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Call of Duty 2022 “confirmed” as Modern Warfare II

Infinity Ward likely rebooting / remaking Modern Warfare 2 for next year’s CoD release.

Updated: Oct 9, 2021 12:31 pm
Call of Duty 2022 “confirmed” as Modern Warfare II

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The holed bucket under the dripping tap of gaming rumor that is Tom Henderson has “confirmed” that 2022’s Call of Duty will be called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.

That there’ll be a new CoD next year is hardly cause for surprise after 16 years of consecutive yearly releases, but a third outing for Call of Duty’s sixth game (and second Modern Warfare) would be a little… confusing. Then again, given that near-future CoD games tend to underperform, and we’ve have Cold War and WWII episodes of late, a return to the more contemporary backdrop of the Modern Warfare sub-series makes some commercial sense.   

The Modern Warfare series (and Call of Duty’s annual FPS domination) began with 2007’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Activision returned to WW2 in 2008’s World at War before Modern Warfare 2 appeared in 2009. Modern Warfare was rebooted by Infinity Ward in 2019, since which we’ve had Cold War and Vanguard. Given that it’s Infinity Ward’s turn for 2022, a rebooted Modern Warfare 2 is the logical choice for a series of games that seems unlikely to break with convention anytime soon. We had Cod: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered in 2020, but that was a remaster rather than a ground-up remake.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II reboot release date

Sometime in late October or early November 2022 seems like a safe bet for the release of CoDMWII. Every Call of Duty game since the very first in 2003 has been released in the lucrative pre-Thanksgiving period, so it would be a surprise for Activision to start retoolling its well-oiled release machine.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Yep, all of the above. The Call of Duty games are always dressed to impress, so you can be sure they will be made to shine on the current gen hardware. Whether they will be available for PS4 and Xbox One is the only mystery, which may come down to hardware availability over the next year. If there continue to be shortages for the likes of PS5, Activision may elect to continue to sell to the last-gen install base. 

Call of Duty 2023?

Given that Treyarch will be on duty, Black Ops 5 / Cold War 2 seem like the obvious options for CoD’s 2023 release. It’ll be a Blops remake though, you can be sure.

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