CoD 2020 rumored to be a reboot of the Black Ops franchise

The game could see a return to the Cold War.

Call of Duty's Icon George Geddes · 8 Aug 2019


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As the next Call of Duty is confirmed to be Modern Warfare, it looks like the following Call of Duty will be a reboot of the Black Ops franchise. The most recent iteration in the series was Black Ops 4 in 2018. 

According to LongSensation, Call of Duty 2020 will be named either Call of Duty: Black Ops or Call of Duty: Black Ops V. The game is expected to be set during the Cold War era including the Vietnam and Korean War. Therefore, the time-span of the game could be from 1947 with the beginning of the Cold War till the end in 1991. 

The original Black Ops was also set during the Cold War, following CIA operative Alex Mason. As Captain Price is returning in Modern Warfare, potentially Alex Mason could see a return in Black Ops 2020. 

LongSensation accurately predicted the title of the Call of Duty: 2019 game Modern Warfare back in May. 

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He also mentioned that the game will be even more gritty and gruesome than Modern Warfare is expected to be. Considering Modern Warfare is expected to be extremely dark, it looks like Activision will continue this trend. 

Earlier this year, Kotaku reported that Call of Duty: 2020 is in upheaval as developers Raven and Sledgehammer will no longer work on the project. Instead, Treyarch will take the helm once more. Treyarch are the developers behind the original Black Ops game in 2010, as well as its sequels. 

If this game is confirmed to be Call of Duty: Black Ops then this game will become the second reboot of the franchise after this year's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. 

As mentioned above, these rumors have not yet been confirmed. However, expect the release date to be sometime from October-September in 2020. Once more details are known about Call of Duty: 2020, this page will be updated. 

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