One of many fascinating issues about this enterprise is that every so often I get to put in writing a sentence I by no means, ever thought I’d. Right now is a type of days: To have fun 50 years of hip hop, Nicki Minaj is coming to Name of Obligation: Warzone and Fashionable Warfare.

“This isn’t ‘Chill Nicki’,” Activision helpfully clarified. “That is Pink Ruby Da Sleeze.”

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The award-winning artist joins Warzone and Fashionable Warfare 2 as a part of a free content material drop for Season 5, which is about to go dwell on August 2. Minaj would be the “first-ever self-named feminine operator” in Name of Obligation, and can come to the game along with her personal Retailer Bundle. Activision confirmed that Minaj did her personal voice work for the operator, and whereas particular bundle contents and pricing have not been introduced, it will likely be “in keeping with different licensed bundles.”

Minaj will not be the one one celebrating hip hop’s large five-oh. Season 5 may even see Snoop Dogg and, in a mid-season update, 21 Savage take up arms on the digital battlefield. The update may even embody plenty of free hip hop “conflict tracks”—music that performs whilst you’re in a car, mainly—for logging in between August 7-16. You will must log in to Warzone and Fashionable Warfare 2 on 4 separate days throughout that stretch: In the course of the first three days you will get a observe from the ’80s, ’90s, or 2000s, and on the fourth it is a particular Weapon Blueprint that can be utilized in any on-line mode.

Season 5 may even add 4 new maps and three new game modes to Fashionable Warfare 2, a pair of recent autos (the MRAP and a dust bike) to Warzone, new weapons and operator skins, and different new content material. Full particulars are up at

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