Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Teaser Confirms Return of Fan-Favorite Character Frank Woods

A new teaser video for Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 has revealed that fan-favorite character Frank Woods will return in Treyarch's latest entry, set to release this year. This teaser has sparked speculation among fans about the timeline of the Black Ops series and the implications of Woods' return, especially considering the events of Black Ops 2.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will be available on Xbox Game Pass on launch day, with the exception of the Xbox Game Pass Core tier. This marks the first Call of Duty title to be released on the service following Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard in October 2023. Set to launch later this year, Black Ops 6 will explore the Iraqi Gulf War of the 1990s, with Activision confirming that Saddam Hussein will be featured in the game's story. As with previous Black Ops titles, Black Ops 6 is expected to focus on covert operations behind the frontlines of war. Early teasers suggest that the game may also include anti-government themes, as indicated by images of vandalism.

The teaser, spotted by CharlieIntel and KRNG Hero on Twitter, was shown in Call of Duty: Warzone. It reveals Frank Woods in a wheelchair, giving the player orders to find some intel before the screen fades back to the Warzone match. This has led fans to speculate that Black Ops 6 will be directly connected to Black Ops 2, with Woods playing a central role in the story once again. It is likely set between Black Ops and Black Ops 2, similar to 2020's Black Ops Cold War.

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The return of Frank Woods has excited many fans, who appreciate that Activision and Treyarch have acknowledged Black Ops 2, one of the most beloved games in the Call of Duty series. While the extent to which Black Ops 6 will incorporate elements from Black Ops 2 remains unknown, Woods' return is a promising sign for fans of the early Black Ops games.

The new Call of Duty title will receive a full reveal on June 9 during the Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Direct, immediately following the Xbox Games Showcase 2024 livestream. Fans can look forward to in-game footage and possibly a new trailer during this Direct-style event.