The game is set to be revealed on Thursday at 10.30am PT / 1.30 pm ET / 6.30 pm BST via an in-game Warzone event.
“Join the battle and experience the worldwide reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard live in-game.
“Be the first to the fight and be rewarded – report to Warzone and play in any playlist between 9:30 AM and 10:29 AM PT and prepare to participate in a limited-time Double XP, Double Weapon XP, and Double Battle Pass XP event before the battle begins.”
Call of Duty: Vanguard promotional material leaked last week, with artwork revealing several editions, plans for an open beta and more.
Teasers have also begun appearing in-game via Warzone, with winning players being killed off by a mysterious character at the end of matches.
Call of Duty: Vanguard will feature a campaign, multiplayer and Zombies modes set in the European and Pacific theatres of World War II, with its plot centring around the birth of modern allied Special Forces, according to VGC’s sources.
It will also launch alongside an entirely new Warzone map said to be set in the Pacific theatre and significantly larger than the current Verdansk map, VGC reported earlier this summer.
According to Modern Warzone and reputable leaker Tom Henderson, a Call of Duty Vanguard alpha test is scheduled for August 27-29, ahead of a PlayStation beta from September 10-12, and a beta on all platforms from September 16-20.
Discussing the officially unnamed Call of Duty game during an Activision Blizzard earnings call this month, president and chief operating officer Daniel Alegre claimed it will deliver “a great seamless experience for both current and next-gen console players” when it releases during the fourth quarter of 2021.
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Activision president Rob Kostich also said Activision feels “really good” about what Sledgehammer is working on.
“The studio itself has never been bigger or stronger, now with its teams in Foster City and Melbourne and also now in Toronto,” he said.
“Across all modes of play, across multiplayer, across campaign and across co-op, development is coming along really well and we’re going to be sharing those details with the community very soon.
“Content wise, it’s a really robust game at launch across all the modes, and the good news for us right now is, we’ve gotten farther ahead on our live ops planning for supporting the community post-launch, and the community should also expect that support to be very, very significant.
“We also have really exciting new plans for Warzone, which Raven is leading,” Kostich added. “Now together with our premium release, we have some really fun, and what I consider the most significant updates, planned for the community across both Warzone and premium as we head into the fall.”