Eurogamer’s sources have chimed in on the subject, revealing that, while the game is indeed meant to carry the working title Call of Duty WWII: Vanguard, it is not set in an alternate timeline where the conflict extended into the 1950s.
Instead, it will adopt a “traditional WWII setting.” The response came after ModernWarzone provided further details on its original claims, stating that Call of Duty 2021 would feature an alternate history.
Call of Duty leaker ModernWarzone has claimed that this year’s entry in the multi-million selling first-person shooter franchise is tentatively WWII: Vanguard.
The report claims that this title is not going to stick and will be changed later down the line, but more crucially, adds that Sledgehammer Games is indeed behind Call of Duty 2021. This backs up previous reports that the game will indeed take place in World War II and that Sledgehammer is working on the game.
Elsewhere, the source claims that Call of Duty 2021 will also take place in the 1950s, which is at odds with WWII title seeing as how that conflict ended in 1945. However, it mentions that “parts of the game” including cutscenes are set in the 1950s, so we can assume that there may be some sort of flashbacks to World War II.
Nothing has been confirmed yet however, so take this all with a pinch of salt until we hear something from Activision.
Call of Duty 2021 is presumably launching in an October/November window for PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One.