According to some recent rumours, the next Call of Duty game will not be titled Modern Warfare 4.
Gaming Intel received information from an anonymous source (known as NoRussian657) stating that, while this year’s entry in the series will be part of the Modern Warfare umbrella, it would not be titled Modern Warfare 4.
I can confirm this is true, and that it's hilarious. The first one was "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" so obviously the fourth one is "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare." Video games are absurd https://t.co/Ghb1m2srC4
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) May 24, 2019
Schreier pointed out the comedy of the situation—while the first Modern Warfare game was called Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the fourth game is simply titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Gaming Intel‘s anonymous source also confirmed that the game’s campaign will be similar to the controversial Modern Warfare 2 mission ‘No Russian’, which tasked the player with killing dozens of innocent people. The source mentioned that modern-day terrorism will be featured in the game.
The anonymous source also revealed that the game will be officially revealed soon; Modern Warfare 2‘s worldwide reveal trailer was released on May 22, 2009, while Modern Warfare 3‘s reveal took place on May 23, 2011, so an announcement for the upcoming title may be coming very shortly.
Keep in mind that Gaming Intel‘s anonymous source has not been tested; only the game’s title has been confirmed by Schreier, so take all other information with a grain of salt.