Call of Duty returns to Modern Warfare in 2022, developer Infinity Ward and Activision confirmed Thursday in tweets that displayed the logo and the title of the next game in the series, which seems to be, simply Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. This year’s participation in the enduring shooting series is expected to arrive on consoles and PC sometime later this year.
On Twitter, the game’s official account teased “the new era of Call of Duty is on its way,” posting a short teaser video. That video offers little more than an aesthetic teasing, but shows very briefly the logo of Task Force 141, the international spec ops unit that served as the protagonists of the original Call of Duty modern warfare 2 published in 2009.
(This year’s game may technically have the title Call of Duty modern warfare II, in an attempt to distinguish it from the other game bearing that name, based on the logo above. The Call of Duty: Black Ops games have used Roman numerals for sequels, including the unusual ones Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII.)
The next Call of Duty is a direct sequel to 2019’s Call of Duty modern warfareInfinity Wards reboot of the sub-brand that started in 2007 with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. 2019 Modern warfare has been the most successful Call of Duty title to date, Activision has said.
Activision has reportedly shown the new Modern Warfare 2 private this week for the NFL draft prospects in Las Vegas, and is expected to show the game wider soon.
A new premium Call of Duty game is not the only shooting game Activision has planned for the property this year; a new Warzone game, a “built from scratch”, free-to-play shooter with Battle Royale elements, is also coming in 2022. The original Call of Duty: Warzone was released in March 2020 and was part of the previous one Modern warfares season 2 content. Since then, Activision and developer Raven Software have updated War zone with content from Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War and Call of Duty: Vanguard.