Call of Duty: Vanguard – News, Reviews, Videos, and More

Call of Duty: Vanguard Box Art
Publisher
Activision
Developer
Sledgehammer Games, Treyarch
Platforms
PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date
05 November 2021: WW: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre
First Person Shooter

Game Overview:

Call of Duty: Vanguard is a first person shooter developed by Sledgehammer Games and Treyarch, and published by Activision.

It is set during the Second World War, and tells the story of the origins of the Special Forces across various global frontiers of the war.

Latest Updates For Call of Duty: Vanguard

Call of Duty Publisher Announces Dip in Monthly Active Users and Revenue for Q2 2022

Call of Duty Publisher Announces Dip in Monthly Active Users and Revenue for Q2 2022

Activision has revealed that Q2 2022 saw a dip in the monthly active users, as well as general revenue for the company's games.

Call of Duty’s Popularity is Unrivaled, Influences Users’ Choice of Console – Sony

Call of Duty’s Popularity is Unrivaled, Influences Users’ Choice of Console – Sony

"Call of Duty is overly entrenched, so that no rival – no matter how relevant – can catch up," Sony tells regulatory bodies in relation to Microsoft's looming acquisition of Activision.

Call of Duty Franchise Crosses 425 Million Lifetime Sales, Over $30 Billion in Revenue

Call of Duty Franchise Crosses 425 Million Lifetime Sales, Over $30 Billion in Revenue

Since launching in 2020, Call of Duty: Warzone has had over 125 million players. Over 3,000 people are working on the franchise currently.

Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard Update Delivers Weapon Changes and More

Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard Update Delivers Weapon Changes and More

The new arrives with a ton of weapon changes, adjustment, bug fixes, and some preparation for the upcoming Operation Monarch crossover event.

Call of Duty: Vanguard “Didn’t Meet Our Expectations” – Activision Blizzard

Call of Duty: Vanguard “Didn’t Meet Our Expectations” – Activision Blizzard

The publisher claims this "primarily due to our own execution" and promises the "most ambitious plan in Call of Duty history" with this year's titles.

Call of Duty Has Lost About 50 Million Active Players Over the Last Year

Call of Duty Has Lost About 50 Million Active Players Over the Last Year

Activision attributes the steep drop-off to lower player engagement in Call of Duty: Warzone and relatively lower sales for Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Call of Duty Could Resume Annual Releases in 2024, Sledgehammer Working on New Instalment – Rumour

Call of Duty Could Resume Annual Releases in 2024, Sledgehammer Working on New Instalment – Rumour

A new report claims that even though Call of Duty is rumoured to skip its 2023 release, it could go back to that schedule the following year, with Sledgehammer having started pre-production on a new i...

Call of Duty: Vanguard is Getting a 2-Week Long Free Trial Starting March 30

Call of Duty: Vanguard is Getting a 2-Week Long Free Trial Starting March 30

The latest iteration of the long-running FPS franchise is getting a two-week free trial period featuring select multiplayer maps and modes.

Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard Season 2 is Now Live

Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard Season 2 is Now Live

The new season for Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Vanguard is officially live for PC and consoles, bringing in plenty of fixes and new content.

Activision’s Earnings Report Reveals Decline in Year-on-Year Franchise Sales for Call of Duty

Activision’s Earnings Report Reveals Decline in Year-on-Year Franchise Sales for Call of Duty

Activision's earnings report confirms that year-on-year sales for the Call of Duty franchise are down, with Vanguard selling fewer units than previous titles.

Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone’s New Update Brings Attack on Titan Crossover

Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone’s New Update Brings Attack on Titan Crossover

The upcoming mid-season update for Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Warzone will feature a crossover with the Japanese anime Attack on Titan, celebrating its final season's release.

Cheat Provider in Hot Water as Activision Files Lawsuit

Cheat Provider in Hot Water as Activision Files Lawsuit

The Call of Duty publisher heads to court against the cheat providers EngineOwning, seeking "exemplary and punitive damages."

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Champion Hill Disabled on Xbox Series X/S Due to Crashes

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Champion Hill Disabled on Xbox Series X/S Due to Crashes

The issues began following a recent playlist update for all platforms. Sledgehammer Games is currently investigating the same.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 1, Warzone’s Pacific Update Delayed to December 9th

Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 1, Warzone’s Pacific Update Delayed to December 9th

Vanguard owners will receive 24 hour early access to the new Caldera map in Warzone, allowing them to start playing on December 8th.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Seems to Have Been Removed from PlayStation Website’s “Featured” Section

Call of Duty: Vanguard Seems to Have Been Removed from PlayStation Website’s “Featured” Section

PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan recently denounced Activision for its "deep-seated culture of discrimination and harassment."

