Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Reveal Looks Set for Today

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Reveal Looks Set for Today

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If you receive a mysterious package in the mail, call the authorities, unless it's from Activision, then do as the instructions say. You're getting a new Call of Duty.

It seems some outlets have received large warchests from the Call of Duty publisher with instructions not to open it until August 10 at noon Eastern. That's now today. According to Charlie Intel, a Call of Duty news site,  recipients of these packages must send a text to a certain destination today to receive a combination to unlock the box in return.

What's inside? While we can't say for sure just yet, there's every reason to expect it's related to the reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which has already been leaked numerous times over the past year, most recently by a bag of Doritos. That safe assumption means we can also expect an online reveal of the game today as well.

No Call of Duty has ever taken this long to be announced, but it's been a strange year - for everyone, of course, but especially the Call of Duty brand. It was previously made known that Call of Duty 2020 was to be co-developed by Raven and Sledgehammer, but when the two couldn't get along, Treyarch was assigned to the game to salvage it in time for another annual release.

The result is the series heading back to the Black Ops timeline just two years after it last did. Other rumors say there will be a story at launch and that Warzone will get an era-appropriate makeover, though that last detail seems to have conflicting reports. Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat previously said Blackout is coming back as its own battle royale, but more recently rumors have said it's Warzone that will get a cosmetics and gameplay update to feature Cold War tech and weapons. 

If so, one would have to assume it will be its own mode within Warzone, as I can't see much of the massive audience appreciating a shift back to dated weapons like that. We should know a whole lot more by this afternoon.

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