This year’s annual Call of Duty release will be Modern Warfare 2. According to the official Call of Duty Twitter account, the sequel will mark the beginning of a new era in the franchise. The studio revealed a short teaser with the game’s official logo to confirm the news. In the teaser, which lasts sixteen seconds, the letters M and W conjoin and form the roman numeral for 2 in the middle. The post is captioned that a “new era of Call of Duty is coming.” 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will follow on from the 2019 soft reboot, and while a release date has yet to be announced, the sequel will likely see the light of day in the Autumn.

However, the sequel, developed by Infinity Ward, will become the last annually-released premium game until 2024, which marks the first time in over 15 years that there will not be an annual release in the long-running franchise. GameLuster previously reported that the developers would delay its annual release for 2023. This was due to the previously mentioned news that Call of Duty: Vanguard, the latest instalment failed to meet commercial expectations. 

Actor Barry Sloane, who provided motion capture and his voice for Captain Price in Modern Warfare, will be returning for the sequel after confirming a Task Force 141 logo in a recent posting to social media. At the end of Modern Warfare, Price gathers recruits for the task force, including SAS Sergeant Kyle Garrick, one of the story’s main protagonists.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is available across all major platforms including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on battle.net.