Season 5 of Call of Duty: Warzone is right around the corner, set to launch in the small hours of Wednesday morning. Further on the horizon is (we assume) an unannounced Call of Duty game for 2020, continuing Activision's annual release cycle for the franchise.
Recent comments from an Infinity Ward developer seem to point to Warzone being tied in some way to the upcoming Call of Duty game for 2020. "Although Warzone is very closely tied to Modern Warfare, it was designed from the beginning as its own game," Infinity Ward design director Geoff Smith told Gamesradar. "As the game continues to be updated over time, it will evolve and become tied to other games in the Call of Duty universe.
The logical conclusion from these comments by Smith is that Warzone will tie in with the upcoming Call of Duty game for 2020. We still know next to nothing about the next game in the franchise, and August is far later in the year than Activision typically reveals a Call of Duty game in the same year that it releases.
Previously though, a report claimed that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War would be the official name of the new game, before a Doritos promotional campaign appeared to accidentally confirm the name last month in July. A mysterious Activision shooter on the Microsoft Store called The Red Door was set slip last month, which dataminers revealed contained multiplayer modes and map names referencing Soviet Russia.
What we do know is that when Warzone Season 5 launches tomorrow, it'll be taking the roof off the infamous Stadium location. There'll be a new Operator, Battle Pass, and more available for the battle royale mode, and the update introducing the new season can be pre-loaded right now on PS4.