The GMC HUMMER EV, which was announced in 2020, is entering the global gaming world in a big way. For the first time, the world’s first all-electric supertruck will be a part of Activision’s critically acclaimed Call of Duty video game franchise in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II video game.
This rugged-looking electric vehicle (EV) offers up to a GM-estimated 1,000 horsepower, 11,500 lb-ft of torque, a 0-60 mph (0-97 kmh) time of approximately 3 seconds and a range of up to 350 miles (560km).
Duncan Aldred, Global Buick and GMC vice president, said: “The GMC HUMMER EV Pickup is truly the world’s first all-electric supertruck. Now, it is entering the gaming world where it will define a new chapter of capability and bring players together across the globe.
“Bringing the supertruck into Call of Duty will allow players to elevate their experience and provide a new way to play, powered by a nearly quiet and fast-accelerating EV.”
In a massive year and new era for the franchise, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II brings with it a new level of engagement to players. The GMC HUMMER EV Pickup is the first all-electric vehicle in the Call of Duty® franchise.
It will be a playable vehicle within the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0,in addition to making an appearance in the action-packed Modern Warfare II single-player campaign.
William Gahagan, director of Global Partnerships at Activision director, said: “We’re excited to bring the GMC HUMMER EV Pickup into the fold for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.
“There’s nothing like driving across Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 in an all-electric, 1,000-horsepower supertruck. I can’t wait for players to get their hands on it this fall.”
Players will be able to utilise the GMC HUMMER EV Pickup’s off-road capability across the massive map, featuring a variety of terrains and conditions. Whether on the trails of Moab in real life, or navigating the massive play space of Warzone 2.0, the HUMMER EV Pickup provides players with a vehicle they can trust to help conquer their challenges.
The integration of the GMC HUMMER EV Pickup into Call of Duty® Modern Warfare® II, is scheduled to debut on October 28 and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 coming this autumn.
It’s good to see modern zero emissions vehicles, like the GMC HUMMER EV, featuring in games and hopefully this will promote the positive attributes of electric vehicles to the next generation and a wide audience of gamers.
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