Call of Duty Vanguard is Activision’s response to Battlefield 2042. The game is set during World War II and revolves around multiple war fronts. Release date, alpha and beta, trailer and gamelay, here’s everything you need to know about the next opus.
Vanguard is the 18th game in the Call of Duty series. It follows Black Ops Cold War released at the end of 2020. Activision unveiled the game and its name in a teaser published on August 16th. Before presenting more details as well as a first trailer itself on August 19, 2021. In addition to Solo and multiplayer, we can already announce the return of Zombies mode.
Call of Duty Vanguard: release date
Call of Duty Vanguard sortira le November 5, 2021 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One and on PC. It will therefore be available a little earlier in the year than Blacks Ops Cold War was, which was launched in December 2020. As for Modern Warfare released in 2019, was made available on October 25.
A first Alpha available on August 27, 2021
Call of Duty: Vanguard will be available in a test version for two days, from August 27 to 29, 2021. This is the Alpha version of multiplayer that will allow the most impatient to discover the gameplay, controller in hand. This Alpha will be exclusive to the PS5 and the PS4. Players will also have the opportunity to experience the new Champion Hill mode that pits them against seven other teams.
Each team has a set number of lives at startup. The objective is to eliminate all other squads to zero after several rounds. In particular, you will be able to develop your arsenal between the different parties thanks to the gains made along the way.
Who is developing the game?
Sledgehammer Games is the main studio in charge of the development of Call of Duty Vanguard. He had previously worked with Activision on other titles in the franchise, including Call of Duty WWII. As often, other studios are also involved in the development.
If Sledehammer is mainly in charge of the Campaign, it is known that Treyarch has been entrusted with the mode Zombies. Raven is in charge of the integration with Warzone. Finally, Beenox and High Moon Studios are also working with Activision on the title, without specifying their role.
Call of Duty Vanguard: what we know about the single player campaign
Vangaurd’s campaign takes place on four war fronts: the Western Front, the Eastern Front, North Africa and the South Pacific. The campaign will follow four different soldiers with a unified narrative for a single player. Together, they form Task Force One.
- Private Lucas Riggs: 20th Battalion, 9th Australian Infantry Division, 8th British Army
- Sergent Kingsley : 9e British Army Parachute Battalion
- Lieutenant Wade Jackson: Scout Squadron 6, US Navy
- Lieutenant Polina Petrova: 138e infantry division of the Red Army.
With these new characters, set off from the origin of Special Forces as we know them today. ” Through the gripping tale and remarkable journey of these soldiers of steel, players will experience influential WWII battles as they confront enemies on the eastern and western fronts of Europe and fight for the world. free in the Pacific and North Africa Sledgehammer Games announced.
Multiplayer and the new Champion Hill mode
Call of Duty Vanguard will have 20 maps at launch, 16 of which will be playable in 6v6. The other 4 are reserved for Champion Hill mode. The latter is presented as a new generation of the 2v2 Gunfight mode of Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War. Champion Hill will pit eight teams of two players against each other.
These compete in close combat until a team is declared the winner. Sledgehammer also let it be known that Call of Duty Vanguard will feature a variety of different playstyles including fast-paced first-person tactical combat. The Armory and Caliber systems offer better immersion. As with the last two games in the franchise, all post-launch cards will be free.
Return of Zombies mode
Zombies mode is coming to Call of Duty: Vanguard. The development was entrusted to a different and well-known studio. It is Treyarch who is used to doing it. The story is in harmony with that of the Zombies mode of Black Ops Cold War and will also serve as a prequel.
Vanguard thus proposes ” a co-op experience that connects the story of the Dark Aether to create a compelling narrative, while reimagining the famous core gameplay ”. Activision will give more info on this mode as All Saints’ Day approaches.
Call of Duty Vanguard : bande-annonce et gameplay
Two trailers have been released for the moment: a first cinematic video for the teasing and a first trailer unveiled on August 19, 2021.
The trailer that you can see below lifts a corner of the veil over the various theaters of war in the single player campaign. With an overview of air, sea and land combat.
As for the gameplay, we are still waiting for the details and the first videos. The player should however find the same automatisms as in recent episodes of the series. Call of Duty: Vanguard was developed around the new engine used since Modern Warfare.
Call of Duty Vanguard: a new map in Warzone
Like the previous two games in the series, Vanguard will be linked to Warzone as Activision clarifies. « Warzone is set to make Call of Duty history with an all-new main map, available later this year! Developed by Raven Software, Warzone will also feature a new anti-cheat system effective from launch.. »
Activision has also made it known that Vanguard, Black Ops Cold War, Modern Warfare and Warzone will have a unified progression system and battle pass.