In case you’ve been hiding (or resting) underneath a rock for the last few months, you might know that a brand new Call of Duty game is releasing later this year. A seemingly sizable departure from last year’s excellent Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, here’s everything we know so far about (the much more efficiently titled) Call of Duty: Vanguard.
What’s In The Latest Call Of Duty: Vanguard Trailer?
Like every Call of Duty game released so far, publisher Activision has done a bang-up job of using bombastic trailers to get folks hyped for the next title in the series. Call of Duty: Vanguard is certainly no different.
Showcasing a stunning single-player playthrough of the first part of Vanguard’s Stalingrad level, we get to see Russian sniper Lt. Polina Petrova sneaking, sniping and blasting her way through the iconic city as the Nazi war machine closes in. It’s absolutely epic stuff.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies Returns With Lots Of Co-op Goodness
Yep, you read that correctly – not only is the fan-favourite Zombies mode returning to Call of Duty, but it’s also bringing with it a hefty dose of co-op shenanigans too, allowing players to team up together to take on the undead menace. Even more interesting than that is the revelation that Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies mode continues the Dark Aether storyline, and is actually a prequel to the events which unfolded in last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Neat.
We’re Returning To World War II
After the Cold War shooty shenanigans of the previous title, this year’s Call of Duty effort is whisking us back to where it all began – World War II. Though we’ve revisited this setting in 2017’s Call of Duty: WWII relatively recently, Call of Duty: Vanguard takes a different tact with its single-player campaign, particularly where the characters are concerned.
Instead, Vanguard showcases a truly globe-spanning conflict (it was a “world war”, after all) that allows the player to control protagonists based on a number of real-life heroes. One such example is Russian sniper Lt. Polina Petrova, who is based on actual Soviet sharpshooter Lyudmila Pavlichenko.
Multiplayer Will Be Fully Cross-Platform
Following the lead of last year’s game and Call of Duty: Warzone, developers Sledgehammer Games, Raven Software and Treyarch have confirmed that Call of Duty: Vanguard’s multiplayer will be fully cross-platform, allowing PC players to get into it with PlayStation and Xbox folks online. Quite simply, you’re never going to run out of folks to blast. Which, in a Call of Duty game, is obviously a very good thing indeed.
Champion Hill Is A New Game Mode That Takes Gunfight To The Next Level
A revamp of the Gunfight multiplayer mode that featured in the last two Call of Duty games, Champion Hill supports Solos, Duos or Trios as players fight to be the last man standing in a squad deathmatch game type that runs with round-robin tournament rules. The kicker? Each of the eight squads share a finite number of lives between each player and the squad left standing then goes on to win the game.
However, what makes things especially spicy is that while all players begin with the same loadout, Buy Rounds allow successful shooters to upgrade and customise their gear for the rounds ahead. Furthermore, the Champion Hill mode itself has four specially-designed maps for exclusive use in this game type.
Call Of Duty: Vanguard Will Fully Integrate With Call Of Duty: Warzone
As if it was ever in doubt, we also now know for sure that Call of Duty: Vanguard will be fully integrated with the ultra-popular Battle Royale effort, Call of Duty: Warzone, allowing players to unlock specific loot and cosmetics that will be completely unique to Call of Duty: Vanguard. Put simply, if you’re a Warzone player and you’re looking forward to Call of Duty: Vanguard, then you’re not going to run out of shiny stuff to unlock anytime soon.
Catch the Call Of Duty: Vanguard Trailer below!