As we await the next Call of Duty world reveal on May 1st, we have some tidbits to share with you.
When you look at the loading screen on the official site closely, youll notice that theres a bunch of dots and lines that are in fact morse code for Black Ops 2. In addition to the trademark info in the source code, this is the second clue that the next Call of Duty is going to be a Black Ops title.
The official Call of Duty Twitter account has been updated with a new background. It features a clearer look at same guy from the retailer leaks holding a knife as well.
Also found another hint at the word eclipse from Treyarch when checked the image url. As you can see below, the background is named, Eclipse_Twitter_BG. Remember, Black Ops 2 might release during a total solar eclipse.
FPSRussias Video Clues
Earlier today, we reported on a Call of Duty sponsored FPSRussia video showcasing a prototype of a futuristic quadrotor drone of the death. Although the real life video is believed to be fake, the quadrotor has every chance of being a killstreak in Black Ops 2, as evidence suggests.
Take a look at the tablet used to fly the drone
At the 2:10 and 3:30 marks you can see the amount of recoil the you might have to deal with in Black Ops 2.
The text on FPSRussias shirt has some significance, it reads TACITUS. Why is it important, you ask? FPSRussia normally only wears promotional shirts he offers in his store, TACITUS is not among whats on offer at the time of writing.
Most importantly, FPSRussia mentioned twice that the machine gun mounted drone technology is 10 to 15 years out. With the fact that Activision sponsored the video in mind, this leads us to believe that Black Ops 2 might be set in the near future.
***Update April 24***
To add to the already large pile up of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 hints and leaks, new promotional cover art has hit the web revealing what looks to be the official Black Ops 2 logo as well as a clearer image of the mysterious soldier featured in recent teaser art.
This image below, provided by MW3Updates, shows what seems to be a promotional cover for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. While the Xbox 360 art is of the old style, the image of the soldier is much clearer compared to that of what weve seen up to this point and has also not been seen anywhere else on the web as of yet. You can compare this image with the orignal, blurry poster in this article. Obviously, the Black Ops II logo is something we have not yet seen either. Once again, the date reads 13.11.12, stating that the game will release on November 13th, 2012 as predicted earlier.
Additional clues to a potential gameplay feature discussed in our latest Black Ops II article have been discovered thanks to MP1st reader feraltomahawk. You may remember the recent FPSRussia video showing off the Prototype Quadrotor, also a potential killstreak hinted at in Black Ops 2, in which he wears a t-shirt labeled Tacitus. As feraltomahawk pointed out, Tacitus was a famous Roman Historian who wrote much of his work on aspects of war and the rule of the Roman Empire. The craziest part of this clue, however, lies in his connection to the word eclipse, which has been hinted numerous times already. Check out this excerpt from a book about his writings:
You can clearly see the word eclipse mentioned numerous times, referring to something about a soldiers neglect. These clues could lead us to hints towards Black Ops 2s story.