Game Pass will get Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 on day one, Microsoft confirms

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Update: the app leak has now been followed up by an Xbox News Wire post and trailer that confirms Black Ops 6 will launch on Xbox Game Pass on day one. A full reveal will come on 9th June with the Xbox Games Showcase to be followed by a Black Ops 6 Direct.

There’s also a new live action teaser trailer featuring George H. W. Bush and Saddam Hussain lookalikes, which will set the game in and around the First Gulf War in late 1990 and early 1991.

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It seems someone over at Microsoft has a pressed a button rather earlier than they should have as the Game Pass app has just announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will be coming to the service on day one of launch.

This is the latest leak in regards to Call of Duty and game Pass,  Jez Corden confirmed the news over of Twitter  and last week The Wall Street Journal also  reported that Microsoft had made up their mind and would bring the next Call of Duty game straight into Game Pass when it launches later this year.

This year’s COD has been confirmed to be Call of Duty: Black Ops 6, as Activision follow up on a teaser site and leaked newspaper advertising with a formal announcement. The game will debut during the Xbox Showcase on 9th June with a Black Ops 6 Direct to follow immediately afterwards.

The advertising came with copies of USA Today in a promotional supplement that show’s the game’s logo, title and some in-universe news stories. In particular there’s the defacing of Mount Rushmore, which also appeared on the Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 teaser website yesterday.

That teaser site features an analogue TV which you can scroll through six channels, some of which give static, but the first of which shows Mount Rushmore’s defacement, and the sixth of which tunes in to News 6, with faux reporting of monuments around the world also being defaced.

The hope is that this will be a major boost to Xbox Game Pass subscriber counts, across both Xbox and PC, and since COD will not be a platform exclusive for a long, long time, should preserve a lot of the overall profitability of the franchise with the majority of gamers still happy to buy the games outright on PlayStation in particular. A large portion of the money that Call of Duty makes also comes from the free-to-play Warzone game mode.

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