Call of Duty: Cold War leaks suggest the series is going back to its roots

New leaks about Call of Duty: Cold War suggest that the Black Ops series is going back to its roots.

Dataminers from Call of Duty Tracker and Modern Warzone have possibly discovered an official description for Call of Duty: Cold War that reveals some key details. If true, it means that the full title of the game is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and it will be a direct sequel to the first Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Here’s the relevant info in the description:

“Black Ops Cold War will drop fans into the depths of the Cold War’s volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s. Nothing is ever as it seems in a gripping single-player Campaign, where players will come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths, as they battle around the globe through iconic locales like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters and more.

As elite operatives, you will follow the trail of a shadowy figure named Perseus who is on a mission to destabilize the global balance of power and change the course of history. 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.”

There are currently five games in the Black Ops series which feature campaigns that take place in a timeline distinct from the Modern Warfare series. The plot of Black Ops is rooted in Cold War themes such as double agents, shadow wars and realpolitik. As the Black Ops story progressed, so did its timeline, and the series as a whole grew to reflect other entries like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Call of Duty: Cold War seems to be a soft reboot of sorts, going back to the 1980s timeline with fan favorite characters Frank Woods, Alex Mason and Jason Hudson getting involved in espionage and clandestine operations around the globe. It will also feature Perseus, a speculated Soviet spy who may have infiltrated the Manhattan Project, continuing the Black Ops tradition of featuring real historical characters. The first Black Ops starred President John F. Kennedy and Secretary Robert McNamara.

If you enjoyed this story, check out In The Know’s article on the Call of Duty: Cold War teaser featuring footage from real Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov.

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