Call Of Duty Black Ops: Cold War confirmed, teaser trailer drops

By Heidi Nicholas,
The new Call of Duty game has now been officially confirmed. A teaser trailer for Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War gives us a glimpse of what to expect, with a full reveal planned for next week, on August 26th.

The unlisted teaser trailer is accompanied only by the description: "Know your history or be doomed to repeat it. Verdansk. August 26." Some players think that a Black Ops: Cold War reveal or event might take place in Verdansk; and this idea seems to be reinforced by the discovery of a missile in the Warzone map (thanks, Polygon).

The Black Ops: Cold War teaser trailer features clips from an interview with Yuri Bezmenov, a former member of the KGB who defected to Canada. Bezmenov mentions "Perseus"; the codename for a Soviet spy whom Bezmenov "believes infiltrated Western intelligence... to ensure Soviet dominance in the arms race." The trailer adds that "to this day, the whereabouts of Perseus remain unknown." The game will be based on "actual events", and clips of Bezmenov as he discusses the "active measures" which might destabilise a country are mixed in with footage of other historical events such as riots, wars, and speeches.

Speculation about the new COD game has been growing for some time, stirred up by everything from Call of Duty 2020 dataminers to a leak from a Doritos promo. At the beginning of August, Call of Duty 2020 was confirmed as still in development from Treyarch Studios & Raven Software.

The worldwide reveal of Call Of Duty Black Ops: Cold War will take place on August 26th, and it looks as though it'll have something to do with Verdansk. We'll keep you posted.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!