Call of Duty 2022 to be Modern Warfare sequel, alleged campaign plot revealed
Call of Duty’s 2022 title, reportedly known internally as Project Cortez, is expected to be a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare according to new reports from leakers.
Individuals on Reddit and Medium blog noticed a back-end server opening into NVIDIA’s GeForce technology site that allowed users to see hundreds of games that are tested out on their servers.
The list included many already announced and revealed games, but also included a variety of unannounced games. Many of the unannounced games were listed as just the internal developer name rather than an official name.
The full list from the NVIDIA leak is available here. NVIDIA confirmed in a follow-up statement that the leaked games were real but stated some were not official game names.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sequel in 2022?
One of the games on the NVIDIA list is listed as “Project Cortez.” This project is listed as an Activision Blizzard published game with the developer: Infinity Ward.
Project Cortez is most likely the codename for the spiritual successor to 2019’s hugely successful Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from Infinity Ward.
Since the NVIDIA leak has happened, new details on the potential story plot for Call of Duty 2022 have been shared by VGC.
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VGC sources claim that “Modern Warfare’s sequel will include a campaign involving US special forces fighting a covert war against Columbian drug cartels.”
The information on the 2022 game being a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019 is also backed up by Tom Henderson, who has shared some accurate Call of Duty leaks in the past.
This information also lines up with what Charlie INTEL has heard about the 2022 game.
The “Cortez” code name has not been used for previous Call of Duty games. Warzone’s code name was Magma, as evident by file names on the Call of Duty site, and Black Ops Cold War’s was Zeus.
Infinity Ward, to no surprise, is most likely the developer of Call of Duty 2022.
Activision has not commented on Infinity Ward’s next project and won’t until mid-2022, at the earliest. We’ll keep you updated with any further developments on the potential sequel.
Also, do check out all the latest news and guides concerning the next CoD title in the franchise – Call of Duty: Vanguard.
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