A new Call of Duty is officially in the works and will release in late 2021, Activision has confirmed.
It’s not a huge surprise that Call of Duty games release every year like clockwork, but what’s surprising is that Call of Duty 2021 will reportedly return to the WW2 setting and be called ‘Call of Duty WW2: Vanguard’. It makes sense that Activision has confirmed that the new Call of Duty is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, who developed Call of Duty: WW2.
While Activision hasn’t officially revealed the next Call of Duty, details on the new COD are slowly starting to emerge and we’re starting to get a good idea of what to expect. Read on for everything we know about the new Call of Duty 2021.
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New Call of Duty 2021: What you need to know
- What is this? next mainline call of duty game
- When can I play it? late 2021
- Where can I play it? TBC but likely PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4 and Xbox One
new call of duty 2021 release date
Speaking about Call of Duty, during Activision Blizzard’s Q4 2020 earnings call (via Gameradar), the publisher confirmed that “another strong premium release is planned for Q4 in 2021”.
This means that we can expect the new Call of Duty to arrive at the end of 2021. Usually we see mainline Call of Duty games in October, so it is possible that we will see the new COD in this window. However, given the Covid-19 pandemic, it is possible that we may see Call of Duty 2021 delayed until November – which is what happened with Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War.
new call of duty 2021 setting
The new Call of Duty will return in WW2, according to a report from ModernWarZone (via Gamesradar), which was later verified by both Eurogamer and VGC. According to these reports, Call of Duty 2021 is called ‘Call of Duty WW2: Vanguard’, and Activision has since confirmed that Sledgehammer Games is the developer.
According to Eurogamer, the new Call of Duty will have a “traditional” World War 2 setting, contrary to Modern Warzone’s claims that the game will be set in an “alternate timeline”.
New Call of Duty 2021 News and Rumors
Warzone integration and reveal?
Call of Duty 2021 was notably absent at E3 2021, but according to a recent report from VGC, the game could be revealed through an in-game Warzone event like last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
Not only that, the VGC report suggests that a major warzone integration could be in the pipeline. Call of Duty 2021 is reportedly going to be called Vanguard and is expected to take players back to the WW2 setting. Developed by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty 2021 is to be powered by the same Modern Warfare engine as Warzone, making integration of the games easier.
According to VGC, Sledgehammer has a lot of material planned for Warzone once it shifts to its WW2 setting, including Warzone’s “biggest and most ambitious”. [map] to date” i.e. “planned to coincide with the game’s release rather than coming months later.” The report stated that the map would take players to the Pacific Theater of WW2 and added that players would be required to visit the larger venue. There will be new vehicles to help.
PS4 and Xbox One Release?
Prominent Call of Duty and Battlefield leaker Tom Henderson took to Twitter to share information about Call of Duty 2021, saying that the game will be “by versions of the game on PS4 and Xbox One consoles (via Gameradar).” held back”.
It’s not yet clear whether these rumored previous-generation versions of Call of Duty Vanguard may differ from their current-gen counterparts and according to Henderson, this cross-generation strategy will evolve for both Vanguard and the next Call of Duty . By Infinity Ward, submitting the developer’s game for release in 2022 if Call of Duty’s annual schedule is to be kept up.
WW2 Vanguard is going to be so spoiled by previous generation consoles, and to my understanding they are planning last gen for both Vanguard and IW’s next title. pic.twitter.com/PmokyHP0BUApril 18, 2021
Designed with current-gen in mind?
Almost counter to Henderson’s leaks, Activision president Dan Alegre shared details on Call of Duty 2021 during the company’s Q1 earnings call, as reported by GamesRadar, adding that the new game is “for the next generation of experience.” built for.” This could mean that Call of Duty 2021 is being developed with the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles as the primary focus.
modern war engine
According to a VGC report, the new Call of Duty is being developed on the Modern Warfare (2019) ‘IW8’ engine, which also powers Warzone.
a name change?
Modern Warzone initially reported that ‘Call of Duty WW2: Vanguard’ was the game’s working title, however, according to Eurogamer sources, Activision plans to stick with this name for the final version.
New Call of Duty 2021: What we want to see
Harness the Power of PS5 and Xbox Series X
Black Ops: Cold War did, so we expect Call of Duty 2021 to take it even further. We’re expecting the new COD to run in 120fps (ideally at 4K) and will implement DualSense controller support for added immersion. While we can take or leave the DualSense support, 120 fps for first-person shooters like CoD makes a huge difference, especially when playing online.
return of the corpse
A fan-favourite, we’re hoping we get a chance to take out some Nazi zombie hordes once again. But, while we love the zombies formula, it would be nice to shake up a bit to get more variety in the puzzles and some new maps to explore.
With a new COD comes an opportunity to shake up Warzone as well and we are hoping that the battle royale will get some degree of WW2 makeover, which will add up to COD 2021 and add freshness to the online game.
Back to Basics Multiplayer
What we liked about Cold War multiplayer is that it went back to basics, with tight and well-made maps and a sophisticated arsenal. Hopefully, Activision will take this into account with the new COD.
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