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Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War reveal date teased in mysterious crates

Published: 6/Aug/2020 23:13

by Tanner Pierce


It seems like the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War reveal is closer than ever as Activision have sent out odd packages teasing the yet-to-be-announced game.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is one of the worst kept secrets in the video game industry right now. Despite all the numerous leaks (and there has been a lot of them) Activision has yet to officially announce the first-person shooter, even though we have a lot of information about the game.

Up until this point, the only confirmation we’ve had is that both Treyarch and Raven Software are working on this year’s title and that it would be revealed soon. Now, it seems like that time is almost here.

On August 6, CoD content creator Hayashii and prominent news outlet CharlieINTEL both posted images of a large mysterious box they’d been sent.


The box itself is pretty boring, with only a set of numbers adorning the top of it (which seems to be different for everyone) and a lock keeping it all together. Aside from that, there’s nothing else to really speak of.

A piece of paper also comes with the box that instructs people who received it to not open it until Monday, August 10 at 12 PM EDT (9 AM PDT), meaning fans will have to wait until then to see what’s included.

According to CharlieINTEL, a text message will be sent to everyone who’s received a box, revealing the combination for the lock that’s currently keeping these crates shut.

CharlieINTELThe mystery crate from Activision instructs the recipient not to open it until August 10.

Given how the box is designed, this is almost certainly related to Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, which, if true, means that August 10 is when we’ll finally get our first official glimpse of the game.

Keep in mind that no new CoD title has ever been revealed after May 31, so the window for revealing the 2020 game, rolling out a beta, and then launching it is closing fast, if we’re to assume the rumors that it won’t be delayed.

Also, recently there have been leaks and rumors suggesting that the game will be revealed in Warzone through some sort of in-game event. According to the Season 6 roadmap, there’s a “mid-season event” scheduled to happen at some point, which lines up with the theory that these crates have something to do with all of that.

ModernWarzoneA leaked Doritos promo confirmed that upcoming CoD 2020 title to be Black Ops Cold War.

Of course, none of this won’t be confirmed until August 10, so we won’t know what’s actually going on until then. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL as we’ll be bringing you the latest leaks and info regarding the mystery boxes and what they could mean.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton


The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.