We’ve already had the likes of Rambo, King Kong, and Godzilla grace the various battlegrounds of Call of Duty Warzone, and it appears that the next movie icon to get thrown into the mix is The Terminator.
Yes, it looks like the ruthless death machine will be the next movie-themed crossover in Warzone, with Call of Duty today posting a teaser that all but confirms a Terminator collab. For Season 4’s theme of heists and fortunes of gold, the Call of Duty Twitter account posted a picture of a pile of gold bars, but with one black bar in the centre. “Looks like some mercenaries scored an unusual haul. Some precious metals shine brighter in the darkness. Who can identify?” the teaser reads.
As fans quickly found, fiddling around with the brightness and exposure of the image reveals the word SkyNet written on the black bar – that of course being the name of the humanity-hating AI from the Terminator movies.
The words “mimetic polyalloy” also appear, which is the name of a metal compound used to build certain types of Terminator.
We’re not sure just yet about how big this crossover will be – it could be a Terminator-themed store bundle, or it could be a Kong versus Godzilla style event that takes over an entire map.
This Terminator and Warzone crossover was heavily rumoured during the Black Ops Cold War era, specifically during the 80’s Heroes event that added the likes of the aforementioned Rambo and Die Hard’s John McLean to the battle royale as operators.
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While those rumours didn’t come to fruition then, it seems Activision has been sitting on this one for a while, and that we’ll finally see it around a year later in Warzone Pacific Season 4.
This is far from the first time a videogame has done a crossover with The Terminator. The iconic character appears as a fighter in Mortal Kombat 11, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint had an entire seasonal event inspired by the movies.
There is also a long history of actual games from the Terminator universe too, but we haven’t seen one for many years. That may be about to change soon though, with Nacon Milan teasing a new survival game that appears to be set in or influenced by the Terminator universe.