We’re past the halfway mark for the year, which means the time for Activision to officially unveil 2021’s Call of Duty game is getting closer. And it seems that ahead of that, alpha builds of the game for internal testing have started going live. @Helba_The_AI on Twitter spotted the same under the codename “Slipstream” over on Battle.net alongside assets for the game, while @PlayStationSize also reports that the “Slipstream” alpha’s PS5 version has been spotted in the PlayStation Network’s servers.
This wouldn’t be the first time that internal builds for alpha testing are going live for a Call of Duty game under codenames. Last year, for instance, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War went live with similar builds under the codename “The Red Door”– and that happened pretty much around the same time, so there’s that as well.
Leaks suggest that this year’s CoD is going to be called Call of Duty: Vanguard and will be set during the Second World War. Allegedly, it’s going to use Modern Warfare (2019)’s IW8 engine, unlike Black Ops Cold War. Activision has confirmed that true to the leaks, Sledgehammer Games is leading development on the shooter.
#CallofDuty what is this logo that was slated right along side Call of Duty 2021 assets in https://t.co/DZWiyUuqNz pic.twitter.com/cjxK7eOMC2
— Helba (@Helba_The_AI) June 30, 2021
🚨 Update 01.001.000 Released.
⬛ New Size : 35.334 GB
🟧 #slipstream #callofduty #COD2021 https://t.co/hIC7kYRQ6F pic.twitter.com/leyrcW2Y44
— PlayStation Game Size (@PlaystationSize) July 2, 2021