New Call Of Duty For 2019 Being Revealed Soon [Update: Modern Warfare Confirmed]
Reporting for Duty.
Update: The Call of Duty Twitter account has now published another tweet giving a date and time for the reveal of 2019's CoD game: May 30 at 10 AM PT. Beyond the fact that something is coming then, however, we still don't know what's planned for this pre-E3 announcement. [Update 2: Sure enough, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been announced, and it releases this October. Here's everything we know about the rebooted and grittier take on Call of Duty.]
Activision will presumably host a livestream that unveils the new game, which is believed to be a new game in Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare sub-series. The company didn't say what we could expect, but CoD fans will want to set their alarm clocks nonetheless. Years past would suggest we'll get an overview of the game and, in particular, a good look at its campaign (a feature that returns in this year's entry after being absent from Black Ops 4).
The tweet, which reads "going dark," is accompanied by a video that doesn't show much; it primarily consists of some background noise and innocuous dialogue, as a woman says she has a problem and something about a briefing. You can watch it for yourself below.
Call of Duty 2019 Reveal Time (May 30)
- 10 AM PT
- 1 PM ET
- 6 PM BST
- 3 AM AET (June 1)
Original Story: Activision appears to be preparing to reveal the next Call of Duty, as it has changed its social media accounts to reflect the impending announcement. The franchise says it is "going dark" and has changed its logo icon on its official Twitter account.
That all seems to suggest an announcement is imminent, likely sometime before or during E3 2019. Activision usually announces its annual Call of Duty installments before E3. Though Activision doesn't hold its own press conference for the event, a Call of Duty trailer is often featured at the press briefings for Microsoft, Sony, or both. This year Sony is bowing out of E3, but Microsoft could still show it off.
Rumor has it that the next Call of Duty will be a reboot of Modern Warfare, dropping the numbers and simply calling itself Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. This would be the fourth Modern Warfare game, following up on last year's Black Ops 4.
Black Ops 4 dropped the longstanding tradition of story campaign modes in Call of Duty games, instead focusing on its competitive multiplayer, Zombies, and new Blackout modes. This year's installment will bring back the campaign--which would make sense for rebooting a story-focused series like Modern Warfare--and we know that it's already playable.
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