What’s Wrong With This Picture: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Edition

Call of Duty cover


TTAG reader RockyMountain9 emailed us this image of the Call of Duty Advanced Warfare box. Notice anything ass-backwards? RH did. Make the jump for the reveal.

Call of Duty Advnaced Warfare cover close-up

It’s a bit reminiscent of the HK catalog with the backwards cartridges in the magazine. To which the only possible response is D’oh!


  1. avatar 0351 says:

    Some may look at this and argue that we’re a little obsessed… Not me. Good catch!

  2. avatar Nick D says:

    I just find it ridiculous that you give a soldier strength enhancing armor, but leave his hands exposed. So he’s strong enough to punch through a brick wall, but it would leave his hands a bloody smear if he attempted it. Poor design, really.

    1. avatar Full Cleveland says:

      I bet the crotch is unprotected too. PMN’s will be deployed. 93% Superman ain’t Superman.

  3. avatar AK in NYC says:

    I thought it was the trigger finger. First thing I spotted.

  4. avatar pwrserge says:

    Ok… I don’t see it. Can somebody help a brother out?

    1. avatar PeterK says:

      I’m clueless as well.

    2. avatar Nick D says:

      The thing has two front sight posts.

      1. avatar Leo Atrox says:

        Some guys run offset irons if they have magnified optics, or just can’t remove the optic easily. If the one that is down is built-in (non-removable) then it stays put; even if the guy has an offset iron right next to it.

        1. avatar Nick D says:

          Yes, but in this case, I mean the fron sight post is shown as both down, and up. It’s not offset, it’s just a BUIS that apparently has two posts for some reason.

    3. avatar Kevin says:

      The rounds are in the magazine backwards.

      1. Are they? I just see straight brass. I can’t tell what direction they are pointing.

      2. avatar "lee n. field" says:

        .22LR in the magazine?


        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          What’s .22LR?

  5. avatar matty in WA says:

    link to the HK catalog?

  6. avatar Mohog says:

    Ejection port

  7. avatar Tex300BLK says:

    No ejection port?

  8. avatar XHLN says:

    Well it’s a fictional design so it doesn’t really matter which way it folds, but what is that thing sticking up behind the front sight? I don’t see an underbarrel launcher of any kind.

    1. avatar Wendy says:

      It’s the shoulder thing that goes up, duh. 😉

  9. avatar Jo Mamma says:

    You can’t tell if the horizontal lines on the magazine of the make believe future gun are the bullets, cases, or even LEDs. Dumb.

    1. avatar Jeremy S says:

      Thanks for the HQ link. Ejection port is clearly visible looking at your pic. There ARE two front sight posts and I also noticed that the muzzle brake is 90* off (chambers are pointing up and down instead of left and right).

  10. avatar Locke_N_Load says:

    The front sight- they have it shown both flipped up and folded down…

      1. avatar joshua says:

        I’m seeing 2 barrels. I tried to follow where the barrel would be from the chamber on out, but at the business end of the gun it looks like there are 2 muzzles.

  11. avatar A-Rod says:

    The ‘scope’ is in line with the front site. Seems to me that the front sight might block the ‘scope’.

  12. avatar Defens says:

    Welcome to The Speculative Truth About Fictional Guns!

    1. avatar JohnF says:

      This ^^^

      Talking about video games on a site with a title like TTAG dilutes the whole point of the blog. I honestly don’t care what some graphic artist involved in the production of some video game, TV show or movie gets wrong about guns as long as it doesn’t impact anything about the RTKABA or any aspect of any real guns.

      1. avatar Bdub says:

        I think there is room on the internet and TTAG for some lighter articles about gun-related, and even gun-adjacent subjects that may only appeal to part of TTAG’s audience. These lighter articles can be a breath of fresh air between all the Rights infringement and dog shooting cop stories. SO relax a bit. TTAG has other readers besides yourself.,

        1. avatar ThomasR says:


  13. avatar Excedrine says:

    Q. What’s wrong with this picture?

    A. It’s Call of Duty. That’s what’s wrong with this picture.

    1. avatar Vendetta says:

      Internet winner.

    2. avatar Milsurp Collector says:

      + 1,000

  14. avatar Logan says:

    Looks like a left handed gun for a right handed shooter. That’s what I deduce from the lack of visible ejection port.

  15. avatar ShaunL. says:

    I dunno but it gives me an interesting idea….. Could a semi-auto or even pump be built with dual barrels(drillings style?) in different calibers with a canted rail for each barrel/caliber? Scoped .308 barrel on one side – 12ga. with flip ups on the other.

    Sort of the idea behind the UTAS/KSG versatility only with 2 distinct calibers done WAAAAY better than the Crossfire MK2 I had the misfortune of owning once upon a time.

  16. avatar James R says:

    We should write an action movie. It would be boring as shit but absolutely 100% real world firearms accurate.
    -shotguns that never need to be racked because they keep one in the chamber already….
    -people going deaf every time they shoot in confined space

    1. avatar v v ind says:

      Can I help on production of that?

