An legendary character from the Call of Duty franchise’s Black Ops series might be returning soon. Treyarch has released a new outro cinematic video for Call of Duty Season 5, and the closing clip teases additional information about the tale of Black Ops Cold War and the return of one of the game’s most beloved characters, Alex Mason. This new teaser arrives as Season 5 draws to a close, with Call of Duty Season 6 slated to release in early October.
Alex Mason is a key figure in the Call of Duty world, and his contributions to the Black Ops series have been significant. Mason was initially featured in Black Ops and played a key role in the series’ first two volumes as the primary protagonist, with one of the more enthralling stories in Call of Duty.
Fans got drawn to the character who had a mystery personality but an urge for action, earning affection from fans for his unflustered moments and accomplishments, starting with the interrogation scene in the original title. Despite his limited part in Black Ops Cold War, many questions regarding the character remain unanswered, including his location and if he was involved in the JFK assassination a decade before.
A final cinematic teaser for Call of Duty Season 5 has been teased on the official Treyarch Youtube account. The films feature Jason Hudson and Frank Woods discussing events from earlier Season 5 cinematics, which revealed Vikhor Kuzmin’s ambitions to use the Numbers program to brainwash operatives.
Hudson and Woods talk about how they think their buddy Russell Adler is a compromised spy who has gone rogue in Verdansk and has to be found. The video concludes with Hudson telling Woods that he needs to find Alex Mason, implying that he would be available in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone during Season 6.
Season Five Reloaded of Call of Duty: Warzone has also added an ongoing limited-time Numbers event, which might be a hint towards Mason’s return. The event adds listening stations to Warzone’s Verdansk map, which may be activated to earn goodies including charms, calling cards, and a new watch. Players will eventually endure numbers-related hallucinations, similar to Mason’s original brainwashing in Black Ops.
While no official release date has been set for Season 6, the battle pass implies that it will begin on October 7th and will most likely be the final season of content for Black Ops Cold War. This is a month before Call of Duty: Vanguard, the company’s newest game, which will return gamers to a WWII scenario on November 5th.