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Black Ops Cold War in-game Doritos ads need a bit of explanation • Eurogamer.net

Call of Duty: One of the most striking campaign levels of Black Ops Cold War is primarily stealth missions through East Berlin, set in February 1981.

At this level, infiltrate the German Democratic Republic by train with the CIA operatives Crack Team. Here you get the feeling that developer Raven is paying attention to the details. There are timely advertisements throughout the vehicle, including old schools. A man reading a newspaper with the FILA logo, an old camera poster, and a headline about then-US President Ronald Reagan.

And on the wall near the carriage door, there is an advertisement for Doritos.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War isn’t a historical lesson, of course, but the developer Raven Software did a good job of simulating the mood of the early 80’s. However, this Doritos ad is a bit out of place.

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Call of Duty has a long history with Doritos. You can get XP from things. It even has the charm of a terrifying looking Doritos weapon. Black Ops Cold War was actually leaked by a Doritos marketing campaign. Of course, there are also in-game Doritos ads.

After all, this ad is the correct type of Doritos ad at the time. The old Doritos wrappers of the late 1960s are:

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But it’s in a completely wrong place. Was there an ad for Doritos knocking on East Berlin in 1981? Almost certainly not. The global expansion of Doritos did not begin until the mid-90s. They only hit Britain in 1994. Therefore, there would have been no Doritos ads on the East Berlin train in 1981.

Therefore, it is not completely realistic. But at least the Doritos ads in the game have the correct logo!

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