KEY POINTS

  • Activision confirmed earlier it is working on a "Call of Duty" title
  • It later said that the announcement of the next "Call of Duty" title might have to wait a little longer
  • Insiders reveal release details of "Call of Duty 2021"

Multiple industry insiders claim that the much-awaited "Call of Duty WWII: Vanguard" might not release this year. Instead, this year, fans of the hit "COD" series might see the official release of the heavily rumored "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Remastered."

Industry insider CallOfDutyHope shared on Twitter that Activision issued a DMCA notice to a post about "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Remastered." The said post claimed that the remaster would release this year instead of the rumored "Call of Duty WWII: Vanguard." Moreover, the post revealed that devs would spin the remaster as a major COD event, which would lead to "MWII" in 2022.

"Looks like Activision DMCA'd a post about MW2 Multiplayer Remastered being the COD2021 release instead of Vanguard and they will spin it as a big COD event leading into MWII 2022." The insider added that "Warzone will get content with it. Not sure if it's confirmed to be DMCA'd but looks that way." This is not the first time the industry hears about the game.

Call_of_Duty_Modern_Warfare_Gamescom_2019_(48605842367) Call of Duty Modern Warfare Gamescom 2019 Photo: dronepicr/Wikimedia Creative Commons

In September 2020, industry insider Okami claimed, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Remastered" would feature multiplayer content. Okami also claimed that the game would release in 2020, but it did not happen. The insider also accurately predicted the release date of "Call of Duty: Warzone" at the time. Details about the highly requested game are scarce recently.

However, it appears that Activision is not yet ready to announce the next "Call of Duty" game until the later part of the year. Speaking with GamesBeat, Activision President of Publishing and "Call of Duty" Franchise Lead Boss Rob Kostich revealed that Activision is likely to wait a little longer to announce the next "COD" title officially. One of the reasons is the team's continued support for "Call of Duty: warzone" and "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War." 

Meanwhile, industry insider TheMW2Ghost claimed, "There is STILL no certain release date for Vanguard." He added, "this is the latest that a firm decision hasn't been made about the release, and it is *possible* that we won't see Vanguard this year." He further said, "there's nothing about [vanguard] that would make it a good release this year."

These industry insiders point to one thing: "Call of Duty: Vanguard" might not arrive this year, which could favor "Call of Duty" Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Remastered" fans. While these insiders are reliable, these details are not official. Since the information is highly speculative, fans should temper their expectations and take this with a pinch of salt.