We’re less than a day away from the official reveal of the latest addition to the Call of Duty franchise, but that hasn’t stopped dataminers from finding out more about the game.
Alongside teasers from official sources, here is everything we know so far about the upcoming AAA title.
1. Warzone Lives On
Based on a series of videos published by Call of Duty’s official social media pages, the popular map from Modern Warfare’s Warzone looks certain to be making a return in Black Ops: Cold War.
Active contract ██████. ████ ████ ██ ██ Verdansk. ██ ████ ██ Aug 26. 10:30am PT. pic.twitter.com/z8SMZQnVlo— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) August 25, 2020
In this teaser, the text “new contract” can be seen in the video, alluding to the contracts found in Warzone such as Bounty, Scavenger and Recon that allows players to earn in-game cash to purchase killstreaks and loadouts.
So while Modern Warfare’s developer Infinity Ward isn’t directly involved in the Treyarch-developed Cold War, players will be glad to know that support for Warzone isn’t going away anytime soon.
2. A Direct Sequel To The Original Black Ops
Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War will be a direct sequel to the original game in the Black Ops series, according to the leaks.
In campaign mode, players are expected to “battle around the globe through iconic locales like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters and more.”
Memorable characters from the original Black Ops series such as Mason, Woods and Hudson will make a return in Cold War.
3. Set To Release on Nov 13
Another important detail to surface from the leaks is that the planned release date for the game will be on November 13, 2020.
The timing and date makes sense, given that it’s close to the holiday season and around the same time as the launches of the next generation of consoles.
The Multiplayer reveal is also expected to take place on September 9, giving pros and notable streamers early access to preview the mechanics of the game.
4. Cross-Gen Bundles
Speaking of next-gen consoles, Activision will be giving console players a chance to own the game on both current generation and upcoming platforms, namely the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5.
According to the leak, Activision will offer standard edition, cross-gen bundle and ultimate edition versions of the game.
This unfortunately means that there won’t be a free upgrade for cross-gen players, but hopefully means a discounted rate for those looking to pick up the game on PS4 and PS5 or Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
5. In-Game Event on August 27
A reveal of the game is scheduled to take place on August 26, 1.30pm ET, which is 1.30am on August 27 in Singapore and Malaysia.
The reveal will take place in-game on Warzone, so expect a Fortnite-like event to take place while playing the game.