Call of Duty adds Rambo, John McClane in new action-packed DLC

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

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The '80s are alive and well in the hearts of many across the globe, and soon action icons of the era will be invading the Call of Duty video game franchise.

It's been confirmed that Rambo and John McClane will make their explosive debut across Call of Duty: Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Call of Duty: Mobile. The action begins on May 20th, so be sure to sharpen your knives and don't forget your shoes, because it's going to be a bloodbath!

Per Call of Duty's official blog post:

Coming Soon across Call of Duty: ’80s Action Heroes and More!

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, Black Ops Cold War, and Call of Duty: Mobile 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.

Announcements are all well and good, but this is the type of thing players want to see in action, right? This being the case, I present to you an official trailer for the Call of Duty '80s Action Hero DLC:

Holy sh*t! That trailer is not messing around, eh? It's positively overflowing with testosterone and '80s cheese, and is that a snow leopard on the prowl? I have to admit that Call of Duty is really digging its heels into nostalgia with this one. While I've not checked in with Call of Duty since playing the latest Modern Warfare installment to death, this might be enough to pull me back in.

Source: Call of Duty

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.