Few things are 100% certain in this life, but the fact that we can expect a new Call of Duty title to pop up each year is as close as it gets. Not that long ago I would have said that this franchise is absolutely incapable of bringing anything new to the table, but since Advanced Warfare was overall pretty good, I think I might give Call of Duty another shot just out of curiosity. Having said that, the first clues in regards to this year’s mandatory sequel are not necessarily all that promising (at least as far as I’m concerned) since they hint at Black Ops 3 as opposed to something a bit more different like Advanced Warfare was. In any case, there isn’t any confirmation just yet, but let’s take a look at what the clues have to say.
A Youtuber who goes by the name of Drift0r has recently uncovered that Call of Duty Black Ops 2’s latest update brought some very unusual changes to the game. Specifically, some posters on a couple of maps have been modified to show a Snapchat link that redirects anyone who scans them to the official Call of Duty account. Drift0r believes that this is the first phase of a new marketing campaign for the next Call of Duty title. As for why this presumably points at Black Ops 3 instead of a different series, the reasoning is mostly because the links only seem to show up in Call of Duty Black Ops 2 despite the fact that it’s not the latest title in the franchise.
In addition, we already know that Treyarch Studios are handing the development of this year’s Call of Duty title. This brings some more credence to the speculation given that this is the same studio responsible for both previous Black Ops games. Granted, this isn’t exactly solid evidence for anything, but if the Youtuber’s prediction is correct, we should hear something more concrete about Call of Duty Black Ops 3 via social media in the coming days. We’ll just have to wait and see. Meanwhile, you can check out the said clues in the video below and judge for yourself if they are enough reason to get excited about or not.