Nicki Minaj is coming to Name of Responsibility: Warzone and Trendy Warfare 2 as an Operator — the franchise’s first “self-named feminine Operator,” writer Activision revealed Thursday. Whereas quite a few real-life celebrities have appeared in Name of Responsibility video games through the years, together with Snoop Dogg, Lionel Messi, and Kevin Durant, the one girls to seem as Operators have been fictional. Till Nicki.
Minaj shall be featured in Warzone and Trendy Warfare 2 as a part of the sport’s “50 Years of Hip Hop Celebration,” the place she’ll be joined by Snoop Dogg and 21 Savage as Operators. Name of Responsibility’s builders warned that Minaj’s look within the sport “just isn’t ‘Chill Nicki’; that is Pink Ruby Da Sleeze” — a reference to the artist’s newest alter ego from her current music video.
Minaj can have her personal retailer bundle in some unspecified time in the future throughout season 5 of Warzone and Trendy Warfare 2 — which can seemingly embody that Barbie-pink assault rifle. (Becoming for “The Harajuku Barbie,” one other of Nicki’s personas.)
Nicki’s arrival in Name of Responsibility was heralded throughout a promo video launched final yr forward of Trendy Warfare 2’s launch. That clip, “Squad Up,” featured the rapper alongside fellow artists, athletes, and actors, together with Lil Child, Bukayo Saka, and Pete Davidson, providing a glimmer of hope that the Bupkis star may additionally come to Name of Responsibility some day.
Snoop Dogg’s new Operator in Warzone and Trendy Warfare 2 marks his third look within the shooter sequence. Again in 2014, Snoop broke floor as one of many first celeb voice packs for multiplayer in Name of Responsibility: Ghosts. The rapper returned to the franchise final yr, in World Conflict II type, as an Operator for Name of Responsibility: Vanguard and Warzone.
Season 5 of Name of Responsibility may also embody a reveal of this yr’s new sport — aka Name of Responsibility 2023, aka Name of Responsibility: Trendy Warfare 3 — in Warzone.