Activision has released a trailer for 2020’s Call of Duty game, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War. The teaser video is a harrowing reminder of the paranoia during the cold war, and ends with confirmation that the full reveal of the game will come on August 26, 2020.
The teaser trailer is the result of a community effort that Call of Duty Warzone players have been working on for the past few weeks. The clues tasked them with opening various bunkers in one of the game’s maps, and has finally led to the reveal of the next Call of Duty’s name.
The teaser for the game doesn’t show any gameplay. Instead it revolves around footage from KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov. This spy issues a warning about a Soviet agent codenamed Perseus, who allegedly infiltrated western intelligence in order to ensure Soviet victory in the coming arms race.
The Call of Duty Black Ops series is easily the most popular, even linking with Call of Duty World at War. The games are among the best-selling in the franchise, so it’s no surprise that the series is returning to form.
It’s not currently known whether an equivalent to Warzone will be part of the new game. However, given Warzone’s success, it’s unlikely that a new version won’t be coming alongside the new release. After all, the battle royale mode made its first appearance in Black Ops 4.
Call of Duty has seen a huge surge in popularity since Modern Warfare released. The game revitalized the community with a new take on a classic story, and has stormed servers with the number of players in Warzone.
Whilst Warzone is free-to-play, it’s also around 200GB, ensuring that it’s one of the only games on a player’s console, should they have anything else installed at all.
The Call of Duty community is waiting with baited breath at this point, counting down the hours until the official reveal of this new game. There are many theories and hopes, but from the looks of things this game could be a simple retelling of the very first Black Ops. That game took place around the right time, and saw a cold war story play out magnificently, the ending of which is still discussed today.