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The leaking season for Call of Duty 2020 is in full swing even though we have still yet to see any official news. So far, we’ve learned that the title is reportedly named “Black Ops: Cold War” and takes place through different periods of time. Along with this, rumors have said that the game is eerily similar to Modern Warfare. While we don’t know if any of this true, we did receive some cold hard gameplay yesterday thanks to a leak. Of course, it’s hard to tell if this is actual gameplay from COD 2020, but all the signs point to it being legitimate.
Call of Duty 2020 gameplay leaks
Around this time every year, leaks begin to surface about the year’s Call of Duty title. However, in the past, we’ve gotten an official reveal during the month of May, with leaks soon following after. This year, no reveal has been announced or even planned.
Even without a reveal, though, we are still receiving leaks on a daily basis about Treyarch’s next title. While some of the leaks have been substantial, nothing matches actual gameplay. Unfortunately, we can’t show this leaked footage as it’s considered copyright infringement.
Activision has been striking down videos and other articles that showcase the gameplay in full. This clearly shows that the publisher doesn’t want this footage getting around. Whether that means the gameplay is real or not can’t be deciphered. However, it certainly is reason to believe that the footage is legitimate.
Daily Esports managed to look at the gameplay before Activision took the videos down. Lasting for about one and a half minutes, the gameplay showcases a map and K2 assault rifle in action. The game itself looks rather rough, with the map not having complete textures. Of course, this is due to the game’s current pre-alpha or alpha status.
All in all, the leaked footage looks like a Black Ops title. There was reportedly no slide mechanic or Dead Silence perk in the build the footage was played on. However, that doesn’t mean those features won’t be added later.
Activision and Treyarch should make some sort of announcement regarding Black Ops: Cold War during the month of June. Hopefully, the reveal will give us some insights into if the leaked gameplay is real or not. In the meantime, keep up with Daily Esports for all your Call of Duty news.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.