Did James Harden accidentally leak 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4?'

James Marshall
March 8, 2018

A few days ago, images taken from GameStop's inventory software pointed towards hats, lanyards, shirts, and a variety of other clothing items with "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4" branding.

Since then many outlets like Eurogamer and Kotaku have confirmed that the hat does represent Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. That doesn't come as much of a surprise, considering it is Treyarch's-the developer behind the previous three Black Ops games-turn to produce the yearly FPS offering.

Rumors that Treyarch is setting up to release Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 this year are starting to solidify thanks to a leak from the unlikeliest of sources.

Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden arrived for the March 6 match against his old team wearing a baseball cap emblazoned with a logo for the new Call of Duty game.

Electronic Arts' Battlefield franchise is suspected to be in line for its own return to World War II in 2018, while Black Ops IV (or IIII, per Harden's cap logo) makes near-future firefights the most likely Call of Duty target this time around.

A source confirmed with Kotaku that the logo on James Harden's hat is in fact for Black Ops 4, but the 4 is written as "IIII" unlike the proper roman numeral "IV".

Instead of going with a regular Roman numeral 4 (IV) for the logo, the marketing folks are using four I's, making it seem more like hash marks - like the ones you would carve into the butt of your rifle after a kill.

Still, Activision has not announced anything official yet, meaning changes could still be in order, though one National Basketball Association (NBA) star has apparently teased "Black Ops 4". We still do not know how Harden is a part of this game.

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