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James Harden May Have Accidentally Confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

James Harden May Have Accidentally Confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

On the way to a game, the Houston Rockets’ James Harden was spotted wearing a hat later confirmed to feature the logo to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Each year, fans of the Call of Duty series are left to wait a few months between the release of the previous year’s offering and the official reveal of what is coming next. There’s a lot of speculation during that time, and through it all Activision remains on total lockdown, treating the news like the most classified governmental secrets. Well, based on the number of leaks currently coming out Washington, maybe better than government secrets.

So you have to think someone at Activision is losing their goddamn minds right now thanks to James Harden.

The NBA all-star was seen heading into a game wearing a hat that seemed to feature the logo for the as-yet-unannounced Call of Duty 4. There have been plenty of rumors suggesting Treyarch’s next game would continue its Black Ops series, but Activision has kept a lid on it so far. And then comes Harden.

While an athlete wearing a hat may not seem like confirmation of an upcoming video game release, the style is both distinct and matches what was expected. That led Kotaku to reach out and check its sources, and the site confirmed that the hat Harden was wearing did indeed contain the logo to the game.

You may wonder how an NBA star would even get his hands on a hat that shouldn’t exist yet, but it’s not that surprising. Call of Duty as a franchise tends to lean heavily on stars to promote its games, and in the past, it tapped NBA stars like Kobe Bryant to get in on things. There’s a very good chance we’ll see Harden in an ad for the upcoming game in the near future. Either that or he just stumbled upon it and said “cool hat,” and someone at Activision was happy to provide him with one because he’s James Harden.

Activision tends to wait until April or May before revealing the next game in the annual series, so we shouldn’t have too much longer to speculate.



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