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Lionel Messi is now a playable character on Modern Warfare 2

Lionel Messi is now a playable character on Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty fans can now play as the Argentine legend in Modern Warfare 2

Football star Lionel Messi will be playing double duty at the 2022 World Cup and the battle royale gaming world as he is now a playable character on Call of Duty.

Fans of the Argentina forward and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 will be pleased to know that both worlds have combined.

The Paris Saint-Germain player is the third footballer to be included in the game, following the inclusion of France midfielder Paul Pogba and Brazil national player and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar.

The official Call of Duty Twitter account hyped up football fans with a first look trailer of the three football stars in the game, who can all technically team up on the battlefield.

“Reinforce your roster with the ultimate hat trick.

“Team up with Neymar Jr., Paul Pogba, and Messi in Call of Duty Season 01 of #Warzone2 and #ModernWarfare2.”

The ‘Messi operator bundle’ includes a unique Messi backpack and a selection of weapons with a total of eight different items including Messi himself.

Messi is now playable in Call of Duty.
Activision/@CallofDuty/Twitter

It can be yours for 2,400 COD points. In real money this equates to $19.99 (£16.79).

One thing fans of the 35-year-old immediately noticed was the lack of tattoos on the Call of Duty version of Messi, who has a large sleeve tattoo on his right arm.

“They didn't put his tats on him???," a Messi fan tweeted after watching the trailer.

While one football lover said: “I buy it because Messi was my childhood hero for sport.”

Another Twitter user declared: “I need this skin.”

While another fan simply called the update 'unreal'.

Messi during the match between Argentina and Poland.
UK Sports Pics Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo.

When the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner isn’t running around in military uniform and shooting enemies in Call of Duty he’s preparing to help lead his country to victory at the World Cup in Qatar.

After the sporting star scored in his first two games in Qatar, the FC Barcelona legend was back in action on Wednesday (30 November) as Argentina took on Poland in their final group fixture.

Messi scored in both of Argentina’s opening two matches at the 2022 World Cup as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia before winning 2-0 over Mexico

Argentina won 0-2 against Poland and will take on Australia on Saturday.

Featured Image Credit: Activision/@CallofDuty/Twitter

Topics: Gaming, Football, Call of Duty