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Free Multiplayer Access Slated for the Weekend

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Free Multiplayer Access Slated for the Weekend

Call of Duty: Vanguard's first free access weekend starts Thursday, and includes the entirety of the game's multiplayer offerings.

Call of Duty: Vanguard – 13 Things Players Dislike About it

Call of Duty: Vanguard – 13 Things Players Dislike About it

The latest but not quite greatest Call of Duty has been out for several weeks - here are a few issues that fans already have with it.

Call of Duty Cheating Suspensions Can Now Apply to Current and Future Titles

Call of Duty Cheating Suspensions Can Now Apply to Current and Future Titles

Cheaters found constantly violating the security policy can find themselves banned from playing past, present and future Call of Duty titles.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is Reportedly the Series’ Worst Launch in the UK in 14 Years

Call of Duty: Vanguard is Reportedly the Series’ Worst Launch in the UK in 14 Years

Critical reception for the World War 2 first person shooter has been muted, and it seems that's been reflected in the game's performance on the market as well.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Sold Over 40,000 Units on Japanese Debut

Call of Duty: Vanguard Sold Over 40,000 Units on Japanese Debut

The first person shooter has seen quite a drop in launch sales from last year's game. Meanwhile, Mario Party Superstars is still #1.

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Latest Update Fixes Issues With Multiplayer and Zombies

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Latest Update Fixes Issues With Multiplayer and Zombies

Call of Duty: Vanguard's latest update includes a bunch of fixes to the game's multiplayer and Zombies modes, but it robs players of their mid-level campaign progress.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Review – Respawn. Respawn. Respawn.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Review – Respawn. Respawn. Respawn.

The Call of Duty formula’s most familiar entry does it well.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Tops UK Physical Sales Charts

Call of Duty: Vanguard Tops UK Physical Sales Charts

Meanwhile, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales saw increased sales thanks to strong Nintendo Switch and PS5 sales.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is Out Now, Warzone’s Pacific Update Receives New Cinematic Trailer

Call of Duty: Vanguard is Out Now, Warzone’s Pacific Update Receives New Cinematic Trailer

Vanguard is available now for consoles and PC, while Warzone's big new map update will launch for all platforms on December 2.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies – Intro Cinematic for “Der Anfang” Revealed

Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies – Intro Cinematic for “Der Anfang” Revealed

Witness how Oberführer Wolfram Von List encountered Kortifex the Deathless and ultimately raised the dead to do his bidding in the upcoming mode.

Call of Duty: Vanguard PC Requirements Revealed, 61 GB of Space Recommended

Call of Duty: Vanguard PC Requirements Revealed, 61 GB of Space Recommended

If you're only installing multiplayer and Zombies, then 36 GB of HDD space will be required. Pre-loading begins today at 10 AM PT on Battle.net.

Call Of Duty: Vanguard Highlights PC Version In Latest Trailer

Call Of Duty: Vanguard Highlights PC Version In Latest Trailer

Things like full 4K graphics, ultrawide support, and various customization settings and options are part of the package.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Won’t Have an Exclusive Game Mode on PS5 and PS4

Call of Duty: Vanguard Won’t Have an Exclusive Game Mode on PS5 and PS4

Unlike other recent Call of Duty entries, the upcoming Vanguard won't give PlayStation players exclusive access to a game mode.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Has Made Improvements to Visibility, Movement, Weapons, and More After the Beta

Call of Duty: Vanguard Has Made Improvements to Visibility, Movement, Weapons, and More After the Beta

Sledgehammer Games has made a number of changes and improvements to its upcoming shooter based on players' feedback for the beta.

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Season 1 Roadmap, Remastered Shipment Map, and More Revealed

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Season 1 Roadmap, Remastered Shipment Map, and More Revealed

Warzone's Pacific update arrives on December 2nd, adding a new map Caldera, new vehicles and weapons, and Ricochet anti-cheat.

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Big Issues to Know About Before You Pre-Order

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Big Issues to Know About Before You Pre-Order

Returning to WW2, the new Call of Duty promises a bombastic experience. However, it has some pretty big issues to sort out before launch.

