Call of Duty: Black Ops is on course for a scheduled release date in November 2010 and sources have revealed that it will be set between World War II and the present day.
The game is also hinted to feature the popular zombie mode, in which players are confronted with waves of zombies, an extra that was made popular by Treyarch-developed Call of Duty:World at War.
The Treyarch-developed shooter is rumoured to take gamers across the planet, including missions set in Cuba and South America, according to Call of Duty website experts Tek9, who have talked to 'undisclosed sources at Activision'.
Players will also reportedly get the chance to play as a member of the Special Air Service (SAS) during a close combat mission in the Iranian embassy siege during the 1980's.
PC gamers will be given the additional bonus of dedicated servers according to the report, to alleviate some of the problems gamers experienced with previous titles.