Lil Wayne: rapper, Grammy winner and gamer. The latter is dangerously true in a newly released promo clip for Ubisoft’s upcoming Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the latest in the long-running video game series, which Billboard is premiering today (Sept. 18).
In the five-minute trailer titled Squad Up ft. Lil Wayne, directed by David Leitch of John Wick and Fast & Furious fame, Weezy and co. head off on a campaign in the new game, showing off the new gameplay while also showcasing the rapper’s antics as he shows up late to the match and even takes a phone call in the midst of a tense moment.
Along the way, Weezy’s “Uproar,” from 2018’s Tha Carter V, soundtracks the action.
Perhaps the crowning achievement (aside from an unexpected cameo from another rapper at the end), is what appears to be a bona fide Leeroy Jenkins reference early on. You’re welcome, folks.
“More than anything, the key point of all action is to tell a story, and in this spot we’re telling a story with these characters in the world of the game and also the characters in their worlds at home,” Leitch says. “We wanted to make sure we have these distinct characters that jump off the page and that the action defines them in a real, particular way. We have this fun juxtaposition with the different characters and their voices, too, which is a great conceit.”
The ad will see a pair of high-profile placements at the beginning of October; fans of both Wayne and Breakpoint can see their worlds collide during Thursday Night Football (Oct. 3) and WWE Smackdown (Oct. 4). Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint debuts Oct. 4, though a free open beta will be available during the preceding week (Sept. 26-30).
The game follows Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon‘s previous entry, Wildlands, from 2017; the series dates back to the first Ghost Recon, released in 2001. Wayne has something of a history in the video game scene, in 2016 he premiered the mobile skateboarding game Sqvad Up.