Call of Duty 2022 is reportedly Modern Warfare 2

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is the next Call of Duty game, according to multiple reports.

In a recent tweet, known Call of Duty and Battlefield leaker Tom Henderson said that he could "confirm" that Call of Duty 22 is called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. In a follow-up tweet, he clarified his statement, stating that "I've seen artwork that says "Modern Warfare 2," but not that "this does not necessarily confirm the title [...] as names can change during development."

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Back in September, Henderson made similar claims, suggesting that Call of Duty 2022 was "expected to be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019," but was currently being referred to internally as 'Project Cortez'. That information was corroborated in another report (opens in new tab), which also stated that the game's campaign would involve special forces fighting against drug cartels, but Henderson now seems even more confident in this information.

With Modern Warfare developers Infinity Ward expected to be taking the lead on next year's title, the 2019 title selling notably well, and cutscenes in both that game and Call of Duty Warzone setting a group of characters up for a sequel, Modern Warfare 2 seems like a relatively safe bet. As Henderson points out, however, internal plans are always subject to change, and given that we shouldn't expect a reveal of next year's game until summer 2022 at the earliest, it's worth taking this information with a grain of salt.

For our guide on which weapons to expect in Vanguard when it launches later this year, head over to our Call of Duty Vanguard guns guide for more.

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