CoD 2024 leaks could have revealed next Black Ops game’s setting & time period

Nathan Warby
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Although Treyarch’s next game isn’t due for another couple of years, a new leak may have given players a clue as to when and where CoD 2024 could take place.

It’s an exciting time to be a Call of Duty player, with plenty of projects in the pipeline to look forward to. 2022 will see the release of both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, while Warzone Mobile is expected to drop fairly soon.

2023 is set to be the first year since the early 2000s where there is no mainline CoD title, but Treyarch’s next effort is then due to drop in 2024, and the first details are starting to leak.

Just days after a handful of screenshots were found in the Warzone Mobile files, a new leak may have uncovered the setting of the new game.

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Call of Duty dataminer RealiityUK claimed to have found files titled “t10_usa_mogadishu,” although their account has since been suspended.

It led to speculation that Mogadishu could be referring to the Battle of Mogadishu, which took place in 1993 in Somalia. This could be our first hint that Treyarch’s next game will be set during the 1990s.

As fans pointed out, the Battle of Mogadishu conflict is better known as the ‘Black Hawk Down incident,’ which inspired the 1999 book and classic 2001 film.

It came after the United States intervened in the Somali Civil War which famously resulted in two Black Hawk helicopters being shot out of the sky.

CoD 2024 is largely expected to be a new entry in the popular Black Ops sub-series, which is no stranger to using real-world conflicts as the backdrop for its campaign or multiplayer maps. So, if this leak turns out to be accurate, the Battle of Mogadishu could play a pivotal role in Treyarch’s plans.

Of course, this is all just speculation for now, and there’s always the possibility that Mogadishu is just a codename being used internally.

With the game still years away at this point, it’s likely that we’ll have to wait a while before we get any concrete details.

In the meantime, take a look at every leaked weapon from Modern Warfare 2, as well as the multiplayer maps that could show up.

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