Activision finally officially reveal the next upcoming CoD, called Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Treyarch unveiled the next installment in the Black Ops franchise with a teaser trailer, consisting of actual news reel footage. Here’s everything we know about Black Ops: Cold War.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Trailer
It won’t be surprising to anyone to find out the next Call of Duty revolves around the Cold War. The mostly political conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union was the backdrop for all Black Ops games.
The trailer says the story of Black Ops Cold War is ‘based on true events’. That term has mostly been diluted by big movies, often using it for dramatic effect. But if it really is based on true events, our guess would be the game taking place in either Vietnam of Korea. Those two countries saw the most action (for lack of a better word) during the Cold War.
On the other hand, Black Ops was never really about historical accuracy. And with all the Russian translations used in the trailer, it may very well be possible we’re going to see a direct conflict between the Russians and the Americans, which never happened in real life.
But if you’ll allow us one more theory, the ending of the trailer might give away the actual plot of Black Ops Cold War. It says “know your history, or be doomed to repeat it’. Could this be another game set in the future, or present time? The trailer alludes to a repetition of the Cold War, a Cold War II? It’s not uncommon for a Black Ops game to go to the future anyways; Black Ops 4 took place in 2043.
Teasers in Warzone
The time leading up to the official announcement were very interesting. The teasers started when a website was discovered that appeared to be connected to the reveal. That website showed an old tube television with a VCR player next to it. As time went on the site was updated with new cassette tapes, starting with one labelled 1961-62.
The tapes show various interviews and news reels talking about Communism and other events throughout US history. The videos also flashed numbers across the screen and codes on the VCR readout that turned out to be coordinates and access codes. Players then took to Warzone using the coordinates to find secret bunkers hidden throughout Verdansk in Warzone.
Inside the new Bunker. There is a Nuke inside. pic.twitter.com/DfU1Wa0Trm
— Call of Duty News (@charlieINTEL) August 19, 2020
After using the access codes, more codes and ciphers became available. In the last video, labelled 1981, the coordinates take players to a nuclear bunker with what appears to be a nuke ready for launch. Perhaps we will see a Fortnite style map wipe that totally revamps Warzone and takes us to a whole new map?
For the whole breakdown of the teasers, our friends at Charlie Intel have recorded the whole process from start to finish on their Twitter account.
Black Ops Cold War reveal date
As of yet, we only have a mysterious teaser trailer to go on, but that won’t be for long. The end of the trailer announces August 26 as the day the worldwide reveal takes place. Stay tuned!