Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Confirmed for a Reveal Next Week

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Confirmed for a Reveal Next Week

Better know your history.

After several teases and an errant Doritos wrapper, Activision has confirmed the setting of the next Call of Duty game. Call of Duty will return to the Black Ops label and head to the Cold War era, and we'll see more of it soon.

In a teaser dropped today, a monologue about steps to overthrow a country runs beneath footage of war, riots, and more. The tagline for this teaser is "know your history or be doomed to repeat it."

The trailer also says it is inspired by actual events and at one point mentions a Soviet spy, codenamed "Perseus." This could be an indication that Call of Duty will be utilizing the story of the possible real-life Soviet spy under the same codename.

We'll know more next week, as Activision confirms that the worldwide reveal of Black Ops Cold War will take place on Aug. 26, 2020. More information is scarce, though the YouTube description does mention Verdansk, the name of Warzone's map. The possibility of an in-game reveal, rather than a streamed event, could be pretty cool. It's worked fairly well for Fortnite, at least.

While this is the first official confirmation, it's been long-rumored that the next Call of Duty game would head to the Cold War era. There have been reports on the name, and even a Doritos bag that let the name slip. Hype has also been gradually building up thanks to crates sent out to Call of Duty influencers and an ongoing ARG puzzle.

Now, after all this build-up, we'll finally see what's next for Call of Duty. After the success of Modern Warfare, it'll be interesting to see if Black Ops can keep the momentum going.

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Eric Van Allen

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