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Call of Duty 2021 could be set in a fictional universe where WW2 didn't end

Published: 11:13, 25 March 2021
Updated: 11:20, 25 March 2021
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Promotional poster for Call of Duty WW2 showing allied soldiers landing on a beach.
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Sledgehammer Games' upcoming Call of Duty game could be set in an alternative WW2 universe where the war did not end in 1945, which could give us some interesting new weapons and gameplay mechanics.

Earlier this week, we got more rumours about the next Call of Duty game , which is coming later this year. As previously speculated, the game is being developed by Sledgehammer Games and it looks like we're getting another WW2-themed story but with a major twist.

The rumours strongly suggest that Call of Duty 2021 could be set in an alternate reality where WW2 did not end in 1945. If this is indeed what Sledgehammer Games are working on at the moment, then it's safe to say that the game could focus on secret Nazi projects like Wunderwaffe, a superweapon term assigned during WW2 by Nazi propaganda.

Reliable leaker and insider Tom Henderson states that Call of Duty fans should not be disappointed with these rumours since Sledgehammer Games can experiment with weapons and gameplay mechanics in new and interesting ways.

"Just because it's set in WW2, it doesn't mean we're getting the standard WW2 weapons and killstreaks etc. In fact, because this is going to be a fictional story where the war didn't end, it means we're getting a lot more," Henderson wrote.

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We have to say that such a setting certainly sounds interesting and if done right like in the Wolfenstein series, for example, then we're up for a proper treat. 

However, as always with rumours and leaks, take this with a grain of salt, until Activision officially confirm it.

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