A teaser from the Call of Duty Twitter account hints at Judge Dredd coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
The Call of Duty Twitter account recently posted a series of images that are heavily associated with 2000 AD’s distopian authority, Judge Dredd. The close-up images show parts of the character’s iconic uniform, including his badge, golden pauldrons, and the Lawgiver.
The tweet also carried the phrase “a new order is about to rise in Verdansk” followed by hashtags for both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War. Rebellion, the publisher behind 2000 AD, commented underneath the post, saying “who could it possibly be…? We’ll let you be the judge.”
Created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra, Judge Dredd is judicial officer in the dystopian future city of Mega-City One acting as judge, jury, executioner. He first appeared in the second issue of 2000 AD in 1977, and has since been the comic’s longest-running character.
Judge Dredd has had a huge variety of depictions over the years, from film adaptations to stand-alone games. It’s no doubt that the Street Judge would be a great addition to the shooter franchise and would follow the addition of other iconic action characters, such as John Rambo and John McClane, both of whom appeared in Warzone’s “80’s Action Heroes” event.
It’s unclear in what capacity Judge Dredd will be linked to Call of Duty, but there’s a good chance that we’ll see some character and weapon skins in the near future. With no further information revealed as of yet, fans might have to wait a bit longer to get acquainted with the iconic character.