Counterintelligence suggests that Call of Duty might be headed to Korea.
Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War or COD Blops: CoW (an abbreviation I’ve been trying to make a ‘thing’) is one of the best-selling games in the US ever, according to IGN. Each year, developers Raven Software, Treyarch, and Infinity Ward switch off to develop a new entry in the series. The campaign for COD Blops: CoW (seriously, let’s make it a thing) was set in the early 1980s and was centered around, you guessed it, the Cold War. If recent leaks are to be trusted, then the series might be jumping forward 30 years for Call of Duty Korea.
Call of Duty 2021 will reportedly be set in the 1950s.
The Korean War started in 1950 so good chance it will be based around that.
— Okami (@Okami13_) February 15, 2021
@ModernWarzone on Twitter, a reliable COD leaker, claims that the next entry in the franchise will be set in the 1950s. A little world history knowledge tells us that the Korean War lasted from 1950 to 1953 which would make a good setting for the 2021 COD. Remember to take this information with a grain of salt, however, as it is still a leak.
Recent Call of Duty games have centered their campaigns around historical wars such as WWII and the Vietnam War, so a ‘Call of Duty Korea’ would fall right into place with recent entries.
While ModernWarzone has been reliable in the past with COD leaks, there is no concrete evidence yet to confirm or deny their claims. Activision hasn’t said anything either way and most likely won’t until they’re ready to make their announcement. Currently, the publisher is busy with their newly announced second season of Call of Duty: Warzone releasing later this month.
Because of how quick the turnaround is between COD games, leaks like this are pretty common. Last year, the setting and part of the title for COD Blops: CoW were leaked nearly six months before its release.