“Call of Duty” is back – and back in time, once again.
Just two years after Activision released “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare,” the people of Sledgehammer games return to World War II in the final installment of the long-running first-person shooter franchise.
“Call of Duty: Vanguard” is the 18th installment in the acclaimed video game series, and while the framework is similar, there are a number of features that “Call of Duty” fans might like – or hate, depending on the way you look at it.
In addition to the return of the popular Zombies game mode, which continues the story started with “Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War”, there are a few mechanical gameplay tweaks that Sledgehammer Games made ahead of the game’s release in November. Feedback from the game’s open beta was mixed.
Here is the latest information to know for the next “CoD”:
Call of Duty: Vanguard release date
- Release date: Friday, November 5, 2021
Call of Duty: Vanguard is slated for release on Friday, November 5, 2021. Regardless of the pre-order, the game will launch universally on that date.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Award
- Standard: $ 69.99 (PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X); $ 59.99 (PlayStation 4 / Xbox One)
- Ultimate: $ 99.99 (all consoles)
There are two editions of Call of Duty: Vanguard.
The Standard The edition only offers the base game, with no additional features for $ 69.99 or $ 59.99 depending on which console you own.
The Ultimate The edition is digital only and contains the following, in addition to the base game:
- Battle Pass Pack (Season Battle Pass and 20 level jumps);
- Task Force One Pack (3 operator skins and 3 weapon blueprints with tracer cartridges);
- Five hours of Double XP.
New features in Call of Duty: Vanguard
While the core gameplay of “Call of Duty” remains unchanged, there are a few new features and game modes that fans can look forward to this year:
- Patrol: This game mode is similar to Hardpoint, but instead of fixed capture points that appear all over the map, the capture point moves along a defined path across the map.
- Destructible environments: Campers Beware – With new destructible objects and environments, hiding behind walls, corners, boxes and the like will no longer be a viable option. In “Vanguard” there are some destructive elements now, which means the cover might not be as secure as you think.
- Modifications to the weapon assembly: In “Modern Warfare”, players were introduced to mounting static weapons on objects. In “Vanguard,” the Mechanic returns, but players will now be able to glide along the top or edges of the blanket, rather than just standing still with a weapon mounted.
- Blind fire mechanics: Now players will be able to shoot blind from behind, which seems like a very, very bad idea for “Call of Duty” players.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer
The gameplay with the new “Call of Duty” game remains largely the same. In addition to the “Patrol” game mode, there are also some details for the next version:
- There will be 20 maps available at launch: 16 of these maps will house the main 6v6 game modes, while the other four will play 2v2 game modes.
- The options of “combat rhythm” will be implemented. This means that if you like the frenetic pace of playing on “Rust” or “Shipment”, you will be able to select the game modes of your choice.
- Gunfight returns, this time expanded as “Champion’s Hill”, featuring mini-games between eight different teams.