With the release of Call of Duty: Vanguard only a month away, the title for the next installment of the CoD franchise may have just been revealed. According to gaming insider Tom Henderson, Call of Duty 2022 will simply be called “Modern Warfare II.” Henderson also says that he has seen the artwork for the game and it “looks f**king amazing.”
I can confirm that the 2022 title is called "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II"
And the art work looks fucking amazing. pic.twitter.com/PWw5CRIpr1
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) October 9, 2021
It’s important to note that, even though Henderson has an excellent track record, a lot can happen between now and the release of CoD 2022. That includes a change to the title.
With Infinity Ward reportedly at the helm, many assumed a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare was coming sooner rather than later. After all, even with the game’s criticisms, Modern Warfare shattered franchise records and received favorable reviews from critics.
Roughly a month ago, VGC reported on an NVIDIA GeForce NOW leak that possibly revealed the codename for the Modern Warfare sequel (Project Cortez). In that report, VGC shared that the sequel would involve “US special forces fighting a covert war against Columbian drug cartels.”
Where Did Modern Warfare (2019) Leave Off?
Fans of the original Modern Warfare trilogy were incredibly hyped following the post-credits scene of the 2019 reboot. And justifiably so.
After the death of Roman Barkov, Captain Price and CIA handler Kate Laswell meet up to discuss the fallout. Laswell gives Price some dossiers that he requested (courtesy of General Shepherd). Price then suggests forming a new task force to deal with the loose ends that arise from Barkov’s death. From the dossiers, Price hand selects Kyle Garrick (Gaz), John MacTavish (Soap), and Simon Riley (Ghost) to join this new team called “Task Force 141.”
Although the story would somewhat continue in Warzone, it’s unclear how much of it will carry over into the sequel.
What Would This Mean For Warzone?
Modern Warfare (2019), Call of Duty: Vanguard, and Warzone all run on the same “IW8” game engine. Modern Warfare II may run on that same engine. If so, it’s easy to assume that the transition from Vanguard to Modern Warfare II would be much easier than the troubled integration with Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
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