Lara Croft, the iconic adventurer from the Tomb Raider series, is gearing up to make a ground-breaking entry into Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0. Set to join as a new playable Operator, her appearance is heavily influenced by her classic look, drawing inspiration from earlier entries in the Tomb Raider series. This move has left fans eagerly anticipating her debut, set to happen in September with the launch of the Tracer Pack: Tomb Raider Bundle.
Scot Amos, the head of Crystal Dynamics, the studio behind Tomb Raider, had high praise for the collaboration. “Transformative is what we’re looking for, and with Amazon Games, we found a team that shares our creative vision, ambitions, and values for a Lara Croft universe across the spectrum of possibilities,” he said. “We’re eager to forge this new path together, starting with building the biggest and best Tomb Raider game yet!”
This isn’t just a straightforward character crossover. Lara’s design in the game goes deeper, featuring a jade pendant, which is a nod to the recent Tomb Raider trilogy that took a more mature and psychological approach to her character. The character is also seen wearing a white top under her signature turquoise one, aligning her design with her more recent iterations, rather than her older swimsuit from Tomb Raider: Underworld.
The Tracer Pack: Tomb Raider Bundle, which will be available in the Call Of Duty in-game store next month, will be brimming with content. Apart from including Lara Croft as a character, the bundle features blueprints for a plethora of weapons, such as the Ice Axe melee weapon, the Mythic Defender SMG, and the Mach-5 dual pistols. To round off this package, a skin for the Chop Top vehicle will also be included.
However, what has caught the attention of fans the most is Lara’s finishing move in the game, aptly named ‘Play for Sport.’ This move employs her iconic dual pistols to take down adversaries, adding another layer of excitement to her gameplay.
As fans await Lara’s September debut in Call Of Duty, speculation is high on whether this design will make its way into the upcoming reboot of the Tomb Raider series. After all, Crystal Dynamics and Amazon Games have announced that a new narrative-heavy, single-player Tomb Raider game is in the pipeline, touted to be the “next chapter of Lara Croft’s saga.”
Given the multifaceted approach to integrating Lara into the Call Of Duty universe, this development offers more than just a delightful surprise for fans of both series. It provides a glimpse into the potential future of Lara Croft, both in the games where she originally rose to prominence and in new arenas she is set to conquer.