'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' has been confirmed for release this autumn.

Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 logo

Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 logo

Activision has announced the latest instalment in the 'Black Ops' series will be released globally on Friday October 12, 2018, following a preview event in May.

A post on the official 'Call of Duty' Twitter account read: "Forget what you know. Call of Duty(r) #BlackOps4 Community Reveal Event: May 17, 2018 Global Launch: October 12, 2018 [sic]"

The tweet included a 34-second trailer for the first-person shooter game, which will be available on PS4, XboxOne and PC.

Activision said in a statement on their blog: "The next title in the 'Call of Duty' franchise will be' Call of Duty: Black Ops 4'! Treyarch is set to revolutionise the top-selling series in 'Call of Duty' history when it launches worldwide on Friday, October 12, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC."

Fans can tune into the community reveal event on Thursday May 17.

Industry insider Mark Sellers tweeted previously revealed 'Black Ops 4' will be set in the modern times and is boots on the ground.

The previous instalment, 'Black Ops III', was set in the future with a zombies mode.

'Call of Duty' titles are traditionally released in November, but it has been speculated the October release of rival Rockstar Games ' Red Dead Redemption 2' has prompted Activision to move the date forwards.

Meanwhile, Sledgehammer's co-founder Michael Condrey previously revealed how 'Call of Duty: WWII' - the most recent release in the series - is the "most personal" game Sledgehammer has ever worked on.

Condrey said: "'Call of Duty: WWII' is the most personal game that the studio has ever worked on in the sense that we're touching on amazing history. This reflection point. We're telling the story of the greatest generation, the second great war, a true good versus evil story that celebrates the camaraderie, sacrifice and heroism of common men and women. So, the campaign was really emotional and personal. I spent a lot of time researching veterans, and went all over the world to capture that spirit."