It’s getting to be the season for the Call of Duty 2019 reveal, which means it’s also the season for Call of Duty leaks. A bunch of sources – many very reliable ones – have revealed that the new game will simply be titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and that the new game will have a dark, gritty tone inspired by the infamous No Russian level in Modern Warfare 2.
We’ve heard lots of hints and rumours that a new Modern Warfare was coming in 2019, though we thought it was going to be Modern Warfare 4. This morning, YouTuber LongSensation tweeted “Call of Duty 2019 is called… Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. I’m not joking.” Shortly after that tweet went live, the news was corroborated by multiple other sources.
It’s to be a “soft reboot” of the Modern Warfare series, Kotaku reports, set to launch this fall from Infinity Ward. “It’ll be heavy on troubling, realistic emotions, very much inspired by the controversial No Russian campaign in Modern Warfare 2 that allowed the player to gun down civilians.”
A full reveal is scheduled for May 30, according to Eurogamer.
The No Russian level is still infamous enough that it was part of US President Donald Trump’s meeting over videogame violence in 2018. The clip is sandwiched between acts from a Dead by Daylight killer and some particularly explosive Nazi-killing in Wolfenstein.
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Expect to see much more on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – in the increasingly likely event that this is the game’s real name – very soon.