A new leak directly from Battle.net seems to have revealed the existence of Slipstreamthe internal alpha version of Call of Duty 2021!
Although there has already been a lot of talk about Call of Duty 2021the new chapter of Activision’s shooter series that will be launched later this year, Activision has not yet released any official details.
Among the few certainties, we know that the new Call of Duty will be developed by Sledgehammer Games, former authors of Advanced Warfare and WWII, and that it will have an integration with the battle royale Warzone, perhaps immediately. In recent days, then, a well-known insider has shared some interesting details that speak of the gameplay of what seems to be called Call of Duty: Vanguard, which will not deviate much from Black Ops Cold War precisely to avoid a sudden change of mechanics for Warzone .
With the presentation of the new game that is still waiting, and that could arrive right through Call of Duty: Warzone as it already happened last year with an in-game event (Season 4, in this regard, will end on August 10, a definitely likely date for the eventual reveal …), however, there comes an important leak of news directly from Battle.net, the store owned by Activision Blizzard.
As reported by the dataminer, in fact, a new game has appeared on Battle.net, inaccessible to the public, whose code name would be precisely Slipstream, as we pointed out at the beginning. Slipstream would not simply be a new title not yet announced, but actually the alpha version of Call of Duty: Vanguard that the developers and testers use to complete the work on the game.
This news recalls what happened about a year ago, when The Red Door appeared on the stores of various platforms. Confirming the rumors, the file was actually the alpha version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which would be revealed shortly thereafter.
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The news does not end there, because Slipstream, as always happens, is not a code name chosen randomly, but rather it can give us new useful information on the temporal setting of the game – which, once again, confirm the rumors of the last months. .
Slipstream it was in fact the name of a 2008 BBC radio drama set in World War II. In this story of fiction and science fiction, Germany comes into possession of an extraordinary technology, a supersonic speed plane that can turn the tide of war and that will be discovered is based on a technology of extraterrestrial origin.
Of course, it is still too early to say whether this particular fiction will have any actual impact on the history of Call of Duty 2021, or whether it is simply a tribute to the history made by the BBC. The sci-fi drift, however, could also be exploited for the tertiary mode of the game, which is rumored to be made in collaboration with Treyarch.
The basic idea of Slipstream it is, however, that of an alternative Second World War, and it is curious that the rumors of recent months cited a timeline different from reality in which the conflict did not end in 1945 and instead continued at least until the 1950s.
Among the code names with which the file is identified, in addition, there is also Fore, which is seen as an indirect confirmation of the Vanguard subtitle for the new Call of Duty.
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