Activision’s next Call of Duty feels like it should have been announced by now, especially with the publisher’s insisting it’s on track for release this year. Thankfully, it seems that president Rob Kostich’s assurance of a reveal coming “soon” is real. Charlie Intel recently revealed on Twitter that it received a mysterious crate from Activision with the message, “Do not open this crate until August 10 at 12PM ET.”
It further revealed that a letter had been included, specifying that “we have to send a text to a number on Monday, August 10 to get the code to unlock the box.” This puzzle-like approach to marketing isn’t too dissimilar to how the publisher hyped up the announcement for Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. The question is – how long before details leak, like what happened with Call of Duty: Warzone? What is The Red Door anyway?
Time will certainly tell. Not much is known about Call of Duty 2020, save for it being a reboot of the Black Ops franchise and titled Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War. Treyarch and Raven Software are working on it and Kostich said it would be “very different” and “more engaging” than anything the company has done till now. Naturally, it’s expected to release for Xbox Series X and PS5 but will it still arrive on current-gen platforms? Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
This just arrived from Activision.
“Do not open this crate until August 10 at 12PM ET.” 🤔🧐 pic.twitter.com/scFTmAMZlt
— CharlieIntel (@charlieINTEL) August 6, 2020
There is a small letter that came with the box that says we have to send a text to a number on Monday, August 10 to get the code to unlock the box.
The mystery continues………….
— Call of Duty News (@charlieINTEL) August 6, 2020