Activision finally confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with a teaser video, teeing up an announcement next week. But the company isn’t going into full radio silence until then, as Treyarch has now released a piece of key art.
The artwork shows gruff-looking soldiers on both sides of the conflict, American and Soviet, overlayed with various pieces of printed propaganda. This is similar in tone to the teaser video, which featured real-life KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov talking about active measures to destabilize governments.
Aside from the art, the tweet from Treyarch simply reiterates the reveal date of August 26 that was already announced. That announcement promised that the reveal will take place in Verdansk, the fictional city that serves as the map for Call of Duty: Warzone.
That video reveal was from Pawn Takes Pawn, the apparent culmination of a lengthy ARG that laid out puzzles and riddles for fans to uncover. That promotional event included dropping mystery boxes and even fans discovering a nuke. Some fans have speculated that the nuke could be used to reshape the Verdansk map to make it reflect the new Black Ops multiplayer, since Activision has spoken before about the free-to-play battle royale continuing across several annual Call of Duty releases.
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