In what seems like a coordinated leak, former Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert "FourZeroTwo" Bowling tweeted (opens in new tab) a few hints regarding the rumored, upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (opens in new tab) game. Bowling hasn't been with Infinity Ward since 2012, but the developer may still have some connections to Activision and his former team.
Bowling's first tweet includes video referencing Operation Kingfish, an operation from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (opens in new tab) where Sandman, Frost, Captain Price and the rest of the US forces attack a base belonging to Vladimir Makarov, the main villain of the Modern Warfare series. The video features a photo of four soldiers including Ghost, Captain Price, Sandman, and Soap standing together with "10/8/13" written in the corner. Bowling's tweet reads: "I will let you down I will make you hurt //10.8.19//," possibly referencing a release date or announcement later this year.
ɪ ᴡɪʟʟ ʟᴇᴛ yᴏᴜ ᴅᴏᴡɴ ɪ ᴡɪʟʟ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ yᴏᴜ ʜᴜʀᴛ //10.8.19// pic.twitter.com/EYbTx0Ag3aMay 9, 2019
In the second tweet Bowling clips a small segment of soldiers getting ready to burn the player character, Ghost, in Modern Warfare 2 with narration talking about how history is written with lies.
𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚎𝚕𝚜𝚎. 𝙸 𝚊𝚖 𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 pic.twitter.com/V6J3Jz5eFGMay 9, 2019
These tweets, among a few others that feature Bowling, seem to point to a new Call of Duty game, possibly Modern Warfare 4, getting announced at E3. The official E3 Twitter (opens in new tab) account has already confirmed that Infinity Ward would be talking about the next installment in the incredibly popular series during the trade show coliseum event. Activision has also confirmed that a "game changing" (opens in new tab) Call of Duty experience would be coming later this year on an earnings call earlier this month. We can only hope that it's the long awaited Modern Warfare 4 (opens in new tab).
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