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26 Mar 2021

Is COD 2021 going back to the Second World War?

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Warzone Integration

Looking for information about the next Call of Duty title? COD 2021 is on the way in Q4 and the leaks have started to slip through the cracks.

Below, we have everything you need to know about what's in store for all you Call of Duty fans out there.

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It looks like Call of Duty: WW2 Vanguard could be coming after all. Prominent news outlet Eurogamer has corroborated the story and touched on the leaks with some confidence as to their truth.

However, they believe that WW2 Vanguard will stick to a "traditional" WW2 setting as opposed to an alternate-reality WW2 that continues on into the 1950s.

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In addition to this, they talk about how Warzone is going to fare amongst all this change.

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DANIELS - Is COD 2021 going to follow on with Daniels from 2017's WW2?

With the release of Black Ops Cold War, Warzone has transitioned from a Modern Warfare narrative to a Black Ops Cold War narrative.

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Could this mean that in the future, say... A year from now, could we see Warzone adopt a WW2 Vanguard narrative?

Working Title Revealed?

According to prominent Call of Duty leaker, ModernWarzone, the current title for Sledgehammer's 2021 Call of Duty title is "WWII Vanguard".

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This might just be a code name, as ModernWarzone has suggested, but it could also be the final name and mark the title as a continuation of 2017's COD: WWII.

Activision hasn't even confirmed that Sledgehammer Games are developing the title, but there are strong rumours and leaks to suggest that this is the case.

Other rumours suggest that this title will take place in the decade after the Second World War, with the Korean Conflict being a notable flashpoint in this era historically.

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Black Ops Cold War was revealed in August 2020 and we're not expecting to hear about the next Call of Duty title until at least the Summer of 2021.

Sledgehammer Developing COD 2021?

There are rumours that Sledgehammer Games will be taking up the task of developing the latest Call of Duty title.

This was further hinted at by their latest tweet which hints that they are getting back to working on their next project.

The last game that Sledgehammer Games developed on their own was Call of Duty: WWII.

Since then they have assisted in development for both 2019's Modern Warfare, and 2020's Black Ops Cold War.

But with Infinity Ward and Treyarch busy with both games, especially with the popularity of Warzone, it does make sense that Sledgehammer take the reigns for this next title.

World War 3

With their latest game being World War 2, it makes sense that fans are speculating that World War 3 will be the next title from Sledgehammer Games.

However, prominent leakers Tom Henderson and ModernWarzone have both spoke out and denounced the rumours as false.

While this doesn't mean it won't happen, Call of Duty going futuristic was the downfall of the series, with the period of 2014-2018 being very dark times for the series.

Thankfully the series got a new lease of life with 2019's Modern Warfare and then the smash hit Warzone.

So it probably doesn't make sense to go back to the futuristic style since its so loathed by fans.

Release Date

Call of Duty games are released between October and November each year, just in time for the holidays.

The majority of the games have released in November so expect it to release during the first or second week of the month.

Since games mainly release on a Friday, this would mean that Call of Duty 2021 will likely release on November 5th or 12th.

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Alpha/Beta

There are usually public Alpha and Betas for the new titles, giving players a chance to check out the multiplayer aspect ahead of the launch.

It is likely that this will be the case again and will be available over the Summer going into Autumn.

Warzone Integration

Call of Duty: Warzone became an instant smash hit when it released in March 2020.

The Battle Royale game breathed new life into the series and has become one of the most played games in the world.

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SMASH HIT: Warzone became an instant smash hit.

With the release of Black Ops Cold War, Activision weren't ready to just give up on Warzone and have integrated it into the new title.

This will likely continue with the latest game as there is no reason to end support for Warzone while it is still such a popular title.

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