Call of Duty Job Listing Hints at a Modern Game Next Year

A new job listing that’s been spotted on Activision’s site indicates that the next Call of Duty game might return to modern times.

With a new Call of Duty game releasing annually, 2017 has already been designated as a year for historic settings with Call of Duty: WWII releasing soon. But with the game not even out yet, players are already looking for hints about what to expect from the next game, and one of those leads was found through a California-based job opening for Activision.

Posted on Reddit to share the potential clue with the Call of Duty community, a Treyarch job listing for a systems designer was spotted. More specifically, the systems designer would be working on a game’s combat system, and within the job’s description, it indicates what kind of combat that might be.

Under a section of the job post that lists several factors that’ll put applicants ahead of their competitors, one of them says that “Deep knowledge base of firearms and modern military technology” would definitely help a job-seekers chances. Considering the systems designer job posting says “combat” in parenthesis next to the job’s title, that combined with the word “modern” being used is a pretty strong indicator of what Call of Duty players can expect from next year.


Like plenty of other decisions made in the Call of Duty realm, the supposed return to modern times will likely result in some division between players. Fans of the Modern Warfare games will undoubtedly benefit the most if the hints in the job listing happen to be true, but history buffs might not be as happy. If the job listing proves to be a solid indicator of what to expect from Call of Duty players next year, gamers who favor the historical settings of Call of Duty: WWII might want to make sure that they get the most out of this year’s game.

The full job listing from Treyarch and Activision can be seen here with all of its requirements. Call of Duty: WWII is scheduled for a release on Nov. 3 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.