Modern Warfare 4 teaser site is fake

Newly launched teaser site for upcoming Call of Duty is not the real deal.

A teaser website for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 emerged recently, featuring sights and sounds familiar to the first-person shooter series. However, this website is a believed to be a fake, a person who works with Activision but is not an official representative said last night.

The website, www.unexpectedreveal.com, counts down to a reveal March 21. Its source code specifically mentions Modern Warfare 4, as well as developers Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, and Neversoft, all of which are confirmed Call of Duty developers.

However, the website features a number of red flags, the most glaring of which relates to its ownership. Major companies like Activision will typically use a third party to handle website registrations, but in this case, the site is registered to an individual using a gmail account.

This is not the first time a fake Modern Warfare 4 website has emerged. A fraudulent Modern Warfare 4 site surfaced earlier this month, promising beta access to the unannounced game.

Though the new teaser site may be fake, Modern Warfare 4 is in fact rumored to be in development. Captain Price voice actor Billy Murray reportedly confirmed the game was in development last year, with an additional report claiming Modern Warfare 4 is 2013's Call of Duty installment.

Activision confirmed last month that a new Call of Duty game will be released this year. Executives do not expect this game to be as commercially successful as immediate predecessor Black Ops II.

The Modern Warfare story arc began in 2007 with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The sequels Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3 were released in 2009 and 2011, respectively.

[CORRECTION] An earlier version of this story attributed the confirmation to an Activision representative. This person in fact is a member of an agency that works with Activision and not a an official representative for the publisher. GameSpot regrets the error.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Kisalon
Kisalon

Maybe it is fake maybe it isnt... but we all know there will be a CoD MW4 and a CoD BO3 and so on so why deny it? boring game series yet i'll most likely still  be buying em it is still fun even though its boring but gives something to play when other games are boring :P

tightwad34
tightwad34

I don't think you can possibly tease COD.

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

Dont worry haters DESTINY will be the next best FPS instead of COD. 

OHGFawx
OHGFawx

Don't worry, your latest $60 map pack running on the same 6 year old engine will be available just in time for you to buy it and be bored with it a month later. Then you can start hyping up Black Ops 3.

djames12345
djames12345

Yes! lets buy the same game for a fourth time!

Malscyllis
Malscyllis

I don't know what would be more shocking. Not Releasing a new COD this year or announcing a Battlefront 3. 

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

Well its not really fake, since there is a newer even more diluted $60 hardened cow pat released every year like clockwork so.... yeah 

G-Man4ever
G-Man4ever

MW1 - spectacular story; MW2 - 2nd game of series, did not live up to expectations, MW3 - pure garbage. Anyone guessing how MW4 is going to be ? They should have killed the story at the end of MW2 and pick up a new one. Lost my respect and $.

jerryklu2003
jerryklu2003

I did really enjoy the whole story but please stop ruining my last good memory of MW, please just leave Soap and Ghost in peace.

Richie60
Richie60

Call of Duty is like madden nfl; comes out every year with barely anything new.

soulless4now
soulless4now

I'm sure we'll being see it by the end of the year, unfortunately...

ryancyc
ryancyc

If only the whole Call of Duty series was fake.

djpetitte
djpetitte

cod is going to die soon. even activision said they are lookin for new IPs and have forecasted number to not be as high.

AlexFili
AlexFili

We all know a new Call of Duty normally launches in November!

josh7845
josh7845

Why deny it when you will inevitably release it anyway?

Savoritias
Savoritias

So Activision will stop the yearly releases? (sarcasm)

ztron370
ztron370

Dont worry, modern warfare 4 will be officially announced during the nba finals.

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

 @Spartan_418 

call of doodies did ww3? lol ;)  don't know much about cods.

how about world war 4 then. or maybe a war to enforce peace on earth.

maybe as a world war 4 is in progress and happening, a world war 5 just began.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

It would be so lame if it really is Modern Warfare 4. The Modern Warfare story already ended, they already did World War 3, time to come up with a different setting/premise.

travo0159
travo0159

obviously fake, call of duty is only released in november

KristenVr
KristenVr

Unexpected Reveal.....

new Call of Duty? No, that can't be right......I would be shocked if that happened! I mean, come on, it's not like we get CoD every year.......right.....riiiiiight!


Kids prepare your mom wallets!!!

Zoza24
Zoza24

Stop this terrible franchise at once!!.. This franchise has ruined the gaming industry with the same crap all over again.

helldragonzer
helldragonzer

of course is fake, because come on, it's not like there stupid enough to release another Modern Warfare right.....

giantqtipz
giantqtipz

just because this website is fake, doesnt mean that theyre not working on one.

amirite or amIright Activision?

ThePlantain
ThePlantain

noooooooo....i was looking forw........nah i'm kidding, i don't like CoD.......

well the only time i like it is with some delicious chips and a pint of something good 

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Yes, there is a great number of fake websites on the internet. It's not news.

high344
high344

well this was "unexpected" -.-

Double-Ego
Double-Ego

Could care less if it was fake or real.... please CoD.....die already.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

Epic Failure : They are keeping it super secret , they think when it will be revealed people will be surprised , " Oh my God , Call of Duty Modern warfare 4 " . . . Meh

I hope this series die and never return again . Kids still buy and in return it hurts other games' sales , specially those with Q4 release .

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Trust me, THIS WAS ALWAYS EXPECTED, and I EXPECT the game will be *** just like all the other games came after COD 4.

frozenux
frozenux

More grass for the sheep people....

Armyboy5
Armyboy5

who cares? it's just modern warfare 1.4

toddx77
toddx77

We all know Modern Warfare 4 is coming out this year you ain't fooling no one Actvision lol

burgeg
burgeg

Nobody gives a shit about MW4.

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

@SuikogaidenThe only people who play COD anymore are kids and casuals. That franchise is dead to veteran gamers, they're the ones who know the true quality

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@Suikogaiden i hate on CoD and haven't bought the last two games, though i'll admit i rented them just for their campaigns.

Zoza24
Zoza24

@Suikogaiden Some are and some arent. Don't assume its everyone, Hypocrite.

deliman
deliman

@Spartan_418 Of course it'll be MW4.  Coming up with a new concept would be too much trouble for Activision.

KristenVr
KristenVr

@kachal Well, kinda! But only because of single-player story, never cared about CoD multi-player.

Single-player in CoD, United Offensive, CoD2 and MW1 was just awesome, loved it. Anything after that was meh and after MW2, I stopped playing CoD games...and pretty much any modern military shooter single-player campaign.

Some exceptions here and there like Spec Ops: The Line. Gameplay wise nothing special, but story...damn, it was interesting, dark, mature, it got me thinking about consequence of my choices and just horrors of war,.....that was something!