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How to watch Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War reveal in Warzone

Published: 26/Aug/2020 13:45 Updated: 26/Aug/2020 18:04

by Albert Petrosyan


Black Ops Cold War has been announced as Call of Duty’s 2020 release and it has been revealed that the Worldwide reveal will be taking place in Warzone. Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming reveal.

The first clues for the new title caught players off guard on August 7, with in-game teasers leading into a massive Easter egg hunt ahead of eventually releasing Black Ops Cold War’s teaser trailer.

While the first trailer didn’t include any gameplay, it did confirm what everyone had already known from previous leaks – the game is called Black Ops Cold War and appears to be taking place between 1960 and the mid-1980s.

However, for as many questions the video answered, it raised twice as many more, so the CoD community waits in bated breath for the title’s full reveal. Thankfully, we don’t have too much longer to wait!

Black Ops Cold War reveal streams

Because the only way to watch the reveal live is in Warzone, we’ve put together a list of streams that will be broadcasting the event as it happens.

When is the CoD Black Ops Cold War reveal?

According to the latest teasers, the worldwide reveal will be taking place on Wednesday, August 26. All of the action is expected to kick off at 10:30 AM PT. If you don’t know what time that is in your timezone, you can find a full breakdown of times below:

August 26:

  • 12:30 PM CT
  • 1:30 PM ET
  • 6:30 PM BST
  • 7:30 PM CEST

August 27:

  • 2:30 AM JST
  • 3:30 AM AEST

Will Black Ops Cold War be revealed in Warzone?

Yes – the description below the trailer on YouTube featured the phrase: “Know your history or be doomed to repeat it. Verdansk. August 26,” giving fans a clear indication that whatever is going to be revealed will be accessible in Warzone.

The official Season 5 Roadmap also revealed that a “mid-season event” is planned to happen at some point, and it’s more than likely that this event is tied in with the unveiling of BOCW.

Activision still hasn’t announced any details about how this in-game reveal will take place. However, it’s worth noting that Call of Duty’s Pawn Takes Pawn website, where all of the Easter egg clues were released in the lead-up to the trailer, has been updated to include a new roll of film dated for August 26.

ActivisionThe Pawn Takes Pawn Black Ops Cold War website now shows a film reel dated for August 26.

If the same trend is followed with the reel as it was for all the previous VHS tapes, then it should contain coordinates for a specific location on the Warzone map along with a combination to help you unlock/enter this grand reveal. The latest teaser even suggested that players might have to complete some sort of mission on August 26.

That could be the final clue needed to officially determine where exactly the reveal will take place; however, we don’t know that for sure as it’s merely the likeliest scenario based on what’s been going on up to this point.

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter, @DexertoINTEL, where we’ll bring you all the latest news, updates, leaks, and more for Black Ops Cold War and its worldwide reveal.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton


Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.