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Call of Duty: Vanguard datamine hints at Attack on Titan crossover

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Call of Duty: Vanguard could cross over with smash-hit anime and manga series Attack on Titan, a dataminer has claimed.

As first reported by VGC, a Call of Duty dataminer unearthed several references to Attack on Titan in the game's files, which you can see for yourself in the tweet just below. The dataminer in question specifically uncovers files referencing "Aot," the popular abbreviation by which Attack on Titan is often referenced.

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The dataminer speculates that if this crossover is actually going to happen between Vanguard and Attack on Titan, it's likely to be during December. It's not exactly clear why they're speculating on this period in particular, because broadcaster Funimation revealed earlier this year that the final string of Attack on Titan anime episodes would debut next year in January 2022.

What form could this Attack on Titan x Call of Duty: Vanguard crossover take? We can venture a guess that we probably won't be using the grappling devices to swing up to Titans and slice their napes, that's for sure. Perhaps one of its leading characters, like Eren Yeager or Mikasa Ackerman could be joining the fight.

In the meantime, we've got Season One of Call of Duty: Vanguard to look forward to in early December. The debut season for Sledgehammer's new game packs in new multiplayer maps and modes, as well as a brand new storyline for the co-op Zombies portion of the shooter, with plenty more lined up in 2022.

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Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.