KEY POINTS

  • "Call of Duty 2021" has no specific release date yet
  • Activision earlier confirmed that the game is on track to release this fall
  • Fans believe this year's "Call of Duty" entry will release in November

The highly anticipated "Call of Duty" series installment for this year is on the horizon and although video game publisher Activision has not yet revealed a lot of details, leaks online offer a wide range of information about the game, including its official title, release window, announcement, features and settings.

Industry insider ModernWarzone, earlier claimed that the upcoming game from Sledgehammer Games and Activision has the working title, "Call of Duty: Vanguard."  The title seemingly aligns with previous leaks about the game, claiming that it would feature a World War theme, considering that vanguard is the important part of an advancing naval or army force. The insider, however, noted that the title may still change in the future.

As for its setting, ModernWarzone revealed that "Call of Duty 2021" could offer an alternate version of WWII history. The game could be set in the 1950s, the insider added. However, other sites appeared not to agree with the insider.

Gamers play the game Call of Duty: Black Ops at the 24th Electronic Expo, or E3 in Los Angeles, California on June 12, 2018 Gamers play the game Call of Duty: Black Ops at the 24th Electronic Expo, or E3 in Los Angeles, California on June 12, 2018 Photo: AFP / Frederic J. BROWN

Eurogamer claimed its sources believe the next "Call of Duty" title would have the "traditional WWII setting." Meanwhile, VideoGames Chronicle reported last month that the game might be set in both the Pacific and European Theaters of the Second World War. The game's plot would reportedly center on the birth of the modern allied special forces. 

The game would apparently feature Zombies, Campaign and Multiplayer modes. Activision previously confirmed that Sledgehammer Games is in charge of developing this year's "Call of Duty" series installment. During its Q4 Earnings Call, the video game publisher revealed, "Development is being led by Sledgehammer Games, and the game is looking great and on track for its fall release."

As of this writing, neither Activision nor Sledgehammer Games have revealed the specific release date of "Call of Duty 2021." However, based on the franchise's release pattern, new titles are usually released in November, specifically on the first Friday of the month. As for the game's announcement, rumors have it that it might be done in-game via "Call of Duty: Warzone."

Industry insider Tom Henderson recently claimed that the "Call of Duty 2021" reveal might happen in August via a live in-game event. This might be conducted in the same fashion as "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War." Unfortunately, these details are not yet official and fans should know that this information about "Call of Duty 2021" is highly speculative at this stage.