UPDATE: Today’s Call of Duty Warzone event has seen a new teaser trailer (Video Embed below) released for Modern Warfare Season 4. No live event elements have been found yet, meaning this might be the first step in a bigger event happening in the coming days or weeks.
The new video includes Captain Price being spotted in Verdansk and it’s unclear at this point if another Warzone event time is happening today, May 21. More COD Easter eggs are expected to be revealed soon.
ORIGINAL: The start of one of the first Call of Duty Warzone events could be coming later today for gamers on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Much of it remains a mystery for now but it appears that the beginnings of a Call of Duty Warzone event has been announced in a cryptic way.
Earlier this week, Activision pushed a message on the official Call of Duty app, teasing that something was being planned for the Battle Royale shooter. The message states: “On May 19 at 2337 ZULU, Coalition SIGINT intercepted flash traffic from AQ regional command outside Verdansk.
“Message calls for a priority IP call with an unknown. The suspected recipient is TARGET DENVER.
“Timing of meeting unknown – suspected for 21 May. Location to be confirmed. Surveillance activity has been authorized. MAINTAIN VIGILANCE ON COMMS FOR LOCATION OF ENEMY SURVEILLANCE.”
It’s unclear what this means but it could be connected to a number of different events happening this year, including a new Season 4 teaser trailer offering up a hint at a new Operator coming to the game.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Season 4 is kicking off in early June and has already been linked to the current event. There are also rumours of a new map coming to the game, which may have something to do with the recently opened Bunkers.
And then there is the new Call of Duty 2020 game being launched, which is rumoured to be a Black Ops spin-off. Information on any of these upcoming projects could be shared via the new Call of Duty Warzone event later today.
WHAT TIME IS THE CALL OF DUTY WARZONE EVENT?
Based on what has been shared so far, the new Call of Duty Warzone event has a release date set for Thursday, May 21, in the United States. But timing-wise, things could be kicking off later in the UK, meaning that the launch would technically happen early on May 22 (GMT).
Recent reports suggest that the Call of Duty Warzone event time has been set for 4:37 PT / 7:37 ET, but this remains unconfirmed by Activision or developers Infinity Ward.
However, it should also be pointed out that these times may have been set for another date and that Activision’s new event could include anything from a new trailer being shared, to something happening on the map itself.
If this does prove correct, it would mean the live event kicking off in the UK at 0:37am, on May 22. Another video has also been shared via the Call of Duty YouTube account, which appears to fit in with this new event.
It contains images of Captain Price entering the Warzone, a big tease for Modern Warfare Season 4. The images also appear to be near the Bunker 11 location, which is known to include a Nuclear Warhead.
It’s hard to guess what this all means but perhaps those new map rumours will be proven correct in the coming weeks. It’s also unclear if this is just the start of something much bigger happening in Warzone.
Other rumours suggest that Activision will launch the Galil and the Vector SMG during Season 4.
Call of Duty Warzone and Modern Warfare may also see the HK G28 arrive, but not straight away during Season 4.
Other weapons like the APC9 and the XM109 have also been spotted in the game files but are not guaranteed for Season 4.
As mentioned above, data miners have also found evidence of a new event happening in the coming weeks.
But for now, gamers will need to keep an eye out for what happens next in Call of Duty Warzone on PS4, Xbox One and PC.