• Italian Cowboy Morte is the newest operator in "Call of Duty: Warzone" and "Modern Warfare"
  • Morte's in-game bio describes him as a fan of Italian-Western movies and served Col Moschin
  • Morte will be available on September 8 for 2,400 CP, or $20. 

A new Operator will arrive this week as Infinity Ward continues with its stellar fifth season of “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.”

Sergio Sulia, also known as Morte, will grace both “Modern Warfare” and “Warzone FPS battlefields as a mixed-breed Operator. According to VG24/7, Activision describes him as a character with a flair of the Old West “that reflects his passion for Italian-Western movies.”

The game’s Fandom site on the other hand describes Morte as a tracker who “strongly adheres to his own rules regarding right and wrong.” The new Operator’s bio further noted that he also served with the legendary 9th Paratroopers Assault Regimen, “Col Moschin” of the Italian Army’s Special Forces unit.

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“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered” reportedly in the works. Reuters/Ina Fassbender

Interestingly, Morte will be played by real-life Italian rapper and entertainer Fabio Rovazzi. The 26-year-old Milan native, said IGN, apparently met with Infinity Ward developers at a sci-fi convention and confessed of being a fan of “Call of Duty.”

“Being a character in Call of Duty has always been a secret and impossible dream of mine and there are no words to describe the excitement of the opportunity to give my voice and appearance to an operator,” Rovazzi said, adding that he loved the way Morte paid tribute to the Italian-Western tradition.

“When I think that millions of players will be able to play with my character, I feel flattered and satisfied beyond imagination,” said Rovazzi.

The process of making Rovazzi into Morte, who will be joining Warcom as a Coalition member, required the developer to use photogrammetry to “capture and portray the artist realistically in-game,” said PCGamesN. The multi-platinum artist also shared a behind-the-scenes look of his transformation on YouYube and detailed the work of transforming himself into the next “Call of Duty” operator.

The introduction of Morte comes after Infinity Warn issued an update that removed all vehicles from the Battle Royale and Plunder modes of “Warzone” after players complained of server crashes that kicked them out of the game and back to the lobby.

Sergio “Morte” Sulia will be available as a 2,400 CP Operator Bundle, or around $20.00 on September 8. Season 6 meanwhile will kick start at the end of September, ahead of the big unveiling of “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” in November, said Video Games Chronicles.