Can you crack the code?
Eagle-eyed Call of Duty players think they've spotted a Call of Duty 2020 teaser hiding in Wazone. The lid was (quite literally) blown off the Verdansk stadium in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5. With the Shadow Company breaking into the stadium and opening its doors, the brand new arena is becoming one of the hottest places to duke it out.
However, the stadium isn't just a place to pick up a hot dog and shoot through opponents. If you look a little closer, there's a number of locked doors that require a key card to open.
Doing some sleuthing, player SallyisaDog discovered you can acquire the key cards in random piles of loot. In the video, he explained how one of the rooms has a stash of loot and a random PC. If you head to the computer, it has a repeating sequence of glyphs and numbers.
It's all very LOST and no one is quite sure what it means yet. Still, fans have come to the decision that it's probably a hint at what's to come in Call of Duty 2020.
Apart from the fact Treyarch and Raven Software are working on the mysterious title for later this year, there's not a lot known about which direction Call of Duty 2020 is heading in.
On an earnings call (via CharlieIntel), Activision said, "Activision will continue to build on its direct digital relationship with this expanded community as it delivers the next premium instalment for Call of Duty, which comes from the wholly owned Call of Duty studios Treyarch and Raven Software".
Rumours suggest the game will be called Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, which makes the glyph mystery even more confusing. Players have come across a message that translates from Russian to read "reset code", which adds fuel to the Cold War fire.
We were previously warned the latest Modern Warfare and Warzone changes would tie into Call of Duty 2020, so we know the clues are out there somewhere. Season 5 of Warzone has also revamped the train station and now has a giant locomotive circling the map.
Sledgehammer was originally working on Call of Duty 2020, but it was handed over to Treyarch when the game fell into "significant" production problems. Elsewhere, it's unclear whether the next title will release on the current generation of consoles for be saved for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Whatever Treyarch is working on, it's great news that Infinity Ward has worked cohesively to tee up Call of Duty 2020. Still, it's rare that at this late stage in the year, there's been no sign of a trailer for the next game. For now, everyone should keep their ears close to the ground as we say "Dasvidaniya"!
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