Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is teasing its official reveal with a series of ‘The Truth Lies’ promotions, but what do these mysterious teasers mean?

If you’re trying to figure out the meaning behind the new Black Ops 6 teasers, you’re not alone.

As the excitement ramps up for the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise, here are all the teasers for 2024’s release:

All The Truth Lies Teasers

wake up (rushmore)

Release Date: May 22, 2024

In Call of Duty’s first official Black Ops 6 teaser trailer, we see a group of individuals sneaking up to Mount Rushmore and installing blindfolds on the heads of the Presidents.

Besides covering the eyes of each of the four Presidents, the activists also leave a message: ‘The Truth Lies’ as well as an emblem of three dogs emblazoned on the blindfolds.

What you might not know is that this teaser also appears on TheTruthLies website, where the metadata reads:

“You might remember a better time. But it was false. Trust no one. Open your eyes. Find the truth”

This could indicate that history we know isn’t actually the truth. As the saying goes, history is written by the victors.

And given that the Black Ops series is known to delve into brainwashing, that statement could be more accurate than ever.

Monuments Worldwide Defaced

Release Date: May 22, 2024

Over on TheTruthLies website, Activision is also displaying an exclusive teaser that shows major monuments across the globe being defaced.

Here are the messages found on each global landmark:

  • Truth Is The First Casualty Of War – The Royal Exchange, London, UK
  • The Truth Lies – Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
  • Liberty Equality Duplicity – Statue of Liberty Replica, Paris, France
  • In Lies We Trust – Washinton Monument, Washington DC, USA
  • Justice Isn’t Blind. You Are. – Supreme Court, Washington DC, USA
  • The Truth Lies – Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, USA

Of course, these monuments weren’t actually defaced for the sake of a Call of Duty marketing campaign. But, as you’ll see below, Activision did actually create some real-world propaganda for Black Ops 6’s reveal…

Fresh off the press

Release Date: May 23, 2024

In this mini teaser posted to the Call of Duty X (formerly Twitter) account, we see what appears to be a real newspaper printing press.

The copy of the New York Post that’s hot off the presses displays ‘An American Cover Up,’ covering the story of Mount Rushmore’s defacing.

For those wondering, yes, this is a real New York Post cover. And what’s more, Activision also got a similar promotion on the front page of USA Today:

You’ve been broadcasted lies

Release Date: May 23, 2024

Furthering the message that ‘The Truth Lies,’ Activision continued its Black Ops 6 teasing with another clip posted to social media.

This time, we see what looks to be a News6 employee attempting to cover up the graffiti written on his van.

Given the fact that the person filming this teaser appears to be hiding from view, it’s likely that they’re the activist that left the message in the first place.

Once again, this teaser indicates that the news we’ve seen on TV is far from the truth. And in a later post, Activision revealed what the full graffiti looked like:

This is the first time we see the slogan ‘in lies we trust,’ which again suggests that the public have been putting their faith in the wrong places.

The world will know the truth

Release Date: May 23, 2024

It appears that Activision has been jetting around the world for its The Truth Lies promotion for Black Ops 6.

In a series of images posted to X, the official Call of Duty account reveals that posters displaying the Mount Rushmore heads with painted-over eyes can be found in Paris, London, Berlin, and Mexico City.

The posters also are emblazoned with the words ‘The Truth Lies,’ translated to match their country of origin.

Over on TheTruthLies website, we can see another video of an activist putting up posters under the cover of darkness.

open your eyes

Release Date: May 27, 2024

The ‘open your eyes’ teaser begins will a compilation of old television broadcasts that are made to incite positive memories of the not-so-distant past.

Old-school toys, music, and even housing prices are displayed, before the broadcast takes a more sinister turn. Using a series of audio clips, the teaser begins talking directly to the audience, once again telling them that they may remember a better time, but it was false.

Behind all the happy memories, we see politicians shaking hands, military forces, and even Saddam Hussein himself.

This seems to suggest that the upcoming title will indeed focus on the Gulf War, as leaks indicated, and that it is potentially set to feature Hussein as one of its primary antagonists.

Frank Woods Teaser in Black Ops 6 The Truth Lies Campaign

Also notable is the reference to a non-existent TV show, Frank’s Woods, which can only be a reference to Frank Woods, a longtime supporting character in the Black Ops franchise.

Over on TheTruthLies website, morse code playing over the broadcast reveals the message ‘May 28th we shine a light on their lies.”

And on May 28, we got the following trailer:

The Truth Lies Live Action Reveal Trailer

Release Date: May 28, 2024

Finally, we have a ‘The Truth Lies’ live-action trailer, which helps clear up some of the mystery surrounding the Black Ops 6 marketing campaign.

The trailer features a series of historic world leaders, from Bill Clinton to Margaret Thatcher, who reveal they’ve been keeping secrets from the public.

“You wanted peace, so we hid the war. And now it rages on in the shadows.”

The trailer appears to tease that Saddam Hussein will indeed be the villain of the Black Ops 6 story, though he’s not likely to be the only antagonist.

Even the video thumbnail has secrets to hide, as fans quickly discovered that a series of numbers scrawled in the corner were actually the coordinates of Saddam Hussein’s palace.

“If it’s the truth you seek, look in the dark,” the trailer description reads.

That’s all of The Truth Lies teasers for now, but we’ll keep this article updated as more Black Ops 6 promotions continue to drop!

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