The latest Call of Duty rumor is here and as we always say, we don’t typically report on such things. However, given what we’ve been provided this seems to have validity.
As we know, the upcoming Call of Duty for 2020 is going to be developed by Treyarch as Activision is skipping Sledgehammer this year (for reasons that were never fully disclosed). According to the latest rumor, this year’s entry will be a reboot/re-imagining of Black Ops.
The focus will be on real-life events during the Vietnam and Cold wars with characters Frank Woods and Alex Mason returning for the single player campaign. Meanwhile, the rest of the title is said to feature the following:
- Operators instead of “Specialists”
- Free multiplayer DLC a la Modern Warfare
- Large scale multiplayer
- Zombies mode that is more based in reality and tied to Vietnam
As of this time, there’s no report whether Battle Royale will be included which is a big question given the recent release of Warzone.
Additionally, all of the above is what we learned from the rumor. The only item confirmed to this point by Activision is that there will be a 2020 Call of Duty release and it is being developed by Treyarch.
The above sounds interesting but also seems to bring about more questions than answers. If the title is going to be brand new and have a new campaign and multiplayer, how is Treyarch accomplishing that in under 2 years of development time? As Warzone just released and is tied into Modern Warfare, how does that translate to a new Black Ops based COD? We’re unsure but we’ll certainly keep you updated as we learn more.