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Call of Duty Black Op 2020 Rumors Intensify

June 9, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2020 rumors are picking up once again following some backend changes to the PlayStation Store which suggest that an internal alpha is already being tested for the PS4.

Most of the information was handily compiled on ResetEra and by noted Call of Duty YouTuber TheGamingRevolution. Thus far, it seems that the data mining community is focusing on a project from Activision called The Red Door. That sounds like it has nothing to do with Call of Duty — and that's kind of the point. As the ResetEra thread notes, Black Ops 3 used the codename Northwoods before being officially revealed.

 

Information on The Red Door is contained at PS4 Patches and SerialStation, two websites that track the goings-on behind the scenes on the PlayStation Store.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2020 rumors SerialStation

 
 

One particularly interesting tidbit of information is the name of one of these files as shown on SerialStation:

UP0002-CUSA20046_00-COD2020INTALPHA1

Based on this file name alone, it's reasonable to think that this is the Internal Alpha for the 2020 Call of Duty game, whatever it may be. PS4 Patches shows that this particular item has reached over 70 GB in size which is certainly a reasonable file size for a Call of Duty game.

 
 

An additional leak is shown in our header image above — that is reportedly a screen showing the logo from the game.

These aren't the only Call of Duty: Black Ops 2020 rumors, mind — another discussion on ResetEra purports to show a PlayStation Store page for the alpha. However, several people have nitpicked little issues with the image (like the high number of ratings), so this particular piece of the leak is awfully shaky at best.

What Are the Call of Duty Black Ops 2020 Rumors So Far?

Rumors about Call of Duty going back to the world of Black Ops first popped up all the way back in May 2019. At the time, Treyarch was reported to be working on the project.

More recently, rumors in April of this year pegged the game for a Fall 2020 release. According to reports at the time, this next Call of Duty game is supposed to be set in Vietnam and will completely reboot the Black Ops storyline.

 
 

As always, you should take these rumors with a grain of salt. That said, the datamined information from the PlayStation Store means that something new from Call of Duty is in the works, although that shouldn't really be a surprise to anyone.

What do you think of this latest wave of Call of Duty Black Ops 2020 rumors? Are you looking forward to potentially heading back to the world of Black Ops? Let us know in the comments below!

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