'Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War' has been officially announced so here is everything we know about the game so far.
As the name implies the new game will take place during the Cold War era. The Cold War period lasted from 1947 – 1991 and was a period of geopolitical tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. So expect to see guns such as the M16, Ak-47 and the Škorpion, or their unlicensed counterparts, in the new game.
It's Being Made by Treyarch
As many Call of Duty fans know the game cycles through three development teams. Infinity Ward, Treyarch and Sledgehammer games. 'Modern Warfare' was developed by Infinity Ward and this year it's Treyarch's turn. Treyarch are the developers behind the previous Black Ops games (the good and the not so good) so at least we know we know what we can expect from them.
This could also mean that the return of fan favourite Zombies mode in the upcoming release, but with Call of Duty going in a more realistic direction with 'Modern Warfare', this mode isn't as nailed on as it once was with Treyarch games. But we can still hope.
It's Being Teased in Warzone
Activision has cleverly been using 'Call of Duty: Warzone' to tease players about the new game. Player's have been spending the last few weeks cracking codes and cyphers left around the map that unlock bunkers and secret rooms around Verdansk.
These areas contained objects, including nukes, that fit the Cold War setting and an RC-XD that has appeared in the Black Ops series previously.
— Call of Duty News (@charlieINTEL) August 18, 2020
It's Coming Out This Year
Despite the global pandemic delaying some games from releasing this year Activision COO Daniel Alegre confirmed that the new Call of Duty was on track to be released in 2020 in earnings call earlier this year.
We Will Get More Details Next Week
The teaser trailer released this week by Activison announced that a worldwide reveal of the new game will be coming next week. The reveal will take place on August 26 and will hopefully come with an official launch date. You can watch the teaser trailer below.
Warzone Will Continue
As can be seen by Activision using the mode to tease the new game, 'Warzone' will be sticking around when Cold War is released.
In an interview with Games Radar, Infinity Ward design director, Geoff Smith, explained that 'Warzone' was designed to be its own game and will be tied to other Call of duty Games that aren't Modern Warfare.
Although Warzone is very closely tied to Modern Warfare, it was designed from the beginning as its own game, he said.
As the game continues to be updated over time, it will evolve and become tied to other games in the Call of Duty universe, he added.
What do you think of the new game going back to the Cold War?