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CoD 2021 - Warzone integration not until spring 2022?

Update April 1, 2021

It is no longer a secret that the new Call of Duty with the name “WWII: Vanguard” will probably take place in an alternative setting of the 1950s, in which the Second World War has not yet ended. How it will go on with Warzone, however.

A leak from Call fo Duty insider Tom Henderson could now have revealed what happened to the Battle Royale mode after Black Ops Cold War. According to Henderson in his report, there will be “100 percent no WW2 map in 2021”. This assumption is justified by the upcoming changes to the current Map Verdansk, which were announced months ago and have not yet been implemented. According to Henderson, this postpones the integration of Warzone into the coming year. A map in the setting of the new CoD part should therefore only appear in April 2022 - but more in the Rebirth Island format for a maximum of 40 to 60 players.

The integration of the new weapons, on the other hand, could be possible from the first release day. Henderson suspects, however, that a DLC will come for this and the weapons must be unlocked.


Update March 23, 2021

There is new information about the next Call of Duty part. According to the well-informed leak site ModernWarzone, the working title of the new CoD, which is expected to appear in the fall, is “WWII: Vanguard”.

The title will probably change, but confirms rumors about the setting in World War II. ModernWarzone also makes a clear statement about the development studio: Sledgehammer should take over “100 percent”.

The next #CallOfDuty title is 100% being developed by @SHGames.

While this information isn't official, it doesn't need to be taken with a grain of salt. https://t.co/4kHqmbaiAs

- ModernWarzone (@ModernWarzone) February 9, 2021

If the working title is actually correct, Sledgehammer ties in with his last CoD contribution “WWII” from 2017. Although everything seems to be clear with the leak, ModernWarzone does not want to write off a possible setting in the 50s.

As is well known, the Second World War ended in 1945. However, a small leap in time into the following decade and thus a story about the Korean War or the Vietnam crisis would be possible. An alternative reality in which World War II in 1945 never ends is also a possibility.


Update February 17, 2021

After many rumors about the name of the upcoming Call of Duty game, there is now a new clue. The alleged leak was shared on Twitter by Tom Henderson, who had already disseminated insider information several times before the official announcements. This time he chirped this hint:

Tom Henderson wrote: "If CoD 2021 doesn't play in the future, we might get this!"

With the pictures of a gorilla and the soldiers he would like to allude to a title like “Guerilla Warfare”. While guerrilla and gorilla have nothing to do with each other, it does sound like a plausible name for the next Call of Duty title.

What if it doesn't happen in the future?

According to a well-known leaker called “Okami”, the new part could also play in the 50s. During this time, the Korean War, the subsequent Vietnam War, the Suez Crisis and revolutions in Algeria, Cuba and Hungary took place.

As always, take any rumor with a grain of salt! I trust them and their sources though. 👍

- Okami (@ Okami13_) February 15, 2021


When is the new Call of Duty coming?

If we look at the time periods when the latest Call of Duty games were released, we can see that there is a high probability that we can expect the new CoD towards the end of October or the beginning of November.


Update February 12, 2021

A new part will also be added to the Call of Duty franchise in 2021. The big question: who is developing the new game? If the CoD leaker ModernWarzone has its way, the matter is clear: Sledgehammer Games.

The next #CallOfDuty title is 100% being developed by @SHGames.

While this information isn't official, it doesn't need to be taken with a grain of salt. https://t.co/4kHqmbaiAs

- ModernWarzone (@ModernWarzone) February 9, 2021

The leaker is usually well informed. Sledgehammer is also constantly looking for new employees. Another clue that speaks for the development studio is the fact that Treyarch and Infinity Ward were responsible for the last two CoD parts.

Is Advanced Warfare 2 coming?

If it is actually Sledgehammer's turn, there is actually only one game in question: A sequel to Advanced Warfare from 2014. Although the studio was also responsible for Modern Warfare 3 (2011 together with Infinity Ward) and WW II (2017), MW became Released in 2019 and another setting in World War II seems rather unlikely four years after the release of the first part. So an action in the future, as was the case in AW, is conceivable.

Although there are some arguments in favor of Sledgehammer and Advanced Warfare 2, Activision is still keeping a low profile. So far there has only been an official confirmation from the publisher for a new part of the CoD series.


Original message:

As in previous years, a new Call of Duty title is coming up in 2021. Although it should come as no surprise to many, Activision officially announced another CoD game for the new year in the last investor call on February 4th.

Nothing is known about the exact release date or title of the new game. Traditionally, however, it can be assumed that the new CoD title will come to us in October or November.

Sledgehammer Games back at the wheel?

Activision always has three development studios on the hook for Call of Duty: Treyarch, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer. Since the former were entrusted with CoD last year and the year before last, it would be logical for sledgehammers to tackle the upcoming game. On New Year's Eve, the developer posted a tweet that could at least imply that the studio could be back with big projects like CoD this year.

Power off. Power on.

Let's try this again. Happy New Year!

- Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) December 31, 2020

In addition to the new CoD, Warzone and Black Ops Cold War should not be neglected. Both brought the publisher a total of resounding successes with over 250 million players last year. Activision President Rob Kostich also promised in the investor call that Warzone will continue to play a central role in the future of the franchise.

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