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author: Przemyslaw Dygas

Call of Duty Vanguard in Trouble? Activision Sends DMCA to Leakers

More sources are reporting problems surrounding Call of Duty: Vanguard. The situation apparently called for the devs at Activision to take action... against the leakers.

  • More rumors about Call of Duty: Vanguard have appeared online;
  • According to leaks, Activision may even abandon the game altogether;
  • The company responded to the rumors by sending a DMCA.

For some time now, rumors and leaks have been making rounds on the web, claiming that Call of Duty: Vanguard was struggling with many problems. Some well-known leakers described the project as a total disaster. The source of Sledgehammer's failures ware said to be, among others, the limitations of PS4 and Xbox One. Now, another such report about the game appeared on the Internet. This time, it caused a strong reaction from Activision.

Twitter user Zesty published screenshots that he received from another leaker, SoapKai. According to them, Sledgehammer has been relegated to the role a support team at Infinity Ward. This decision is said to be based on several reasons. The most obvious are the problems of the game itself. New engine is supposed to be incompatible with assets from Call of Duty: WWII, which the developers intended to reuse in Vanguard. This makes it impossible to bring the game to a condition that would allow it to be released.

Moreover, Activision's decision was also to be influenced by the spectacular success of Warzone. The free shooter was to completely change the way in which the Call of Duty series will be managed. Currently, all the attention of the company is to be focused on the development of Warzone, Cold War and Modern Warfare. Activision is also said to be working on a remaster of Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer mode.

What confirms the credibility of this information, according to Zesty, is the company's reaction. Leaked screenshots that were shared on Discord have become the target of a complaint from Activision, backed up with a DMCA takedown note. As requested, the materials were removed by the Discord administration, who informed the person who shared them.

This situation was commented by another well-known leaker, Tom Henderson. According to him, the DMCA complaint should be treated with caution, because Activision likes to send them at every opportunity. He admitted, however, that such a complaint cannot be filed if none of the information to which it refers is true. Most likely, then, at least some of the leaks must be true.

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