Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 may be the fastest selling game of all time, but it certainly doesn’t ignore its inspirations. One fan has managed to catch what could be a subtle nod to the Zelda series present on the arm of Modern Warfare 2’s cameo uniforms. Someone at Infinity Ward must be a Zelda fan – unless that rogue Google employee is also a game developer.


Thanks to The_Stig for the tip!
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  • Luke

    That's fantastic! Possibly a designer's little subliminal marketing to the millions of people that have and will get this game?

  • Pandora21

    thats surprising by a lot

  • Deuce

    I really doubt that this has anything to do with Zelda or someone being a fan, especially since the triforce is not just a Zelda related symbol. Just a coincidence.

    • phantom

      acctualy if you loo,k losely i thoguht i saw a goron runy symbol in the middle of it but maybe im just mroe zelda obssesed than i thought

  • Edracon

    that's probably the "delta" symbol….

  • ChainofTermina

    there's no way thats Zelda related. see, Zelda's a GOOD game and (even though I'm probably gonna get a crap load of death threats for saying this) I FUCKING HATE CALL OF DUTY!!!! IT"S JUST ANOTHER FPS CLONE!! THE ONLY THING THATS DIFFERENT IS THAT THIS FPS HAS LIKE 5O THOUSAND TIMES MORE GOREY CARNAGE!!!! WHY IS IT SO POPULAR!!! JUST MAKE IT GO AWAY!!! I HATE IT!!! I HATE IT I HATE IT I HATE IT I HATE IT I HATE IT!!!! HATE, HATE HAAAAAAAAAAAATE!!!!!!!

    • zoraluigi

      Down boy! 😛

      • ChainofTermina

        okay, okay, sorry. I just really don't like COD. I've played other FPS and gameplay wise they all feel exactly the same. and COD isn't even that interesting. the only people (and by people I mean testosterone crazed meatheads) like it is because it's just a bunch of "AWW YEAH! LETS KILL!!! KILL KILL KILL!! AWW YEAH, I SHOT THAT GUY'S HEAD OFF! AWW YEAH i LOVE IT WHEN THE EXPOLADE INTO BLOODY CHUNKS! AWW YEAH THIS SO TOTALLY EXTREME!! LETS GO SHOOT LITTLE BABY GIRLS!! AWW YEAH, KILL, BLOOD, DEATH, EXPLOSIONS!!! EXTREEEEME!" the story of any COD sucks, it's just an average war story. why the hell would any one want to revisit those parts of WWII? I have Fallout, the F.E.A.R. games, and Bioshock. that's enough FPS for me, and at least those games have interesting stories.

        • Hot Dog

          Chances are you've never even played Modern Warfare 2. The game contains little to no gore. The only blood in multiplayer is seen in headshots. This game is very tame compared to the other mature rated shooters out there.

          • ChainofTermina

            ah, but X-play themselves revealed on national TV that in that very game you SHOOT UP AN AIRPORT. yeah, they put the clips of shooting innocent civilians on TV. they tried to justify it by saying that you need to understand the context of the level, but no, you shouldn't even make a game like that. it further proves that COD is mainly focused on wanton violence, for no reason. I always hear people that they only by COD for the Multiplayer, ergo t they don't care about the story, ergo they don't care about the reason they're shooting people. they just like shooting people. and now COD has taken a step further to their main focus, now shooting not only soldiers,but civilians as well.

    • Business Shrub

      Oh yeah, I read you, I'm tired of the shooters too, last time I played a FPS was Doom 3, too linear, too little story, too few NPCs.

    • fnool

      Actually, the Call of Duty games developed by Infinity Ward are legitimately good FPS titles. The Treyarch derivatives under the same header are understandably awful.

      COD sets the bar—other games ride on the series' success.

    • fnool

      Actually, the Call of Duty games developed by Infinity Ward are legitimately good FPS titles. The Treyarch derivatives under the same header are understandably awful.

