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‘Call of Duty: Vanguard’ is getting an ‘Attack on Titan’ themed loot bundle

Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to receive an Attack on Titan themed bundle on January 20, once again proving that dumb ideas can still make you millions.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is the latest instalment in Activision’s long running first-person shooter series that, seemingly no matter what they do, manages to make the video game publisher buckets of cash. But while crossover content is now relatively accepted and widespread, the game’s newly announced Attack on Titan bundle is still likely to raise a few eyebrows.

This new collaboration, described as “epic” on PlayStation’s official blog, will allow Call of Duty: Vanguard owners the privilege of parting with more of their money for some Attack on Titan-referencing content. I say content, but really it just appears to be a wildly out-of-place looking skin (with a cravat no less) and some weapons that nod to the successful anime/manga series.

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Image: Attack on Titan / Wit Studio

The 10-item bundle, that the blog reiterates “is not just for superfans”, comes to market on January 20 and can be had for the low, low price of $19.99 USD. For this fee you will be awarded the Tracer Pack: Attack on Titan — Levi Edition Bundle; which features an exclusive Operator skin, two guns, a matching set of swords, and a few special animations.

Considering what other big studios are doing for DLC, it seems a little on the expensive side. Personally, I’d be far more excited if the team behind Call of Duty: Vanguard tried to incorporate some Attack on Titan-related themes into their content.

The Call of Duty: Zombies spin-off has demonstrated there is an appetite for more left-field content within the COD player base; and the idea of a game mode where 20 players team up to take on a giant Titan enemy would legitimately pique my interest. Hell, playing as the Titan in a PVP session would likely be great fun.

But until that dream becomes a reality, Activision can keep their edgy swords to themselves. Besides, don’t they have more pressing matters to attend to?