Activision Blizzard

Corrido of Duty

Agency: Archer Troy


Over 43M viewers, 1 Grand and 3 Golds at Clio Entertainment Awards, 5 nominations at Cannes Lions, 1 at The Andy Awards, 8 at The One Show, 4 awards at El Ojo Festival and 5 at the FIAP.

A music video featuring the most popular Mexican band and the most famous video game in the world. «Corrido of Duty», a global campaign for Call of Duty Modern Warfare II introducing «141», a corrido song performed by Banda MS in tribute to the Task Force 141, against narcos and the organized crime in Mexico.

Context: 5 out of 10 of the most violent cities in the world are in Mexico, because drug cartels have impacted our society. It was time to challenge world’s perception of our country. So, to solve a problem, we need to change reality. Music does that. And we have a unique music genre for it: narco corrido. A popular music genre that glorifies narcos and their crimes.
Idea: We used the most unexpected solution to change perception and to enhance identity. Call of Duty presents: Corrido of Duty. The narco music genre, now sings to the good guys. For Call of Duty’s most recent launch, we summoned Banda MS, the most famous corrido band in Mexico. Together, we created and composed “Corrido 141” exclusively for the franchise. A song dedicated to the good guys of the game. An action that revolutionized the gaming world and turned upside down the narrative of this music genre for the first time. No more narco songs, now we sing for heroes. "Corrido 141" was also included on the official soundtrack of the game and during gameplay. An acoustic version of the song can be heard after the ending credits as a bonus track. People took it as their anthem and even as a local idea it reached everyone in the world. Never has a videogame embraced a country’s culture like this. Now when you think of Mexico, you’ll think of the good guys. And instead of hacking a videogame, we hacked culture, with a game.
Results: Top 1 video in Activision history with positive sentiment, Top 1 video in COD history without gameplay footage, +43 million views on YouTube, +70 million plays in music platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer), 1.41 billion impressions, 1.09 million comments, 1 billion game sessions, 1 billion dollar sales, highest grossing entertainment opening of 2022.

This professional campaign titled 'Corrido of Duty' was published in Mexico in October, 2022. It was created for the brand: Activision Blizzard, by ad agency: Archer Troy. This Content, Digital, and Film media campaign is related to the Electronics, Technology and Gaming industries and contains 4 media assets. It was submitted over 1 year ago by Film Director: Andres Hosman.


Brand: Activision Blizzard

Agency: Archer Troy
Creative VP: Mike Arciniega
Chief Creative Officer: Carlos Oxte, Guillermo Bernal
Creative Director: Nicolás Corvino
Account Manager: Nayeli Jessel, Alejandra Jasso

Production Company: Rebolucion
Directors: Andres Hosman & Los Mumu
DP: Jordi Planell
Executive Producers: Alejandro Rossi, Iván Lomelí
Producers: Iván Lomelí, Mariano Cabeza
Art: JC Del Torno
Wardrobe: Valeria Tirado
1st AD: Tamara Acuña
2nd AD: Leonardo De Rodas
Edit: Zhé
Post Coordinator: Ric Cortés
VFX: Nebraska, A. Hosman
Sound Design: Martín García
Color: Esteban Robles | Club Color


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