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"See them rise."
— Tagline

Call of Duty: Vanguard is a first-person shooter video game developed by Sledgehammer Games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Microsoft Windows. It is set during World War II. Vanguard is the eighteenth game in the Call of Duty franchise. The game is set to be released on November 5th, 2021.


"Experience influential battles of World War II as you fight for victory across multiple theaters of war. The Call of Duty: Vanguard campaign will immerse you in a deeply engaging and gripping character-driven narrative experience featuring combat on an unparalleled global scale, while also telling the harrowing stories of those who turned the tides of war and changed history forever."
— Description[1]

The campaign will see the player embodied four soldier from different country during World War II on four major theaters of war.


Pacific Front

  • Midways Island

Eastern Front

Western Front

North Africa





"Become the vanguards of the changing face of war as you make your mark across Call of Duty’s signature core gunplay and Multiplayer experience."
— Description[1]

The game will have 20 multiplayer maps at launch, which 16 of them are built for classic 6v6 modes.


A new version of Gunfight first introduced in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been announced as Champion Hill.


Perks and Killstreaks


"Prove your mettle as you try to survive the relentless onslaught of the undead in a chilling new Zombies experience, developed by Treyarch Studios."
— Description[1]

The zombies mode is developed by Treyarch and is a prequel to the Dark Aether storyline present in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.


Main article: Call of Duty: Warzone
"Call of Duty: Vanguard will usher in a new and unparalleled Call of Duty: Warzone integration post launch."
— Call of Duty website description.[2]

Call of Duty: Warzone will share content with Vanguard, including shared progression and inventory system. A new pacific-themed map including a new anti-cheat also will be added.



On August 12th, 2021, the Call of Duty Twitter account humorously posted a GIF of the Vanguard reveal trailer with the words "Leaks" and "Rumors" added on top of it following the discovery of Vanguard assets within the files of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone.

On August 13th, several European influencers received a teaser called "Western Front". The next day, American and Indian influencers received a teaser called "Pacific Front", Russian influencers received a teaser called "Eastern Front" and Australian influencers received a teaser called "North Africa Front". All the teasers were excerpts of the Teaser Trailer for Vanguard that was released August 16th.


On August 13th, following the release of the Black Ops Cold War Season Five, players could encounter a new victory cutscene in Warzone displaying a female Soviet sniper killing a player as they were exfiltrating. The sniper was later revealed to be Polina Petrova.

Inside the Train Station and Airport, players could also heard a new female announcer talking about an incoming train.[3]

"The Battle of Verdansk" Event

Main article: The Battle of Verdansk

On August 16th, a new event for Warzone was announced, called "The Battle of Verdansk". The event took place between August 19th and August 23rd, 2021 and tasked the players to destroy a German armored train. The reveal trailer of the game was shown at the end of the mode.


Promotional Images