MOVIE NEWS – When Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was released in 2015, the Breaking Bad series was already a cult hit, so it’s not inconceivable that it could have had an impact on the game’s creators.
How can a thriller-drama series like Breaking Bad relate to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3? Well, like the previous episodes, this one included a zombie mode. The zombie horde mode initially introduced in Call of Duty: World at War has become a staple of the franchise, and it was here that this little potential connection was discovered.
Black Ops 3Verruckt was one of the less popular maps in the game, but it does include a possible reference to Breaking Bad that some may have missed.
Breaking Bad was a series full of colourful antagonists. Perhaps the most memorable was Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), who to this day wishes a Breaking Bad prequel film was based on his character.
The story would probably also include his rival Hector Salamanca, who could have appeared on the map for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s Verruckt Zombies. Well, a recent publication shows a picture that a user found in Verruckt. Specifically, it depicts a man handcuffed to a wheelchair wearing a straw hat, and the overall image is almost identical to the appearance of Héctor Salamanca from the series.
In Breaking Bad, Héctor Salamanca was played by Mark Margolis and was a kind of mystery character in the series. Wheelchair-bound and unable to speak, the character and his family clearly had some sort of hostile relationship with Gus Fring.
We learned more about this in the Better Call Saul series, but the fact remains that there is still more to tell about the background and history of Gus and the Salamanca brothers. It is surprising, however, that he was chosen by the makers of CoD: Black Ops 3 to pay tribute to the much-loved series…