Famed Call of Duty leaker, Charlie Intel, put up a picture on their Twitter account featuring a nondescript black crate and a letter that reads, “Do not open this crate until August 10 at 12PM ET.”
Between launching the massively successful battle royale, Call of Duty: Warzone and not following their standard roadmap for revealing the year’s Call of Duty release, the Call of Duty franchise has had an interesting year. Not only has this year’s release not been revealed, but the three-year development cycle that alternates between Treyarch, Sledgehammer and Infinity Ward has been broken, with Treyarch rumored to have been moved up and rushed to develop a new Black Ops game for this holiday season. Some promotions featured on bags of Doritos corroborate some of those rumors.
We’ve seen all sorts and flavors of military shooters throughout the various showcases from this summer’s drawn-out E3-Gamescom mashup, but the world’s biggest one has been notably absent until today. This afternoon, famed Call of Duty leaker, Charlie Intel (Call of Duty News on Twitter) put up a picture on their Twitter account featuring a nondescript black crate and a letter that reads, “Do not open this crate until August 10 at 12PM ET.”
This just arrived from Activision.
“Do not open this crate until August 10 at 12PM ET.” 🤔🧐 pic.twitter.com/scFTmAMZlt
— Call of Duty News (@charlieINTEL) August 6, 2020
While the crate doesn’t specifically mention Call of Duty, considering Activision sent it to Charlie Intel, it’s pretty clear that this is about the rumored Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War. Aside from the specific date and time, Activision hasn’t provided any information about the upcoming reveal. Considering the past few entries in the best-selling FPS franchise have featured different modes and features that haven’t been in past entries and others have been lacking hallmarks of the franchise, like a campaign, it will be interesting to see how Activision and Treyarch will fill out the game, especially since this release will likely be cross-gen.
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