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.
There was a recent event for Black Ops Cold War. People have already played multiplayer.— TheGamingRevolution (@TheGamingRevo3) August 25, 2020
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.
The subway metros coming to #Warzone appears to go through the Airport, Stadium, and downtown portions of Verdansk.— ModernWarzone (@ModernWarzone) August 25, 2020
You will see this added to #ModernWarfare to begin Season 6. pic.twitter.com/NJiKa9oJY6
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.
Upcoming leaked #Warzone game modes:— ModernWarzone (@ModernWarzone) August 25, 2020
2) Armored Cargo/Truck Wars
3) Plunder: Fire Sale
4) Zombie Royale
Upcoming Leaked Multiplayer Modes:
1) Shiptember to Shootmember: All Shoot House. All Shipment. For a whole MONTH.
2) Realism Ground War Reinforce
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.
There is a zombie mode coming to #ModernWarfare and #Warzone as well.— ModernWarzone (@ModernWarzone) August 25, 2020
Zombie Royale: Be the last team with a human alive to win. Players turn into Zombies on death, but can become human again by consuming fallen player's hearts.
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.
#BlackOpsColdWar leaks from tonight:— ModernWarzone (@ModernWarzone) August 25, 2020
• Release November 13th
• MP Reveal September 9th
• Woods Pre-Order Bonus gives early access to open beta
• #Warzone live event with a reward to reveal #BOCW
• Hudson and Mason Return
• Will be a direct sequel to #BlackOps 1
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.