There are a few certainties in the gaming industry. Microtransactions are here to stay, Ubisoft always gets their games leaked, and a new Call of Duty game will dominate the sales charts each year. While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare continues to do well, there is something new coming in 2020. Leaks in May suggested that the next big first-person shooter will bring us back to the cold war. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has now been confirmed, all thanks to a surprising Doritos promotion.
The partnership between Doritos and Call of Duty is not new, but the name, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War certainly is. That, as well as the new logo, seems to point towards the actual name of this year’s edition of the bestselling first-person shooter. The promotion is set to run from October 5 to October 31. That could also mean that the game will launch before or within this window. During this period, every bag of Doritos will give players a chance to win 2XP. An added chance to win 2XP for a year is also possible. This will definitely figure into the progression systems, which are not unlike what we have currently.
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In addition to this, the internal alpha test for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was also outed recently. The Red Door was found on the Microsoft Store, and dataminers have unveiled that it is likely a test for Activision’s next shooter. Codenames like the Black Sea, KGB, Moscow and more could be linked to multiplayer maps. Others, like Stakeout, Armada, and Revolution could be single-player missions.
With a name like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, it will make total sense for those codenames. As to when will Activision officially announce the game, I am sure it will not take too long with all the leaks.