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While Call of Duty: Vanguard still has a month to go before launch, an insider has come forward with information regarding the 2022 title. According to them, the game is a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019, named “Modern Warfare II.”
This name might be confusing for longtime veterans of the franchise. Modern Warfare 2 is one of the most popular Call of Duty titles to ever grace the community’s screens. It was released way back in 2009 and developed by Infinity Ward, who also happens to be developing Call of Duty 2022.
It appears that Infinity Ward is repeating the same naming process they underwent for Call of Duty over a decade ago.
Call of Duty 2022 supposedly a sequel of Modern Warfare
The insider in question is Tom Henderson, also known as Long Sensation. They’ve been accurately reporting leaks around the Call of Duty franchise for years and are rarely wrong when it comes to early intel. It’s why the community has gotten so riled up over this current leak surrounding Call of Duty 2022. However, even with Henderson’s pedigree, fans should still take their claim with a pinch of salt.
"Confirm" was a wrong choice of wording here – I can confirm that I've seen artwork that says "Modern Warfare II" – But this does not necessarily confirm the title is 100% Modern Warfare II as names can change during development.
I might sketch the image in the future though.
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) October 9, 2021
It’s important to note that in their tweets, Henderson stated they can’t 100% confirm the name Modern Warfare II. They did say that they’ve seen artwork with that specific name, though. Of course, the name can change during the development cycle. Although, previous reports have indicated that the 2022 title would be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019, which gives some credence to the leaked title.
If Modern Warfare II is a sequel to Modern Warfare, then fans can expect a continuation of the story and similar gameplay mechanics. However, aside from that, it’s widely unknown how the game will look or work. however, Henderson did state that the artwork they’ve seen for the game looks “amazing.” Time will tell if this report is correct.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.