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A Call Of Duty Update Might Be Teasing The Newest Upcoming Game In The Franchise

You may have noticed that Call of Duty: Black Ops III underwent an update today to prepare for a never-ending playlist of Nuk3town running through the weekend. And if you jumped online to give the new playlist a gander, you may have noticed a few extra tidbits have been bolted on to the map that, some say, points to the next game in the Call of Duty series.

By now, you've likely heard the rumors that Infinity Ward is gearing up to reveal the name of the next Call of Duty. That's only one of several rumors currently buzzing around the franchise, but we'll travel down those other alleys in just a moment. Last week, it appeared that the name of the next CoD was leaked, with Infinite Warfare supposedly pointing us to our next FPS destination.

Since we have already heard that the next Call of Duty is set in space, way in the future, it makes sense that this week's juicy bit of teaser goodness would pop up in the futuristic version of fan-favorite competitive map, Nuk3town.

Black Ops III is running a special playlist throughout the weekend that's completely dedicated to that particular map. Since these types of playlists are typically implemented without the need of an update, it seemed a bit odd that BlOpsIII had to patch some stuff in before the ball got rolling on this special event.

Well, it turns out that the update was to plug in some extra little goodies throughout the map. The video below comes from Youtube user George Nikolakakis, who posted a short but sweet look at one of the changes on the map. In this clip, you'll see how Nuk3town scuffles now come to a close, namely with a massive explosion and a message warning the players: “Nuk3town offline.”

Additional Easter eggs can be found in the map, too, including a massive ship that comes soaring overhead, as well as a skull logo that, in my opinion, appears to hint at additional details around the edges. Maybe I'm reading too much into things, but it almost looks like said skull is behind the visor of a standard space helmet.

If you want to investigate for yourself, then you have until 10 a.m. PST on Monday, May 2, to enjoy the Nuk3town playlist. We suppose it's possible the extra bits will remain in the game, but it would probably make more sense if things go back to normal once the event shuts down. However, we don't know if everything has been discovered yet. Could there be more hints at the next Call of Duty game hidden elsewhere on the map? Is it possible more random snippets will be added as the weekend progresses? We'll just have to wait to find out.

Either way, E3 2016 is a little over a month away and now even more rumors are circulating that Infinity Ward will be busting out more details sometime next week, so it doesn't seem like we'll have to wait too long to find out more.

Feel free to share your Nuk3town findings in the comments section below.

Ryan Winslett

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.