Tom Henderson has become a household name when it comes to early leaks about upcoming games, especially Call of Duty and most recently Battlefeld 2042. In a new YouTube video, he has now shared new information about the next Call of Duty game coming out this fall. The game, which is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, has not yet been officially unveiled, but the series is reportedly returning to World War II at the end of this year.
Before we get into the leaked information, it is important to emphasize that the details are not verifiable and so we have to treat it as a rumor for now. Still, Henderson has been right on several occasions lately, so it’s interesting to hear what he thinks he knows about the game.
In his video, Henderson discusses various aspects of Call of Duty: WWII Vanguard, as the game would be known (at least internally). Henderson doesn’t seem very enthusiastic about traditional multiplayer. He indicates that the multiplayer does not have many new elements and even calls it “Black Ops Cold War 2.0”. Sledgehammer Games would have tried several unique things for the multiplayer, but for various reasons all of them would have been dropped. The result would be a very traditional multiplayer, according to the leaker.
According to Henderson, Call of Duty: WWII Vanguard multiplayer will launch with approximately eight maps. Headquarters, a feature from Call of Duty: WWII that served as a kind of social hub, would return and the game would also have a Ground War mode in which a larger number of players can compete against each other.
Sledgehammer’s upcoming game would also include a Zombies mode, and according to Henderson, the developer will be getting help from Treyarch. Treyarch would mainly support the plot of the mode and the beloved Easter Eggs, furthermore Sledgehammer is responsible for the mode.
Henderson also takes a closer look at the integration of Call of Duty: WWII Vanguard with Call of Duty: Warzone in his video. It becomes clear that Activision is putting a lot of effort into the popular battle royale game, as the integration with the upcoming installment would go further than is the case with Black Ops Cold War. Warzone didn’t get a new map until months after the release of Black Ops Cold War and this was ‘just’ a reskin of the Verdansk map. According to Henderson, Warzone will be getting a brand new map at the same time as the launch of WWII Vanguard that would be significantly larger than Verdansk.
According to Henderson, the new map also introduces new vehicles, including tanks, planes and boats. Also, the new map would contain destructible environments. This would not go as far as what we are used to from Battlefield, for example, but more in line with Rainbow Six Siege, in which you can destroy walls, doors and other specific objects.
Whether all the above details are actually correct, we’ll have to wait and see. You can watch Henderson’s own video below.