If you're a fan of both hip-hop and Call of Duty, you probably already know that the Snoop Dogg pack arrived in Warzone and Vanguard yesterday.
Snoop's arrival in the current CoD games was proclaimed on the official Call of Duty website, which offered a full bio for the in-game operator version of the rap star.
The bio reads: "Growing up in Long Beach, California, Snoop Dogg realized he had a talent for rapping at a young age and began to pursue it as a career.
"Now, he is still releasing music and appearing as a media personality on multiple shows, but in his free time, he chooses to fight as an operator in Call of Duty."
So, what else is there to know about Snoop's arrival in CoD Warzone and Vanguard? Keep reading for all the key details.
When did Snoop Dogg come to Call of Duty?
The Snoop Dogg release date in Warzone and Vanguard was 19th April. You can buy the pack now on the Call of Duty website.
Snoop arrived in Warzone and Vanguard on that date at 10am PT in USA, or 6pm BST here in the UK. From that time, fans have been able to buy the Snoop Dogg Operator Bundle in the game.
Earlier this month, Snoop Dogg came to Call of Duty: Mobile on 1st April 2022. He's available through the Lucky Draw feature in the mobile version of CoD.
What do you get in the Snoop Dogg Call of Duty bundle?
In terms of immediate unlocks that you can use straight away in Warzone or Vanguard, the Snoop Dogg operator bundle gives you one Snoop outfit straight off the bat and three legendary weapon blueprints – the Bong Ripper sniper rifle, the West Coast Bling assault rifle, and 'Tha Shiznit' SMG – all of which come with Green Weed Tracer Rounds.
It's not just about the immediate gains, though. The CoD website notes: "Snoop Dogg can be levelled up like any other Vanguard Operator and comes with four challenges to help you earn Operator XP."
Players are encouraged to "play as Snoop and get Kills, Headshot Kills, Hipfire Kills, and Wins to unlock sizeable Operator XP rewards".
What are those rewards? The blog tells us: "Through Snoop’s progression path, you can unlock several XP and PPSH-41 Weapon XP rewards, as well as two Sprays, two Operator Quips, a Calling Card, a Sticker, an Emblem, a Weapon Charm, a Vanguard-exclusive Killcam Vanity, and four alternate Operator outfits. Two of these threads – the gold-trimmed 'VIP' and the iced-out Diamond 'Tha Doggfather' – are unlocked at max level (20)."
The names of some of those items have been confirmed, too, so look out for the Mellow Medal weapon charm, the Original Gangsta emblem, the High Art spray, and the 'Finishizzle Movizzle' finishing move.
It's also worth looking out for the 'Tactical Toke' Match Intro and the 'Hit This, Fam' MVP Highlight, both of which are Vanguard-exclusive rewards tied to that paid-for game.
If you prefer to play on your phone, it's worth noting that the CoD Mobile version of Snoop is a bit different.
The CoD Mobile version, which is available in the game's Lucky Draw, is described as being "decked out head-to-toe in a 24K gold embroidered outfit".
This mobile Snoop comes with "a new signature weapon based on a fast-firing Legendary SMG that’s gold-plated and diamond-encrusted", the Call of Duty blog has confirmed.
Also in CoD Mobile, you can "light up your enemies under the lights of a mini-concert with this weapon’s unique death effect, and see your iced out weapon get even flashier as you earn eliminations".
How to get Snoop Dogg in Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard
To play as Snoop in Warzone and Vanguard, you will need to buy the Snoop Dogg Operator Bundle from the in-game store or the Call of Duty website.
The Snoop Dogg CoD pack price is 2,400 CoD Points, which translates into real money as roughly £16 GBP. That's pretty much the standard rate for packs like this.
When was Snoop Dogg in Call of Duty before?
Fans with strong long-term memories will remember that Snoop Dogg previously appeared in Call of Duty: Ghosts, the 2013 game from Activision and Infinity Ward.
Snoop Dogg lent his voice to a Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC pack, which has been memorialised in such amusing videos as the one below. Beware of some fruity language if you click into the montage of Snoop moments below.