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Game files found in a new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare update seem to have revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a direct sequel to 2010’s Call of Duty: Black Ops.
As spotted by COD Tracker, the game’s description has been found in the datamined files following an update that arrived to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on August 24. The description notes that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is “the direct sequel to the original and fan-favorite Call of Duty: Black Ops.”
“Black Ops Cold War will drop fans into the depths of the Cold War’s volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s,” reads the leaked description. “Nothing is ever as it seems in a gripping single-player Campaign, where 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, Soviet KGB headquarters and more.As elite operatives, you will follow the trail of a shadowy figure named Perseus who is on a mission to destabilize the global balance of power and change the course of history. Descend into the dark center of this global conspiracy alongside iconic characters Woods, Mason and Hudson and a new cast of operatives attempting to stop a plot decades in the making.
Beyond the Campaign, players will bring a Cold War arsenal of weapons and equipment into the next generation of Multiplayer and Zombies experiences.”
As teased in the ‘Know Your History’ trailer, it looks like the Black Ops Cold War campaign will be grounded in history, featuring “historical figures and hard truths” while also bringing back fan favourite characters like Woods, Mason and Hudson, who will join a new cast in tracking down Perseus.
The description also appears to confirm that there will be a Zombies mode present in the game and that Cold War weaponry will be brought to the next-generation of Multiplayer. Given Black Ops Cold War’s ties to Call of Duty: Warzone, perhaps this is suggesting that Warzone will benefit from some of the new weapons and items introduced in this year’s Call of Duty.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was officially confirmed last week, with the vibrant cover art revealed in tandem. The game is set to be fully revealed by Activision on August 26.
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