As certain because the solar rises, we all know that we will see a brand new Call of Duty recreation yearly. Positive sufficient, Activision just lately confirmed that a brand new “premium” Call of Duty is within the works and due for launch in 2020, regardless of already releasing a remastered Modern Warfare 2 marketing campaign and Warzone, its glorious spin on battle royale, earlier this year.
Whereas we don’t know a lot in regards to the new Call of Duty (or Call of Duty 2020) but, we do know that Black Ops developer Treyarch is engaged on the sport with assist from Sledgehammer Games after a development swap up. Treyarch’s last Call of Duty title was Black Ops 4, a decent sufficient entry that eschewed a single-player marketing campaign to including Blackout – the franchise’s first stab at battle royale. This yr’s recreation is rumored to be a reboot of the Black Ops franchise much like the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019), with the title rumored to be ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’.
With E3 2020 canceled and Activision but to announce a substitute occasion, anticipate the brand new Call of Duty to pop up in some form or kind throughout an announcement stream. However, till then, right here’s every little thing we all know in regards to the new Call of Duty.
Lower to the chase
- What is it? The following mainline Call of Duty recreation.
When is it out? TBC, however probably around October or November.
What can I play it on? TBC. Xbox One, PS4, and PC are doubtless however anticipate PS5 and Sequence X too.
Will it have cross-play? Very doubtless contemplating Modern Warfare supplied it.
Will there be Zombies? We’d be very surprised if Treyarch’s notorious mode doesn’t make an look.
New Call of Duty launch date
New Call of Duty video games traditionally releases in November, however Activision has saved issues versatile in years past. Notably, Black Ops 4 launched in October, allegedly to keep away from Red Dead Redemption 2.
Activision will doubtless need the sport out there from the off on PS5 and Xbox Series X (due for launch in late 2020), having opened the present console technology with Call of Duty: Ghosts again in 2013. Anticipate extra data within the coming weeks as builders and publishers host their very own streams in lieu of E3 2020.
New Call of Duty news and rumors
Here is all the newest information and rumors encompass the brand new Call of Duty:
Name (and time period) revealed?
In line with a leak by @Okami13_ on Twitter, corroborated by Eurogamer’s sources, Call of Duty: Black Ops Chilly Battle is the title of this year’s recreation.
Whereas its sequels veered into each close to and far-flung futures, the unique Black Ops was solely set within the Cold War conflict of the 1960s. The title suggests we’ll be returning to that interval, and suggests that rumors of a reboot might be right. Will we be rubbing shoulders with JFK again?
Warzone, Call of Duty Modern Warfare’s battle royale mode, has begun setting up a puzzle involving all of its locked bunkers.
With enterprising players glitching into them to search out Cold War-era spy plane, it seems to be as if this is all a part of a mission constructing in direction of a full reveal of this yr’s recreation. It wouldn’t be Call of Duty with out leaks, in any case.
Patch notes teaser
The Call of Duty subreddit famous that Modern Warfare 2019’s patch notes reference redacted information and “Protocol Yellow”.
These have been deciphered and reveal references to sleeper cells and “Project Nova” – each key plot points within the unique Black Ops game.
Still on observe
Through the company’s earnings call on May 5, Activision COO Daniel Alegre confirmed that the 2020 title is “on track for launch later this yr” regardless of the “challenges” the studio is going through due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Plenty of Treyarch staff members have been eradicating Twitter headers. That may sound fully unrelated, however up to now has urged a reveal is coming quickly. Video games advertising and marketing in 2020, you’ve received to like it.
New Call of Duty: what we want to see
After last yr’s successful Trendy Warfare reboot and the success of Warzone, issues are wanting rosier for the Call of Duty franchise than they have achieved in a while.
Whereas the sequence has all the time been about explosions and folks barking orders, Black Ops (and to some extent its instant sequel) supplied enjoyable, off-the-wall spy shenanigans that you wouldn’t discover anyplace else. Black Ops supplied a shocking twist and an ambiguous ending, and we’d like to see the brand new Call of Duty game go into these sorts of unanswered questions. Basing the sport within the Cold War additionally permits for some overlap with the Vietnam conflict, and permits for loads of alternatives for stealthy missions. This might make the marketing campaign arguably extra assorted than any of the current games within the sequence.
By way of multiplayer, our predominant gripe with the Modern Warfare reboot was its map choice which tended to promote tenting methods. With a wealthy history of multiplayer maps within the Black Ops franchise, we’re hoping this yr’s game can continue that lineage.
Finally, Zombies mode is a should – it’s been a pillar of each Treyarch Call of Duty since it was a bonus mode in World at Battle, and it’s all the time the place the place the developer goes really wild with its creativity.