Call of Duty Vanguard to arrive this year, second leak

Logos and images from the latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise were leaked onto Twitter and Reddit. The game, titled Call of Duty Vanguard, appears to be the 2021 entry in the series, reports the CharlieIntel.

Images come from an update data mine from Season 5 of Black Ops Cold War, which contained the leaked images in its files. The setting appears to be World War II, confirming months of rumors. Publisher Activision has not officially announced a Call of Duty for 2021, but is actively issuing takedown notices for reposts of the images.

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A variety of Call of Duty Vanguard images were found in the Black Ops Cold War archives. The game's artwork and key logo were found, as well as promotional images for the Standard Edition, Ultimate Edition and Cross-Gen Bundle. According to the leak, the game will have an open beta version, with early access and exclusive content available to those who purchase the Ultimate Edition. Content includes a variety of skins and weapons for various game operators, as well as an XP boost.

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This isn't the first time the Call of Duty franchise has used World War II as its setting: The aptly named Call of Duty: World War II used the war as the backdrop for its campaign and multiplayer modes in 2017.

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Leaks occur in the midst of a powerful process at Activision Blizzard. Former employees have claimed that Activision Blizzard's senior management has created and maintains a hostile “boy fraternity” culture in the workplace that disproportionately targets women.

Current and former employees denounced sexual harassment and low pay by company bosses and claim that those responsible were not punished for their actions. The process is still ongoing.

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