The first official Black Ops 6 trailer, ‘The Truth Lies’ has already surpassed 5 million views in under 24 hours, as the video continues to top YouTube’s trending list.

The hype for Call of Duty 2024 is unmatched, as Black Ops 6’s first teaser continues to take the internet by storm.

On May 28, 2024, Activision released a live action reveal trailer for the latest game in the Black Ops franchise, and we can already tell that this game is about to have one of the craziest story modes in COD history.

And it appears that fans are responding well to the first look.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6’s first trailer is still #1 on YouTube’s list of trending videos 24 hours after its release.

And in that time, the live action teaser has accrued a staggering 5.3 million views, which is an incredible feat for a trailer containing no actual gameplay.

The Truth Lies Black Ops 6 Trailer Views on YouTube

The video continues to turn heads, in large part due to Activision’s worldwide ‘The Truth Lies’ marketing campaign.

After all, advertisements for Black Ops 6 were even appearing on the front pages of the New York Post and USA Today, claiming that Mount Rushmore had been defaced.

The trailer is also attracting attention due to the fact that it’s a live action video containing the likes of George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, and even Saddam Hussein.

The controversial appearance of the former President of Iraq, in particular, is interesting, as it suggests that Hussein will be the villain of the game’s storyline.

And given that the events of the Gulf War, during which Black Ops 6 seems to be set, took place in the early 1990s, this will be a conflict that many COD players remember.

Comparisons to Past COD Reveals

One major point of comparison can be found by looking at the reveal trailer for Black Ops Cold War.

The video currently sits at 13 million views on Call of Duty’s official YouTube account after releasing in August 2020.

However, while this was the last Black Ops game to release, it’s important to remember that Cold War was initially revealed inside Warzone.

As such, many fans will have seen the trailer in-game, rather than needing to watch it on YouTube.

Black Ops 6 Key Art

Another easy comparison can be made by looking at recent live action trailers, such as Modern Warfare 2’s ‘Squad Up’ (7.4 million views) or MW3’s ‘The Lobby’ (4.8 million views).

Although Black Ops 6 has yet to surpass MW2’s trailer, its position on YouTube’s trending chart indicates that it’s likely to hit similar numbers in another day or two.

We imagine we’ll see even more explosive numbers when it comes to the Black Ops 6 Direct on June 9. This will be the first time we get a look at actual gameplay and story details for the upcoming title.

Eagle-eyed fans have also spotted the return of one of Black Ops Cold War’s fan-favorite characters, who is now confirmed to be returning!

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