Call of Duty fans are still waiting for the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but that hasn't stopped potential information on 2020's Call of Duty game from leaking online. Apparently, Call of Duty 2020 has so far been given two different names internally - Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops 5.
This is according to Twitter account LongSensation, which has accurately leaked Call of Duty news in the past. While this certainly gives this rumor about Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 more legitimacy than it would have otherwise, we must stress that fans should take the following information with a grain of salt.
According to LongSensation, Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 is set during the Cold War, and will span 40 years. Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 players will experience the Vietnam War, as well as the Korean War, and other conflicts. Further details on what Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 has in store for players are scarce, but LongSensation did tease that the game will be "even more gritty and gruesome than Modern Warfare."
Call of Duty 2020 has been under 2 names thus far.— LongSensation (@LongSensationYT) August 7, 2019
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Set during the Cold War. Spans the entire 40+ years and incs Vietnam and Korean War. Described as even more gritty and gruesome than Modern Warfare.
I'm not joking.
That last bit of information may be of particular interest to fans, especially since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare finds itself at the center of controversy for its shocking violence. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reportedly has a child soldier mission that shows dead kids - something that is rarely ever seen in video games - and so for Black Ops 5 to be even more gruesome is saying quite a bit.
If the general public reacts negatively to the violent content in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, it's possible that the tone of Black Ops 5 will shift. Then again, with Treyarch rushing to develop the game with just a two year development cycle instead of the three that it had been used to, it may just have to stick to its guns regardless of how people react to Modern Warfare.
Again, we stress that fans should take this information with a grain of salt, but it's worth noting that this isn't the first time that we've heard Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 would be set during the Cold War. That information previously came from Kotaku's Jason Schreier, a reliable source for video game news and insider information, so it seems safe to say that much at least is true.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 is rumored to be in development for unspecified platforms.