This year"s Call of Duty could be coming as early as October, as claimed by journalist Tom Henderson, who has built a reputable history of leaking information surrounding Call of Duty and other major franchises.
In a tweet on January 13, Henderson reports of hearing «rumblings» that this fall"s Call of Duty game, which is presumed to be a follow-up to Modern Warfare 2019, could be pushed ahead one month early for an October release. The leaker claims this change would be due to Call of Duty: Vanguard"s poor sales. While Vanguard did top the PlayStation Store sales charts in North America and Europe for its November launch, the overall sales were in a bit of a decline over last year"s numbers for Black Ops Cold War.
Henderson also added that the early launch of Call of Duty 2022 would bring a «big» update to Call of Duty: Warzone shortly after. However, this Warzone report seems to follow suit with past titles, as Raven Software integrated both 2020"s Black Ops Cold War and 2021"s Vanguard into Warzone within a month or two of each game"s release.