10 Hilarious Memes That Sum Up The Call Of Duty Games

The next iteration in the Call of Duty franchise, Modern Warfare II, is releasing on October 28th, and fans are as excited as ever. With the series returning to the Steam ecosystem, it looks like countless PC players will finally be able to join in on the fun, which will help make multiplayer an even more challenging experience.

Of course, that also means more fans will be ready to access the next game, which means one thing: More people will be producing memes and other hilarious pieces of content centered around CoD. Given how incredible past memes have been, it's likely there will be a lot of fun in store in the future.


Somewhat Inaccurate

While the franchise has always tried to mimic the reality of warfare as best as it can, Call of Duty: Mobile sometimes happened to stretch the truth. The idea that a player would need a specific pre-written amount of kills before being able to call in air strike support is somewhat laughable.

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If a player needs air support, it's because they need help. Only providing that help to players who are already on top of the world is really just the game giving a head start to the character who's already in the lead. Besides, it certainly isn't anything realistic.

Take Cover!

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— Call of duty memes (@Callofdutymemez) March 7, 2016

Good cover is hard to find in Call of Duty, especially cover that isn't already taken by another player, scoped out by the opposition, or in the perfect place for spawn camping. So it's become somewhat of a Call of Duty cliche that players might take cover together.

The reality is that it provides an advantage, as it means more players who can watch more angles to protect each other. It does, however, mean that one well-placed grenade can spell the end of an entire squad, which is why it's so funny to think of so many soldiers clustered into one spot.

Got To Run

Duty calls, whether it's for modern warfare or just a trip to the bathroom. So, whenever players get the chance, they drop the controller and run to the restroom. Of course, that doesn't always end well for every player.

It's an experience most gamers understand, having to rush back to the computer or console because they didn't expect their resurrection or the next round to come so soon. A universal experience, but one that players tend to want to avoid as much as humanly possible.

Doggy Paddling


— Call of Duty Memes (@bestcod_memes) April 26, 2016

Hijacked is generally considered one of the best Call of Duty maps. After all, it's a unique location in the middle of the ocean that is both aesthetically and strategically different than anything else in the franchise. It also helps to add to the feeling that players are on their own in the water, and their squad needs to watch their own backs.

That is why it's extra funny whenever players feel the need to call in a K-9 unit. Because, what exactly are they supposed to do? Swim to the location? The idea of dogs paddling to the boat in a desperate attempt to get there quickly enough to provide extra support to the team is hilarious.

A Little Too Into Character

Sometimes, it's a little too easy to get caught up in games. Though gamers are often sitting in a computer chair or on their couch, staring at a screen, it can feel like they're a thousand miles away, taking part in an imaginary battle with unbelievable stakes.

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That can sometimes make it difficult to process when suddenly the real world comes calling, and they're zapped back into reality. For a split second, there's a bit of a disconnect, which is why it's so funny to think of a man in military gear sitting down to finish a match of Call of Duty before dinner.

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

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— COD MEMES (@BladezEsport) November 4, 2020

Not everyone can be the best on the team, but that doesn't mean the lowest member can't celebrate the occasional victory. One kill contributes to the team — even if that player often finds themselves downed more often than not. Ultimately, someone has to be the lowest rung on the totem pole.

Of course, those players should probably avoid one-on-one maps, as that will likely end a little less positively. It's also doubtful they'll ever really manage a streak that way. But that's what friends are for.

Takes Up Some Space


— Mohamed Enieb (@its_menieb) February 25, 2021

As video games have grown more and more complex, they've also grown larger and larger. It takes more on the hard drive to deliver consistently clean graphics, and the slow technological improvements and larger maps mean that it isn't always easy to compress a game the way it used to be.

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That's why it's so funny to think of a Call of Duty game taking up the entirety of a console's storage capacity. Even for modern games, that's a massive investment, which is why it shocked so many fans to hear just how large the franchise's games have become.

Waiting For A New Premise

There are essentially two types of settings in Call of Duty that gamers see: modern warfare and the Second World War. Most of the best Call of Duty games take place there, and the games consistently return to one or the other without having any interest in branching out in different directions.

Given how many fans are hungry to see something new, it makes sense that players would be disappointed to see more World War II games announced. Given that the franchise has revisited the setting so many times, it's truly grown somewhat stale over the years.

Can Be Repetitive

In much the same vein, the franchise itself needs some degree of innovation. Concepts like Black Ops and Modern Warfare have been revisited enough that they aren't often new or exciting anymore. Instead, fans can easily sit down and take bets on which year the next remake will be announced for.

Though graphics are constantly improving and weapons and mechanics always see slight upgrades between each evolution in the franchise, the series really needs a new setting or purpose to help keep it fresh. If not, the games are just milking a starving cow.

Somewhat Unrealistic

So true. pic.twitter.com/vVgw9EfqRG

— Call of Duty TryHard (@CoD_TryHard) April 10, 2013

Realism isn't necessarily the goal of each Call of Duty game, but it's certainly something the series strives for as much as possible. That's why it's so funny how inconsistent the injuries can be in the series. After all, some games allow players to be hit multiple times by bullets, but a melee attack will immediately take them out.

It's strange and confusing, but it does make sense mechanically. After all, a melee kill is much harder, so it needs to be rewarded in order to balance the playstyles. Ultimately, it wouldn't be fun for hands-on players if they couldn't survive even a single close-ranged encounter.