Roleplaying Uber drivers is what Warzone 2 is really about

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Like a surreal modernisation of the 1914 Christmas truce, players in Call of Duty: Warzone 2 are setting aside their differences and laying down their arms in the name of, uh, providing short-distance cab rides. War is hell.

Spotted by VG247, a Warzone 2 player by the name of crescendummain has been gaily jaunting about Warzone 2's maps in a chop top, pulling up alongside his opponents and (if he can talk them down from riddling him with bullets) using the game's proximity voice chat to offer them rides to a destination of their choosing.

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Miraculously, it actually seems to work. After sweet-talking three apparent strangers into climbing aboard his car, crescendummain drives them over to the Hydroelectric location on Warzone 2's Al Mazrah map, sticking to the roads in order to provide the smoothest ride possible. They don't even vaporise him in a hail of bullets once they've been dropped off! Truly a testament to the generosity of the human spirit.

Well, almost, anyway. I'm sure crescendummain has a folder full of videos that didn't end quite as well as the one above. But still, it's always fun when these kinds of organic absurdities rise up out of systems designed for something much, much different. 

Crescendummain is far from the only Call of Duty: Warzone 2 player to have stumbled on this side-hustle. Players all across Al Mazrah are lending a whole new meaning to the term 'five-star general' by getting in on the lucrative ridesharing meta. A TikToker named ziccs (via Eurogamer), for example, has been carting punters around Al Mazrah and making good money doing it: He got a 4510% tip on a $100 fare for his trouble.


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And there's plenty more besides. Players and streamers across all five million different social media platforms are moonlighting as Warzone 2 chauffeurs. I've included a couple more examples down below.

While this is obviously the most important story to come out of Call of Duty: Warzone 2, it's hardly the only one. Earlier today it came to light that Warzone 2—a free-to-play game—was inexplicably locking players out and demanding they buy Modern Warfare 2 before they could get in. Meanwhile, players who could access the game were lamenting its "Microsoft Excel" looting system. Don't worry though, like our Warzone 2 review-in-progress says, none of that dulls the shine of the game's fantastic map (or the Uber drivers who'll carry you around it).

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Joshua Wolens
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One of Josh's first memories is of playing Quake 2 on the family computer when he was much too young to be doing that, and he's been irreparably game-brained ever since. His writing has been featured in Vice, Fanbyte, and the Financial Times. He'll play pretty much anything, and has written far too much on everything from visual novels to Assassin's Creed. His most profound loves are for CRPGs, immersive sims, and any game whose ambition outstrips its budget. He thinks you're all far too mean about Deus Ex: Invisible War.