Rumor: 2014's Call of Duty game is called Patriots, set during World War 1, and coming to Xbox One/PS4/PC [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] Debunked.

[UPDATE 2] Activision has formally announced this year's Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. It launches November 4, 2014, but platforms have not been announced yet.

UPDATE: Sometimes in trying to bring you the latest and most exciting news about games, we occasionally get in a bit of a rush. This is an instance where we feel we haven't performed due diligence, and that does a disservice to you, our reader.

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We always strive to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information about the world of gaming, and this is just a case where there's not enough credibility to have made this information worth sharing. We apologize for publishing this story, even as just a rumor, but we'll continue to work hard creating a site that lives up to your expectations.

--Justin Haywald, Senior News Editor

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Another publication, Bubble News, claims to have lots more details about this year's Call of Duty game. A source has told the site that the game is called Call of Duty: Patriots and Smith Black is actually the name of one of its main characters. It is reportedly in development for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC only, not Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Wii U.

As for its setting, Bubble News has learned that Call of Duty: Patriots will be set during a fictional version of World War 1, and the game will reportedly have a "fantasy" element. One example provided is that one of the main characters is actually from a past Call of Duty title, but in an alternate reality. The site goes on to claim that Call of Duty: Patriots has both single- and multiplayer modes, and that the single-player mode is playable via online co-op. Splitscreen won't be offered, according to the report.

Finally, the main campaign is expected to last six hours, the site says. However, it's rumored that there will be two sub-campaigns. In addition, developer Sledgehammer Games is planning Call of Duty: Patriots to be a three-part series, according to the report. Lastly, Call of Duty: Patriots is rumored to launch November 14.

None of the above information is confirmed, so until we hear directly from Activision, you should take these details with a grain of salt.

[Original story] A new report from MP1ST claims that 2014's Call of Duty game--developed by Sledgehammer Games--is codenamed "Blacksmith," and will be officially announced sometime in May. MP1ST did not say where its information comes from.

This is not the first time we've heard the "Blacksmith" codename for this year's Call of Duty game. YouTuber Drift0r claims he saw the new game earlier this year and that it was referred to as "Call of Duty: Blacksmith."

We have reached out to representatives for Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games for comment, but have not heard back as of press time. Sledgehammer Games co-developed 2011's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 with Infinity Ward. The first image of this year's Call of Duty game emerged last week, but it doesn't show much.

If Activision does formally announced this year's Call of Duty game in May, it won't be much of a surprise. Historically, Activision announces new Call of Duty games in May in the lead-up to their eventual release often in November of the same year.

2014's Call of Duty title is rumored to be a future-set Modern Warfare 4, but of course this is not confirmed. Earlier this year, Sledgehammer Games cofounder Glen Schofield said the game is the "most ambitious, most creative game we've ever made." Meanwhile, Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick previously described 2014's Call of Duty title as "perhaps the best Call of Duty game ever created."

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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sumrandomguy3
sumrandomguy3

Still could have a bit of truth behind this. Treyarch are working on 2015 cod. They did World at War which was their best game imo. This could easily be Treyarchs new game.

Alecmrhand
Alecmrhand

Too bad....the Gamespot version sounds more interesting as WWI is an under used setting in shooters these days.

daviz88
daviz88

ACTIVI$ION VS UBI$OFT

ZERGIOSS
ZERGIOSS

ME PARECE, AUNQUE MUCHA GENTE LO CRISTIQUE DE TODOS MODOS LO COMPRARAN

bobnice
bobnice

Boy these guys were way off on that info.

BuyaPC
BuyaPC

Wish they did do a ww1 game for a change cause the setting hasn't really been done at all that I've seen. Sounds more interesting than another modern/future warfare game

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

This game will be another "Resolution" wars thing...

Oh Deer...

DARKKNIGHTPRABZ
DARKKNIGHTPRABZ

i might get stick for this. 


