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Rumor: Call of Duty 2021 will be set during World War II era

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A new rumor about the upcoming Call of Duty 2021 game has surfaced which claims to leak the setting of the new title.

The newest Call of Duty title is set to be released during Q4 of this year from Activision.

Known leaker Victor_Z posted a couple of tweets overnight suggesting some details on the setting for the 2021 Call of Duty game. In his tweets, he states that the 2021 game will be set during World War II era.

His tweet included a hammer emoji, probably in reference to Sledgehammer Games as the game’s development studio, and the WWII cover art.

A user asked him if he meant to say that it would be ‘WW3’ style game instead, but Victor_Z responded again saying WWII.

A “WW3” game, which some people have suggested, would not make sense really seeing as ‘WW3’ style game would be similar to that of the story behind Modern Warfare franchise.

Of course, this is just a rumor for now and not confirmed by Activision, so take it with a grain of salt. However, the leak, Victor_Z has known to accurately leak information in gaming, including Call of Duty. He accurately stated that the Black Ops Cold War reveal trailer back in August would include a 10 second MP preview, amongst other information he has shared in the past.

Sledgehammer Games’ last title was Call of Duty: WWII back in 2017, which focused on the European front of the war. There’s still some moments and conflicts of WWII that can be explored by Sledgehammer Games if this rumor is in fact true.

Activision has not announced any details about the 2021 Call of Duty game. The company only just confirmed that a new ‘premium entry’ into the franchise will release in Q4 this year.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard: Release date, reveal, developers, rumors & leaks

Here’s everything we currently know about Call of Duty: Vanguard, including the release date, time period, and Warzone integration.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is on the horizon, and here’s everything we know about the upcoming game’s release date, who’s developing it, leaks, and more.

As always, a new year means a new Call of Duty game. The upcoming Call of Duty 2021 release is as mysterious as it is exciting, and we’re sure to get another year of Warzone updates combined with a brand new (or returning) setting for the franchise.

As time has passed, more information has begun to rise to the surface regarding the 2021 title called Call of Duty: Vanguard, its setting, and its possible integration with Warzone.

With the resounding success of Modern Warfare, Warzone, and Black Ops Cold War, the 2021 iteration of Call of Duty is sure to be a huge release. Cold War has now completely integrated with Warzone, bringing the game to the 1980s, and with 2021’s game set to integrate too, the game’s setting has never been more important.

Here’s everything we know about the 2021 game Call of Duty: Vanguard.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard title

There is a rumor from ModernWarzone that the working title for the 2021 Call of Duty is ‘ Vanguard.’ This title adds credibility to the potential of this being a World War game, as Vanguard is the foremost part of an advancing army or naval force.

While ModernWarzone believes this title may be changed in the future, Eurogamer “understands Activision’s current plan is to stick with the Vanguard subtitle for the final version.”

There has been no official word from Activision yet, and plans could certainly change in the future.

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A new report by Video Games Chronicle on June 9, 2021, has also reported that this year’s game will be called Call of Duty: Vanguard.

CoD: Vanguard setting and time period

One rumor suggests that the 2021 game will be set during the World War II era again, and Eurogamer reported that this will be true.

ModernWarzone claimed that CoD: Vanguard would be an alternate history version of WWII set in the 1950s. However, Eurogamer’s sources disputed this information, saying it would be a “traditional WW2 setting.”

We should get more teasers for the game in the coming months. Leaks, as always, will be tough to decipher, with plenty of community members posting fake leaks for each new CoD game.

A June 9, 2021 report by Video Games Chronicle stated that the setting for Call of Duty: Vanguard will be in both the Pacific and European Theaters of World War II. The reported plot will focus on the birth of modern allied special forces and will feature Campaign, Zombies, and Multiplayer modes.

Which studio is developing CoD: Vanguard ?

Sledgehammer games rumored to make CoD Vanguard

In Activision’s Q4 earnings call, they confirmed that a new Call of Duty game would be releasing in 2021, with Sledgehammer Games in charge of development.

Sledgehammer released Call of Duty: WWII in 2017 but faced difficulties after their co-founders and many team members left. However, Sledgehammer hired over 150 new people to the studio in 2020 and recently opened a new studio in Toronto.

Activision said that “Development is being led by Sledgehammer Games, and the game is looking great and on track for its fall release.”

