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Hacking of Activision Servers Revealed Information on Future of Call of Duty

Tom Henderson has confirmed the reliability of leak that has recently taken place at Activision. The disclosed information reveals plans for the latest Call of Duty installments.

Recently, information about the data leak that took place at Activision, surfaced on the web. Twitter user by the handle vxunderground revealed, that the hack occurred on December 4, 2022, and that the hackers got away with information about upcoming games and DLCs from the Call of Duty series.

Major data leak

Today, well-known industry insider Tom Henderson confirmed the veracity of this information. In the published documents you can find a calendar, containing the dates of the various seasons and content planned for the new installment of Call of Duty 2023 (codenamed Jupiter).

Previous rumors hinted at the possibility of the next installment being released this year, contrary to earlier reports that Activision would let give up on 2023 and not launch a major new title, and instead focus on the development of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0.

From the leaked data we can learn how the schedule of individual seasons of the upcoming release is to be laid out. As for the content, things worth noting include:

  • 7 "main maps";
  • Halloween event called "Haunting of Saba";
  • one "licensed" operator every season.

In addition to information on Call of Duty 2023, the data obtained by vxunderground included details on both expansion for Modern Warfare 2, as well as the unveiling of the installment scheduled for 2024 (codenamed Cerberus).

According to Henderson, the source of the leak was said to be the PC of one of the HR employees. Most likely, the hack was limited to this one device only, and player data was not compromised.

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