The new Call Of Duty title could bring its release date forward by one month, according to an industry insider. Tom Henderson, who has in the past delivered accurate information across the Call Of Duty and Battlefield franchises, posted to his Twitter that he had heard “rumblings” of the new title being brought forward for an October release due to Vanguard’s “poor sales performance”.
“As expected, it’s looking like this year’s Call of Duty title, Modern Warfare II (2022), will be revealed in the summer.” Henderson says, further claiming that a “big” Warzone update is expected soon after the release date. An earlier release date is plausible, but it needs to be taken with a pinch of salt, while a Warzone update is highly likely considering the battle royale’s integration with Call Of Duty’s most recent titles.
As expected, it's looking like this year's Call of Duty title, Modern Warfare II (2022), will be revealed in the summer.
Hearing rumblings that the title could release in October due to Vanguard's poor sales performance, with a "big" Warzone update coming soon after. pic.twitter.com/3x8Qw2Eryp
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) January 13, 2022
Back in September 2021, Gameluster reported claims from Henderson that the next title, a direct sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare reboot, would be “codenamed Project Cortez”, a concept with an identical premise to the 1994 film, Clear and Present Danger, starring Harrison Ford. The main villain in the film was Colonel Félix Cortez.
Earlier in April, Henderson revealed claims that Activision would release “a new premium Call of Duty title…this year,” while the studio was also fully aware that “it wouldn’t perform that well (“recovery road map” is already in place).”
Until we receive news of an official announcement, everything we hear and read is speculation, considering that back in October 2020, Gameluster reported claims from Henderson that the 2021 title would be “another Modern Warfare title of some kind.” It transpired, however, that Activision’s next game, in partnership with Sledgehammer Games, would be Call Of Duty: Vanguard.
Call of Duty: Vanguard was released on November 5, 2021, and is currently available across all major platforms, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on Battle.net.