Recently, the internet has been abuzz with news of the upcoming Call of Duty: WW2 Vanguard and now a report claims the title will run on the popular Modern Warfare engine.
Modern Warfare was a step in the right direction for the Call of Duty franchise. Everything about the game’s graphical style and audio felt so polished, especially when compared to previous Call of Duty titles.
Since then, Activision has released a new game in the COD franchise but many fans see Black Ops Cold War as a downgrade from Modern Warfare.
Now, it appears that Sledgehammer Games is in charge of Call of Duty 2021. And the developers are borrowing from 2019’s release in a way that’s sure to make players happy.
In case you missed it, here’s everything we know about Call of Duty: WW2 Vanguard and its traditional World War 2 setting.
COD: WW2 Vanguard to Return to Modern Warfare Engine?
According to a new report from VGC, the next Call of Duty title is indeed WW2 Vanguard, and the game will run on the Modern Warfare engine.
The return to the IW8 engine is likely to prove to be a popular choice, as it’ll feel familiar to Modern Warfare and Warzone fans alike. It’ll also help with WW2 Vanguard’s upcoming Warzone integration, as the weapons will already feel natural in-game.
Currently, Warzone players want all Cold War guns removed from the game. Many users take issue with the guns not feeling correct in the battle royale, while others are complaining about Cold War guns giving Warzone a far shorter TTK.
VGC reports that, due to time constraints, Warzone’s upcoming WW2 Vanguard map may not launch until at least 2022. However, the report also suggests that Vanguard may not actually get a Warzone map at all, given time constraints.
Instead, Raven Software may focus its efforts on making a new map for Call of Duty 2022. And reports indicate that the next Call of Duty game could be a reboot for Modern Warfare 2.
Of course, before all that, next month will finally allow us to see more than just an image of the new Cold War Warzone map. But players can likely stop worrying that we’ll switch to the Black Ops Cold War engine for the new Warzone map.
If VGC‘s report is accurate, it looks like we’ll be sticking with Modern Warfare’s engine in future, on both WW2 Vanguard and Warzone. And we doubt we’ll be hearing any complaints about that.