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Install Sizes and Pre-load Times Revealed

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Install Sizes and Pre-load Times Revealed

Activision has revealed details on the shooter's file sizes on PlayStation and Xbox console, and also confirmed when exactly pre-loading will go live.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Will Have a “Significantly” Smaller Install Size on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC

Call of Duty: Vanguard Will Have a “Significantly” Smaller Install Size on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC

Activision confirms that "new on-demand texture streaming tech" will cut down the install size by 30%-50% on PC and new-gen consoles.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Trailers Highlight Four Operators

Call of Duty: Vanguard Trailers Highlight Four Operators

Meet Polina Petrova, Daniel Take Yatsu, Padmavati Balan and Arthur Kingsley, four of the 12 Operators that will be available at launch.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Video Showcases World War 2, as Captured by War Photojournalists

Call of Duty: Vanguard Video Showcases World War 2, as Captured by War Photojournalists

Watch Alex Potter and Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini capture shots from the game's various theaters of war, and discuss their realism.

Call of Duty’s New Ricochet Anti-Cheat Already In Hands Of Cheaters

Call of Duty’s New Ricochet Anti-Cheat Already In Hands Of Cheaters

Call of Duty's latest anti-cheat Ricochet is already in the hands of cheaters, not long after its recent reveal and announcement.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Launch Trailer Arrives Early, Outlines All Modes

Call of Duty: Vanguard Launch Trailer Arrives Early, Outlines All Modes

The upcoming shooter features a campaign spanning various theaters in WW2, a new Zombies mode and 20 multiplayer maps at launch.

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Zombies “Der Anfang” Detailed in Behind the Scenes Video

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Zombies “Der Anfang” Detailed in Behind the Scenes Video

Players will venture to a Stalingrad teeming with zombies and attempt to defeat Kortifex the Deathless with the help of four Aether entities.

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Zombies Showcased in New Trailer

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Zombies Showcased in New Trailer

Utilize new Dark Aether skills along with WW2 era weapons to combat the undead in this prequel to the Black Ops Cold War - Zombie story.

Sledgehammer Games Opens New Studio in the UK

Sledgehammer Games Opens New Studio in the UK

The new development division will assist with the development Call of Duty: Vanguard's live seasons as well as future projects.

Activision Introduces Ricochet, A New Call Of Duty Anti-Cheat Initiative

Activision Introduces Ricochet, A New Call Of Duty Anti-Cheat Initiative

The company puts cheaters in their aim with the new kernel-based system that will launch alongside Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Zombies Reveal Set for Tomorrow

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Zombies Reveal Set for Tomorrow

Developed by Treyarch, this year's Zombies is a crossover focused on the Dark Aether storyline and seems to have a "sinister twist."

Call of Duty: Vanguard Will Get “Exclusive Benefits” on PS5 and PS4

Call of Duty: Vanguard Will Get “Exclusive Benefits” on PS5 and PS4

Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, PlayStation players will get some exclusive "benefits" in Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Call Of Duty: Vanguard Writer Hopes To See At Least Two Direct Sequels

Call Of Duty: Vanguard Writer Hopes To See At Least Two Direct Sequels

At New York Comic Con, Sam Maggs mulls over the idea of trying to create an iconic story and characters in a Vanguard saga with two more stories.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Trailer Highlights Explosive Story Mode

Call of Duty: Vanguard Trailer Highlights Explosive Story Mode

Play as four soldiers in Task Force One across multiple theaters of war as they attempt to take down the new Nazi leader, Heinrich Freisinger.

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Sun Nerfs and Dognado Removals Coming After Beta

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Sun Nerfs and Dognado Removals Coming After Beta

Sledgehammer Games is also "taking a thorough pass at weapon balancing, audio mixing, and visibility" with further details coming later.

Hackers Have Already Ruined Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Open Beta

Hackers Have Already Ruined Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Open Beta

Call of Duty: Vanguard's open beta has a plethora of cheaters, which has become a major point of concern for fans.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Open Beta Has Been Extended Until September 22

Call of Duty: Vanguard Open Beta Has Been Extended Until September 22

Previously scheduled to last until today, Activision has announced that the upcoming shooter's open beta will now run an additional two days.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Trailer Hypes Upcoming Open Beta for All Platforms

Call of Duty: Vanguard Trailer Hypes Upcoming Open Beta for All Platforms

Eagle's Nest, Search and Destroy, two more featured playlists and cross-platform support will be available during this weekend's beta.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer Trailer Features the Activision Logo Once Again

Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer Trailer Features the Activision Logo Once Again

While the upcoming first person shooter's reveal trailer made no mentions of Activision, the company's logo can be spotted once again in its recent multiplayer reveal.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Includes 2 Maps From Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty: Vanguard Includes 2 Maps From Call of Duty: World at War

Both maps will benefits will benefit from new reactive environments. Sledgehammer's Adam Iscove also confirms FOV slider for consoles.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer – Clans, Weather Effects, 12 Operators at Launch, and More

Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer – Clans, Weather Effects, 12 Operators at Launch, and More

Beenox is also handling the PC version, implementing multi-monitor support and uncapped framerates along with accessibility features.

