• "Call of Duty" partners were sent mysterious crates by Activision and teased the game's big reveal
  • The crates come with a serial number, a padlock and a note reminding them not to open until August 10
  • Charlie Intel said partners will have to send a text to receive a code that will open the box

Video game publisher Activision has started to send out mysterious crates to its global “Call of Duty” partners just in time as the highly-anticipated shooter is picking up the pace for its big reveal.

One of the lucky partners to have received the cryptic crate was “Call of Duty” website Charlie Intel. The insider took to Twitter and posted a photo of what appeared to be a wooden crate, a padlock and a series of numbers on one of the planks.

Charlie Intel said the numbers represent a serial number. The package also had a paper that says, “Do not open this crate until August 10, 2020 – 12 PM ET.”


Call_of_Duty_Modern_Warfare_Gamescom_2019_(48605842367) Call of Duty Modern Warfare Gamescom 2019 Photo: dronepicr/Wikimedia Creative Commons

Everything from the retro crate to the message is shrouded in mystery, but for those who have been following a series of rumors surrounding the next “Call of Duty” game, the time and date on the paper might actually have something to do with Activision revealing the title.

Charlie Intel also made a follow-up tweet and pointed out that those who have received the crate will have to send a particular text on Monday so that they can receive a code that they will use to unlock the box.

While there's no guarantee that what's inside could spill the beans on “Black Ops: Cold War,” all hints lead to a certain fact that it could very well be something related to “Call of Duty.” Game Rant pointed out that Activision was previously caught saying that “Call of Duty 2020” could be revealed through a “Warzone” event during the company's earnings call earlier this week.

This isn't the first time “Call of Duty” was teased to the general public. Last month, a Doritos promotion printed the game's official logo and that the campaign would launch on October 5 until October 31.

Activision said in the meeting that developers are “having a ton of fun” playing the campaign and online mode of “Cold War,” suggesting that the game is already playable and hinted that the game will be revealed by Treyarch Studios and Raven Software “fairly soon.” President Rob Kostich also said that “Cold War” will be integrated with “Warzone” in the same way players see “Warzone” and “Modern Warfare” as a tandem.