Call of Duty 2024 Will Cover the Gulf War

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It has been officially revealed that Activision’s 2024 Call of Duty game will take place during the Persian Gulf War, also known as the Gulf War. This is not to be confused with Activision’s 2023 Call of Duty game expected to release this Fall, under the title, Modern Warfare 3. Next year‘s game will likely be a continuation of the Call of Duty: Black Ops series. The previous installment was Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, taking place in the early 1980’s. The Gulf War took place from 1990 to 1991 and players will likely see a time jump between the two games.


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Whether it’s the Microsoft’s Federal Trade Commission case, The Boys in Modern Warfare 2, season four release, or upcoming Call of Duty game leaks, Activision-Blizzard has been at the center of gaming news lately. This most recent news about the Gulf War setting comes from a Twitter post by user, @xinput_, an account that covers “COD News & Leaks.” The account posted a screen grab from Facebook by Luke Charles Stafford, the actor playing the protagonist in the 2024 Call of Duty game. 


The Facebook post attached to the tweet says the following: 

“Activision decided to adapt their next main character, “Ratcliffe” for CALL OF DUTY off of my face / likeness, and I am elated. – To all of my college roommates back at Anderson University and those years in Smith Hall playing Black Ops I .. Next year, we can beat the snot out of each other again, but want to play as me.

PS. – I think I’I continue with the hair net in public from now on”

Why Call of Duty 2024 Going to the Gulf War Will Make for an Exciting Game

The Call of Duty in 2024 will be set during the Persian Gulf War.
The Call of Duty in 2024 will be set during the Persian Gulf War.

Whether it’s something you learned about it in school or you’re a history buff, you probably know a lot happened in the one year Gulf War. Several countries including the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Egypt, and many more, came together as a Coalition of Armed Forces to take on Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Hussein was not a stable leader and was intent on invading Kuwait for a resource that is most often fought over, oil. He claimed Kuwait belonged to Iraq, however, his arguments were unjustified, given that Kuwait was independent before the sovereignty of Iraq. 

Hussein invaded Kuwait in August 8, 1990 which caused a major international conflict. The United Nations said it would become involved if Iraq did not withdraw from Kuwait by January 15, 1991. When the deadline was not met, two days later, Operation Desert Storm began. It was meant to target aircraft, various defenses, communication, oil, weapons, and more. On February 24th, Operation Desert Sabre instituted the coalition’s ground offensive and four days after the war was over. 


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The Iraqi forces saw 30,000 soldiers dead, where only 292 coalition soldiers were killed. Eventually, it became the goal of the United States to remove Hussein from power, and in 2003, the US invaded Iraq. The United States captured Hussein by the end of the year and he was executed in Iraq three years later. 

Although the entirety of the Persian Gulf War only lasted a year, its history stretches through 2006 with the execution of Saddam Hussein. The Call of Duty 2024 game will certainly give players a chance to see the war from the perspective of a variety of countries and teach some of the history of what transpired.  


What do you think of the upcoming Call of Duty 2024 game? Will the Gulf War setting fit the into the Black Ops timeline? Drop a comment and let us know what you think of this recent development!

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