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Warzone '80s Action Heroes' Trailer Gives First Look at Rambo, John McClane

Activision released its Warzone Season 3 "80s Action Heroes" trailer via the official Call of Duty YouTube channel on Tuesday, May 18.
Activision released its Warzone Season 3 "80s Action Heroes" trailer via the official Call of Duty YouTube channel on Tuesday, May 18. / Activision Blizzard Entertainment

Activision released its Warzone Season 3 "80s Action Heroes" trailer via the official Call of Duty YouTube channel on Tuesday, May 18.

The trailer featured a traditional action-genre voice-over while clips of thrilling in-game exploits played in time. Every cliche from popular 80s action films was visible in the video, played out by Warzone operators players know and love—including a few new additions. Those who managed to take a look at the upload in full had the first opportunity to see John Rambo and John McClane make their Verdansk debut.

Warzone '80s Action Heroes' Trailer

The trailer opens with Rambo taking a shot using his war bow, switching rapidly between grainy clips of the wilderness, helicopter rides, and lighting an emergency flare. Fans are greeted by characters performing a massive bank heist and an overview of the new points of interest—Nakatomi Plaza and the Survival Camps—with an aerial flyover of downtown Verdansk.

"Some heroes die hard," the trailer says, "others draw first blood."

It appears the editors then went on to rip audio clips of the newly imported operators directly from both popular films: Die Hard and Rambo, respectively.

Other notable shots include a snow leopard takedown, Rambo firing a massive heavy machine gun, snowmobile chases, and a last-minute motorbike escape while being pursued by a helicopter. Some fans have speculated that the clip of Rambo tightening his headband may be a possible in-game emote, but that has yet to be confirmed.

The largest takeaway from the trailer, however, is the absence of Terminator protagonist Arnold Schwarzenegger. Will he be back or will fans just have to cope with the revealed duo?