The point of a video game trailer is to build an audience before a game is ever released. Whether the trailer shows actual game footage or is purely cinematic, game companies are just trying to build hype and get us inspired to spend money on their upcoming release. A game trailer is like a movie trailer, but they’re able to show more.
When it comes to Free-to-Play Battle Royale games the way to keep players engaged is to add new elements every few months (new maps, characters, gameplay and collectibles). That’s why the Big Three Battle Royale games (Call of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends & Fortnite) are all putting down big bucks on dropping a new insane cinematic trailer before each new season.
These trailers are always just so damn cool that they get me ready to jump back in to each of these games. Since these are already established games the trailers don’t tell you much about what’s coming. They are more like teasers telling us, “Hey, something new is coming, but you’ll just have to play to find out what that is. Look at this cool video!”
FORTNITE: CHAPTER 2 SEASON 6: ZERO CRISIS
This Fortnite trailer looks like something straight out of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and that’s because it was directed by the Russo Brothers (Captain America: Winter Soldier & Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame). It also has tons of characters from everywhere in it: Aliens, the Predator, Terminator and Kratos (God of War). We even see Ryu (Street Fighter), Master Chief (Halo), Lara Croft (Tomb Raider). That’s what Fortnite is a big mess of all the IPs (Intellectual Property).
That’s how much money EPIC GAMES has right now. At this point EPIC GAMES is just saying, “Hey, look what we can do!” It’s like when gas stations put TVs at the pump and make you watch commercials as you pump gas. Most companies let us pay to skip ads, but not gas companies, they’re like, “we got all this gas money, so you have to pay us now to watch commercials while you do the most boring thing in the world — put gas in your car.”
This Fortnite trailer does make the game look so much cooler than it actually is. If I was someone who had never played Fortnite and I finally jumped in because of this trailer, I may be a bit disappointed. I have played Fortnite since the past few seasons and they are doing some cool stuff in the game. The game has changed so much since I first played when they brought in Free-to-play Battle Royale.
APEX LEGENDS: LEGACY
Apex Legends is a game that fans are always speculating about. Since this game takes place in the same universe as Titanfall everyone is always hoping for Titans or some Titanfall update to the game.
This week a new trailer dropped introducing the latest Legend and the next season, Valkyrie and Apex Legends: Legacy. The trailer shows the current Legends all killing each other using their specific abilities. It turns out that this trailer was actually just a small teaser/character reveal, with the real trailer/reveal coming in just a few days (04.26.21).
I’m excited to re-download Apex Legends after this next reveal to see what all the hype is about. I haven’t spent any money in Apex Legends so I still have the base legends and Lifeline will always been my main Legend. I’m happy with being my team’s healer.
The team behind Apex Legends also knows how to make an awesome trailer. The end of the trailer had this message, “Go beyond Battle Royale,” so I’m excited to see what new game modes are coming. I’m not the biggest fan of the team (2v2 or 3v3) Battle Royale style of Apex. I much prefer playing solo in the other two games, but I really like the way this game feels so I do jump in from time to time.
CALL OF DUTY: WARZONE SEASON 3
Of these three “New Season Trailers,” Call of Duty always goes the craziest with their trailers. These aren’t really trailers at all, they’re just live-action short films. They always have a well-known (expensive) song and they usually hire some big name talent. I was super impressed by this trailer, but I had no idea who any of the talent was. They even had some dude from Johnny Rockets doing flippies with guns. Either way, I’m still going to play some Warzone Season 3 this weekend.
Some light research taught me that the trailer starts off with rappers Young Thug and Gunna — I feel like there was a young thug back in the early 2000s and this is a different dude. I thought the Icy girl in the plane was Cardi B, but I was wrong. It was Saweetie.
They also had “internet comedian” Druski” and Jack Harlow, his friend and rapper. Lastly, there were some athletes in the mix Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers), Dennis Schroder (LA Lakers), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Michelle Viscusi (National Champion pistol shooter) and British rapper AJ Tracey.-Research done at HipHopWired.com
I know Fortnite is pulling in lots of money but Call of Duty should be up there too. They have their yearly game release which always pulls in big numbers (currently Call of Duty: Cold War). They also have so many people playing Warzone (for FREE) but it still reminds me that I could buy the latest Call of Duty game every time I log in.
The problem with Call of Duty: Warzone has always been its massive size, at over 100gb. Although I’ve read that they recently updated it to make it smaller. I will have to check out the total size once I’ve re-downloaded it tonight. I have had to delete Call of Duty: Warzone from my PS4 Pro multiple times. It always comes up when it’s time to play a new game and I don’t have enough space. Call of Duty: Warzone has usually been the one to go.
I will be playing Warzone on my PlayStation 5 for the first time this weekend. And I’ll definitely update this article with the total file size below…
Current Call of Duty: Warzone Total Size (PS5): 92.59 GB