This year's new Call of Duty, Vanguard, hasn't even released yet, but the rumours for 2022's game have already begun, and it is set to be Modern Warfare 2.
Infinity Ward's first game released in 2019, ushering in the era of Warzone, so it makes sense that a sequel is in the works.
Modern Warfare 2 Development Reports
This was first reported by respected Call of Duty and Battlefield leaker, Tom Henderson, and have been corroborated by VGC.
Henderson tweeted a few days ago, saying "It looks like Call of Duty: 2022 is codenamed Project Cortez. It's expected to be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019."
That tweet hadn't been supported by anyone else reliable, until now.
Andy Robinson over at VGC wrote: "According to people with knowledge of Activision’s plans, Modern Warfare’s sequel will include a campaign involving US special forces fighting a covert war against Columbian drug cartels."
He also explains where the Project Cortez codename, which was brought up by Henderson, may have originated.
"In a possible link to Modern Warfare 2’s alleged codename, this is also the premise to the 1994 Harrison Ford movie Clear and Present Danger, whose main villain is the character Colonel Félix Cortez."
Since Vanguard is led by Sledgehammer Games, leading Call of Duty in 2022 will be the responsibility of Infinity Ward once more. If Warzone remains popular into the latter part of 2022, that year's CoD will almost certainly be integrated, as Vanguard and Black Ops Cold War have been.
Of course, neither Activision nor Infinity Ward have commented on these reports, and we don't expect them to do so so early, but we'll be sure to keep your updated with any other information on it over the coming months and year.