In a lot of ways, the Call of Duty series is as big as it has ever been – however, its future is always in question. Thankfully, it looks like more information is starting to slip through the cracks and a clearer image of the series’ future could begin to emerge soon. Activision has seemingly hinted at an important part of this future in a now-deleted job posting. According to this post, the publisher’s grand vision for “Call of Duty 2.0” involves more “mobile game development” (something we’ve already seen with CoD Mobile and the upcoming Warzone Mobile) and the introduction of “subscription-based content”.
This information was found on a job listing for a new manager of influencer marketing for the Call of Duty series, first-spotted by Charlie Intel. Its removal could be seen as a suggestion that an announcement is coming – but it’s hard to say at the moment.
When you read through the job posting’s position description in full, though, it’s clear that Activision has high hopes for the Call of Duty series in 2022 and beyond.
“2022 is a stellar opportunity for Call of Duty”, it begins, “with an extraordinary line up of innovations in curated player experiences, multi-platform game play, subscription-based content, mobile game development, and a move to always on community and player connectivity.”
This is what Activision are tentatively naming “CoD 2.0”, but there’s no confirmation that this name will stick.
New Activision job listing says "2022 is a stellar opportunity" with "line up of innovations in curated player experiences, multi-platform game play, subscription-based content, mobile game development, and a move to always on community and player connectivity" called "CoD 2.0" pic.twitter.com/mljg9dKShl
— CharlieIntel (@charlieINTEL) March 28, 2022
Talks of a new subscription service have divided fans. Some are looking forward to a simpler way to get their hands on the latest Call of Duty content and any future battle passes – which a lot of people are expecting to continue to be a part of Call of Duty games indefinitely. However, some fans are worried that Activision is doubling down on the wrong things – namely, the intense monetisation of Call of Duty games.
At this early stage, it’s difficult to form an informed opinion about a Call of Duty subscription service and CoD 2.0. However, it’s clear that whatever Activision decide to do with the Call of Duty series, it’s going to divide fans – much like every other Call of Duty
If all this talk of Call of Duty has you in the mood for Warzone, we recommend checking our our guide to the current Warzone meta and our recommendations for the best Warzone guns here. It’s always good to be prepared.