Following conflicting rumors that this year’s Call of Duty game (COD 2020) will be a reboot of sorts for Treyarch’s Black Ops series (and some saying it won’t be a reboot at all), a new rumor has surfaced that claims Call of Duty 2020 will be called “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.”
This was revealed by leaker Okami on Twitter with a mock boxart. For those unaware, Okami also correctly leaked the release date for Modern Warfare 2 Remastered earlier this year.
— Okami (@Okami13_) May 19, 2020
Further adding validity to this rumor, Eurogamer has reported that this title is also the same thing their “sources” have told them.
Aside from that though, it’s unknown whether this will be a reboot of the Black Ops franchise. Although the title suggests that the game will be returning to its historical roots given the real-life Cold War lasted from the 1940’s up to the early ’90s.
While Activision has mentioned that this year’s COD 2020 title is on track for its usual fall release, there’s still no confirmation on who’s developing it though rumors have pointed to Treyarch taking the helm. If this Black Ops Cold War title rings true, then chances are, Treyarch is indeed developing this year’s Call of Duty game. Not to mention, the studio released a Black Ops 10-year anniversary video this week, which would conveniently tie up to any Black Ops-related announcement — one we’re expecting to happen in May if past Call of Duty reveals are anything to go by.
We’ve reached out to Activision and will update the post if we get anything back regarding this COD 2020 rumor.