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Call Of Duty 2022 Is A Narcos-Inspired 'Modern Warfare' Sequel

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Call Of Duty 2022 Is A Narcos-Inspired 'Modern Warfare' Sequel

The next Call Of Duty game is supposedly inspired by Netflix's crime thriller show Narcos and will continue the campaign set up in the Modern Warfare reboot.

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Says who? Says Tom Henderson. And, usually that's enough, seeing as the leaker has been bang on about announcements for Warzone, Vanguard, Battlefield, and more ahead of time. Codenamed "Project Cortez", it's Video Games Chronicle who adds that players will be an undercover special forces soldier fighting against Colombian drug cartels in the next game.

Call Of Duty: Vanguard, set in the aftermath of World War II, has beta tests this month for players to get into the thick of the action. Check out the trailer for its multiplayer modes here.

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Yep, that's very similar to the storyline of Narcos which is a biographical crime thriller show following the birth of Colombia and Mexico's cartels in the 1980s. VGC goes on to attribute the game's codename to the movie Clear and Present Danger which depicts the CIA fighting against a cartel in Colombia. The name of the villain is Colonel Félix Cortez, hence the connection, but I'm suggesting something else.


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The Sinaloa Cartel is considered to be one of the world's strongest criminal organisations and the most fearsome in Mexico throughout the 21st century. Within Mexico, the cartel operates primarily in Sinaloa, Baja California, Sonora, Durango and Chihuahua. The Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortés, is in the middle of all of these states. Ta da: Project Cortez.

That's just a guess from me and we won't know for certain until Activision lifts the lid on the next Call Of Duty game. Given that Vanguard isn't even out yet, I wouldn't hold your breath.

Currently, Activision is in the middle of being sued by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing resulting from the unfair and toxic treatment of its employees. It is alleged that a "pervasive frat boy workplace culture" prevented women from succeeding in their respective roles and there were shocking instances of sexual harassment.

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"Throughout our engagement with the DFEH, we have complied with every proper request in support of its review even as we had been implementing reforms to ensure our workplaces are welcoming and safe for every employee," said the company in a response to the claims that it had been inflexible and had possibly shredded evidence pertinent to the case.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix, Activision

Topics: Call of Duty, Activision

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