UPDATE: As of 8/19/2020, Activision has confirmed the next COD title is named Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
Earlier, astute players found an Easter egg hidden in Warzone that hinted at the upcoming game. This is not the first time the franchise has put serious Easter eggs in the game: throughout most of the original zombies mode, there were massive storylines hidden throughout the game, some of which took gamers months to discover and complete. Even once a player knows how to solve the zombies Easter eggs, they are still extremely hard to complete, even for professional gamers. If you still have the old zombie modes from previous Call of Duty games—especially the ones made by Treyarch— I would highly recommend googling the maps’ secret missions and giving them a try yourself.
This year, Call of Duty has waited longer than ever before to release the title for their upcoming game. This might partially have to do with COVID, but at the same time, it could also just be to build hype. The newly-found Easter egg in Warzone prompts players by quickly flashing the phrase “know your history” onto their screens while they play the game. It happens randomly and very quickly, so many players are missing it.
What does this phrase mean and how does it relate to the next edition of the Call of Duty franchise? Even before it was officially confirmed, rumors hinted that the next game in the series will be called Black Ops: Cold War. Keeping with this hypothesis, the message was also flashed in Russian, correlating with a Russian background for the next game.
The way the message was portrayed to the players in a light and faint font also hinted at the fact that it was going to be a Black Ops game, as the only time players have seen font and messages like that was back in other Black Ops titles. The phrase “know your history” may be trying to tell players to know the history of the previous games in the Black Ops series in order to fully prepare for the upcoming game.
While it was very fun to guess at what was to come, now that the title’s been confirmed, we’ll only be getting more and more concrete details about the new release, such as the teaser trailer, linked below.
I for one am very excited.