‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 6’ Will Be Day-One On Xbox Game Pass

Following the official reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops 6, Microsoft has confirmed that players will be able to jump into it on day one with Xbox Game Pass. The update comes from a new live-action trailer for the game, which promises more information on 9 June during the 2024 Xbox Games Showcase.

Instead of gameplay footage, the video titled ‘The Truth Lies’ features cryptic speeches by various world leaders, including former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, former U.K. prime minister Margaret Thatcher, and Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq.

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At one point, a smirking Clinton says, “The truth is, your whole life is a lie.” Hussein then adds, “Nothing is what it seems, but if it’s truth you seek… look in the dark.” The statements are deliberately vague, but seem to be line with the shooter’s messaging of being “the dark new chapter” of the Call of Duty franchise.

Given the sparse details available, it’s unclear whether these political figures will actually appear in-game. It wouldn’t be a first for the enduring series, after all — Ronald Reagan was featured in Black Ops Cold War, while fellow U.S. presidents John. F Kennedy and Richard Nixon got their time to shine in the original Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is reportedly set during the events of the Gulf War during the early ’90s, with no release date announced just yet. It will be the 21st mainline addition to the long-running franchise and the sixth entry of the sub-series, which can be confusing for some as Black Ops Cold War, not Black Ops 5, was its predecessor. This upcoming title, however, suggests that the numbered naming convention will likely continue.