MW2 players slam ‘truly terrible’ NPC pack bundle

MW2 players slam ‘truly terrible’ NPC pack bundle
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Written by 

Alex Garton


4th Sep 2023 12:30

TikTok's NPC trend has completely taken over the internet, and based on a set of leaks, even Call of Duty is looking to jump on the bandwagon.

While Activision isn't looking to create any NPC-themed Operators or skins, it is planning on releasing an NPC Battle Buddy.

Repeating a set of catchy words and phrases, including "RAWR", "Ouchie", and "Ooh loot thank you," the Battle Buddy replicates exactly what the streamers say on TikTok.

As expected, this upcoming bundle hasn't gone down well with CoD fans, who have slammed it as "cringe" and "truly terrible."

MW2 fans flame "cringe" NPC bundle that's been leaked


Believe it or not, on top of rat and bunny Operator skins, Call of Duty is looking to capitalise on the TikTok NPC trend with its very own Battle Buddy: NPC Pack.

After being shared by Task Force Leakers, the Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 communities were not particularly impressed with the offering, claiming they "Don’t wanna believe this is real."

"They did not just add the TikTok NPC’s on cod," said one angry user, with another arguing, "Some of the 'Battle Buddy' versions are cool but this one is just cringe."

While a lot of CoD fans have made it clear they think this is "truly terrible," these types of bundles typically sell extremely well in the store.

How much will Battle Buddy NPC Pack cost in MW2 & WZ2?

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While there is no official release date for the Battle Buddy: NPC Pack, it's likely Call of Duty will be looking to get it out into the store as soon as possible, while the trend is still hot.

In terms of price, the Battle Buddy will not be purchasable on its own, so you'll need to buy a bundle priced between 1,300 and 1,500 CoD points.

Only time will tell how popular this item will be in the store, but based on past Operators and skins, backlash does not mean an item will not be popular. So expect to see plenty of NPC Battle Buddies popping up in your matches very soon.

Alex Garton
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Alex Garton
Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.
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