Hold on to one thing, people: The sequel to Name of Obligation: Fashionable Warfare 2 will nearly definitely be Name of Obligation: Fashionable Warfare 3. A contemporary leak—through your mates and mine at Monster Power—has revealed the game’s title, branding, and mutton-chop-with-a-man-attached Captain Value, completely none of which ought to come as a shock to anybody. In reality, the existence of MW3 has develop into so apparent that even COD’s builders are getting in on the joke on Twitter.

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Initially shared by a Twitter consumer who has now deleted the tweet, the images above seem to indicate official Monster Power packing containers branded with the Name of Obligation: Fashionable Warfare 3 title, and likewise appear to point that you can get some form of pores and skin for the game in the event you take part in no matter promoting deal Activision and Monster have cooked up between them. In case you zoom in on the effective print, you’ll be able to see the promotion is said to final from September 1 to December 31 this 12 months.

Oh, and that QR code simply takes you to the Monster Power web site, not less than for now.

E-book ’em, Danno. This case is closed. The subsequent COD will very probably be MW3; an power drink imaginative and prescient confirmed it to me. The thriller is so demystified that COD’s official Twitter account put out a cheeky tweet after the leaks began making the rounds, remarking “Whew. Mondays. Anybody have an power drink they will spare?”

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The account then went on to reply with the eyes emoji—in time-honoured ‘model on Twitter’ trend—to everybody declaring the connection between that tweet and the Monster Power leaks.

In the meantime, Sledgehammer Video games—reported to be the developer behind this 12 months’s COD— up to date its Twitter account header to characteristic three pink strains very a lot within the model of the three on the Monster Power branding. It feels a bit absurd to obsessively theorycraft about this type of factor when it is already patently apparent to anybody paying consideration, however there is a bit extra proof for you in the event you wanted it.

That there is going to be a brand new Name of Obligation game within the 12 months 2023 is not information: Activision has made no secret of an upcoming “full annual premium launch” within the sequence in its communications this 12 months. Nevertheless it has been coy about what that launch can be, solely ever referring to it as “Name of Obligation 2023”. 

As time has worn on, although, it is develop into ever-more apparent that this 12 months’s COD can be some type of direct follow-on to MW2: The official Twitter was on the market all-but-confirming you’d be capable to take your bought bundles with you into 2023’s game final week. With how apparent all these things now could be, somebody ought to in all probability formally announce this game already.