Treyarch honors retired Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

As part of a recent update, Treyarch decided to pay tribute to a certain Seattle Seahawks running back that helped out with a few Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 trailers with a quick update to the game's Combine map.


Prior to last week's Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch announced that he would be retiring from professional football. Lynch is a former Super Bowl champion, but has been present on television in recent years, thanks to his quirky personality. One place Lynch has been seen has been in a couple of Call of Duty: Black Ops III trailers. Remember this?

Treyarch remembers Lynch and that's why the developer was among those looking to honor for the former Seahawk and pay respects to 'Beast Mode.'

YouTube personality Chaos stumbled onto Treyarch's tribute for Lynch in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. A recent update to the game saw the developer place the number "24" in dozens of spots across the multiplayer map, Combine. Chaos details what the Combine map looked like prior to this update, with generic station numbers placed across the facility. But in order to pay tribute to Lynch's trailer work and his affinity for Call of Duty, Treyarch replaced all of those numbers with "24." (And yes, Activision did confirm that this was done in tribute to Lynch. This is not just Treyarch suddenly expressing how much they love Jack Bauer.)

It's a fun little easter egg and one that can be seen in the video below.

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