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Rumours have been swirling recently about the next Call of Duty game, which is set to return to the Modern Warfare series. As it turns out, we may be able to go hands on with it a little earlier than usual for CoD.

According to prominent leaker Tom Henderson, Modern Warfare II will be revealed this summer, and could launch in October 2022. The release date falls a little earlier than CoD's typical November slot, but the series has launched in October before.

Henderson claims that the earlier release is in part due to Call of Duty: Vanguard's "poor sales performance". However, given that Modern Warfare 2019 also launched in October, we're hesitant to believe that's the core reason. Still, it makes sense to get the game out as early as possible if Vanguard isn't as popular as Activision had hoped.

According to the same leaker, a big Warzone update is also set to arrive soon after launch. We hope that this means Warzone will finally move to a native next-gen app, especially given the game's poor performance on Xbox Series S.

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