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CALL of Duty Black Ops: Cold War is now official – and will land later this year.

Game makers have dropped an early teaser trailer for the next big Call of Duty title, revealing its long-rumoured setting.

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Black Ops: Cold War is the official title for the next Call of Duty game[/caption]

As expected, the next Call of Duty game will take place during the Cold War.

And it’ll heavily features storylines around the USA’s CIA and the Soviet Union’s KGB.

The trailer gives little away, but notes: “At the hight of the Cold War, KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov issues a chilling warning.

“He claims a spy codename “Perseus” has infiltrated Western intelligence.

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The trailer used real footage of an actual interview with KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov[/caption]

“His goal: Suvert the US to ensure Soviet dominance in the arms race.

“To this day, the identity and whereabouts of Perseus remain unknown.”

Bezmenov is actually a real person, and genuinely did work for the KGB.

The teaser trailer uses actual footage from a real interview with Bezmenov, where he warned about the scale of the Soviet Union’s Cold War plans against the US.

“Understand what’s going on around you,” he said during the interview, which was borrowed for the trailer.

“You are in a state of war, and you have precious little time to save yourself.”

He went on: “There’s a slow process, which we called active measures.

“The first stage being demoralisation. It takes from 15 to 20 years to demoralise a nation.

“The next stage is destabilisation. What matters is essentials: economy, foreign relations, defence systems.

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Real footage used in the trailer could hint at possible settings for maps and campaign battles[/caption]

“The next stage is crisis. With the violent change of power, structure and economy, a period of normalisation.

“This is what will happen in the United States if you allow the schmucks to put a Big Brother government in Washington D.C., who will promise lots of things.

“Never mind if the promises are fulfilled or not.

“The tomb bomb is ticking. With every second, the disaster is coming closer and closer. The danger is real.”

It’s likely that the hunt for the spy Perseus will play a major role in the new Black Ops game.

Activision says the game is inspired by actual events: Perseus really was the codename of a possible Soviet spy.

Perseus was believed to have breached US Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, which produced the first nuclear weapons in World War 2.

Activision has promised a full worldwide reveal for the game on August 26.

Interestingly, this reveal is set to take place in Verdansk.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare players will be familiar with Verdansk as the home of Warzone, the popular Battle Royale spin-off game.

Rival title Fortnite regularly makes big announcements in-game, so it’s no surprise that Call of Duty is following suit.


In other news, we spoke to Warzone’s creators about the future of the spin-off game.

Call of Duty Warzone is getting a graphics update for the next-gen consoles.

Call of Duty recently banned 50,000 Warzone players for cheating.

And here are some Warzone Plunder tips revealed by Pro gamer Spratt.


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