Call of Duty: WWII confirmed ahead of April 26 reveal

What once was only a rumor is now confirmed: Call of Duty is going back to World War II. The official Call of Duty Twitter account confirmed the next release's setting today, teasing the title ahead of a full reveal live stream on April 26.

This marks the Call of Duty franchise's first move back to a World War II setting since 2008, lining up with comments made during an Activision earnings call earlier this year in which the company confirmed the series would be going "back to its roots" in 2017. This year's Call of Duty will be handled by Sledgehammer Games, whose last Call of Duty title was 2014's Advanced Warfare.

Given the tepid reaction to the futuristic combat of 2016's Infinite Warfare, a return to World War II could prove successful for the franchise. In any case, we'll know much more about the title after its full reveal on April 26.

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