Call of Duty: Warzone has been influenced by classic ’80s action movies. It’s only fitting, then, that the game may see a crossover with ’80s icons John Rambo and John McClane.
At least, that’s what Activision seems to be hinting at. It started with a tweet about an alleged player named SURVIVORJOHN#1009062. The “John” instantly made players think of John Rambo. And the image attached in the tweet mentions “5 wins,” which would correspond to the five different Rambo movies.
In another recent tweet, Activision mentions a fictitious company called “Nakatomi Duct Cleaning.” The fake company has a real website with the tagline “Say Yippee Ki Yay to Dust.”
This, of course, is an obvious reference to the plot of Die Hard, which involves Bruce Willis’s John McClane defeating terrorists at Nakatomi Plaza while sneaking around the ducts within the building. In all likelihood, McClane is coming to Warzone.
Why would the series be bringing in ’80s action heroes, though? In the game’s story, Warzone’s Verdansk was recently transported back in time to the year 1984. This affected the map and also made it possible to do some great movie crossovers with iconic ’80s characters.
We don’t yet know what form these crossovers will take. It will probably involve DLC character skins in the game store similar to the earlier crossover event with Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But only time will tell if Activision has some extra surprises in store for us.