Alleged Call of Duty Leak Claims Next Title to Be Black Ops Reboot

The next Call of Duty may take place in Vietnam.
The next Call of Duty may take place in Vietnam. / Courtesy of Activision

A post on a gaming leaks subreddit claims the next Call of Duty title, set for release in 2020, will be a "soft reboot" of the Black Ops sub-series.

According to u/SunnyMatrix, this information comes from "a source that is involved in primarily screenwriting for television and film, although they are sometimes brought on as a consultant to review storytelling in the videogame industry."

The next game will supposedly be called either "Call of Duty: Classified" or "Call of Duty: Black Ops." The story, which has undergone several rewrites, will be based on Sledgehammer Games' unreleased third-person Call of Duty game, internally titled Fog of War and set in the Vietnam War.

The game will have a focus on stealth, opening with a nighttime Vietcong attack on the player's unit. The player will go on to visit other Cold War locations as they uncover covert Soviet operations and "human experimentation." Along the way they'll meet up with former Call of Duty characters Alex Mason, Frank Woods and Jason Hudson.

SunnyMatrix's post emphasized the fallibility of the leak.

"I wouldn't be surprised if most of this information ends up being false (excluding the pieces of information that have already been reported," they wrote.

Activision has not commented on the supposed leak.