Call of Duty: Warzone Haunting of Verdansk jump scares are terrifying players

Call of Duty: Warzone Haunting of Verdansk is bringing the Halloween spirit, but for many of us, it's coming on a wee bit strong. Some of the lootboxes in Warzone are housing an incredibly sinister spirit that will temporarily appear on your screen after you open the box. 

Picture this: you're scrambling around Verdansk in Call of Duty: Warzone trying to get armor plates or a decent weapon and happen upon a lootbox, which you promptly open. Immediately after opening it, a blue-white face flashes in the center of your screen while spooky sounds emit from the box. It's gone before you can even figure out what the hell it is. The first time it happened to me, I was in the middle of being shot in the ass, so I was already on edge and trust me, I screamed louder than I'd like to admit.

The Warzone jump scare is also scaring the crap out of streamers. Popular Warzone player @timthetatman didn't scream when he encountered a haunted lootbox, but he did chastise Call of Duty. "You could kill me. Call of Duty, what are you doing?" he says, while his teammates laugh, "I almost just died on-screen."

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Then there's @CouRageJD, who screamed so loud his teammates asked what was going on.  

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The official Call of Duty Twitter account seems to find our fear hilarious, as it's responding to Tweets featuring the jump scare with ghost emojis, or just "boo." Cheeky bastards.

If you're somehow still interested in opening lootboxes in Warzone in order to get all 16 Trick or Treat boxes, here's all the Warzone Trick or Treat locations. And if you're not in the mood to play Zombie Royale (which is the night variant of Verdansk all the streamers are playing here), there's some great game modes in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer that will get you in the spooky spirit (I'm especially fond of the Kill Confirmed variant). 

For more scares, check out Call of Duty: Warzone The Haunting of Verdansk has Leatherface and Saw skins

Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.