The members of Activision Blizzard’s creative team working on Call of Duty: Warzone apparently love old action movies considering that the game just made a crossover with another action/sci-fi franchise from the late ’80s. Following the appearances of John Rambo and John McClane, the latest addition to Activision’s Warzone and Vanguard titles are none other than the Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 and the T-1000 Advanced Prototype. Yes, Call of Duty just made a crossover with the Terminator franchise.
According to the post on the official Call of Duty Twitter page, both the T-800 and the T-1000 Terminators have found a new home in Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard titles and are deploying in two limited-edition bundles in early August as part of the Season 4 midseason update. Activision previously announced the crossovers in June, and after weeks of teasing, players finally got glimpses of the iconic T-800 and T-1000 terminators, portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Robert Patrick, respectively.
To dive into specifics of the upcoming Call of Duty: Warzone cosmetics packs, each Terminator will have its own bundle, meaning that players will have to buy the two separately from the in-game store. The T-800 Mastercraft Ultra Operator Bundle will feature Arnold Schwarzenegger’s version of T-800 skin (it was portrayed by other actors as well), with an animated I’ll Be Back emblem, Neural Net Processor ultra-assault rifle weapon blueprint, Coltan Alloy, and Motorhead legendary weapon blueprints, Always Scanning charm, and the Infrared Optics reticle.
In contrast, the T-1000 Ultra Operator Bundle features Robert Patrick’s iconic mimetic poly-alloy Terminator (also portrayed by Shirley Manson). It also includes a finishing move, Play of the Game reel, a few MVP highlights, a trio of weapon blueprints, a watch, an emblem, and an animated calling card. It’s worth noting that Activision hasn’t revealed prices for each bundle, but they’re likely going to be 2,400 COD points — about $20 worth — for each Call of Duty: Warzone bundle.
The midseason update will also bring some Terminator-related challenges to the game, like Call of Duty: Warzone‘s Titanium Trials, which will significantly increase the Terminator’s time-to-kill metric, emulating their unkillable nature. Their base armor will be increased to 300; the Tempered perk will trigger more often, increasing the armor hit-point further. All players will begin the match with a self-revive kit, and the health-recharge time significantly increases as well. These unfavorable gaming conditions don’t come without rewards in the form of custom loot and rare weaponry.
The Titanium Trials will run from August 11 through August 25 and introduce eight distinct challenges that reward various Terminator-themed cosmetics upon completion. There will be four Terminator 2 calling cards and a Titanium Chrome weapon camo skin, as well as the usual experience boosters. Completing all eight challenges bears its own legendary reward, with Activision hinting at hidden rewards for dedicated players as well — the further details regarding the latter weren’t disclosed further.
Of course, it goes without saying that the bundle purchases are game-bound, which means that players won’t be able to transfer their Terminator cosmetics from Call of Duty: Warzone to the upcoming Call of Duty: Warzone 2 which is due to release later this year.