Name of Obligation: Fashionable Warfare 2 is bringing widespread rappers into the sport, in celebration of fifty years of Hip-Hop music. As a part of its Season 5 replace, coming August 2, Activision confirmed that Snoop Dogg and Nicki Minaj shall be becoming a member of the sport and its battle royale counterpart, Warzone 2.0, as playable operators. Different main additions embrace three new multiplayer maps and a number of other ‘Warfare Observe’ packs composed of hip-hop music to hearken to in-game. The studio additionally teased a 3rd operator by solely exhibiting their silhouette, however Activision’s weblog publish reveals it is 21 Savage. No pricing particulars have been confirmed presently however like earlier collaborations, they need to be in the stores as separate bundles.
Minaj’s look in Name of Obligation was, form of, signalled in a promo video from final 12 months, earlier than Fashionable Warfare II dropped worldwide. As per the official weblog publish, the artist’s look is impressed by her newest alter ego ‘Crimson Ruby Da Sleeze,’ which coincidentally timed completely with the Barbie film’s launch, which led to an web obsession with the color pink and every part sassy. Even her assault rifle is brilliant pink colored, particulars of which shall be revealed later. In the meantime, this marks the third in-game look for Snoop Dogg; he first appeared as a multiplayer announcer in Name of Obligation: Ghosts after which went on to look in Name of Obligation: Vanguard and Cellular. Snoop Dogg’s rifle within the upcoming collaboration is a silenced, blue-tinted one, adorned with gold engravings that in fact resemble a marijuana leaf.
Name of Obligation is not any stranger to bizarre collaborations, having lately teamed up with the Amazon Prime Video collection The Boys to convey Homelander, Starlight, and Black Noir into the sport — every with their very own brutal finishers like laser eyes. Different enjoyable crossovers embrace the Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi, outfits based mostly on the Assault on Titan anime, and even including Godzilla to the map as a part of a limited-time mode in 2022. With extra model partnerships, we are able to solely count on extra outlandish operators to flood the streets, akin to how Fortnite’s been doing it for years now.
Season 5 additionally brings three new multiplayer maps — Livestock, an offshore Petrov Oil Rig, and Harbor flush with fish markets and transport areas. Be ready for some new recreation modes as properly, beginning with Havoc, which whereas usual like a basic area shooter, injects a random number of modifiers that is geared toward making gameplay frenetic. Your operator’s bounce heights may very well be affected to simulate in the event that they had been strolling on the moon, touchdown from excessive altitudes would possibly trigger a grenade-like explosion round you, and extra. There are some ‘massive’ capture-the-flag modes coming your approach, alongside Gunfight Variants, which pits you in close-quarters 2v2 and 4v4 matchups. Count on a battle go as properly, whereas Warzone 2.0 provides a mud bike and an MRAP armoured automobile to its catalogue.
Name of Obligation: Fashionable Warfare 2’s season 5 occasion goes stay August 2 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Sequence S/X.
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