- Aug 25, 2020
Activision has sent a mysterious crate to members of the press, with instructions suggesting that this year's Call of Duty game may be revealed on Monday, August 10. Call of Duty news outlet Charlie Intel posted a picture of the wooden crate to Twitter yesterday. According to the instructions included in the press kit, those receiving the crate have been told not to open the crate "until August 10 at 12PM ET."
The specific date and time suggest that this could be when this year's Call of Duty game could be revealed. Charlie Intel mentions in a follow-up tweet that they have been told to send a text to a number on Monday in order to receive a code that will unlock the crate. This tactic of sending out a cryptic press kit to outlets is becoming something of a strategy for Activision - most recently the publisher sent members of the press a puzzle from "Your Favorite Bandicoot" to tease Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=every-ign-call-of-duty-review&captions=true"] Recently we learned that Call of Duty 2020 will be tightly integrated with Warzone, and that the game is in a playable state, and has been developed by Treyarch and Raven Software. A series of leaks have suggested that this year's Call of Duty will be titled Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. In early July, a Microsoft Store listing for an Activision Shooter called The Red Door was datamined, with sleuths finding strings related to campaign missions, multiplayer maps and even a potential zombies mode. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.