Did ‘The Day Before’ Just Bluntly Copy a Classic Call of Duty Zombies Trailer? Here’s What to Know About 2023’s Most Mysterious Game

Published 02/05/2023, 8:55 AM EST

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It looks like The Day Before can’t catch a break whatsoever. The most mysterious, upcoming game of 2023 has faced yet another unwanted situation. And this time, its developers might end up giving lengthy clarifications online. Because an eagle-eyed Call of Duty fan has noticed that the post-apocalyptic open-world MMO may have copied a famous Zombies trailer for a very iconic game from Activision.

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If anyone missed keeping track of events, The Day Before recently dropped its new gameplay trailer. Well, it was attractive to many viewers, and some couldn’t help but question its originality. Especially when it comes to making comparisons with popular games in the market. One fan, in particular, tried to dig deeper, and according to them, The Day Before’s latest trailer is highly copied from Treyarch’s 2020 Call of Duty entry, which is none other than Black Ops Cold War.

Has The Day Before copied Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War in its latest trailer featuring Zombies?

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A Twitter user named Chroma recently dropped some images, comparing the gameplay trailer of Fntastic’s awaited 2023 title with Black Ops Cold War Zombies. At first, everything seems normal, but upon noticing the details side-by-side, anyone will end up assuming Fntastic to be involved in a situation relating to plagiarism.

Chroma revealed a very transparent comparison between both the games’ trailers. As one can see, the most highlighted scenes from The Day Before’s gameplay clip resemble certain angles shown in the Zombies reveal trailer for Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War. For your own clarity, have a look at both the videos below:

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This is not the first instance of The Day Before coming under the radar. Previously, there have been reports of it being a copy of Naughty Dog’s celebrated The Last of Us franchise in more ways than one. Per Chroma’s observation, it is quite evident that there’s something more than what meets the eye.

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Treyarch’s title in the Call of Duty franchise is now available worldwide. It also features the iconic Zombies mode. What are your thoughts on the comparison above? Has Fntastic’s upcoming game used similar elements from Activision’s Black Ops Cold War Zombies’ trailer? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.
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