Despite what gamers might think about Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War or its next installment, Call of Duty: Vanguard, which releases in November, the franchise will definitely be drawing a ton of eyeballs in 2022.
According to Battlefield 2042 leaker Tom Henderson and sources with VGC, Infinity Ward is set to return next year with a sequel to its critically acclaimed reboot of 2007’s legendary Call of Duty title, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will reportedly be next year’s Call of Duty game.
“It looks like Call of Duty: 2022 is codenamed Project Cortez,” Henderson tweeted yesterday. “It’s expected to be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019.”
It looks like Call of Duty: 2022 is codenamed Project Cortez— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) September 13, 2021
It's expected to be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019.
Sources claim that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will include a campaign that puts players into the boots of US soldiers who are fighting a covert war against Colombian drug cartels. This is alluded by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s alleged code name, Project Cortez, which is believed to have been inspired by the Colonel Félix Cortez character from 1994’s Clear and Present Danger film starring Harrison Ford. Clear and Present Danger’s plot revolves around—yes—a covert war against a drug cartel in Colombia.
Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a visually stunning effort that features intense combat situations inspired by the likes of films such as Zero Dark Thirty. The sequel will presumably offer a similar experience. Players should also expect some solid support for ray tracing, as the original boasted both ray-traced shadows and NVIDIA Adaptive Shading.