Activision and Sledgehammer Games have blown open Call of Duty: Vanguard, unveiling its story and multiplayer options. As shown before (and in leaks), Vanguard will take you back to World War II as seen through the eyes of four soldiers. Naturally, the game will have a Zombies mode created by Treyarch. It will also be integrated into Warzone. Finally, Call of Duty: Vanguard releases on November 5, but you’ll be able to try it early with an open beta soon.
Call of Duty: Vanguard had an event earlier today in Warzone, which was soon followed by an info dump. To start with the campaign, Vanguard‘s story has you control a motley crew of four soldiers hailing from the United States, Britain, or Russia. Together, they are a part of Task Force One, and you follow them through four theaters of war. Expect dogfighting over the Midway Islands, and taking on intense sniper battle in Stalingrad.
Beyond the campaign, Call of Duty: Vanguard will have a multiplayer mode when it releases, along with an open beta. You’ll be able to sprint, shoot, and throw grenades at random across 20 maps. That’ll be the count at launch, and you better bet your combat boots there will be more with subsequent content drops. An open beta is also coming our way ahead of time. According to prior leaks, the possible start date for the beta is September 10 for PlayStation consoles. PC owners won’t get access until September 16.
Zombies ate my soldiers
Other multiplayer options coming to Vanguard include Warzone integration and the return of Zombies. According to Activision, a new map is coming to Warzone. When it does, Vanguard will be fully integrated into the battle royale. The publisher announced that after integrating, Warzone and Vanguard will continue receive support with new maps, events and modes. Zombies mode, however, will be available right from launch. It’s being developed by Treyarch, one of the four developers confirmed to be working on the game. There will be a preview of Vanguard‘s Zombies mode some time before Halloween.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is under development by Sledgehammer Games, and the team recently opened up regarding the ongoing lawsuit against its parent company. Reported by Eurogamer, Studio Head Aaron Halon said that the stories he heard from former and current co-workers was “simply devastating.” Halon said he couldn’t “comment on the lawsuit,” however, he pledged that “as a team, we are committed to making sure all team members feel safe, welcome, and respected.”