Several days ago, promotional images related to Call of Duty: Vanguard started to appear on the Internet, after apparently being found in data belonging to a Cold War update. Now Activision has officially revealed the game, which is set to deploy in November.
Set during World War II, Vanguard will chronicle the origins of special forces, including the forming of Task Force One. In doing so, it will deliver the patented Call of Duty experience, over single player, multiplayer and cooperative modes.
According to its press release, the game’s campaign will be ‘sprawling,’ and will not focus on just one theatre of battle. Instead, the writers and developers have chosen to tell their story across the Eastern and Western fronts of Europe, the Pacific Theatre and North Africa.
As is always the case, a robust multiplayer suite has been promised, and this one will offer 20 different maps at launch. There will also be more Zombies, and it’s expected to be some sort of cross-over.
Of course modern Call of Duty never changes calendars without updates to Warzone, which will receive a brand new map, new gameplay elements and new experiences.
“Call of Duty: Vanguard is primed to deliver a stunning range of gameplay experiences for the entire Call of Duty community. Vanguard’s breadth of content is a hallmark of the title, with more multiplayer maps on day one than ever before and the first Zombies crossover in Call of Duty history,” said Johanna Faries, General Manager, Call of Duty, Activision. “Warzone fans will also experience a host of exciting new things to come as part of the new launch. We can’t wait to share more soon.”
Sledgehammer is in charge of developing this project, although Treyarch is assisting with the Zombies mode, meaning that the aforementioned tie-in will likely be between Cold War and Vanguard, itself.
You can expect to play Call of Duty: Vanguard on November 5th, and will be able to do so on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via Battle.net. Warzone‘s new experience will launch sometime later this year.