Call of Duty 2021 will reportedly be revealed at unanounced State of Play

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
The long-rumoured Call of Duty: Vanguard could be revealed at a PlayStation State of Play event next week if an allegedly DMCA-struck tweet that was then deleted is accurate.

Twitter user NEXTGEN_ishere makes the substantial claim that Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal (or preview) embargo will end on August 19th at 10:45am PT / 1:45pm ET / 7:45pm CEST. Without much beyond the unknown user's say so, most dismissed the tweet without a second thought. A twist of fate was to come, however: the tweet was allegedly struck with a DMCA takedown notice and was subsequently removed.

Tom Henderson, the known leaker of Call of Duty and Battlefield information, chipped in with a claim that four independent sources verified that "a Vanguard reveal or something related to Vanguard is happening on August 19th."

Here is another tidbit: we saw rumours from several unverified sources that claimed a PlayStation State of Play event is taking place on the 19th. Supposedly, the event would have Horizon Forbidden West, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, and Gran Turismo 7, with a big reveal at the end.

Now, Henderson notes that it is Sony that has marketing rights to Vanguard — Sony has had the rights to marketing on most recent Call of Duty titles — and that Cold War and Modern Warfare were revealed at Sony events. Thus, the rumoured State of Play would be perfect. However, as both are rumours, make sure you're working hard at the salt mine.

All we know about Call of Duty: Vanguard is that Activision confirmed that Sledgehammer Games is developing the new title. The game also might be making a return to World War II, something that Call of Duty fans are not particularly happy about.

Is this pumping you up? What do you think about the veracity of these rumours? Keep us looped in the comments below!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and Sony news. He writes about PS5 exclusives like Horizon, The Last of Us, God of War, and Death Stranding 2 using experience from years of playing PlayStation games. He also covers PS Plus and trophy news, as well as his favorite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and some indie gems — before an evening swim.
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