Call of Duty: Vanguard Revealed

Call of Duty Vanguard
Call of Duty: Vanguard

Over the weekend, Activision and the official Call of Duty account across Social Media has been dripping some teasers for the next Call of Duty title. They were vague, mysterious, and sent to influencers as a marketing strategy. At the same time, the Activision teams released teasers inside Warzone and related Call of Duty games. Late last night or early this morning, depending on where your timezone is, Sony accidentally revealed that the next Call of Duty title is indeed “Call of Duty: Vanguard,” and that the reveal of Vanguard takes place August 19, 2021 inside Warzone. After the announcement of Call of Duty: Vanguard, the game was revealed via Call of Duty: Warzone’s live event. Activision’s Call of Duty YouTube account uploaded the video as the reveal was live…

To coincide with the release of the “Worldwide Reveal” trailer, Activision took to the CallofDuty.com blog to talk up the features of Call of Duty: Vanguard…

This is WWII combat like never before. Witness the origins of Special Forces as you play a pivotal role and change the face of history, forming Task Force One in a gripping Campaign across four major theaters of war. Become an original Special Forces Operator in an online Multiplayer rich in innovation with 20 maps available at launch. Prepare for a franchise-first, universe-expanding Zombies crossover. Immerse yourself in a fully integrated Call of Duty: Warzone experience featuring a new and massive map. This is the most connected Call of Duty ever, all powered by the next generation Call of Duty engine introduced in Modern Warfare.

This is Call of Duty: Vanguard.

The award-winning Sledgehammer Games is leading development on Call of Duty: Vanguard. It is scheduled for a worldwide release on Friday, November 5, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on Battle.net.   

Single Player Campaign: Change the Face of History

Experience combat through an interweaving story of multinational heroes that formed Task Force One and set the stage for Special Forces as we know it. Introducing the heroes of Call of Duty: Vanguard:  

Private Lucas Riggs, 20th Battalion, Australian 9th Infantry Division, British Eighth Army.

Sergeant Arthur Kingsley of the 9th Parachute Battalion, British Army.

Lieutenant Wade Jackson, Scouting Squadron Six, United States Navy.

Lieutenant Polina Petrova of the 138th Rifle Division, Red Army.

The four playable characters overcome the desperation and chaos of war, captured by the Axis powers, each rising from the trenches to become one of the original Operatives; the prototype for the modern special forces soldier as they fight for victory in tide-turning battles across the globe.   

This incredible campaign spans four major theaters of World War II in a unified single-player narrative, as you prepare to do your part to change the fate of humanity.

Through the gripping narrative and remarkable journey of these steeled soldiers, players will experience influential battles of World War II as they engage enemies across the Eastern and Western Fronts of Europe, and fight for the free world throughout the Pacific and North Africa. Whether dogfighting over the Midway Islands, defending Stalingrad with a sniper’s precision, airdropping over France, or blasting through advancing forces in North Africa, this is a deeply engaging and raw campaign, with the signature combat you’ve come to expect from Call of Duty. Test your mettle across beautiful but battle-scarred war fronts as hope strives to triumph over conflict.     

Multiplayer

Activision did not waste any time talking up Multiplayer…

Multiplayer: 20 Launch Maps and More Ways to Play

Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to feature a massive day one multiplayer offering, with 20 maps available at launch including 16 built for core gameplay. Featuring a wide variety of diverse environments, prepare for adrenaline-fueled action where intense Call of Duty combat is the name of the game as you rise through the ranks in your journey to become one of the original Special Forces Operators.

Sledgehammer Games is bringing the fast-paced tactical first-person combat and further innovating it with many more ways to play. These include an advanced Gunsmith and Caliber system that brings immersive and reactive environments to a new level, and the next generation of the seminal 2v2 Gunfight mode first introduced in Modern Warfare; Champion Hill. Imagine quick-action, close-quarters, small-squad combat in which eight teams compete in a series of head-to-head matchups where the last team standing wins.

Call of Duty: Warzone: A New Map and New Anti-Cheat System

Warzone is set to make Call of Duty history with a brand-new main map launching later this year! With development led by Raven Software, Warzone will also feature a new PC anti-cheat system across the entire experience when it launches with the new map.

Call of Duty: Warzone will also continue to honor your past gameplay experiences as universal progression is set to continue. This means that players of Modern WarfareBlack Ops Cold War, and Vanguard can look forward to the following:

All content earned via a Battle Pass or purchased via a Store Bundle will carry forward.

You can play one (or all) of the four integrated Call of Duty games – Modern WarfareBlack Ops Cold WarVanguard, and Warzone – and progress your Rank and Battle Pass.

You can create Warzone weapon loadouts with content across Call of Duty titles.

Full integration between Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone will roll out when the new Warzone map launches later this year.

With Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone sharing free post-launch content, a massive calendar of new maps, modes, playlists, limited time and seasonal events, as well as community celebrations integrated between the two games, expect the most connected Call of Duty experience ever seen.

Prepare for further information on Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone, as well as information on the new anti-cheat system, in the coming weeks prior to Vanguard’s launch.   

Call of Duty: Vanguard is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series consoles, and PC on November 5, 2021.