The next entry to Activision’s most popular video game franchise has been announced. Call of Duty: Vanguard was teased and then fully revealed the details in an in-game event in Call of Duty: Warzone, their main online CoD game with millions of active users.
The announcement was made through an enigmatic teaser, showing a World War II setting. The teaser trailer then revealed that more info will be unveiled during a special in-game event. Now that’s meta; a game within a game. Truly what a great time to live in as gamers!
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Breaking down the Call of Duty: Vanguard teaser trailer
The latest Call of Duty game came out of nowhere to surprise a lot of fans with World War II imagery. The trailer begins showing multiple remnants of battlefields and warzones, then revealing human faces, which are presumably the main characters.
These locations are perhaps based on actual game maps or locations from the new game. If that’s true, then we’d be getting a variety of maps which includes a beach, a forest, a desert, and an abandoned town. These are just some of the new areas they might be hinting at.
If the game is going to stay true to the most recognizable battlefields from World War, we can pretty much confirm that we’re absolutely getting it based on the teaser trailer. Furthermore, the teaser suggests that the game will be having all the maps available all at once, unlike what they did previously with Battlefield V where they slowly added maps one at a time.
Activision said that Call of Duty: Vanguard is currently being developed by Sledgehammer Games, the developers behind Call of Duty: WWII which was released back in 2017. If anything, they have proven themselves worthy of taking the project with their previous experience with the prior game.
The Call of Duty: Warzone in-game event revealed info and more
As promised, more details were revealed within an interactive event in CoD: Warzone. The game served as the platform to reveal the next Call of Duty that fans can look forward to. The game made a collaboration with 31 players on a thrilling task to take down an armored train within the game’s popular Verdansk map.
Prior to the start of the actual heist, all the players have been presented a three-minute preview of the CoD: Vanguard. While this isn’t necessarily the first instance where a major promotional event was held within Warzone, its free-to-play nature could definitely attract new players to try this latest game which is now clearly becoming a thing.
The event has the participants destroy and completely terminate the massive train, deploying them down to the train tunnel to set some traps to blow and obliterate it. The greater the outcome or the more the train gets damaged, the better the in-game rewards they get. These rewards include special stickers, blueprints, and more.
After the train got destroyed, a wave of airstrikes flew over them, bombing the entire map with explosions after explosions. The event transitioned to the main Call of Duty: Vanguard trailer where it showcased the four main theaters of World War II, as well as the new set of characters from the game.
The war continues
Sledgehammer Games also shared that Call of Duty: Vanguard will feature an anti-cheat system; something that long-time players of Call of Duty: Warzone have been longing to have ever since. Furthermore, the game developer has also announced a brand-new map for Warzone that will be released later this year.
While no further information was made about this new map, one could hope that it is going to be set from World War II as well. Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to release on November 5 for all the major platforms including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.