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"The Truth Lies."
— Tagline

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by Treyarch and Raven Software for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Microsoft Windows. It is set in the early 1990s, following the events of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and the 1980s flashbacks of Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Black Ops 6 is the twenty-first game in the Call of Duty franchise and the seventh game in the Black Ops series. Announced on May 23rd, 2024, the game will be released on October 25th, 2024.

Development[]

Announcement[]

On April 30th, 2024, Xbox announced a Xbox Games Showcase for June 9th, 2024, in which featured the Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 keyart, prior to it being announced.[1] On May 23rd, 2024 after the official announcement[2], Xbox presented the same keyart, now revealing the game name.[3] On May 27th, a live-action teaser trailer was released. On June 9th, a reveal trailer was released.

Campaign[]

"The Black Ops 6 Campaign provides dynamic moment-to-moment gameplay that includes a variety of play spaces with blockbuster set pieces and action-packed moments, high-stakes heists, and cloak-and-dagger spy activity."
— Battle.net Description[4]

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Multiplayer[]

"In a best-in-class Multiplayer experience, players will test their skills across 16 new maps at launch, including 12 core 6v6 maps and 4 Strike maps that can be played 2v2 or 6v6."
— Battle.net Description[4]

The game will contain 16 new multiplayer maps at launch, of which 12 Core 6v6 maps, and 4 entirely new Strike Maps that can be played 2v2 or in Face Off 6v6.

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Open Beta[]

The Open Beta for all platforms featuring cross-play functionality starts on August 30th. The Multiplayer Beta occurs across two weekends and will feature Early Access days as well as an Open Beta period:

  • Weekend One - Early Access: Available to players who have pre-ordered the game across all platforms (consoles and PC), as well as Xbox Game Pass subscribers (Game Pass Ultimate, Game Pass PC or Game Pass Console), the first Beta weekend is scheduled to begin on August 30th, and end on September 4th.
  • Weekend Two - Open Beta: The second Beta weekend is for all players on all platforms, and is scheduled to begin on September 6th, and end on September 9th.

Zombies[]

"Black Ops 6 also marks the epic return of Round-Based Zombies, the fan-favorite mode where players will take down hordes of the undead in two brand-new maps at launch. Post-launch, players can look forward to even more exciting maps and groundbreaking experiences dropping into both Multiplayer and Zombies."
— Battle.net Description[4]

Zombies mode returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops 6, continuing the Dark Aether narrative that was started in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, featuring two brand-new Round-Based Zombie maps, Terminus and Liberty Falls.

Marketing[]

The Truth Lies[]

Main article: The Truth Lies

"The Truth Lies" was the pre-launch marketing campaign, combining real-world advertisement and an ARG website of the same name.

Warzone[]

On June 3rd, 2024, new challenges were released in Call of Duty: Warzone related to Black Ops 6. Simultaneously, a new cutscene featuring Frank Woods using a wheelchair appeared during the matches' infil intro.[5]

"New orders, kids. We got intel there might be key information here to finally reveal that mole we've been huntin'. Now get out there and get to work."
Frank Woods

In Urzikstan, several interactable items were added:

  • In Orlov Military Base, a "Wanted" Poster Russell Adler that read "Enemy of the State. Wanted for crimes against the United States Government, the capture and death of US personnel and material support to foreign regimes and organizations hostile to the United States" followed by information about Adler.
  • In Shanin Manor, a picture of the CIA Memorial Wall that read "They died by a traitor's hand!".
  • In Bunker 5, a file that read "Daily Briefing Director Daniel Livingstone. Orders From Livingstone. Bring in the Traitor Adler"
  • At the entrance of Bunker 7, a graffiti that read "I will die with her in my hand."

On June 5th, the three challenges became available to complete in Urzikstan:

  • "In Warzone, get 1 Operator Kills with an Old Friend" - Players had to use the "Sally" blueprint for the 9mm Daemon and kill another player with it. This would reward the actual blueprint in their Armory.
    • The "Sally" blueprint was first available on Rebirth Island on May 15th, and became available on Urzikstan in May 29th. This led to some progression issues.
  • "Discovered intel to uncovering the mole" - Players had to enter the submarine located north of Bioweapons in Rebirth Island and interact with the evidence board. Once done, they would receive "The Truth Lies" Calling Card.
    • The submarine was added on June 6th.
    • The evidence board featured a photograph of the Kuwaiti oil fires dated "1/23/1991" that read "Alawi's getting out of Iraq. Langley can't have him.". Additionally, there were 4 sticky notes that read "Iraq", "Kuwait", "Washington D.C.", and "Avalon".
  • "She Never Let Me Down" - Players needed to reach Bunker 7 and entered 72559 on the keypad. Once inside, they had to interact with the computer to receive the "Purge Sequence" Calling Card
    • The code 72559 (SALLY) was sent the same day to content creators and influencers that received a pager in the weeks prior. The graffiti at the entrance also hinted at the code.
    • A message was displayed after the players interacted with the computer, which read: "Input: the Pantheon. SAD. Deputy Director Livingstone. mole. infiltration. Russell Adler. Iraq. Ministry of Defense. Sayeed Alawi. Error!!!! Erasing All Data!!!!!!"
  • "Gained The Exclusion Execution" - The players needed to complete the three challenges above to receive the "You Can't Kill Me" Finishing Move

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