Similar moves were made by Sony and EA earlier this week
Activision is postponing new content updates for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Mobile, and Call of Duty: Warzone. “Right now, it’s time for those speaking up for equality, justice, and change to be seen and heard,” the company announced on Twitter.
Activision’s message refers to the widespread protests happening across US cities in response to the death of George Floyd. Season 4 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was supposed to launch on June 3rd, while Call of Duty: Mobile’s seventh season was originally planned to release sometime this week. New seasons in both games introduce free content drops, including new multiplayer maps, modes, and weapons for both game’s online multiplayer modes.
This move follows similar decisions by other companies in the gaming industry. Sony announced that it would reschedule its PlayStation 5 event originally set for June 4th, and EA announced it would postpone a showcase highlighting its upcoming title Madden NFL 21.
The Update Was: Playable Captain Price!?
On Wednesday, the Call of Duty Twitter account revealed a trailer for season 4. The trailer heavily features Captain Price, one of the beloved characters from Modern Warfare, and possibly the nuke from Warzone. Infinity Ward will launch season 4 on Wednesday, June 3.
The trailer doesn’t reveal much about Infinity Ward’s plans to evolve the game in season 4. Instead, the focus is on the game’s story, and the growing threat of nuclear war. There’s a brief shot of a nuclear warhead in the trailer, which looks suspiciously like the warhead players found in the Bunker 11 easter egg. Players are still trying to figure out some of Bunker 11’s hidden secrets, and answers may come in season 4.
The trailer also spends a lot of time on Captain Price, and even shows him leading a squad in the back of an airplane. Players have wanted Captain Price as a playable Operator since Modern Warfare’s launch last year. Based on the trailer above, it seems Infinity Ward may be teasing Price’s return to the field as Call of Duty’s latest Operator.
Infinity Ward will likely reveal more about the new season ahead of its launch next week.