Warzone welcomes Snoop Dogg back: A nostalgic twist for gamers

The iconic rapper returns to Call of Duty, but not everyone is thrilled.

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In a surprising move that has both fans and critics buzzing, Snoop Dogg is set to make his triumphant return to the Call of Duty universe. The beloved hip-hop artist will once again grace our screens, this time as a playable character in Warzone Season 3. But while some gamers are ecstatic about the news, others are raising their eyebrows.

A blast from the past

For those who’ve been gaming since the early days of Call of Duty, Snoop’s reappearance is like a blast from the past. The rapper has a storied history with the franchise, having previously lent his voice to Call of Duty: Ghosts. Now, he’s back, not just as a voice pack, but as a fully-fledged operator.

On April 19 at 10 AM PT, players can snag the Tracer Pack: Snoop Dogg Operator Bundle for 2,400 COD Points. Here’s what’s included:
Snoop Dogg operator: With his own voice lines, progression path, and biography, Snoop joins the ranks. His favorite weapon? The trusty PPSH-41, unlocked by reaching Military Rank 51 in Vanguard and Warzone.

Challenges: Level up Snoop by completing challenges. Rack up kills, headshot kills, hipfire kills, and wins to earn Operator XP and unlock rewards.
Legendary weapon blueprints: The bundle features three legendary weapon blueprints, all packing a punch with Green Weed Tracer Rounds. Enemies won’t know what hit them.

Other celebrities who’ve dropped in

Snoop isn’t the first celeb to grace the Warzone. Here’s a rundown of other famous faces who’ve suited up:

David Tennant: The Doctor from “Doctor Who” took on zombies in World War II.
Kevin Spacey: The “House of Cards” star played Jonathan Irons in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Heather Graham: From “License to Drive” to Black Ops 3’s Zombies Mode, she’s no stranger to action.

Gary Oldman: An Oscar winner who lent his voice to Black Ops and Black Ops 2.
Kit Harington: Jon Snow himself portrayed Rear Admiral Salen Kotch in Infinite Warfare.
Sam Worthington: The “Avatar” hero voiced Alex Mason in Black Ops and Black Ops 2.
George Romero: The zombie film legend played himself in Black Ops Zombies mode.
Ed Harris and Michael Keaton: These Hollywood heavyweights were Jason Hudson in Black Ops and Black Ops.

Mixed reactions

The gaming community is divided. On one side, we have players reminiscing about their OG days, excited to once again step into Snoop’s virtual shoes.

"Bet. I left OG Rebirth as Snoop, I’ll hopefully be able to return to Rebirth as [him], tweeted one Warzone enthusiast"

Familiar faces popping up unexpectedly?

But not everyone is thrilled. Some players argue that Snoop’s return lacks novelty.

"Boring,” says one disgruntled gamer. No disrespect to Snoop, but bruh, you’ve been in enough CoDs. Time to add other celebrities."

"Another player laments, I already bought him in Warzone 1 just for it to be taken away from me. I ain’t buying him twice."

Unlocking the Snoop skin

The burning question on everyone’s mind: How do we unlock the coveted Snoop Dogg skin? Details are scarce, but rest assured, we’ll keep you posted as soon as we know more. Whether it’s through challenges, in-game events, or a special bundle, the community eagerly awaits the answer.