Preview M. Shadows' Character In "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4"

July 16, 2019

Avenged Sevenfold has had a longstanding relationship with the video game franchise Call of Duty for a long time. First they had some of their music featured in the game. Then the band got to be part of an in-game concert. Now frontman M. Shadows, an avid gamer and Call of Duty fan, is proud to announce that he will be a playable character in "Operation Apocalypse Z" in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Calling it a "career highlight" Shadows joked that he couldn't help but notice how much more his character was in the game than he was in reality. "When my wife saw the character, I think I could tell she thought the character was a little bit better looking than I am in real life, so that kind of hurt my feelings a little bit."

Through the use of body scans, photography, and voice acting, the Avenged Sevenfold frontman is now immortalized in the digital realm. "They did the body scans, took pictures of all my tattoos [and] really got it down. And then I went back. I did voiceovers, so I had to write a bunch of my lines. My buddy helped me with my lines. So we were thinking of funny things that we would hear on the battlefield that we wanted to have said in the game. 90 percent of the things we came up with were in no way gonna make the game — they were entirely inappropriate."

Get a sneak-peek at M. Shadows in Black Ops 4 below!