Call of Duty is “going dark” on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as the series gears up for the predicted reveal of Modern Warfare. CoD‘s social accounts have replaced their avatars and cover images with black backgrounds, alongside the caption “Going Dark.” It has been rumored that a full reveal of the next entry in the Call of Duty series will take place on May 30, with publisher Activision seemingly preparing for this reveal across social media.
The next Call of Duty game is being developed by Infinity Ward, with it being reported that the studio is working on a brand new Modern Warfare title. However, rather than being called Modern Warfare 4, Infinity Ward and Activision have allegedly dropped the numbers altogether, with it apparently sharing the same subtitle as the transformative 2007 blockbuster Call of Duty 4.
The Call of Duty Twitter account’s new look can be viewed below:
CoD‘s social accounts haven’t stated when an official announcement will be made, though it isn’t imaginable that they will stay “dark” for long. As such, a May 30 announcement does seem likely, even if this date hasn’t been confirmed by Activision.
Rumors suggest that the new Call of Duty will be the “most controversial” entry in the series to date. YouTuber LongSensation, who has tweeted multiple claims regarding the new CoD, has stated that the game will be based on Modern Warfare 2‘s infamous ‘No Russian’ mission. This hugely divisive scene saw the player being tasked with gunning down civilians in an airport, while working undercover in order to take down Russian terrorists. The scene was heavily criticized at the time, though the new Modern Warfare will apparently pick up where it left off.
According to a Kotaku report, the new Call of Duty will be heavy on troubling, realistic emotional moments, very much inspired by the controversial No Russian campaign in Modern Warfare 2 that allowed the player to gun down civilians.” It’s unclear if this means that the campaign will be based on this mission, or if it will instead include new but similarly controversial and headline-grabbing missions.