The next Operator for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone has been announced, and he’s played by a very famous Italian rapper.
The Operator is named Morte, and he is played by the Italian rapper Fabio Rovazzi. You can buy the character from the in-game store starting on September 8. Rovazzi documented his experience becoming the character in a YouTube video that you can watch below.
In a press release, Activision said Rovazzi is a “passionate gamer” and a fan of Call of Duty specifically. The character Morte is a former Italian special ops soldier who now has a Old West look that is meant to reflect Rovazzi’s love of Italian-Western films.
“Being a character in Call of Duty has always been a secret and impossible dream of mine,” he said in a release. “And there are no words to describe the excitement of the opportunity to give my voice and my appearance to an Operator. I also love the character tribute to the Italian Western tradition. When I think that millions of players will be able to play with my character, I feel flattered and satisfied beyond imagination.”
Additionally, Rolling Stone’s Italian edition wrote a feature article about Rovazzi and his involvement in Call of Duty–you can check it out here.
Rovazzi is the biggest celebrity that Activision has recruited for a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare/Warzone Operator, but he’s not the first real-life person that lent their likeness to the game. The character Ronin is based on a man named Tu Lam, who escaped from communist Vietnam in 1979, fleeing the country in a fishing boat. The Operator Lerch is based on the real-world soldier Tony Sentmanat, who served in the US Marine Corps and later as a SWAT team member.