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Call of Duty: Cold War has Doritos now

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(Image credit: Activision)

I like Doritos as much as the next guy, but I've always hated how they can't hang from the sides of my favorite FPS weapons. What's up with that? Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War is finally tackling this dire issue by offering a free Doritos weapon charm and Mountain Dew emblem to gaming-centric snack fans like myself.

The catch? I had to slide into Mountain Dew's DMs.

That's right, Mountain Dew didn't just want a follow and a hashtagged tweet. The carbonated constable needed to test my determination with a follow-up direct message.

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Our exchange was brief (and private), but after dropping their #DoritosDewDrop hashtag once again, I was gifted a code redeemable at callofduty.com/redeem. To my delight, cheese-dusted goodies were waiting for me when I launched Cold War. The Doritos charm is pretty much exactly what I was expecting: a singular, sad nacho cheese corn chip affixed to any weapon I desire. Considering the unimpressive structural integrity of every Dorito I've ever eaten, I'm surprised it can swing in the breeze and withstand proximity mine detonations without so much as a crack.

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That's a Dorito. (Image credit: Activision)

The Mountain Dew-themed emblem, on the other hand, is pretty lame. It's called "Kaboom" and just appears to be an explosion tinted green. Is that supposed to be Mountain Dew? I suppose it's cool that it's animated (every other emblem I have isn't), but I was hoping for something that lets me express my love for bubbly sugar water.

If you believe these incredibly dumb cosmetics are worth your time, reply to the tweet above and meet Mountain Dew's demands. In actual Cold War news, Treyarch's first big balancing pass just nerfed every sniper rifle in the game.

Morgan Park

Morgan has been writing for PC Gamer since 2018, first as a freelancer and currently as a staff writer. He has also appeared on Polygon, Kotaku, Fanbyte, and PCGamesN. Before freelancing, he spent most of high school and all of college writing at small gaming sites that didn't pay him. He's very happy to have a real job now. Morgan is a beat writer following the latest and greatest shooters and the communities that play them. He also writes general news, reviews, features, the occasional guide, and bad jokes in Slack. Twist his arm, and he'll even write about a boring strategy game. Please don't, though.