Find ’em… or I’ll find you.
Tomorrow sees the launch of Call of Duty‘s season three mid-season, kicking off a selection of neat in-game content across both Black Ops: Cold War and battle royale title Warzone. Activision has shared details of the incoming “80s Action Heroes” banner, which brings a couple of silver screen legends to the first-person shooter.
Leading the charge are new premium operator bundles for John Rambo and Die Hard‘s John McClane, which add new operators and weapon skins as well as alternate knives, watches, and other themed accessories. These bundles will only be available for a limited time, and are expected to sell for a meaty 2400 CoD Points each.
In keeping with the movie theme, several new locations are being added to Warzone’s Verdansk map, including the P.O.W. camp and CIA Outpost from 1985’s Rambo: First Blood Part II, and a replication of Nakatomi Plaza from the fantastic 1989 classic, Die Hard. New modes “Rambo’s Gun Game” and “Die HardPoint” will also be temporarily added to mode rotation.
Aside from the ’80s-themed content, there are more weapons, maps, and modes headed to Call of Duty over the coming weeks. Cold War is getting a new melee weapon in the form of a brutal Baseball Bat, while Warzone is getting a fan favorite in the form of the Ballistic Knife. This season will also see the arrival of the rapid-firing AMP63 handgun, great for secondary fans such as myself.
Over in Multiplayer, the recent Duga locale is being added to all multi-team modes, while Black Ops II map Standoff will be making its return to all 6-vs-6 compatible modes. Zombies fans, don’t fret, as new content is also headed your way in the form of new mode “Cranked 2,” new intel hidden in and around the map, and a brand new, (untitled) mission objective. Perhaps best of all, Treyarch appears to be teasing that most important of video game side-activities, fishing! The developer is yet to offer full details on this addition, but I’m hoping it goes far beyond just chucking a grenade in a lake.
For more details on all of the content headed to Call of Duty in its mid-season update, along with full patch notes on weapon re-balancing, check out the official Call of Duty blog. Oh, and be sure to check out my own ideas for further 1980s action stars that should join the Call of Duty universe.