This year’s Call Of Duty is a Black Ops game set during the Cold War, although it’s not yet clear if it will involve the Vietnam War.
Call Of Duty games almost always leak out before they’re officially announced so Activision are doing pretty well this year, as all the info so far has been fairly vague.
Given the complications caused by the coronavirus, and internal problems with Activision’s developers, there was some question as to whether there even would be a new game this year, but apparently there is and it’s called Black Ops Cold War.
We’re not sure how exactly they’re going to punctuate that awkwardly long name but according to Internet leaker Okami that’s what it’s called (although the use of the logo and artwork is his invention).
Okami has a reasonable track record for reliability but what makes the rumour more convincing is that Eurogamer say that the name also agrees with what they’ve heard from their sources.
Unfortunately, there’s no more information than that at the moment, so it’s not clear whether the previous rumour about it being set during the Vietnam War is true.
The Vietnam War was part of the Cold War, so it could well be part of the game, as it has been in past Black Ops game. In fact, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if this was a reboot in the manner of last year’s Modern Warfare.
There’s also been corroborating evidence for a Cold War setting in Call Of Duty: Warzone, which is now filled with coded messages like the one in the original Black Ops and fans have found references to a U-2 spy plane when datamining the game.
The U-2 was the primary American spy plane during the Cold War and featured prominently in the original Black Ops.
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