Next time you drop in for a game of Warzone, don’t be surprised to see your squad filled up with Barbs fully clad in pink. That’s right, Nicki Minaj is coming to Call of Duty.
“Playtime is over; this is not ‘Chill Nicki’; this is Red Ruby Da Sleeze,” Activision teased in a blog post on July 27. “Nicki Minaj first teamed up with Call of Duty earlier in 2022, because yes, she holds the control like the gamers…do we have a problem with that?”
You better not have a problem with it. Because just like in her rap career, Nicki Minaj is setting records. The best-selling female rapper ever now has another title to add to her mantle.
“Nicki is known to break barriers in hip hop, and this is no different; come season five, she will be Call of Duty’s first-ever self-named female operator,” Activision said in the blog post announcing the news at the start of season five.
Here’s how to add Nicki to your squad in MW2 multiplayer and Warzone.
When is Nicki Minaj coming to Call of Duty?
Nicki Minaj is available in the Call of Duty store as of Aug. 24 as an unlockable character in her own operator bundle. The bundle can be purchased using CoD Points saved up from battle passes, or with points bought with real-world money.
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“Now in Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Warzone, she’s ready to make all rival operators pound the alarm, as Nicki Minaj has her own Store Bundle, perfect for those who think they have good form across Battle Royale, DMZ, Multiplayer, and Special Ops,” Activision said.
Like other bundles starring guest operators, the Nicki Minaj operator bundle contains several items, including the Nicki operator, two weapon blueprints, and other cosmetics like a finishing move, vehicle skin, weapon sticker, loading screen, and emblem.
The coolest thing about Nicki coming to MW2 is that she will also carry over to Modern Warfare 3, which releases on Nov. 10. Once MW3 comes out, you can continue to use Nicki as an operator along with all of the items in the bundle well into 2024.
Make sure to grab Nicki while you can, because the bundle will only be available for a limited time, so secure the Queen of the Barbz before it’s too late.