Activision and Sledgehammer Games have revealed the next instalment in the Call of Duty franchise, entitled Call of Duty: Vanguard.
The game will see the series return to its World War II roots, which will be a ‘coming home’ of sorts for developer Sledgehammer Games, who helmed the 2017’s brilliant Call of Duty: World War II. There will be both a single-player campaign, as well as multiplayer, with the single-player following four different characters, each from a different nation among the Allied forces and fighting on a different front of the war. The story will explore how they have to survive their respective battles and come together to form a unique team near the conflict’s end.
Vanguard runs on a modified and enhanced version of the engine we saw in action in 2019’s Modern Warfare reboot, with destructibility of the environments getting some additional attention.
Multiplayer will also have a few new tricks up its sleeve, featuring a new mode called Champion Hill, which Sledgehammer describes as being a mix of battle royale and Modern Warfare‘s Gunfight mode, with eight teams facing off on a single-map until there’s a last man standing.
Vanguard will launch with 20 multiplayer maps, 16 of which will be 6v6 maps, with the other four being 2v2 maps. They span all fronts of the war, so you’ll be fighting in Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific. Zombies mode also makes a comeback with Sledgehammer set to announce more details around that soon.
Call of Duty: Vanguard will launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and PC on 5 November.
Check out the trailer above some of the screenshots below: