Were you dumbfounded after you saw the Call of Duty Black Ops 3 ending? I was. If you were dumbfounded like me, prepare yourself to feel woozier as there are a lot of ways to interpret the main campaign mode?s ending. Here are some of our theories on what the Call of Duty Black Ops 3 ending can actually mean. (Spoilers below)
After the protagonist shoots Hendricks and kills himself/herself, the protagonist is transported to a crazy nightmare-like experience where he/she tries to purge the ?defective? AI named Corvus?with the help of Taylor. You?ll engage in firefights in locales you?ve already been to until your protagonist successfully shuts down Corvus.
But the player actually isn?t actually successful in destroying Corvus as the consciousness of both Taylor and Corvus merge. This joined consciousness then fuses with the protagonist. Hence, the reason why the protagonist refers to himself/herself as Taylor in the ending.
We?re unsure if the player is actually successful in committing suicide before entering the dream sequence. Another possibility why the player is still able to awaken in real life is because Corvus might have interrupted the player from killing himself/herself.
The protagonist might actually just be dreaming. In mission 2, Taylor and other soldiers teaches the protagonist how to utilize their new DNI abilities. The only real thing that might have happened is mission 1 while the rest are just training sequences (or nightmares?) for the character.
Fight Club Ending
You might be playing as Taylor all along with the character fooling themselves that they were someone else. You might be relieving Taylor?s missions in a dream induced state reconstructed by the DNI.
What do you think really happens in the Call of Duty Black Ops 3 ending? You can watch the game?s ending unfold in PS Lifestyle?s video below. (Hat tip also to PS Lifestyle for opening a discussion about the game?s ending).
Call of Duty Black Ops 3 is available on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. The campaign mode is only available on next gen consoles and PC.