There are still a lot of questions surrounding the release of Call of Duty’s 2019 title, but there's been plenty of rumors and 'leaks' already - here's the low down on everything we know so far.
Call of Duty fans are eagerly anticipating the official announcement about next year’s title - which is reportedly set to be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4. The Modern Warfare part of the CoD franchise is extremely popular, dating back to the release of the original Modern Warfare title in 2007. However, there hasn't been a release in the series since 2011.
So, here’s everything we know about the next installment of CoD - including whether or not the Modern Warfare franchise will be making a return.
Is it Modern Warfare 4?
Well, it appears as if that is the case. Activision has already suggested the game would be "rooted in the franchise's important history," prompting speculation about MW4.While plenty of reports had already suggested that the next Modern Warfare game would be coming this year, a few folks have seemingly let the cat out of the bag.
First up, Robert 'fourzerotwo' Bowling, formerly of Infinity Ward, told one fan to invest in brown pants after they said that they would shit themselves if the next game was to be Modern Warfare 4.
Then, less than a day later, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota told streamer Nick 'NICKMERCS' Kolcheff that when he “played the new one,” at the private test event, it was “like the old Modern Warfare,” referring to Call of Duty 4.
When will CoD 2019 released?
Seeing as we don’t even have an official announcement about what the game will be, it would be pretty hard to have a release date. However, with it being Call of Duty, we can expect the game to be released before the holiday period.
Traditionally, we have been able to expect a new title to be released around the start of November. However, Treyarch broke that mold with Black Ops 4 by releasing the game on October 12, the only main entry in the series not released in November.
Will it have a single-player mode?
Yes, that is not a rumor but confirmed by Activision themselves. While Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 became the first installment to not feature a campaign story, MW4 is set to have all the elements you would expect, including single-player campaign, a large multiplayer mode, and co-op experience.
What about a Battle Royale?
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While that information should have been taken with a mountain of salt, as it was all unconfirmed and from a pretty much unrecognizable source, it appears as if that will be the case and there won’t be a Modern Warfare-themed BR dropping with your purchase of the game.
Will Modern Warfare 2 and 3 be remastered?
The same leaker also noted that the game would come with the campaigns of Modern Warfare 2 and 3 both remastered - however, there would be no multiplayer element.
Fans have been waiting for Modern Warfare 2 remastered to be released since it was first hinted at back in 2018. Will it finally be released, at least in some capacity, alongside Modern Warfare 4? It remains to be seen.
So, there you have it, everything we know - up to this point - about Call of Duty 2019. This post will be updated as and when new information surfaces about the highly-anticipated release so be sure to keep following Dexerto for all the latest news and updates.