Call of Duty: Warzone’s Next Map Set in the Pacific, New Anti-Cheat Incoming

Call of Duty: Warzone’s Next Map Set in the Pacific, New Anti-Cheat Incoming

Out later this, the new map offers various new points of interest and uses the same tech and engine as Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer Revealed in New Trailer

Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer Revealed in New Trailer

Tactical Sprint, blind-fire from cover, different caliber bullets and much more are new for this year's multiplayer with 20 maps at launch.

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Multiplayer Beta Gameplay Leaks, Patrol Mode Revealed

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Multiplayer Beta Gameplay Leaks, Patrol Mode Revealed

Double time sprinting from 2019's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare returns while new maps like Hotel Royal are also showcased.

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Worldwide Multiplayer Reveal Coming Tomorrow at 10 AM PST

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Worldwide Multiplayer Reveal Coming Tomorrow at 10 AM PST

Insider reveals that the multiplayer beta embargo will lift at 10:30 PM PST tomorrow, with various publications sharing footage.

Call of Duty: Vanguard World Premiere Gameplay Features Sniping in Stalingrad

Call of Duty: Vanguard World Premiere Gameplay Features Sniping in Stalingrad

Following the invasion of her city by the Germans, Polina Petrova takes up a rifle and fights. Weapon mounting and sneaking are also showcased.

Call of Duty: Vanguard – 6 Concerns That We Have

Call of Duty: Vanguard – 6 Concerns That We Have

It wouldn't be a proper Call of Duty reveal without a number of issues that have us concerned for launch. Check out six of them here.

Call Of Duty: Vanguard’s Alpha Start Up Screen Looks To Lack Activision Logo

Call Of Duty: Vanguard’s Alpha Start Up Screen Looks To Lack Activision Logo

The company's logo seems to have disappeared, despite usually being the first thing you would see on boot up.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Alpha Confirmed for August 27th to 29th on PS4 and PS5

Call of Duty: Vanguard Alpha Confirmed for August 27th to 29th on PS4 and PS5

PlayStation players can try out the new Champion Hill mode, a round-robin tournament, along with four Operators and 10 attachments.

All Core Activision Studios Are Now Working on Call of Duty

All Core Activision Studios Are Now Working on Call of Duty

Following reports earlier this year claiming the same, it's now been confirmed that Activision has now got all of its studios on Call of Duty detail.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Gameplay Debut Confirmed for Gamescom Opening Night Live

Call of Duty: Vanguard Gameplay Debut Confirmed for Gamescom Opening Night Live

Geoff Keighley confirms that the first playthrough of one of the levels from the shooter's campaign will debut at the show on August 25.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Reveal Trailer Has No Mentions of Activision

Call of Duty: Vanguard Reveal Trailer Has No Mentions of Activision

Interestingly enough, the recent reveal trailer for the World War 2 shooter seems to be attempting to distance the brand from Activision, with the company in the midst of a controversial lawsuit.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Install Size is Reportedly 75 GB

Call of Duty: Vanguard Install Size is Reportedly 75 GB

Though it was originally noted to be 270 GB, the current Microsoft Store listing reveals that only 75 GB is needed for installation.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Officially Unveiled, Launches November 5

Call of Duty: Vanguard Officially Unveiled, Launches November 5

A World War 2 campaign, 20 multiplayer maps at launch, a new Zombies mode developed by Treyarch, and more have been confirmed.

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Campaign “Looks Beautiful” on PS5 – Insider

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Campaign “Looks Beautiful” on PS5 – Insider

Insider Tom Henderson says it's "probably one of the best-looking games on current-gen consoles" and admires the overall crispness.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Officially Announced

Call of Duty: Vanguard Officially Announced

The Sledgehammer Games-developed 2021 Call of Duty entry has been formally announced, with a reveal coming on August 19.

