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Following in the footsteps of rival free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite, the developers of Call of Duty: Warzone held a 45-minute in-game concert last night featuring a 500-foot Ted Nugent strumming on his virtual guitar for players.
“It was weird. He only played one song and spent the rest of the time ranting about how Hillary Clinton needs to be shot. Apparently Activision spent like four months working on this,” said John Hammond, a player who attended the concert. “I really didn’t need to be flying around the map during all that. I guess the underwater part was pretty cool, but it felt a little uncomfortable considering that Ted used it as a reason to discuss his defense of waterboarding terrorists.”
Despite negative reviews from fans, the team behind Call of Duty has remained positive.
“For better or for worse, we have to compete with Fortnite and that’s where all the ‘cool’ artists are doing their concerts. We looked at the list of people available to do a Call of Duty: Warzone show and we were left with Ted Nugent,” explained Activision president Rob Kostich. “That being said, we’re really proud of the work we did! It took our development team so long to perfectly stylize Ted’s rants in such a way that they felt active for players and fully improvised for listeners.”
“I think it came out really great, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for video game concerts for 500-foot artists,” he added. “I think the next person we have booked is the Unabomber.”
As of press time, Ted Nugent was being invested by the FBI due to a moment in his concert where he spotted an in-game player named ObamaLova and threatened to murder him.
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