Call of Duty Black Ops: Mysterious Lock Boxes Opening TODAY

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Call of Duty partners like Charlie Intel have begun receiving mysterious black boxes in the mail. The wooden crate is padlocked, and comes with instructions saying it’s not to be opened until Monday, August 10, at noon Eastern time. “We must wait till Monday,” Charlie Intel writes, “to send a text message to a number Activision provided, to get the unlock code for the actual box.”


Black Ops: What’s in the box?

Presumably, we’ll get an official title reveal and maybe some sort of teaser trailer that day. Activision confirmed during a recent earnings call that longtime Black Ops developer Treyarch and Raven Software are hard at work on the next Call of Duty, and that it’ll drop by the end of 2020.

The 2019 Call of Duty title took players back to the world of 2007’s Modern Warfare, and this year’s release appears to be doing the same with the original Black Ops. Thanks to a leaked promotional campaign with Doritos, we know the next entry in the series is called Black Ops: Cold War.

Warzone season five

Modern Warfare and Warzone both got a massive seasonal update on August 5, introducing a new battle pass; new maps for 6v6 multiplayer, Ground War, and Gunfight; and of course a season’s worth of new modes, Operators, weapons, and cosmetic rewards.


For more, check out all of Gfinity’s season-five Modern Warfare coverage.