As with every year, Activision is preparing to bring forth another Call of Duty sometime in late 2021. Also just like in other years, leaks have already begun pouring out regarding this unannounced entry, and per the latest reports, the next game in the franchise will be named Call of Duty: Vanguard.
The latest leaked information comes from Eurogamer, and according to it, Vanguard will take players back to World War 2. The last time the first-person shooter series came out with a game in this setting was back in 2017 with Call of Duty: WWII. Interestingly, the same studio behind that game, Sledgehammer Games, is said to be developing Call of Duty: Vanguard also.
Sledgehammer and Raven Software was in charge of last year's Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War originally before Treyarch took over the reins as lead developer. While a previous leak had suggested an alternate history setting for Call of Duty: Vanguard where World War 2 never ended, this doesn't seem to be accurate according to Eurogamer's sources.
While Activision has confirmed a new Call of Duty will be launching in 2021, take the Vanguard World War 2 information with a grain of salt until the publisher officially announces the game. It's likely that the ongoing free-to-play battle royale experience Warzone will once again be utilized to tease and reveal the next entry much like Black Ops Cold War.