Even though Call of Duty: Vanguard has only been released for a week, there are already rumors that two special guest stars will be introduced to the game as skins in the near future. The guest stars in question are Captain America from Marvel and Indiana Jones, the title character from the Indiana Jones films.
This information comes from Tom Henderson, a renowned source who has previously supplied reliable information on the Call of Duty franchise as well as other titles such as Battlefield 2042. Henderson doesn’t reveal much beyond the presence of these characters, stating simply that Disney and Activision were in conversations about possible collaborations in the summer and that he has seen strings of code indicating that there would be an event.
Given that Call of Duty: Vanguard is set during WWII, it’s only natural that Captain America and Indiana Jones would be included as unlockable skins. Captain America battled the Nazis and Hydra during WWII (one of the most iconic comic book covers of all time depicts him hitting Hitler) before being frozen in ice and waking up in current day.
This assumes that Call of Duty: Vanguard will feature Steve Rogers, the original Captain America, rather than one of his successors, such as Sam Wilson, who took over the mantle in both the comics and the Disney+ TV program Falcon and the Winter Soldier. While Indiana Jones appears in the movies as a college professor, he was formerly a military spy who served in both World Wars and has repeatedly clashed with Nazis during his exploits.
This isn’t the game’s only reported crossover, though. A dataminer said earlier this week that there will be an anime-themed crossover at some point, namely with Attack on Titan. If this is true, it’s unclear if any of the anime’s characters will be playable, or whether the Titans themselves would emerge as opponents.
While these possible crossovers may pique some people’s interest, it’s important recalling that Activision is currently dealing with a lawsuit filed by the State of California last summer. The corporation was accused of enabling a poisonous workplace to flourish, leading to numerous complaints of harassment, abuse, and gender discrimination. Activision requested a delay in the litigation last month, but it was granted.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.