‘80S ACTION HEROES RAMBO AND JOHN MCCLANE MAKE THEIR EXPLOSIVE DEBUT ACROSS CALL OF DUTY
May 18, 2021 Blizzard Entertainment
Coming Soon across Call of Duty
In a world where Season Three comes fully Reloaded, two incredible ’80s Action Heroes crash the party, ensuring the mid-season update for Call of Duty®: Warzone™ and Black Ops Cold War is an unmissable and explosive blockbuster!
One is John McClane, a New York cop who arrives at a holiday party turned hostage situation. He’s the hero of the Die Hard films, one of the most iconic action movie series of all time.
The other is Rambo, a man double-crossed while on a clandestine mission and left to fight on his own in Rambo: First Blood Part II, which continued to inspire countless action movies since its release in 1985.
With these two ’80s Action Heroes appearing across all three games, anything is possible in Call of Duty, but one thing is for certain:
Some heroes die hard.
Others draw first blood.
The action begins May 20.
The ’80s Action Heroes event kicks off with limited-time bundles and game modes, in addition to the weapons, maps, and other features already expected during this season. This content will be live on May 19 at 9 PM PT, following updates to Black Ops Cold War on May 18 at 9 PM PT and Warzone on May 19 at 9 PM PT.
Keep reading for everything you need to know for the star-studded ’80s Action Heroes event!
Warzone and Black Ops Cold War—Operators Rambo and John McClane
“To survive a war, you gotta become war.”
Serving time for murder, highly decorated MACV-SOG soldier John Rambo is offered one more mission – return to Vietnam and locate American POWs. If successful, he will be released, and given a full Presidential pardon…
This Operator will be available via the “Rambo” bundle in the Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Store from May 19 at 9PM PT to June 18 at 9PM PT. This bundle includes the Legendary Operator; two Finishing Moves, including one using his signature bow and arrow; three Legendary Weapon Blueprints—an assault rifle, an LMG, and Knife; a Legendary Calling Card and Emblem; and an Epic Watch and Weapon Charm.
John McClane (Launch)
“Welcome to the party, pal!”
A hard-bitten cop on the streets of New York, John McClane has a talent for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now in the fight of his life, he’ll have to rely on his cocky attitude and level head to stay alive.
John McClane will be available via the “Die Hard” bundle in the Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Store from May 19 at 9PM PT to June 18 at 9PM PT. This bundle includes the Legendary Operator, a Finishing Move, three Legendary Weapon Blueprints—one tactical rifle, one SMG, and one assault rifle—a Legendary Calling Card and Emblem, an Epic Watch, and an Epic Weapon Charm.
Note: Rambo and John McClane are brand-new Call of Duty Operators; these are not skins for previously released Operators.
Not only have the heroes of Die Hard and Rambo arrived in Verdansk, but they also brought some iconic locales with them, changing the Warzone as we know it…but only for a limited time.
BLACK OPS COLD WAR CONTENT:
WARZONE AND BLACK OPS COLD WAR CONTENT:
ADDITIONAL BLACK OPS COLD WAR AND WARZONE INTEL:
New Killstreak: Combat Bow (Launch)
Straight out of the ‘80s, the Combat Bow adds an explosive punch to any loadout when found in Verdansk or Rebirth Island.
Effective against both infantry and vehicles, this new Killstreak can help your squad turn the tide of battle through unconventional warfare. The longer you pull back the bow, the farther the explosive-tipped arrow will go, so be sure to adjust your strength as needed to hit targets at longer distances.
Rambo’s Gun Game (Week Two)
Introduced in Season Two, Gun Game is a frantic Free-for-All mode where players compete to earn at least one kill with 20 different weapons.
On its own, Gun Game can be a fast and frenetic party mode, but what happens when Rambo joins the party? The rotation of 20 weapons gets a serious boost in firepower, as the Combat Bow, War Machine, RPG-7, and even the Death Machine get added into a fresh set of armaments. To help keep our action heroes alive, players will also be equipped with the Stimshot.
The gameplay is just as frenzied as ever. Dying via melee attacks, falling off the map, or staying too long in restricted areas brings you back one stage in the weapon rotation, and the first to get a kill by launching a Ballistic Knife wins the match. However, remember that this is the ’80s Action Heroes event, so expect plenty of explosions and dramatic falls from Operators throughout the match!