Dataminers have unearthed a number of interesting potential details about Call of Duty 2020, including notes about Zombies, Warzone, Campaign and Multiplayer maps.Twitter user Prototype Warehouse unearthed a set of tags within the game files, which appear to have been pulled from ‘The Red Door’, an alleged alpha of this year’s Call of Duty which appeared on the Microsoft Store earlier this week. Some users have reported being able to download The Red Door, saying that it’s titled Call of Duty: Black Ops CIA when downloaded.
The phrases posted to Twitter yesterday seem to pertain to different modes within the game – the embedded tweet below supposedly contains strings tied to the game’s single-player campaign, with titles like “nam_armada, nam_prisoner” and “rus_kgb” suggesting parts of the story will take place in Vietnam and Russia. A leak we reported on back in May suggested that this year’s Call of Duty game will be called Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and will return to the historical setting of its namesake franchise.
— Prototype Warehouse (@ProtoWarehouse) July 19, 2020
Tags for multiplayer maps such as Moscow, Satelite and Tank were also found, with Eurogamer noting that earlier in the year, one of the COD 2020 gameplay leaks featured a map called Tank. Dataminers also found Warzone references such as “duga” and “ski slopes” and a lone tag which is supposedly tied to the game’s Zombies mode, “Silver.”
It’s not clear how any of this ties together in practice for now, but evidence is building concerning the alleged makeup of 2020’s Call of Duty game. Some expect the game to be officially revealed at this week’s Xbox Games Showcase, although that remains speculation for the time being.
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