A leak that surfaced on Twitter has potentially revealed the setting for Activision's 2021 Call of Duty title. According to the rumor, the upcoming game will be set in the World War 2 era.
In Activision's 2020 Q4 earnings call, it was confirmed that a new Call of Duty game is in the making. Dennis Durkin, Activision's Chief Financial Officer, stated that they have "another strong premium release planned for Q4 in 2021."
Call of Duty Leak Suggests 2021 Game Will Revolve Around World War 2
Known leaker, "Victor___Z", posted an image on Twitter that suggests that the upcoming Call of Duty title will be set during the World War 2 era. Accompanying the post is a cryptic hammer emoji, which could be a hint that Sledgehammer Games, a subsidiary of Activision, is the studio working on the game. The game developer previously worked on several titles in the Call of Duty franchise, including Advanced Warfare, Modern Warfare, and Black Ops Cold War.
If the rumor holds true, then it means that Sledgehammer Games is returning to a familiar setting, as Call of Duty: WWII takes place in the same era. Since the 2017 release is based on battles on the Western Front, during Operation Overlord, the game developer could be exploring a different set of historical events in the latest title. Although Activision has yet to reveal more information regarding the new release, they confirmed that Warzone will continue through the latest game.