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Black Ops 6 hides Gulf War plot and Adler return clues in plain sight

Its official Call of Duty fans, Black Ops 6 is the name of Treyarch’s next entry, and three vital details are now confirmed for the new FPS.

Call of Duty Black Ops 6: An image of the Black Ops 6 logo and Russel Adler from Black Ops Cold War.

The Call of Duty hype train is chugging along full steam ahead now. Black Ops 6 is officially the title of the forthcoming Treyarch shooter, and you’ll get to see the FPS game in action at next month’s Xbox Showcase. But you don’t have to wait too long for any major details, as three pieces of thrilling information are now confirmed: Raven Software is back to lend a hand, those Gulf War plot leaks were correct, and Adler looks set for an epic return.

To aid Treyarch in hopefully delivering one of the best FPS games of the year, long-time Call of Duty developer Raven Software will return for Black Ops 6. The studio is known for assisting Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, and Treyarch in the past with releases like last year’s Modern Warfare 3, Black Ops Cold War, and also currently leads the charge on the franchise’s battle royale game spin-off Warzone. In a recent social media post, Raven Software expresses that its “team is super proud to be partnering” with Treyarch on the upcoming shooter.

Alongside this, remember those plot leaks earlier this year? It has long been speculated that Black Ops 6 would feature a campaign with elements of the Gulf War, with aspects of open world game style gameplay interwoven within it. While the latter will likely be detailed at the June Xbox Showcase, the game’s key-art sneakily hides a clue toward its Gulf War narrative, confirming those leaks. Alongside a sequence of numbers, ‘GULF’ can clearly be seen in the background.

Black Ops 6 Gulf War plot: An image of the Black Ops 6 logo.

Like previous Black Ops games, it is likely that the campaign will flashback and flashforward to a near future, as recent teasers are set in the modern day.

Another major Black Ops 6 clue is also on display on the game’s website. Returning for the game’s campaign is Russell Adler, Black Ops Cold War’s gravelly voiced CIA operative that has become a fan-favorite in the last four years. Having survived Cold War’s cliffhanger ending, Adler’s story continued in Warzone up until the Caldera map era.

We’re curious about the fate of Bell, though, the protagonist of Cold War’s campaign. Did Adler spare them? I don’t like their chances. Check out this cool tease of Adler’s CIA dossier in Black Ops 6 below:

Black Ops 6 Adler: An image of a dossier for Russell Adler in Black Ops 6.

The stars are aligning for Black Ops 6 to be a solid entry after the shortcomings of Modern Warfare 3, such as its lackluster campaign and Treyarch’s own stale Zombies content. However, I’ve been let down plenty of times before in the past. I’m looking at you, Vanguard.

Until we learn more, some of COD’s rival shooters should keep you busy, as The Finals Season 3 is fast approaching, and the XDefiant Founder’s Pack is worth considering instead of the battle pass in Ubisoft’s new multiplayer game.

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