But i wouldnt mind another WW2 game, i quite enjoyed World at war

shidib09
shidib09

This is Treyarchs game for next year guaranteed 

EdAl2112
EdAl2112

Debunked? Or did Eddie made it up like most of his "articles"?

mr_nee
mr_nee

Update: Not patriots, not world war 1, GS' rumor sources suck

djsimpson95
djsimpson95

COD is a tool for the army to get new recruits, especially young kids by implanting subliminal messages in their brains

mechag2
mechag2

Damn. I was really excited about the idea of a WWI Call of Duty. :(

fileman998
fileman998

I was excited for the next game when I heard the rumor. Finally going back to their roots with WWI. Unfortunately, its just another shitbag high tech walletfuck. Another COD game I won't buy. World at War was one of the last decent entries.

bullsfan769
bullsfan769

Well this article seemed to just be clickbait, way to go gamespot

Atzenkiller
Atzenkiller

did anyone actually believe that? a ficitional ww1 setting with fantasy elements? probably with ww1 mechs and stuff

deathstream
deathstream

Well, kudos for not taking the article down and owning up to a major screw-up.


I bet this article is the reason Activision "leaked" the trailer.

themc_7
themc_7

Well this rumor has been officially busted. Actually this rumor is so completely wrong that it's comical. The new COD is set in the future and there are nano suits, etc.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

Well, this 'rumor' was a little off...

Xyllix
Xyllix

I heard Eddie got shit even outside of Gamespot

Lpedraja2002
Lpedraja2002

The original COD had one of the most chilling moments in fps history! Even with its limited graphics that game had more intense cinematic moments that the super hero crap they make these days. Anyone remember the line "For mother Russia comrades, do not turn your back on her!.... ahhhhhhhhhhhh!" Then all hell breaks loose. Man, I'm gonna look for my old install CDs and play the old COD. Anyone know of any good high res texture packs?

GOGOHeadray
GOGOHeadray

I could tell this was a load of bull. Slow moving trench warefare; no real vehicles of any affect; rifles that fire like crap. It would be nice to imagine it though.

asgard119
asgard119

 no no no not an alternate  version of WWI with fantasy elements  make it a real WWI game the reason why COd sucks is because they started making up wars (kinda why the whole military shooter genre kinda sucks) it would be better if they went back to that formula WWI,WWII Vietnam,Korea,Desert Storm(short operation but possible). real wars ya know. World at War was in my opinion was the last Great COD after that it started to go downhill from there. even the the source is shaky at best this is my opinion.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

"The content on the source for this story is from a community-generated site that has no reason to provide accurate information and no way to police users to provide disinformation."


So pretty much exactly like Eddie's Gamespot articles then? When will this irresponsible, incompetent joker be fired?

mysticdarkz
mysticdarkz

They should make versions for Xbox 360 and PS3 because most people don't have next gen consoles and it might decrease the number of players.

rez-935
rez-935

DAMNIT if only this was true. i been waiting for a WW1 or WW2 game since World at war

azim_baluch
azim_baluch

I don't know why all you 'tards are getting fussy.


The content on the source for this story is from a community-generated site that has no reason to provide accurate information and no way to police users to provide disinformation.

anaplussetup
anaplussetup

"Eddie Makuch." 


Doesn't that name just sound like a dirty joke? Is his real first name "Munch"?

neonphyzics
neonphyzics

that article debunks itself...the picture he links from the new game is NOT a WWI soldier.  1) he has a modern helmet 2) (don't flame me) he is an African-American soldier with a white soldier in the background.  The Military was no integrated until after WWII

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

They would be stealing The Order 1886 idea for a setting

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

@Atzenkiller  Nah. WW1 with dragons and magic. Or monsters that you have to collect and catch with a little ball. Oh, and mushrooms. Magic mushrooms that make you grow real tall.

djsimpson95
djsimpson95

@deathstream  it's a "leaked" trailer, how exactly is it "leaked" ? It was Activision itself that "leaked" the trailer

sumrandomguy3
sumrandomguy3

@dark_rage864 has that been confirmed? I can't see them making another Black Ops. Bring back the gore from World at War.