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New leak suggests Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War takes place directly after the original Black Ops

Leaks come a day before its reveal

Call of Duty: Black Ops - soldier firing as tank gunner fires in the background Image: Treyarch/Activision
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Early Tuesday morning, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War leaked ahead of its upcoming reveal. A long description for the game, posted on Call of Duty Tracker, suggests it’s a direct sequel to the original Call of Duty: Black Ops.

As the name suggests, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War takes place during the Cold War — a war of espionage rather than gunfire, taking place between the United States and Russia in the 1980s. According to the leak, “players will come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths, as they battle around the globe through iconic locales like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, the Soviet KGB headquarters and more.”

The campaign will star Woods, Mason, and Hudson from the original Black Ops, with a host of new heroes as well. Players will spend their time hunting down someone called Perseus, who seeks to use the war to their advantage.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will also bring the familiar Treyarch Zombies mode and a host of Call of Duty multiplayer modes, both including a bunch of weapons from the 1980s. Warzone will also see quite a few changes.

YouTuber TheGamingRevolution claims some players have already played the game’s new multiplayer at a preview event. They also suggest that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Warzone mode will still take place in Verdansk.

However, it looks like Verdansk will still see major changes. The ModernWarzone Twitter account confirmed that Verdansk will see subterranean subways during Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War — running through various parts of the familiar map.

The leak also suggests that zombies will appear in certain Warzone game modes, such as Pandemic/Outbreak and Zombie Royale. Warzone and the Cold War multiplayer will see some additional new modes, seen in the tweet above.

Cold War will feature a pre-launch beta, with early-access going to players who pre-order. Woods will also appear as an Operator for multiplayer and Warzone.

Finally, the leaked description reveals a Nov. 13 release date, with a Sept. 9 multiplayer reveal.

Treyarch and Activision will officially reveal Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War during an in-game, Warzone event on Aug. 26 at 1:30 ET. It’s unclear how all of this will link to the nuke recently found under Warzone’s map.

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