CALL of Duty is going retro with its next update with the introduction of two of the biggest action stars of the ’80s.
Rambo and Die Hard’s John McClane will both be making their way to Warzone, Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty Mobile next week.
Call of Duty is getting a set of playable ’80s action heroes[/caption]
They’ll become the latest famous fictional figures to be transformed into Operator skins that players can purchase for their in-game characters.
The update will tie in with the arrival of Verdansk ’84, an ’80s-themed map recently introduced to hit battle royale game Warzone.
CoD publisher Activision first teased its new characters in a short video released on Monday.
In it, action legend John Rambo – who has been played by Sylvester Stallone across five movies – appears to shoot down a soldier using his iconic bow.
At the end of the teaser, a date is shown: May 20, 2021
That’s presumably when the skin will become available to purchase on the Call of Duty store.
On Thursday, Activision dropped an even bigger hint.
The US firm posted an image to Twitter featuring pictures of Rambo, as well as the skyscraper where 1988 action flick Die Hard is set.
The image was captioned: “Some heroes Die Hard. Others draw First Blood. The action begins May 20.”
Those are references to the first Rambo, titled Rambo: First Blood, and (obviously) to the Die Hard franchise.
That would heavily hint that, as well as Rambo, players will have the chance to play as Die Hard lead character John McClane.
He’s been played by Bruce Willis across six movies.
As if you needed more convincing, a third hint was dropped by the company on Friday.
A tweet from the official Call of Duty Mobile account read: “Glass, who gives a sh*t about glass?” A reference to a famous line from Die Hard.
Rambo and McClane are the latest in a wave of classic characters two make their way to Call of Duty.
Last year, iconic horror villains Leatherface and Billy the Puppet were introduced as skins.
Earlier this year, the Xenomorph from the Alien franchise got its own outfit, too.
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