While Call of Duty: Vanguard has not even released yet, Call of Duty fans already have plenty of info on what the next two games in the series will be. Now, that knowledge has grown, as a reputable insider has told the Call of Duty community that 2022’s game is called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
The information in question comes from reputable insider Tom Henderson, who has been proven correct about Call of Duty, Battlefield, and other franchises on several occasions. Recently, Henderson has been sharing a lot of information on Call of Duty’s future. According to his sources, Call of Duty 2023 will be semi-futuristic like what was seen in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. As for next year’s game, it will be a direct follow-up to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019, something that many had expected to be the case.
Given how successful the reboot of Modern Warfare was for Infinity Ward, it is hardly a surprise that the developer plans to continue fleshing out its new universe. However, one big question that fans have had is the title of the game. The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare name already confused players in 2019, as a game with that same branding had released in 2007. As such, many were wondering if Infinity Ward and Activision would risk going with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for next year’s game, as it would surely bring just as much confusion.
Instead of going with a super lengthy title like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Infinity Ward is going the simple route. Next year’s game will indeed be named Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 according to this leak, though it is slightly different. The roman numeral for 2 will serve as the official title, a smart marketing move that should help make next year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II stand out from 2009’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Henderson also claims to have seen the box art, describing it as “amazing.”
As for what Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will be about, Henderson believes the story will focus on fighting Drug Cartels, with players likely being part of Task Force 141. This would be a nice change following years of Russia being the main antagonist, and it could let players explore iconic locations like Favela from the original Modern Warfare 2. The rebooted Task Force 141 is confirmed to include Soap, Ghost, and Gaz, with more characters likely to feature in Price’s squad as well.
It will be interesting to see where Task Force 141’s story goes, and hopefully the group fares better than it did in 2009. For now, though, it seems like fans have quite a bit to be excited about.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is rumored to release in 2022.