Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft comes to Call of Duty with her classic look

Call of Duty Season 5 Introduces Lara Croft as a New Operator

Call of Duty’s latest season has been full of surprises, from equippable dogs to the appearance of World War II veteran Snoop Dogg and the option to play as Nicki Minaj in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone. Season 5 of Call of Duty brings yet another exciting addition: Lara Croft from Tomb Raider as a new Operator.

Last week, Activision and Call of Duty’s developers teased Lara’s arrival in the game, and now they have unveiled her in-game model. It is a striking interpretation of the iconic character, reminiscent of her original 1996 design but updated for a modern look. This rendition of Lara is more realistic compared to her appearance in Fortnite and the mobile game Tomb Raider Reloaded.

The model showcases classic Lara Croft with her signature outfit, braid, backpack, dual pistols, and an intense glare. It harkens back to her earlier portrayal rather than the battle-scarred, bow-and-arrow-wielding Lara from the Survivor trilogy of Tomb Raider games. However, the Call of Duty model does include one notable feature from the Survivor games, namely Lara’s jade pendant necklace, which she wore in those games as a memento of her first archaeological dig.

This combination of classic Lara with a nod to the Survivor era has sparked speculation among fans about whether this will be her character design in the upcoming Tomb Raider game. Crystal Dynamics is currently developing a new game in the franchise in collaboration with Amazon Games. The new game aims to unify the timelines of Lara’s Survivor era and the earlier Core Design-developed games. While details about the new Tomb Raider game are scarce, it is known that it is being developed using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5.

Regardless of what the future holds for Lara Croft, players will be able to take control of her in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone starting from September 9. Lara Croft will be part of the Tracer Pack: Tomb Raider Bundle, which includes three weapon blueprints: the Ice Ax melee weapon, the Mythic Defender SMG, and the Mach-5 dual pistols. The bundle also features a vehicle skin for the Chop Top vehicle called “Tomb Buggy” and various other cosmetics.

In addition to Lara Croft, Season 5 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone introduces other Operators such as MC Hips and MC Hops, who resemble anthropomorphic bunnies, and rapper 21 Savage. Additionally, there is a unique Operator skin for Fender that depicts a whole man made out of weed.

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For more information about the fifth season of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone, visit the official Call of Duty website.