As the weeks go by, the leaks about Call of Duty 2021 multiply, giving a glimpse of what Sledgehammer Games has in store for us.
We now know the next Call of Duty should take place during World War II, in an alternate version, and would be titled Call of Duty WW2: Vanguard.
As in all likelihood, Sledgehammer’s new title is expected to use the Modern Warfare 2019 engine. Beyond that, however, Warzone’s future remains shrouded in mystery.
Warzone was released in March 2020 and Verdansk has remained relatively unchanged since.
If the future of Warzone is very uncertain compared to this new title, one thing seems to be confirmed, players will have to be patient. According to recent leaks, “For sure, we won’t get a dedicated WWII card in 2021.”
A map dedicated to WWII on Warzone, not before 2022?
While players might have expected a full battle royale map to arrive with each new iteration, the issues with Black Ops Cold War seem to have ended those plans.
Treyarch’s title should have been the source of a whole new map for Warzone, and this “months ago”, according to the leaker. Still, nearly five months have passed since its launch, and the first clues about a new card have barely surfaced.
As the schedule seems to be behind schedule, this will inevitably have an impact on the future integration of Warzone with Vanguard. “We will probably see some kind of World War II themed card arrive around April 2022”, Henderson suggested. “Although the official development of such a card has not started. “
If a map dedicated to the Second World War is planned on Warzone, its development has not started
Plus, it looks like it won’t be a full-scale map in the vein of Verdansk. Instead, she might just be “similar” at the waist to “Rebirth Island, with 40 to 60 players”. A studio other than Sledgehammer Games would be responsible for this development.
Regarding the integration of Vanguard with Warzone, apart from a new map, Activision also plans to bring relevant weapons into the battle royale. Rather than a merger similar to that with BOCW, Vanguard could introduce new weapons through different seasons, again depending on the leaker.
Players will obviously need to unlock WWII-era weapons in Warzone before they can use them. These challenges could, in turn, encourage players to pull out the wallet, to save time.
Vanguard could be gradually integrated into Warzone
“The reason for this change would be to make people buy weapon blueprints, or even the full set, to complete weapon challenges faster for use in Warzone.”, did he declare. “Essentially, Day 1 weapons in Vanguard could be coming to Warzone, but as DLC, which will require players to unlock them through in-game challenges.”
Obviously, we are still months away from the release of Sledgehammer’s new title, so this information needs to be taken in hindsight at this time. Even if these leaks turn out to be true, the studio could more than once change their minds before the launch.
Either way, there may well be more information available regarding Warzone’s future, once the nuclear event reveals all of its secrets.
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