CoD: Vanguard release date

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Call of Duty games traditionally release in November. However, Modern Warfare and Black Ops 4 were both released in October. Ideally, Call of Duty targets the first Friday of every November, as we saw for CoD WW2 and Infinite Warfare releases.

The Friday tradition started with Black Ops 3, where games before saw releases on the first Tuesday of November. Below you can read some of the recent Call of Duty releases.

  • Advanced Warfare: November 4, 2014
  • Black Ops III: November 6, 2015
  • Infinite Warfare: November 4, 2016
  • WWII: November 3, 2017
  • Black Ops 4: October 12, 2018
  • Modern Warfare: October 25, 2019
  • Black Ops Cold War: November 13, 2020

We could expect this year’s Call of Duty game to release on either the first or second Friday of November 2021. That gives us a possible date of either the 5th or 12th of November.

Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal date

There is still no confirmation on when Vanguard will be officially revealed, however by looking at Black Ops Cold War’s announcement, we can hazard a guess. For the first time in Call of Duty history, the next game was revealed in an in-game live event.

All signs point towards Vanguard being revealed inside Warzone, with a recent leak suggesting the Vanguard will be revealed during Season 4. On June 9, 2021, Video Games Chronicle also reported on the idea that Call of Duty: Vanguard will be revealed through an in-game event in Warzone and that it will have a November release date.

Activision’s president confirmed in a recent interview that their games could be released “later in the year” than before, and VGC also said that Call of Duty will be skipping E3.

With this information and Cold War’s reveal last year, it’s likely that Call of Duty: Vanguard will be revealed in July or August 2021.

What engine will Call of Duty: Vanguard run on?

One of the biggest talking points when discussing Black Ops Cold War and Warzone is the engine. Infinity Ward brought an entirely new, more realistic-feeling engine with Modern Warfare and Warzone, while Cold War used an updated version of the Black Ops 3 engine with a more classic CoD feel.

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With players often switching between Cold War and Warzone, the engine shift can feel jarring, so fans are keen to find out which engine CoD: Vanguard will run on.

A report by VGC claims that 2021’s Call of Duty will be on Modern Warfare’s engine. This means the game will likely have the same feel as MW and Warzone and will run similarly, boasting the same improvements to realism and performance.

Activision has also said that “the game is “being built” for next-generation consoles & PC,” but there’s no confirmation if the game will also release for the Xbox One and PS4.

However, VGC reported on June 9, 2021, that Call of Duty: Vanguard is being developed for current and last generation consoles and PC.

Will Call of Duty: Vanguard integrate with Warzone?

Warzone x Black Ops Cold War integration

Black Ops Cold War integrated with Warzone at its first season, bringing across Operators, weapons, and even Zombies.

Activision has stated that they intend to keep Warzone at the ‘front and center’ of Call of Duty for a long time. In the Q4 investor call, Activision confirmed that CoD 2021 is designed to both integrate with and enhance the existing COD ecosystem.”

While the game will most likely share weapons and progression, it’s uncertain if the integration will go any deeper. WW2 is a vastly different setting from Cold War, especially Modern Warfare, so developers will face challenges in fully integrating these time periods.

And as for a new map, VGC’s sources also say that this will be “uncertain” because of “scheduling issues and shift in setting.” There could be a potential revamp in the first half of 2022, similar to Verdansk ’84, or perhaps there won’t be a new map until after CoD 2022 releases.

However, a June 9, 2021 report by VGC states that the integration between Warzone and Call of Duty: Vanguard will be very extensive thanks to Sledgehammer Games having more time to prepare for it. This integration will see Warzone transition to a World War II setting following its transition to the 1980s in Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War.

This setting transition will see a new Pacific Theater World War II Warzone map be the main focus, as it will reportedly be the largest map the Call of Duty battle royale has ever seen. This new Warzone map will also reportedly feature new vehicles for players to use.


We’ll be sure to update this post with any new information, as it becomes available.

A new Battlefield game will also be released late in 2021, and the game has now been officially revealed, so you can check out everything we know about Battlefield 2042 and its multiplayer maps, modes, and Specialists.

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When will Call of Duty: Vanguard be revealed?

Here’s everything we know about Call of Duty: Vanguard’s official reveal which is expected to happen inside Warzone.

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The next CoD game is widely believed to be revealed in a Warzone live event, so here’s everything we know about Call of Duty: Vanguard’s official reveal.

