Call of Duty has been an annual franchise for the publisher ever since 2003 and the publisher is showing no signs of slowing down. Sledgehammer Games released Call of Duty: Vanguard in 2021 to a mixed reception. While the game was received well critically, its sales figures haven’t reflected that. A lukewarm Warzone integration hasn’t helped matters, either.
With that in mind, it’s vital that Call of Duty 2022 knocks it out of the park. So, what exactly do we know so far about this year’s Call of Duty so far?
Call of Duty 2022 – When does it come out?
Activision hasn’t told us exactly when Call of Duty 2022 will release, but we can make an educated guess. The game is usually released shortly before the Christmas period in either November or October. It can also depend on which other shooters are releasing in that period as Activision may wish to avoid competition.
As for when we’ll first hear official details about the new Call of Duty, it’s likely to be after the Summer period. Activision used to show off first trailers for the game in May, but has been pushing the reveal back later and later each year. We didn’t hear about Vanguard officially until the end of August. We can probably expect to hear more about the new Call of Duty around then.
Call of Duty 2022 – What consoles will it release on?
As for which consoles Call of Duty 2022 will release on, we are also yet to hear official word from Activision. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles are still fairly difficult to come by thanks to the shortage of superconductors and the global pandemic. The stock issues are expected to last well into 2022.
For that reason, it’s unlikely that Activision will want to make Call of Duty 2022 the first new-gen only Call of Duty. Especially given that Call of Duty games now operate on a live service, cross platform model, it’s imperative that as many people as possible are able to access this game. For that reason, we can probably expect the new Call of Duty to release across PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Call of Duty 2022 – What do we know so far?
Again, there is no official word from Activision as to what shape Call of Duty 2022 will take. However, early leaks suggest that we can expect the game to be Modern Warfare II, a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare. With Infinity Ward taking the helm once again this year, it makes sense that we’ll be seeing a sequel to their previous reboot.
The game will likely pick up where the last game left off. Classic characters of Captain Price, Soap, and Ghost all returning. Classic maps remastered from 2009’s Modern Warfare 2 are also expected to make an appearance. Some rumours also suggest that the new Call of Duty will include a more tactical gamemode that’s inspired by Rainbow Six Siege.
That’s everything we know about Call of Duty 2022 so far. Let us know what you think across our social channels!
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