new level."
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