Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare can't catch a break. In the 15 days since the game's reveal dropped, gamers (and maybe bots?) have been relentlessly hammering the YouTube video with dislikes.
Meanwhile, the Battlefield 1 trailer is doing the exact opposite, as it skyrockets in views and likes while Call of Duty's ratings continue to plummet.
Now, the video has reached a new all-time low: as of today, the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare reveal trailer is the second-most disliked video on YouTube. Who's in first? That would be none other than Justin Bieber with his single "Baby," which not only features several hundred million more views than Infinite Warfare but also more than four million additional dislikes.
It seems unlikely that the Infinite Warfare trailer will surpass "Baby" anytime soon. After all, Bieber's "Baby" is ahead by more than four million. That's no small amount of dislikes. Surely, angry gamers will have grown tired of dumping hate on the latest Call of Duty in the next couple of weeks, right? Right?
We would like to hope so, but if this weird saga has taught us anything, it's to expect the unexpected. More than a few fans are legitimately disappointed in the franchise right now, as the series once again takes to a sci-fi future setting as opposed to returning a grounded or more modern-day one. The same upset gamers who want a return to Call of Duty's glory days are likely very interested in picking up Modern Warfare Remastered, except Activision is only bundling the remake with the pricey special editions of Infinite Warfare, with no plans to sell it separately.
With that in mind, it's certainly understandable why some fans are upset. Regardless, it's hard not to believe that there might be something more going on than angry gamers simply mass-disliking the trailer. After all, in barely two weeks, the video has become the second-most disliked YouTube video of all time. In two weeks!
That's absurd! As we pointed out in a previous article, it's very possible there could be some kind of automated botting campaign going on against the trailer. It's hard to say for sure, but the huge number of dislikes for the game simply seems unreal. Activision, for what it's worth, didn't seem too worried about it in the days following the trailer's reveal, but that was before it reached this kind of level of dislikes. We can't imagine it is thrilled to have its upcoming game's trailer sitting in the number two most disliked video spot. Hey, at least it can't get any worse. Maybe. We'll see.