In a follow-up tweet the site reveals that it’s been instructed to text a specific number on the day for the code to open the crate - though presumably Activision is hoping none of the recipients will get impatient and take a crowbar to it.
So.......... 👁— Call of Duty News (@charlieINTEL) August 6, 2020
This just arrived from Activision.
“Do not open this crate until August 10 at 12PM ET.” 🤔🧐 pic.twitter.com/scFTmAMZlt
Activision has left it unusually late to reveal this year’s Call of Duty game, prompting some to worry that it might not be coming at all. However last week on an earnings call the company confirmed that “the next premium installment for Call of Duty” is indeed on the way in 2020 however, and will be co-developed by Treyarch and Raven Software.
“The game looks incredible right now, and internally, people are having a ton of fun playing across its campaign mode as well as the online modes that the developers are very well known for,” Activision President Rob Kostich said on the Q2 earnings call. “And so, all I can say in terms of timing is I suspect you’ll be hearing more about this fairly soon.”
Leaks have consistently pegged it as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War though, making it the fifth game in Treyarch’s spy-themed sub-section of the franchise.