Activision has officially announced Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War.
The full reveal for the Cold War-themed instalment will take place next week, on Wednesday, August 26 in Call of Duty: Warzone, as VGC first reported back in May.
The trailer was found on the PawnTakesPawn.com teaser website after four consecutive days of community puzzle solving involving cypher puzzles, word games and 70s chess matches.
VGC understands that the new Black Ops will include its own game modes such as campaign, multiplayer and zombies, but it will also incorporate free-to-play Warzone like Infinity Ward has done with Modern Warfare.
However, sources indicated to VGC that a planned Warzone map update will now take place later in the year. VGC previously reported that the Black Ops’s reveal would coincide with a Verdansk revamp to bring it more aesthetically in line with the game’s Cold War setting.
Earlier this month Activision confirmed that Treyarch and Raven Software are developing this year’s Call of Duty, which is scheduled to launch later this year.
Developer Infinity Ward also recently confirmed that Warzone would tie in with other Call of Duty games beyond Modern Warfare, something Activision publishing president Rob Kostich elaborated on this month.
“Modern Warfare and Warzone are obviously very tightly connected, I think that’s really important to the player base, and we plan to do the same with all our upcoming titles as well, our premium titles, to ensure that we can reward all of our players and give them fresh new experiences regardless of whether they choose to just play in Warzone or also play the premium game as well, so the connection will absolutely be there.”