Gulag: The Viral COD (Call of Duty) Meme Explained!
So, that's what its all about!
We all love memes and that goes without saying. Memes help entertain us during our everyday hustle. Their sources can be movies, TV series, presidential debates, games, random botches, etc. And turns out that the latest viral meme comes from a COD (Call of Duty) game! Yes, we are referring to the Gulag meme!
What does Gulag even mean in the First Place?
If you are not a COD fanatic, you might get confused after coming across a “Gulag” meme. However, you can’t avoid it, since it’s on almost every social media platform. So, it’s better that you get to know what the fuss is all about!
Before the trend, let’s discuss what the word actually means. So, the term has been coined by the free-to-play Call of Duty: Warzone game. Normally, in such games, you have to survive until the end. In case another player kills you in the game, you are out of it. However, in COD: Warzone, you can remain a part of the game even after being eliminated!
Once you die, you are taken to “Gulag”, a prison. There, you have to win a 1v1 battle against another eliminated player. In case you emerge victorious in the duel, you can return to the game.
Why has Gulag Become a Viral Meme?
So, now that you know what Gulag means, it’s time to find out why are people making fun of it. The whole concept revolves around giving a player one final chance at redemption. So, imagine two players going crazy over fighting each other to the death for a chance to return to the main game. Sounds funny, right? That’s the whole idea behind the meme!
In short, the reason behind the immense popularity of COD’s Gulag meme is the players’ crazy attitude upon finding out that they are heading to the prison in question!
If you now have a clear idea about the latest meme from Call of Duty: Warzone, let’s take a look at a few of such memes!
Me: Kills spider behind my bed
Spider: After winning his Gulag pic.twitter.com/3tagvSIPKA
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