      COD sets the bar—other games ride on the series' success.

  • Joe

    doubt it

  • Jeanie

    Stop doing these.

  • You can get it as one of the symbols in Halo, also. I doubt it is a tribute to Zelda, since Zelda didn't even CREATE it.

  • Hombre de Mundo

    I don't know if any of you realise that people in game development LOVE doing things like this.

    And even though the symbol wasn't created in Zelda, it has pretty much become synonymous with Zelda over the years.

    The odds of a triforce symbol appearing in a game while
    a) not being an accident or illusion, meaning someone put it there on purpose
    b) not being a refference to Zelda
    – are extremely small


    More fucking Modern Warfare 2. Just what the internet needs!

  • WolfLink776

    Even those developing stupid FPS know that ZELDA is the best videogame serie out there…

    • WolfLink776

      also COD suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuckkkksssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Edracon

    can you guys delete this entire post, it created a storm or retards….

    • Edracon

      storm *of retards…

      also, why do people always have to rip on FPS's especially when it's quite obvious they only played one.

      And, I'm sorry for bringing this back up, but it seems kind of necessary now.

      COD: based of real life events, story based off interviews with veterans.

      New COD (MW,MW2): based off predictions of future wars that we do not want to fight.

      Half-Life Series: Story written by a sci-fi book author, involves teaming up with civilians, scientists, security guards, ect… to fight back an Alien invasion (aliens are teleporting in, no spaceships). In the second game (and episodes) the Alien civilization has taken over the world ~20 years ago, you have been brought through time by your employer G-Man (who has the powers to manipulate space and time), you have been givin the task of taking down the Combine's defenses and transportation to allow the rebellion to attack, alot of the game is running away from the Combine in Airboats and Cars.

      Halo….. can't say anything about this, the first one was a mindless shoot-em-up, and the second and third ones weren't…

      DooM: all of them are mindless Shoot-em-ups.

      Serious Sam: A mindless shoot-em-up with jokes.

      Duke Nukem 3D: same as Serious Sam.

  • Watties

    I hate to say it, but that's simply a patch for your unit, not a Triforce.

  • KafeiFTW

    I don't see it.

  • gerblemeister

    people who openly say they hate a game should shutup and GET THE FUCK OVER IT!!!!

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  • Howie Felterbusch

    I love COD and Zelda. Suck it easy, trolls! ;]

    • Edracon

      I have at least 20 games from each genre of games available… >_>

  • Catt1e

    People need to stop being FPS player haters. Some might call Zelda games clones of OoT.

    • Edracon

      hey look, another smart person 😀

  • Iku

    i like both zelda and cod. modern warfare 2 is just so awesome, it's like the "zelda" of the fps, tell the others what to do.

    you can't be "zelda" all the time. the games are getting way too much easier and kiddish, it's kind of lame for we all know no zelda tittle right now can sell as good as cod does.

    anyway im waiting for spirit tracks (zelda as a ghost rocks!) but i not expect it will be as awesome as mw2. you know the deal, you finish it in about 4 days (or less) then you finish it with everything, and that's it "game over" lets wait another year to see a new trailer or what's even worse a single fucking image (zelda wii anyone?). that just doesn't fill my needs as a gamer anymore.

    • Edracon

      Actually, the "Zelda" of fps is either S.T.A.L.K.E.R. or the Half-Life series, well…. going by what they have to offer in Single Player. STALKER has RPG like elements and quests and stuff, and you have to figure out different ways to get around the Zone and how to take down the different kinds of mutants and other bad guys. Half-Life has an ever growing story of epic proportions that can actually be compared to Zelda directly (surprise surprise). I think it would be too early to call Modern Warfare 2 the "zelda" of fps as it's hype is still incredibly high, and no one has yet gone through and critiqued it properly.

  • Linkfan101

    My brother says they aren't. It's only because he's not a Zelda fan. I am a MAJOR Zelda fan and Toon Link fan. You can tell by my name!

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