You'd have to think that Activision Blizzard knows how valuable the data contained inside the early builds of their future games are. With the Call of Duty ecosystem so intertwined with each other, prototype builds can contain info on games that are still years away from release. For example, a dataminer just got his hands on valuable intel about the very next Call of Duty game, Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2, as well as the planned installment for 2024, a Call of Duty game allegedly by Treyarch, all by probing into Warzone Mobile's in-game files.
As Warzone Mobile went into Alpha in select regions two months ago, dataminers feasted on the early build to check out the in-game files. In doing so, they found out images and references to several upcoming Call of Duty games.
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According to the images originally uploaded by the leaker, @RealiityUK, Treyarch's Call of Duty game for 2024 will feature maps named "Stealth" and Pillage". The former will have a stealth fighter jet in the middle while the latter will have an old European aesthetic. The in-game files also contained maps for Modern Warfare 2 such as "Grand Prix", "Oilfield", "Museum", "Farm 18", and "codename: SABA. Finally, the files contain info about incoming Ground War maps likely for Warzone 2 as well including "Sira", "Fishtown", and "Hydro," as well as for the long-rumored spin-off mode, Call of Duty DMZ.
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When asked how he could tell the difference, RealiityUK explains that Activision Blizzard uses a straightforward naming scheme. The leaker says that all Modern Warfare 2 maps use the prefix "IW9" and the Call of Duty 2024 maps use the "T10" prefix.
It would have been easy to dismiss these leaks as hearsay except that the images look legit. More importantly, Activision Blizzard took down the leaks rather quickly from the internet. If that doesn't tell you that Activision Blizzard doesn't want anyone to know about these maps earlier than expected, then we don't know what will.
We are curious that the leak suggests that Treyarch is working on the next Call of Duty game in 2024. Most thought that Treyarch was working on a standalone Zombies game after confirming that it had big plans for the fan-favorite spin-off. In addition to this, earlier reports claimed that Sledgehammer Games was already working on the next Call of Duty installment as early as a few months ago.