Culture shock: The Call of Duty: Vanguard announcement could skip this year’s E3 entirely. As it seems, the next Call of Duty game will likely be featured in the same way as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, via an in-game event in Call of Duty: Warzone.
When Black Ops Cold War was released last year, Warzone was still a relatively new game. Perhaps that is why the integration of one game into the other did not go as planned. The weapons needed to be rebalanced and the Verdansk map only appeared a few months after Cold War’s release, but eventually everything was fixed.
Now, with Vanguard later this year, Activision plans to do a similar integration with Warzone. With this, the free CoD game will change its scenery to WWII, bringing a new map, vehicles and weapons.
As Call of Duty returns to WWII, the main rival Battlefield returns to the future, as shown in this reveal trailer.
The new Call of Duty title, developed by Sledgehammer Games, will use the same engine as Warzone. Like most CoD games, Vanguard will feature single-player, multiplayer, and zombie campaign modes.
The stage will encompass Europe and the Pacific Ocean area during World War II and will tell the story of the origin of modern Allied Special Forces. Vanguard will launch later this year in November for PC and consoles.