Is COD Black Ops Cold War going to feature the Assassination Attempt on President Ronald Reagan?

Rifat Bin Yusuf
By Rifat Bin Yusuf
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Black Ops Cold war is coming this November on all the major platforms. With the shiny new release trailer, players got some glimpse of President Ronald Reagan’s speech. Ronald Reagan is known for his efforts to minimize the danger of Nuclear breakout. In the Trailer, Ronald Reagan is seen delivering a National Security briefing of some sort.

If you are boarding the hype train of COD Black Ops: Cold War then you also need to know what major political events took place during the 1980s. Additionally, some of these events might directly relate to the upcoming Call of Duty title. Based on the events that took place we can draw a bridge between them and the Black Ops Cold War.

President Ronald Reagan
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Major Events 

  • January 20th, 1981: Iran releases 52 American hostages.
  • March 30th, 1981: A lone gunman named ” John Hinckley” shot Ronald Regan in his chest before the Washington Hotel.
  • October 6th, 1981: An Egyptian Military fraction assassinates Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.
  • December 13th, 1981: Poland’s communist regime establishes martial law.
Secret Service in Action
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Connection to Black Ops Cold War

On the other hand, information about the Soviet Agent code-named Perseus is limited. Can it be a brainwashed “ John Hinckley “? At this moment it can be anything or anyone. Likewise in the “Know Your History” trailer, the KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov warns the U.S about Perseus‘s goal to change the course of the Cold War. Clearly, an attempt on a major political figure’s life is enough to shake the geopolitical scene of the Cold war. However, the trailer identifies Perseus as an Infiltrator inside the Western Intelligence community. Infiltrators of such magnitude do not work alone. Therefore, Perseus is capable enough to set a wingman to execute the dangerous tasks on behalf of him.

In summary, Activision didn’t confirm anything yet. All these are historically accurate events that took place around the same time as the new Black Ops Cold War title.

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