Call of Duty 2020 Won’t Have Jetpacks, Apparently

Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar doesn’t seem to be too fond of jetpacks.


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Over the past few years, Call of Duty has dabbled in futuristic settings (to say the least) with much more frequency than it did in its earlier years, and though 2019’s Modern Warfare was a decidedly more grounded and realistic shooter, there’s no telling whether the series’ 2020 instalment will follow that same trend. One thing we can be sure of, though, is that the next Call of Duty won’t have jetpacks… probably.

Taking recently to Twitter, David Vonderhaar of Treyarch said (quite emphatically) in response to a fan asking whether there will be jetpacks in the next Call of Duty that that wouldn’t be the case. In a subsequent tweet, he said that he “[has] PTSD” from the way fans reacted when jetpacks were first revealed for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, when, in Vonderhaar’s words, fans “hung me from the highest branch.” So… yeah- it doesn’t look like he’s the biggest jetpack fan out there.

If you’re wondering why Treyarch are involved in discussions surrounding the next Call of Duty instead of Sledgehammer Games, reports last year indicated that Activision are breaking the three studio-cycle for the series’ 2020 release due to internal issues at Sledgehammer, while a Treyarch job listing added more fuel to the fire a few months later.

Reportedly, the next Call of Duty is going to be titled simple Call of Duty: Black Ops and will have a campaign that spans 40 years. Read more on that through here.


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