At this point, there’s a lot of speculation and theories circulating the gaming community with regards to Call of Duty 2021. However, a recent leak has caused even more of a hubbub among the fans. When Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was first revealed to the general public, the first-person shooter caught the community by surprise—leading to incredible sales worldwide.
Since the Call of Duty franchise is once again on the lead, fans have begun to wonder what’s coming next. So far, most news and information have been hearsays and rumors that don’t feel solid enough. The only leak that seems firm so far is the one where Sledgehammer Games may be the developer for the upcoming title.
Long-time Call of Duty fans will be familiar with this studio, as it was the development team that worked on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty: WW2. Seeing as the studio is known to have a different style, fans are all the more curious to see what it has planned for Call of Duty 2021.
With that in mind, there’s one tweet by user Okami which seems to suggest that fans who play Call of Duty 2021 will be transported back to the 1950s. As such, it’s highly possible that the upcoming shooter will center around the Korean War, as that historic event also took place around the same time period.
Even though Okami claims that ModernWarzone, a prominent leaker, is the source of this leak, there’s currently no evidence of this on ModernWarzone’s account. At the moment, the leaker hasn’t said much about Call of Duty 2021, so Okami’s post is currently the only evidence of the claim.
If this claim does turn out to be true, though, this would be the first time that the Call of Duty franchise delves into the Korean War. Although Advanced Warfare did take place during the Second Korean War, the first one hasn’t been explored just yet. That being said, fans’ speculations indicate that the franchise may be avoiding the Korean War because the battle was essentially an impasse.
So, even though it would be an interesting location and an even more interesting time period to dive into, many fans believe that it would be difficult for the game to have a conclusion if the ending was a stalemate.
As always, take any rumor with a grain of salt! I trust them and their sources though. 👍
— Okami Games (@Okami13_) February 15, 2021
That being said, the way fans think has changed throughout the years, and a Call of Duty game with no clear winner may be what the community wants now. Many Call of Duty titles in the past put a special emphasis on multiplayer battles, which meant that either party had every chance of winning.
Besides, there’s a plethora of unknown variables in the popular franchise, and traveling in time back to the Korean War would definitely be an interesting risk that many would be willing to take. In any case, there’s still a lot of possibilities for Call of Duty 2021, especially since Sledgehammer Games has a wide array of resources and tools to help with the game’s development.
At this point, with the studio’s every move being watched carefully, it’s clear to see that the Call of Duty community is getting quite excited for the 2021 iteration.