'Call of Duty 2019' May Be 'Ghosts 2' According to New Twitter Teases

Call of Duty fans have begun speculating that 2019's franchise entry may be a sequel to 2013's Call of Duty: Ghosts. The conversation centers around a slew of recent tweets from Infinity Ward Communications Manager Ashton Williams.

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— Ashton Williams (@ashtonisVULCAN) January 1, 2019

Rumors started swirling at noon on Tuesday, when Call of Duty fan site Charlie INTEL asked its Twitter followers what they'd like to see from Infinity Ward's upcoming game. Williams replied with a "thinking face" emoji, prompting series faithful to take a second look at her account. What they found is quite spooky, and some believe the results may indicate the return of Ghosts.

Most of the chatter revolves around a short clip of a skeleton, which resembles not only the marketing materials for the original Ghosts but also the static motif of recent teasers for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. There's no official branding linked to the video, but that hasn't stifled the ongoing debate. Digging further into Williams' tweets, she seems to have a general fascination with spooky GIFs. Images of ghosts, demons and skulls have been part of her social media presence for the past several weeks.

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— Ashton Williams (@ashtonisVULCAN) January 2, 2019

Like most rumors, there's evidence to both support and refute the existence of a possible Ghosts sequel. The dark imagery certainly has close ties to ghosts as a concept, but the game itself isn't especially known for its horror elements. In some ways, it's just as likely that these images might tease a totally new scare-focused Call of Duty title. It's also possible Williams just happens to like horror and uses Twitter to express that passion. Furthermore, credible Kotaku leaker Jason Schreier said "it ain't Ghosts 2" in a ResetEra thread on the subject.

As far as the Call of Duty rumor mill is concerned, this is the first we've heard about the possibility of a Ghosts sequel. Slip ups from voice actors and previous job listings suggest IW may be working on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 instead; however, Modern Warfare was also incorrectly rumored to be 2018's Call of Duty title as well.

Williams' tweets are far from conclusive, but it's not unheard of for a Call of Duty studio to tease its upcoming project at the start of the new year. Typically such a tweet would come from the official developer's account, but maybe Infinity Ward hopes to adopt a more viral marketing tactic this time around. Especially given that Ghosts faced a lukewarm critical reception, hyping up a sequel may require a different kind of effort.

A new Call of Duty game is expected to release sometime this fall.

What are your thoughts on the possibility of Call of Duty: Ghosts 2? Do these tweets mean anything? Tell us in the comments section!