Call of Duty: Ghosts getting $3 DLC where Snoop Dogg will announce your kills, coming to Xbox first

Activision recruits famous rapper for new voice pack; launching April 22 first on Xbox Live; you'll hear him say things like "Ballistic vest ready. Those are some fine-ass threads."

Activision has recruited rapper Snoop Dogg to perform voiceover work for the next Call of Duty: Ghosts downloadable content. As detailed in the video above, the famous rapper's voice will appear in an upcoming voice pack launching April 22 on Xbox Live with other platforms to follow. The voice pack will sell for $3.

Call of Duty: Ghosts developer Infinity Ward wrote the lines for Snoop Dogg, but he says he was able to add his own flair, or "Snoopisms" as he calls them, to the phrases. Some of these lines include "Squad member active: A brother from another mother" and "Homies out the joint. It's party time." You'll also hear his voice say "Don't stop. Cap 'em and shank 'em" and "Ballistic vest ready. Those are some fine-ass threads."

Here's what Snoop Dogg had to say about the partnership. "What interests me most about the project is that my voice could be connected with a game that's so hip and so hood. It says alot. It's associated with greatness," he said.

Also on April 22, Activision will launch a "Drill Instructor" voice pack voiced by R. Lee Ermey, who you probably know as the drill sergeant from Stanley Kubrick's 1987 film Full Metal Jacket. Various character and weapon specialization packs are also launching April 22. You can read about all the new microtransactions coming to Call of Duty: Ghosts at the game's website.

Snoop Dogg is no stranger to video games. He launched his own video game, Way of the Dogg, last year and even paid homage to Pokemon in one of his new music videos. Oh, and there was also that time Ubisoft recruited him for a weird video to announce the release date for Rayman Legends.

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ixx_smoke_xxi
ixx_smoke_xxi

Way to make money making a lame game even lamer!

RevLux
RevLux

Shouldn't it have read: "Activision recruited the rapper formerly known as Snoop Dogg?" Did he change his "name" back? I'm so confused...

rad8045
rad8045

They are really scraping the barrel now trying to sell DLC lol !!! Time to move on to a new cash cow activision. You had a good decade with COD now it's time for something new.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

You know what... i may actualy buy this...

3$ for a quick laugh... lol yep.

riddledtomcat
riddledtomcat

Cant stop laughing. Seriously? I already hate COD for being a copy paste game each year. But this has taken it one step further. Cant wait to make fun of the fan boys now.

believe_truth
believe_truth

"Also introducing the East Coast vs. West Coast map pack. Recreate the greatest battle of all time! Free Tupac player model included. "

believe_truth
believe_truth

"...so hip and so hood," Apparently, Infinity Ward introduced themselves as 'Rockstar'. The only hips are the ones the aging COD players are breaking, and the hoods worn over the face so no one knows you still play Deja Duty 27. The hoods probably do improve the graphics. Congrats to Snoop Lion for taking their money though!

DETfaninATL
DETfaninATL

"There's a sucker born every minute"

mixmaster1995
mixmaster1995

I hate how Infinity Ward is relying so heavily on gimmics and microtransactions now. This particular one, I'm not so sure about.

jaroondee
jaroondee

Sooo... are you a Lionn or a Dogg, Snoop? Make up your mind.

rat-fish
rat-fish

Finally a reason to get into cod

pip3dream
pip3dream

Call Of Duty has jumped the shark.

kobyjordan7
kobyjordan7

What's funny is that people actually like this game, and people will buy this DLC

Fallen_Lord
Fallen_Lord

I admit that I actually bought the KnightRider GPS because it had the voice of KITT directing you. That made sense as a product. This makes no sense at all. I am so happy the last COD game I bought was the first modern warfare game. 

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Omg...really? This is stupid beyond belief. I'm officially done with this series. I was going to D/L the next map pack but I'm done with CoD. The only reason I even played CoD is because of my friends. If any of them d/l this, they're off my list on principle.

notorious98
notorious98

I wonder if Bobby Kotick sits in his office and says to himself, "Hmmmm, how do I fleece retards out of their money?"  And then comes up with gems such as this Snoop Dogg DLC.

