A new massive leak out of Call of Duty 2021 seems to point to a fictional World War II setting for the upcoming shooter. According to ModernWarzone, this year’s COD is set after the accurate end of WWII but in the game, the war did not end in 1945.
The publication reports that Call of Duty 2021 is currently being called Call of Duty WWII: Vanguard as a placeholder name. It is in development at Sledgehammer Games, something everyone already figured out earlier this year, and it will indeed have a World War 2 setting.
Back in February, we also reported on the confirmation that Call of Duty 2021 would indeed be based on World War II. However, the new leak seems to suggest a fictional setting for the game. So while World War II ended back in 1945, in Call of Duty WWII: Vanguard, it did not. The report claims that the game will take place in the 1950s. Five years after the historical end of World War II. This could mean two things. Either Sledgehammer Games are writing their own fictional storyline for the game where something happened and the war continued or the game could touch on the underground arms dealing post-WWII.
Keep in mind that this information is just a rumour for now so take it with a pinch of salt. However, it is not the first time we have heard about the era and possible World War II setting. It is all a little bit more believable. It will be a while before we get to see Call of Duty 2021 in the flesh. Activision usually announces the game by June. However, given the current work from home conditions around the globe, delays are to be expected.