Call of Duty: Vanguard has been formally revealed and promises to bring WW2 combat “like never before” when it lands on November 5.
Touted as “the most connected Call of Duty ever” we’re promised a gripping Campaign mode, a Multiplayer mode rich in innovation and a “universe-expanding” Zombies crossover. Of course, the series’ ongoing integration with free-to-play offering Call of Duty: Warzone will also continue with a brand new map.
The Campaign will follow the story of a multinational unit of four heroes known as Task Force One. They comprise of Private Lucas Riggs, Sergeant Arthur Kingsley and Lieutenants Wade Jackson and Polina Petrova. The story takes players across four major theatres of war including the Eastern and Western Fronts of Europe, the Pacific and North Africa.
Multiplayer will feature a whopping 20 maps at launch, with 16 of those “built for core gameplay.” Sledgehammer Games are, as previously established, leading the charge for this one and promise an advanced Gunsmith and Caliber system, as well as a “next generation” version of the 2V2 Gunfight mode called Champion Hill. There’ll be an Open Beta for this too, with more details set to come in a dedicated multiplayer reveal soon.
Then the Zombies mode will see franchise veterans Treyarch return for an all new co-operative experience. It’ll continue the Dark Aether storyline currently ongoing in the same mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. A detailed preview for this mode is expected around Halloween, naturally.
Call of Duty: Warzone, as mentioned, will get an entirely brand new main map to herald Vanguard‘s arrival. Raven Software, who are leading development, also promise an all new PC anti-cheat system when it launches. Once again, universal progression returns, so experience earned across Call of Duty: Vanguard, Black Ops Cold War, Modern Warfare and Warzone will all count towards your Rank and Battlepass. And just as has been the case for the last couple of entries, a full calendar year of additional content is promised for free in both Vanguard and Warzone after launch.
You can check out the reveal trailer for yourself below. There’s also some more detailed information on the Call of Duty Blog. Call of Duty: Vanguard lands on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC on November 5, 2021.