Despite the best efforts of Sledgehammer Games to improve the current state of Vanguard, the community has already switched its focus to the launch of Modern Warfare II, the sequel to 2019's Modern Warfare reboot.
The return to a modern setting is already piquing the interest of players that have grown tired of Vanguard after two seasons. With rumours of an October launch circulating, an official announcement could be sooner than anticipated.
Following a report revealing Call of Duty 2023 is receiving a delay, it appears Modern Warfare II could receive paid DLC if it's to support a two-year cycle.
Modern Warfare II Paid DLC
According to Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, Activision has informed all Call of Duty studios on its plans to delay the 2023 title rumoured to be a sequel to 2020's Black Ops Cold War.
With Treyarch set to release its next title a year later than planned, Modern Warfare II is likely to feature in a two-year cycle with Infinity Ward supporting the game with paid DLC in addition to the launch of Warzone 2 and a brand-new free-to-play title reportedly named "DMZ."
Will Modern Warfare II Get Paid DLC?
With the prospect of a two-year cycle, there's every chance Infinity Ward does return to a paid DLC structure. The first six seasons could follow the current yearly plan but for the second, imagine DLC packs containing classic maps and weapons to keep the game feeling fresh.
It's an interesting idea but it could cause a divide between those with free content and those that have paid.