Online rumours about new Call of Duty graphics have included hints that the FPS series’ Black Ops 5 instalment will arrive in 2024. According to Twitter user RealiityUK, the photographs came from a recent Warzone Mobile update (who has since been suspended from the social media platform).
The photographs, which are now visible on ResetEra, appear to be a combination of screenshots from the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 and a new game Treyarch, the creator of Black Ops, is working on.
The two photos with the labels “Stealth” and “Pillage” particularly caught everyone’s attention because they appear to be loading screens for a forthcoming Call of Duty game that will be released in 2024.
Although there have been no official announcements regarding the game, some fans now think that it will continue the story from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and take place during the Gulf War. Essentially, Black Ops 5 would be Call of Duty’s release in 2024.
It’s understandable why fans could draw this conclusion too quickly. The real-life F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft, which was originally used by the American military in the 1980s and became associated with the Gulf War in 1991, is depicted in the photographs.
The period, if accurate, strongly suggests that the Cold War’s narrative will continue, but because nothing is official yet, it is still only conjecture at this moment. The copyright claims and account suspension of the alleged leaker at the very least give what has been revealed a sense of credibility.
We could learn anything about the 2024 release by looking at the pattern of recent Call of Duty game releases. Call of Duty: Current Warfare, a remake of the original Modern Warfare, marked the start of the modern CoD era in 2019. Call of Duty: Vanguard was released in 2021, while Black Ops Cold War followed it in 2020.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be the following big release later this year and given that CoD will supposedly take a year off in 2023, a Black Ops sequel may very likely follow in 2024.