The Vanguard appears in the Extinction map Awakening. It can be activated via a laptop, and is necessary to destroy the Obelisks in the map. It is effectively a cross between the Gryphon and Vulture, having both rockets and turrets. It is more similar to the Gryphon though in the sense that it's a quadrator. If the Vanguard is shot down by Cryptids, then the player will have to wait to ten seconds in order to use it again. For it to re-activate, there must be no players standing within using range, or it will not activate until nobody is in the ring (however, this is not the case in solo).