Battlefield Hardline Easter Egg Makes Fun Of Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Battlefield's developers always love taking shots at rival shooter series Call of Duty. Battlefield Hardline continues that proud tradition with a joke at Advanced Warfare's expense.

Specifically, Hardline makes fun of Advanced Warfare's funeral scene. In COD: AW, the player is standing by the coffin of a slain comrade when suddenly they're given a button prompt: ""Press F to Pay Respects." The unexpected QTE turned what's supposed to be an otherwise sad scene into a big joke.

You can find Battlefield Hardline's reference to that infamous scene in the single-player campaign, during the mission "Sovereign Land." In the second section of the mission, there's a shovel and fresh grave next to a ruined home. After analyzing the grave with your scanner, you learn that it's the shallow grave of an ATF Agent.

When you approach the grave, you're asked to press E to pay respects. Do so, and your character will kiss their hand and then tap the grave. You can watch the next-gen emotion in this video, which also includes the Advanced Warfare scene for comparison's sake:

This is the latest in a long string of jokes that Battlefield creators have made about Call of Duty. DICE also took a jab at Call of Duty: Ghosts with Battlefield 4. One of the most publicized features of Ghosts was a dog that players could remotely control. When it came time to make a story trailer for BF4, DICE included a short clip of a dog being punched:

That joke paled in comparison to what DICE did with Battlefield: Bad Company 2, though. They included at least two jokes about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in the campaign itself:

Prior to launch, the company also released a fake public service announcement warning against random grenade spam from "competing games:"

Battlefield Hardline debuted yesterday on PC and consoles in North America. Europe will receive the game tomorrow.

The screenshot is from PCWorld's review of the game.

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.