Call Of Duty: Warzone is getting its first celebrity cameo in the form of a new operator, one based on and voiced by an Italian rapper.
The Call Of Duty series is no stranger to featuring celebrity cameos, as 2018’s Black Ops 4 saw the likes of Charles Dance and Brian Blessed lend their looks and voices to characters.
So far, Call Of Duty: Warzone hasn’t featured anything like that, probably due to it being a battle royale title with less of a focus on story than other entries.
That’s about to change, though, with tomorrow’s update, which will add a new playable operator that can be used in both Warzone and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Said character, Morte, is a brand-new addition to the Call Of Duty universe and is portrayed by Italian rapper and entertainer Fabio Rovazzi, who lent both his voice and likeness to the character.
Described as a former solider from an Italian special forces unit, Morte’s design has been heavily inspired by Western films, specifically Italian Westerns from the 60s and 70s.
According to Rovazzi, this came about when he met with Infinity Ward artist Bernardo Antoniazzi, who offered Rovazzi the chance to be put into Call Of Duty. Rovazzi, being a big fan of the series, immediately took the opportunity.
‘Being a character in Call Of Duty has always been a secret and impossible dream of mine,’ says the 26 year old, ‘And there are no words to describe the excitement of the opportunity to give my voice and my appearance to an operator.
‘I also love the character tribute to the Italian Western tradition. When I think that millions of players will be able to play with my character, I feel flattered and satisfied beyond imagination.’
Call Of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare are available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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