    2. avatar Jeremy says:

      Revolvers that don’t shoot 35 shots before reloading, not racking said shotgun 5 times before shooting it, Glocks that don’t make a hammer being cocked back noise, scoped rifles that actually have recoil, that list can go on for days Lol.

    3. avatar Drew says:

      That show has been produced… It’s called Archer. Momp!

  17. avatar XHLN says:

    Jokes on us; the entire point of this article is to find out who has such terrible eyesight that they can’t see the rectangular hint of an ejection port (which is fully visible in Jo Mamma’s link).

    For those that apply: Get some glasses, seriously.

  18. avatar Randy Mapes says:

    It’s cod trying to be halo and marketing towards kids, that’s why I’m out.

    1. avatar CB says:

      It’s COD trying to be Titanfall and leaving out the giant robots. Post PC COD was aimed at a demo besides the xbox twitch shooter kiddies? These aren’t your ARMA players and this isn’t ARMA.

  19. avatar preston says:

    well, first off anyone looking to CoD for realism is thoroughly confused by reality. Secondly, that game is tailor made for kids so…

  20. avatar Charles5 says:

    “What’s wrong with this picture?”

    The fact that it is the focus of a post on this site.

  21. avatar Jug says:

    The operator has a right hand on his left arm!

    Wake up folks!

  22. avatar GunGuyInNC says:

    Perhaps this is some futuristic gun similar to a Cape Gun. Left side is a shotgun (hence the flipped up sight) and the right side is a rife (hence the flipped down sight and the scope).

    Maybe a modern version of a Cape Gun:


  23. avatar Gwen Patton says:

    I thought it was the raised front sight blade with a scope that would be looking right into it.

  24. avatar former water walker says:

    I 2nd the fact this is a post. My $15 android can’t sharpen/enlarge enough. BTW I’ve been getting SECURITY certificates popping up. And the site is buggy on android.

  25. avatar Bdub says:

    Much of the image is a photoshop chop-job. The weapon alone has at least 3 different perspective angles on the borrowed pieces. This piece of art was probably thrown together of an internal style guide, and then the marketing team got a hold of it – OR, the marketing team actually generated the image, rather than one of the team’s concept artist. It happens ALL THE TIME….sadly. One of the grimmer realities of working in the video game business, is seeing art that was never intended for mass consumption make its way out to the public. Unmysteriously, this almost always happens because of the marketing department, and not the development team.

  26. avatar DelawareDom says:

    Well considering in the last game they called magazines “clips”, I don’t find it unrealistic that the guys who designed and made the game know more about graphics and software than firearms.

  27. avatar RockyMountain9 says:

    I submitted this due to the simultaneously folded/raised front sight. Guess I should’ve zoomed in more on the second picture! Oh well…

  28. avatar Model 31 says:

    I can’t see this officer’s police badge anywhere.

  29. avatar Peter says:

    Very small image, and zooming only makes it worse – but it looks like the trigger housing is attached to the magwell, instead of to the grip ?

  30. avatar meandmealone says:

    I tell you what. As a gun owner and a hardcore gamer, I will be damned if I will stand (sit) here and let a bunch of gun nuts tell me what’s wrong with COD. NOTHING’S wrong with that game jacket. It’s awesome’s what it is. You wanna pick apart a game jacket? Try Where’s Waldo instead. Lighten up and lay off man…

    1. avatar Stephen M. says:

      Hey, kid, think there’s still some placenta behind your ear, might wanna take care of that.

      1. avatar Grindstone says:

        Don’t you have an AARP meeting to attend?

      2. avatar Barstow Cowboy says:

        Speaking of ears, is the correct answer No Ear Protection?

  31. avatar Toby in KS says:

    RockyMountain9 says it was submitted because of the simultaneously raised and lowered front sight.

    I thought it was because it had .30 cal mystery rounds loaded into a shotgun.


    It was a fun “Where’s Waldo” type of thingy.

  32. avatar TheYetti says:

    That they’re still cranking out the same game over and over again?

    1. avatar Grindstone says:

      Yeah, but with JET PACKS

      1. avatar Big B says:

        Jet Packs are here? The late Tim Wilson’s song about jet packs is awesome.

  33. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    Uhm…no Mosin Nagant to shoot Nazis with in Stalingrad?

  34. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    I think Call Of Duty needs to do a game set in WWI. That era is really vey fertile and over looked ground for game developers.

    1. avatar Indiana Tom says:

      Vietnam would be another to do a good game with.

    2. avatar joshua says:

      What if ww1 never ended? Now combine all the guns from the world wars and vietnam, add in chemicals and radiation, mix in a bit of apocalypse, and you end up with a frontline war with a fallout new vegas main character.

      And while they’re at it, they might as well get those DNA enhancement shots from bioshock and give them to the special forces.

  35. avatar k says:

    i dont know, but Im sure it has something to do with militarized police.

  36. avatar David says:

    The truth about guns has jumped the shark

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