Call Of Duty Will Reportedly Return to World War II This Year
'Vanguard' is apparently Sledgehammer's follow-up to Call Of Duty: WW2
Call Of Duty could return to World War II in this year's game, which is reportedly being developed by the creator of COD: WW2 Sledgehammer. That's according to alleged leaks discovered earlier this month by the Call Of Duty Modern Warzone fansite, which Eurogamer said it confirmed: "in part."
While Modern Warzone reports that the working subtitle "Vanguard" will be changed closer to release, Eurogamer sources report that Activision plans to keep the title at launch. Eurogamer also reported that its sources denied that Vanguard would take place in "an alternate timeline where 1945 was not the end of World War II," as reported by Modern Warzone. Instead, Eurogamer states that the game will follow a more traditional World War II setting.
Call Of Duty has been working on loops for a while-Infinity Ward has been creating the core Adjective Warfare games, and Treyarch has been getting even weirder with its Black Ops games. Adding Sledgehammer to this rotation with recurring World War II-themed recordings seems like a good shout-out, though it does complicate the Battle Royale side gig, Warzone.
Activision has already confirmed that Warzone will continue until Call Of Duty this year. Integrating Black Ops: Cold War with Warzone was a bit clunky at times, but it wasn't hard to integrate ' 80s firearms and conspiracies into a game that already had a GULAG. The transition to a simpler World War II-era firearm is maybe a little more difficult.