New Call of Duty leak suggests return to WW2 Call of Duty: WW2

The new Call of Duty, expected to release this year, is being referred to internally as "Call of Duty WW2: Vanguard" within developer Sledgehammer Games, according to a new report.

Sources spoke to ModernWarzone (via GamesRadar) and claimed Call of Duty 2021 is being developed by Call of Duty: WW2 developer Sledgehammer Games, with the game tentatively titled "Call of Duty WW2: Vanguard". 

The tentative name means that this is unlikely to be the final title of the new Call of Duty game for 2021, but it does suggest that the next Call of Duty will once again be set in World War 2.

A truck of salt

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As per usual, this rumor is to be taken with a truckload of salt (despite the fact the source is adamant that this is true). But, while it's worth being cautiously optimistic, it is worth noting that another prominent Call of Duty leaker previously claimed the new game will take place in World War 2.

We already know a new Call of Duty game is in the works and due to release in late 2021, however, Activision has remained tight-lipped about the details, including who is working on Call of Duty 2021. 

With the game scheduled to release later this year, we expect it won't be long until there's an official reveal – likely in the next few months.