A datamine leak appears to have revealed details for the forthcoming Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. According to a post from COD Tracker, Black Ops Cold War will be a direct sequel to 2010's Black Ops, the highest-selling game in the franchise.
Within the campaign mode, players will "come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths," in missions spanning the globe from "East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters, and more."
The description for Black Ops: Cold War reads on: "Descend into the dark center of this global conspiracy alongside iconic characters Woods, Mason and Hudson and a new cast of operatives attempting to stop a plot decades in the making."
The post, if proven accurate, reveals that Cold War will include a multiplayer and zombies mode.
Elsewhere, in a separate leak, the ModernWarzone Twitter account posted a potential release date and other tidbits of information. They say the release date is set for November 13, and a multiplayer reveal for September 9.
#BlackOpsColdWar leaks from tonight:
• Release November 13th
• MP Reveal September 9th
• Woods Pre-Order Bonus gives early access to open beta
• #Warzone live event with a reward to reveal #BOCW
• Hudson and Mason Return
• Will be a direct sequel to #BlackOps 1
— ModernWarzone (@ModernWarzone) August 25, 2020
Last Thursday, Activision revealed an official trailer for Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The trailer, titled 'Know Your History,' depicts the geopolitical landscape behind Black Ops Cold War's narrative. With this in mind, the trailer does not reveal any gameplay footage or cinematic.
In the trailer, KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov warns of a spy by the codename of Perseus, whose infiltrated Western Intelligence to subvert the U.S in a bid to win the Arms Race, employing a process called Active Measures.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is due for release by at the end of 2020. As for consoles, it's uncertain if Cold War will mark the franchise's final game for the PS4 and Xbox One or become a cross-gen release with PS5 and Xbox Series X.