2wireg
2wireg

Bobcat Goldthwait lmao

Harbinger_CR
Harbinger_CR

Get Morgan Freeman and I will buy the game just for that!

whatsazerg
whatsazerg

Gilbert Godfried or nothing!  =P

asakapala15
asakapala15

I would like it if its David Hayter's voice

Centurion95
Centurion95

So....yeah. That was unexpected. Although I do like the idea of the R. Lee. Ermey one, providing they include his genuinely improvised master insults.

Fursnake
Fursnake

It's a good thing CoD is a joke because that is the only way this makes any sense other than Activion's ongoing campaign to be the most-randomest-shit-thown-in-a-game company ever.

grin89
grin89

shouldve had morgan freeman do it instead.

DerKrieger44
DerKrieger44

TBF I lost it when he said "Cap 'em and Shank 'em"

DerKrieger44
DerKrieger44

My word they know their audience so well! COD has cemented itself as the ultimate bro game.

flankenstein
flankenstein

Anyone else experienced those custom voice packs (Ace Ventura for one) for UT99 back in the day? This really reminds me of those :)

Matcam89
Matcam89

Looks like infinity ward is just looking to add anything to their games. Next DLC will be a gun that shoots Justin Beiber lyrics, and a Kill streak featuring Miley Cyrus rolling down on an excercise ball.

darkrayne
darkrayne

It's silly but I gotta admit it'll be a funny way to spice up the repetitiveness... more choices needed though.

Lucky-B
Lucky-B

I would love to have been at the pitch meeting for this. 

steelmouth
steelmouth

SMDFH this is how it first start some COD guy writes Snoop's line on a voice over and next thing we know Justin Beiber is writing all his rap lines on his next album 

Starhopper4
Starhopper4

Pffffft! I've played every CoD...ever. And this is the only one I've ever sold or thought was an absolute POS. 

leblois
leblois

What a bunch of crap. The only audio dlc I would ever pay for in a game is Christopher Lee...

Terrencec06
Terrencec06

this is depressing.... All time low. Big ups to Snoop though.

myungish
myungish

 I would consider it if it was someone like James Earl Jones, but Snoop? Eh. Then again, I won't ever be getting Ghosts in the first place...

AluminumAndroid
AluminumAndroid

Wasn't this idiot singing a "no guns allowed" song no too long ago? What a shameless hypocrite with no principles.

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

WHO GIVES A FUCK..STUPID GAME IN ALL ASPECTS. BAHAHAHA

SJGSpook
SJGSpook

$3 for an audio DLC? Anyone buying this is a tart.

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

Sorry, but we already had the Ice Cube for FREE in a previous game in the series.


Ice Cube > Snoop

sensesfail99
sensesfail99

this is a joke right? i mean im no hardcore COD fan, but i can see that people are gona buy this for some stupid reason and its going to pull in just enough money to make other game companies jump on the bandwagon. I pray im wrong and that this is not going to amount to anything, but why would they think this would be a good idea? Sooooo stupid, but i honestly dont care as long as it stays in COD.

Centurion95
Centurion95

@grin89 I'd pay $3 to hear Morgan Freeman announce "Don't stop. Cap 'em and shank 'em" . Hell, I'd pay $4!

RevLux
RevLux

@Matcam89 Sounds like a CoD: Saint's Row...Now you're talkin'!

believe_truth
believe_truth

This. So much so. Guy who mentioned Snoop is probably in the Bahama's now on a company getaway. "Why do we have to tell people what they need to hear... Why can't we just tell them what they want to hear? "

jekyll
jekyll

@sensesfail99  Because it's actually a good idea. Unlike these character camo packs, where only other people see the CoD hero you've paid for, here you actually get to enjoy what you paid for. And the fact that it's Snoop, actually talking like he does, is plainly awesome.

It's endless great possibilities:

  • William "voice of KITT" Daniels ("Be careful, Michael, enemy has Maniac!")
  • someone talking like HAL from 2001 
  • Majel Barrett soundalike for Starfleet computer voice ("Red Alert, helo pilot overhead")
  • Peter Griffin ("These vests will make sure I don't end up like Joe Swanson.")

Soon enough they'll let you have friends record custom lines with your headset.