CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD

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Call of Duty: Vanguard was released on November 5, 2021 by Activision. The game was developed by Sledgehammer Games. Call of Duty: Vanguard is a first person shooter.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is the 18th installment of the Call of Duty series. The game establishes a storyline featuring the birth of the special forces to face an emerging threat at the end of the war during various theaters of World War II across the globe.

According to the first revealed single-player campaign gameplay footage “Stalingrad Summer” captured in-engine, Vanguard will feature similar gameplay mechanics previously introduced in Modern Warfare, such as the player being able to mount wielded weapons to flat surfaces, interact with doors and execute takedowns.

Call of Duty has been behind on developing more sophisticated gameplay elements and Vanguard finally brings some sorely needed elements.

New gameplay features allow the player the ability to use a more advanced strategic approach in combat such as blind firing from behind cover, breaking through destructible environmental elements or creating new paths to complete objectives by climbing walls. For those who have played Battlefield: Bad Company 2, gameplay ties in with the story which is something that more games need to figure out.

Vanguard’s multiplayer mode is slated to launch with 20 total maps, 16 of which are featured for core game modes, while the other 4 are for a brand new game mode titled “Champion Hill”, stated to be the next iteration of Gunfight, a 2v2 arena mode previously featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

The main goal of Champion Hill is, whether you play Solos (1v1), Duos (2v2) or Trios (3v3), is to survive as long as it takes to be the last man standing in a squad-based deathmatch, round-robin tournament where players combine strategy and tactics in a close-quarter, fast-paced gunplay. All eight squads share a pool of 12 lives (or 18 in Trios) between squadmates one by one, while simultaneously battling with each other across 4 uniquely staged maps specifically designed for this game mode.

The cooperative Zombies mode returns in Vanguard, developed by Treyarch in collaboration with Sledgehammer Games. The mode is considered an expansion of the Dark Aether story, and acts as a prologue to Black Ops Cold War’s story. Warzone will be provided subsequent to the game launch,

The unified narrative of Vanguard’s single-player campaign spans four different frontlines of World War II – focusing on the Pacific War, the Western and Eastern Fronts and the North African campaign.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Operating SystemWindows 10 x64 or better
CPUIntel i5-8500 or better
Memory8 GB or more
Hard Drive Space85 GB
Graphics HardwareGeForce GTX 670 or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required