Call of Duty 2024: Early leaks, concept art, Warzone 2.0, Treyarch & more

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Although it’s still early days, details surrounding Call of Duty’s 2024 release are already beginning to slip through. From early concept art leaks to intel on Treyarch’s plans, a release window, and plenty more, here’s everything we know.

While we’re still a ways off, especially given this year’s Modern Warfare 2 is yet to even launch, we already have a great deal of information on the CoD title that will follow.

As 2023 is reportedly set to be the first year in franchise history without a mainline CoD entry, the next core release is seemingly a lock for 2024, with developers already working away at what’s to come.

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From the studio behind the next iteration to a breakdown of the initial leaks, here’s everything we know thus far about CoD 2024.


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We still need to get through Modern Warfare 2 before attention shifts to 2024’s release.

Call of Duty 2024: Release window details

For the first time since 2004, Activision’s hit FPS franchise will reportedly miss a year with its mainline series. It’s not been officially confirmed by the publishers, but all signs point to a two-year cycle for Modern Warfare 2. 

Given we’re a couple of years out, it’s too early for any specific release date to be locked in. However, the CoD franchise has always released new entries in the final quarter of each calendar year, so it’s safe to assume the 2024 title will drop at some time in fall. 

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14 previous CoD games have landed in November while the remaining five (including the upcoming MWII) all targeted October instead. Thus, the tail end of 2024 is more than likely when we’ll get our hands on the next major game in the series.

What platforms will Call of Duty 2024 release on?

Following Microsoft’s historic move to acquire Activision Blizzard, CoD’s future on non-Xbox platforms became dubious.

CEO Phil Spencer quickly put concerns to rest, assuring that PlayStation fans will still be able to access upcoming titles. However, there are signs of acrimony, with PlayStation’s CEO Jim Ryan criticizing Microsoft’s offer to keep CoD on all platforms.

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Microsoft’s historic bid to acquire Activision Blizzard could impact the future of the CoD franchise.

Regardless, for now, it looks like CoD 2024 will be available on all platforms: Xbox, PlayStation and PC. That could change depending on the Microsoft acquisition, which is still being contested in some regions.

Which Activision studio is developing Call of Duty 2024?

Although nothing has yet been made official, early reports from Bloomberg pinpointed Treyarch as the developers behind CoD 2024.

It fits with the expected order of games, with Treyarch’s last game, Black Ops Cold War, dropping back in 2020. It has also been corroborated by new leaks which claim a new Treyarch-developed Warzone 2.0 map will drop with CoD 2024.

We know WZ 2.0 will drop with the Al Mazrah environment but it seems there are plans for that to change on the release of Treyarch’s next annual installment. If past trends are anything to go by, we can expect POIs from CoD 2024 to make the leap to Warzone as well.

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Call of Duty 2024: Possible setting & timeframe

As with every new CoD release, the setting in focus is often one of the biggest talking points. From classic boots-on-the-ground gameplay in a WWII backdrop to futuristic, jetpack-fueled gameplay, we’ve seen it all. So where will CoD 2024 take us?

While no exact details have been confirmed, the first batch of leaks appears to have referenced the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia. 

Earlier reports from industry insider Tom Henderson went against these leaks, claiming that “Treyarch’s next game is semi-futuristic.” Other rumors have pointed to the Iraq War of the early 2000s. 

In short, the conflicting details make an accurate prediction at this stage impossible.

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Call of Duty 2024: Early leaks

Years out from its potential launch, CoD 2024 leaks hit the web from as early as July 2022. Dataminers managed to uncover a range of early concept art for the upcoming project, amusingly enough, through files found in Warzone Mobile’s early test applications.

Two particular pieces of said concept art seemingly revealed new maps in the works for Treyarch’s next title. One by the codename ‘Stealth’ and the other referred to as ‘Pillage.’

The former shows a US military base under siege with what appears to be a Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk stealth bomber emerging from a hangar.

The latter shows a ransacked mansion with extravagant chandeliers juxtaposed by fallen debris and shattered furniture.

Those leaks, alongside the above WZ 2.0 information, are all we have to go on for now.

Needless to say, all leaked details are unconfirmed. A game’s development can change massively and, with two years still to elapse, there’s no telling if what’s being planned now will even make he final game. 

While that’s all we know about CoD 2024 for now, we’ll be sure to keep you posted here with all the latest over the coming months.