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03 Jan 2021

Call of Duty 2021: Sledgehammer Developing, World War 3, Release Date, Leaks, Rumours, Alpha, Beta, everything you need to know

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Sledgehammer Developing COD 2021?

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World War 3

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Release Date

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Alpha/Beta

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Warzone Integration

It is now 2021 which means a new Call of Duty will be released this year.

Here is everything we know so far!

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.

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.