Call of Duty: Vanguard Details Revealed

August 23, 2021
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To the surprise of nobody (and despite my best efforts), there’s going to be another Call of Duty released this year. Thanks to a trailer that dropped alongside a slew of press releases on Thursday afternoon, the details of the long-rumored Call of Duty: Vanguard have been revealed, and here’s what you need to know. 

Vanguard will release on November 5 for the Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and 5, and PC through the Battlenet store. It’s available for preorder now for €60/$60/your regional equivalent. 

If you’re feeling fancy, you can also preorder the deluxe edition, which includes a handful of goodies including a Battle Pass for Season 1 of the game’s multiplayer, for €100/$100. For anyone who hasn’t picked up a new-gen console but plans to, there’s also a version of the game that will allow you to play on either both PlayStation or both Xbox generations for €70/$70.

More importantly, however, the upcoming instalment will be set in World War 2, with missions and maps set across the entire war, including in Africa, The Eastern Front, The Pacific and The Western Front. It will have a single-player campaign that promises to take you through a character-driven narrative across all of those locales, the standard slew of multiplayer modes with 16 maps designed for core modes, and a zombies mode developed by Treyarch (the folks responsible for most of the franchises’ zombie modes as of late).

Just like Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, Vanguard will also be fully integrated with Warzone. It’ll be set in a new map, feature better anti-cheat mechanics, and will launch alongside the game in November.

There will also be an open beta for the game, which you can get early access to by preordering, although the dates of that haven’t been confirmed either. It’s rumoured that it’ll happen sometime within the next month, which checks out seeing as that’s roughly when the two previous Call of Duty betas happened. 

The final thing of note is that the game is being developed by Sledgehammer Games. Most recently, Sledgehammer made the phenomenal WW2, and prior to that, the studio worked on Advanced Warfare (the one with Kevin Spacey in it), as well as Modern Warfare 3

Given how stale Cold War was, and how disappointing World War 2 shooter Hell Let Loose is, we’re excited to storm various 1940s-themed beaches in Vanguard later this year. Until November, though, be sure to stay tuned to Jump Dash Roll for more coverage about Call of Duty (and everything else about video games). 

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Derek Johnson

Somebody once told me the world was going to roll me, and they were right. I love games that let me take good-looking screenshots and ones that make me depressed, so long as the game doesn't overstay its welcome.