Call of Duty: Vanguard – PlayStation Store Ad Confirms August 19th Reveal

Call of Duty: Vanguard – PlayStation Store Ad Confirms August 19th Reveal

A recently discovered ad on the PlayStation Store notes the reveal will take place within Call of Duty: Warzone at 10:30 AM PT/6:30 PM BST.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Will Have 16 6v6 Maps at Launch – Rumour

Call of Duty: Vanguard Will Have 16 6v6 Maps at Launch – Rumour

Notable leaker Tom Henderson states that there are going to be more 6v6 maps in the game at launch than previously thought.

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Official Twitter Acknowledges Rumors and Leaks

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Official Twitter Acknowledges Rumors and Leaks

Developed by Sledgehammer Games, the next Call of Duty has already had its various editions, setting, release date and more leaked.

New Anti-Cheat Software Coming To Call of Duty: Warzone Following Another Wave of Bans – Rumor

New Anti-Cheat Software Coming To Call of Duty: Warzone Following Another Wave of Bans – Rumor

A notable insider has claimed that a new Call of Duty anti-cheat has been in the works for an year now, and Warzone will receive an update soon.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Launches November 5th With 24 Maps, Treyarch Developing Zombies – Rumor

Call of Duty: Vanguard Launches November 5th With 24 Maps, Treyarch Developing Zombies – Rumor

Insider Tom Henderson also indicates that an alpha is coming soon and that dynamic weather will play a role in some fashion.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Promotional Image and Special Editions Leaked

Call of Duty: Vanguard Promotional Image and Special Editions Leaked

Much like last year, there will be Standard and Ultimate Editions along with a Cross-Gen Bundle. An open beta will also take place.

Call Of Duty 2021 Confirmed To Be Cross-Gen And Still Planned For Fourth Quarter Release

Call Of Duty 2021 Confirmed To Be Cross-Gen And Still Planned For Fourth Quarter Release

Despite the current PR turmoil of Activision, the company's President/COO has confirmed that Call of Duty is on track as always.

Sledgehammer Games Reveals its New Logo

Sledgehammer Games Reveals its New Logo

The Call of Duty developer has revealed a new look for itself ahead of the official reveal of this year's Call of Duty game, which should be sometime soon.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Will be Revealed in August – Rumour

Call of Duty: Vanguard Will be Revealed in August – Rumour

Sledgehammer Games' Call of Duty game for 2021 is allegedly going to be revealed soon, and if last year's reveal is any indication, it will come via Warzone.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Alpha Builds Have Reportedly Appeared on Battle.net and PSN as “Slipstream”

Call of Duty: Vanguard Alpha Builds Have Reportedly Appeared on Battle.net and PSN as “Slipstream”

It seems alpha builds for internal testing for this year's Call of Duty game have been spotted on multiple platforms under a codename.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Won’t be Revealed at E3 2021, Warzone Plans Detailed – Rumor

Call of Duty: Vanguard Won’t be Revealed at E3 2021, Warzone Plans Detailed – Rumor

A World War 2 map will be launching for Call of Duty: Warzone alongside the next game. It's rumored to be the largest yet with new vehicles.

Call of Duty 2021 – Sledgehammer Games Confirmed to be Leading Development

Call of Duty 2021 – Sledgehammer Games Confirmed to be Leading Development

The developer is "excited" and "can't wait to share more."

Call of Duty WW2: Vanguard Will Use Modern Warfare 2019’s IW8 Engine – Rumour

Call of Duty WW2: Vanguard Will Use Modern Warfare 2019’s IW8 Engine – Rumour

It remains to be seen whether the game will be integrated with Warzone.

Call of Duty 2021 is Called WWII: Vanguard – Rumour [UPDATE]

Call of Duty 2021 is Called WWII: Vanguard – Rumour [UPDATE]

May or may not feature an alternate history 1950s setting.

Call of Duty 2021 Will Be Set During World War 2 – Rumour

Call of Duty 2021 Will Be Set During World War 2 – Rumour

A known leaker might be hinting at another World War 2 setting for Call of Duty.

Call Of Duty 2021 Rumored To Be Developed By Sledgehammer

Call Of Duty 2021 Rumored To Be Developed By Sledgehammer

The WWII developer is alleged to be in the driver seat for 2021's entry.

Next Call of Duty Planned for Release in Q4 2021

Next Call of Duty Planned for Release in Q4 2021

Death, taxes and a yearly Call of Duty sequel are always a certainty.

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