With Sledgehammer Games at the helm again, CoD is set to return to its Second World War roots with Call of Duty: Vanguard. While concrete details on the game are sparse, a recent report claimed that Vanguard would release with a brand-new WWII-themed Warzone map.

Call of Duty games have usually been revealed by June, but with gaming’s evolving landscape, this hasn’t been the case for Vanguard. It’s understood that Vanguard will be revealed inside a Warzone live event, similar to Cold War.

Here’s when and how we expect Call of Duty: Vanguard to be revealed.

When will Call of Duty: Vanguard be revealed?

Call of Duty games are typically announced in April or May. Still, following Warzone’s success and everything that Activision can do with the battle royale phenomenon, they have confirmed that premium CoD games will be revealed later in the year.

Black Ops Cold War was the first to deviate from the standard reveal cycle, with the game being officially revealed in August 2020 inside of Warzone. When asked in an interview with VentureBeat in April if Call of Duty games will be revealed later, Activision President Rob Kostich said, “we’re probably shifting a bit more in that direction.” He added that premium CoD title reveals “might be happening later, but it’s all part of a broader agenda to bring the community along on a fun journey.”

A new report from VGC claims that Call of Duty will skip this year’s E3 and CoD 2021, all-but-confirmed to be called ‘Vanguard,’ will be revealed later in the year. Following from Black Ops Cold War’s example, the most likely date for Call of Duty: Vanguard’s reveal is July or August 2021.

How will Call of Duty: Vanguard be revealed?

CoD character in WW2

Black Ops Cold War was revealed inside Warzone, and following its success, Activision appears to be keen on doing the same for Vanguard.

In Kostich’s interview with VentureBeat, he said: “We did some cool things in terms of integrating the reveal of Black Ops into Warzone. Those are the things we want to orchestrate and provide to our community, letting them discover Call of Duty themselves in their play experience.”

He also confirmed that “marketing is changing within Call of Duty, how we get the community to participate and uncover things for us.”

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All signs point towards another reveal inside Warzone, with a leak claiming that the game will be announced in a Season 4 live event, and VGC has now reported that Activision is likely to reveal Vanguard in the battle royale.

For the Cold War reveal, players were tasked with finding Woods in Verdansk before quickly making their way to Stadium to see the reveal trailer. We imagine that Vanguard will be revealed similarly, but perhaps Activision will be able to do more with the live event concept this time around.

Also, check out everything we know about Season 4 of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War.

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CoD Vanguard to include new WWII-themed Warzone map, reveal later this year

Call of Duty: Vanguard will include a new Warzone map that is set during the Pacific theater of WWII, including new vehicles and a larger map.

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Call of Duty 2021, which is set to be called Call of Duty: Vanguard, will feature a brand new Warzone experience that takes place during the Pacific theater of World War II.

The report comes from VGC News, who says that Activision plans to skip E3 2021 for any Call of Duty 2021 news and will rather reveal the game within Call of Duty: Warzone in the months ahead.

VGC’s article also mentions that Sledgehammer Games is going to be better prepared for Warzone, with Warzone getting a “massive WWII” revamp that will include the game’s “largest new map” yet.

The plans include an entirely new Warzone map – the series’ largest and most ambitious to date – this time planned to coincide with the release of the game rather than arriving months later.

The Vanguard map is said to be set in the Pacific theatre of World War II and is significantly larger than Warzone’s current Verdansk environment.

CoD character in WW2

The new map will feature Pacific-themed vehicles as part of its experience. And, as previously reported, Call of Duty: Vanguard will run on Modern Warfare’s engine.

VGC’s report also states that Call of Duty: Vanguard will release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and PS4 and Xbox One consoles. The title will continue to support cross play and cross progression across all modes.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is expected to feature a new Campaign mode set in World War II, a new MP experience, and a Zombies Co-Op mode.

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Additional rumors have spawned, separate from VGC News, that states the Zombies’ mode within Vanguard will be co-developed by Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games.

Activision declined to comment on these rumors to VGC. The company usually never comments on such rumors and speculation.

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VGC did not have a pinpoint date for when the 2021 Call of Duty game will be revealed. Activision has planned for titles to be revealed later in the year than usual thanks to Warzone’s success.

Activision has only confirmed thus far that Sledgehammer Games is leading the development of Call of Duty 2021, and stated that the game is “built for next-gen” with campaign, MP, and Zombies modes.

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