The worlds of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 are set to collide with the vibrant universe of Crash Bandicoot in an unexpected but delightful crossover. This free bundle amalgamates the intensity of first-person shooting with the whimsical charm of the beloved platforming franchise. Some of the most recognisable characters from Crash Bandicoot now grace Call of Duty, available as long as the bundle remains.
The zany, spin-happy platformer, Crash Bandicoot, might not be the immediate association one makes with the gritty realism of the Call of Duty series. However, these gaming giants are merging in an intriguing fusion, marking the latest in a succession of offbeat collaborations with Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0. This follows the unlikely crossover between Call of Duty and the NBA, which saw the legendary hoopster Kevin Durant appear as an operator. Now, the cheeky marsupial from Naughty Dog is hopping aboard, and it’s absolutely free.
The news was first shared by CharlieIntel via social media site Twitter. They’re a very reliable source if not the very best when it comes to COD titles.
Unveiling the Free Bundle: Collectable Items and Limited-Time Offer
This complimentary bundle made a discreet debut on both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 recently. A perusal of the bundle unearths six unique items, offered entirely gratis for a limited period. Five of these are weapon stickers, while the sixth is a weapon charm. Aku Aku, Crash’s noble and sagacious mask, has the honour of being the weapon charm, ready to adorn any firearm in the game. Crash himself, along with Coco, Dingodile, Cortex, and Tawna, have been immortalised as weapon stickers. This bundle acts as a precursor to the launch of Crash Team Rumble, the latest instalment in the series.
Many of these recent partnerships in the freshest Call of Duty titles could be viewed as an echo of the “Fortnite Effect.” This refers to the trend of replicating Fortnite’s successful model of integrating a vast array of characters and franchises, a strategy increasingly adopted by major titles. Call of Duty has embraced this approach in recent years, incorporating iconic figures such as Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre and even Frank the Rabbit from Donnie Darko.
Call of Duty isn’t alone in this endeavour. The wildly popular free-to-play MOBA, Smite, has also entered into a number of collaborations, introducing skins from franchises like Avatar: The Last Airbender and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Given the enduring popularity of Fortnite’s battle royale format, it’s highly probable that such crossovers will persist. Fortnite’s popularity has even propelled it to the Olympics. If this trend facilitates Crash Bandicoot’s cameo in more games, it’s doubtful that fans will raise any objections.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 are currently available for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.