Call of Duty: Vanguard

call-of-duty-vanguardA few days in, Champion Hill is one of a handful of stand-out features.

By Seth Macy @ IGN

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s multiplayer is fast, fun, and more than anything, familiar. There are some great new additions by way of expanded game modes, including the excellent new Champion Hill, but if you’d told me I was playing a patched version of Call of Duty: World War II or a reskinned Black Ops: Cold War (which itself felt like a reskinned Modern Warfare) I would probably have believed you, you devious trickster.

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call-of-duty-vanguardA fun, truly cinematic campaign that lacks variety over its brief runtime.

By Simon Cardy @ IGN

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s campaign starts off on the right track – literally. An explosive train sequence through a burning Hamburg, Germany thrills as you jump between carriages, fending off dozens of angry Nazis on your way to a submarine base. It’s a cinematic opening to a game that wears its film influences proudly; whether that be the tense behind-enemy-lines aspects of D-Day in The Longest Day or the vivid depictions of the Pacific in Terence Malick’s The Thin Red Line. No shadow hangs heavier over this latest Call of Duty World War II story, however, than Inglourious Basterds. Its tale of a small group of expert soldiers on a secret mission to stop the Third Reich may sound familiar to anyone who has seen the 2009 movie, but Vanguard plays it with a much straighter face than Tarantino ever could. Even so, Vanguard’s campaign is over quickly, and its small series of battles are all too rarely memorable high points.

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call-of-duty-vanguardSource: Blue’s News

Call of Duty: Vanguard is now available for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation, putting out the call for players to reenlist in the military shooter series in a return to a World War II setting. The Windows edition is for sale on the Shop as either a Standard Edition or an Ultimate Edition with additional skins and blueprints, a battle pass bundle, and an XP booster. The game kicks off with a solo campaign, a new zombies experience, and 20 multiplayer maps with crossplay support between PC and consoles. A new season of Warzone will kick off on December 2nd, bringing the free-to-play battle royale to the war in the Pacific. Here’s the previously released Launch Trailer featuring Jack White along with more details:

In Vanguard, players will experience the origins of Special Forces fighting across four major theaters of World War II like never seen before.

With development led by Sledgehammer Games, Vanguard enlists players in an engaging blockbuster campaign as ordinary soldiers from diverse backgrounds rise on all fronts to do the extraordinary and turn the tides of war. Multiplayer features 20 maps, 12 Operators and over three dozen Weapons in the revamped Gunsmith all starting day one. Vanguard multiplayer delivers new ways to play with the Combat Pacing system and the fast and frenetic multi-arena survival Champion Hill mode. Vanguard also brings a franchise-first Zombies crossover developed by Treyarch, expanding upon the Dark Aether storyline that players were introduced to in Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War.

call-of-duty-vanguardSource: Blue’s News

Friday is D-Day for Call of Duty: Vanguard, as that’s when the World War II first-person shooter is set to invade PCs and consoles worldwide. The World Premiere Video Link says the video premiere will go live at 9:00 pm EDT on Wednesday. Those who’ve preordered the Windows edition can begin preloading tomorrow at 1:00 pm EDT to be ready to play when the switch gets flipped. Publisher Activision and developer Sledgehammer offer a new trailer showing off PC specific enhancements. There’s also a new article on the Call of Duty Blog on the subject. This includes presumably final PC specs formatted, well, oddly:

Video Card

  • Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
  • Competitive: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070/RTX 3060 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700XT
  • Ultra 4K: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

Video Memory

  • Minimum: 2 GB
  • Recommended: 4 GB
  • Competitive: 8 GB
  • Ultra 4K: 10 GB

call-of-duty-vanguardSource: Blue’s News

Electronic Arts now offers a new Zombies Reveal Trailer, showing how the undead will participate in the upcoming release of Call of Duty: Vanguard. The video is allowed to speak for itself, as it includes just this minimal description:

Your mission: Stop the undead army with a new set of Dark Aether skills.
Welcome to Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies.

Track: Billie Eilish – bury a friend (Chris Avantgarde Remix)

call-of-duty-vanguardRise on every front starting November 5: Witness the origins of Special Forces in a gripping Campaign. Become a Special Forces Operator in adrenaline-fueled online Multiplayer. Experience a universe-expanding Zombies crossover. Featuring full integration with Warzone™, including a brand-new map coming later this year.

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

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call-of-duty-vanguardSledgehammer Games’ new Call of Duty is almost here

Source: Polygon

Activision released a new teaser trailer for Call of Duty: Vanguard, officially announcing the next game in the series after a series of leaks. Players will get a first look at this year’s Call of Duty game on Aug. 19, during a special event inside Call of Duty: Warzone called the Battle of Verdansk.

The first trailer for Call of Duty: Vanguard opens with a montage of battlefields that centers on World War II. There’s a sniper’s nest that appears to be in or near Russia, a desert battlefield, a German forest, and a beach littered with destroyed aircraft. Each one of these areas features a face somewhere in the landscape, and sometimes a name (Petrova in Cyrillic, Sgt. Kingsley), hinting at characters that will be in the game. It’s also possible that these characters are the same four from the game’s official art at the end of the trailer.

The trailer featuring each of these battlefields also seems to imply that the game will likely take place in all four theaters of the WWII: the Eastern Front, the Western Front, North Africa, and the Pacific — something Activision and the Call of Duty team have been teasing for the last several days.

It seems that Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games will announce more information about the game on Aug. 19 at 1:30 p.m. ET inside of Warzone. If this is anything like previous events set inside the free-to-play Call of Duty battle royale game, you’ll likely want to log in well ahead of the scheduled start time to make sure you get in. While it’s not clear exactly what the event will be just yet, Activision will likely reveal more about it before it starts on Thursday.