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The new Call of Duty will be revealed today

Activision said a month ago that the next game in the Call of Duty series would be revealed before the end of June. Now it looks like it's going happen before the end of May

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Unless Activision has spent the past several months conducting a staggeringly successful misinformation campaign, the game in question will be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which was outed last week as a reboot of the Modern Warfare sub-series. A YouTuber leaked the title, but strong hints pointing at a return to the Adventures of Captain Price were being thrown around well before that, including by former Infinity Ward community manager and creative strategist Robert "fourzerotwo" Bowling, who even (I mean, come on) Photoshopped the "3" out of his t-shirt three weeks ago.

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Despite being the worst-kept secret in videogames, I'm actually looking forward to finally learning what Activision and Infinity Ward have cooking this time. Modern Warfare is the only Call of Duty branch that's been able to hook me since Call of Duty 2 so there's a certain level of interest baked into it, but the new game will also reportedly emphasize difficult moments like Modern Warfare 2's No Russian mission, which was built around a massacre of civilians at a Moscow airport. I'm probably setting myself up for disappointment, but if the reboot can deliver moments that lead players to contemplate what's happening in the world around them—and the role they play in it—then I'll be all in on it.

The Call of Duty reveal will take place today at 10 am PT/1 pm ET on May 30. We'll keep you posted.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.