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Call of Duty 2019 reportedly won’t be called Modern Warfare 4 after all

Published: 24/May/2019 15:26 Updated: 28/May/2019 8:35

by Matt Porter

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New reports suggest that the 2019 edition of the immensely popular first-person-shooter series Call of Duty will not be called Modern Warfare 4 as first believed, but rather just Modern Warfare, as Infinity War attempt a “soft reboot” on the franchise.

With the announcement confirming the latest addition to the Call of Duty franchise thought to be imminent, many CoD fans are desperate for any news regarding the game as we inch closer and closer to its fall release.

Now, it appears that the title of the game, which many believed to be locked in as Modern Warfare 4, will, in fact, simply be called Modern Warfare.

Infinity WardMany believed that this year’s Call of Duty offering would be MW4.

First reported by Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, the game will drop the numerical value at the end and simply be referred to as Modern Warfare, much like Advanced Warfare or Infinite Warfare, two of the more recent Call of Duty offerings.

The decision to name the game Modern Warfare and not Modern Warfare 4 will likely cause confusion among older fans of the franchise, who will remember the similarly titled Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which released back in 2007.

It’s possible that Activision and developers Infinity Ward thought that having CoD4 and MW4 would also cause confusion, so, perhaps, felt that losing the number may help those who could be confused as to which game is the newest.

Schreier also suggests that Modern Warfare will be a “soft reboot” for the series, meaning we may not see some of our favorite characters from the game’s history in the new title when it releases.

While Infinity Ward employees have dropped hints about the upcoming game, we are yet to see any official announcement about the game from either the developers or Activision – the publishers of the series.

It’s possible that the release of this new information may be a precursor to an upcoming teaser or the official starting point of the game’s marketing.

Call of Duty games are generally announced in May or June, so it seems like we won’t have long to wait until we find out what the actual name of the game is.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.