Call of Duty Vanguard will be officially revealed this Thursday, August 19.
Sledgehammer Games started officially teasing Call of Duty: Vanguard last week, when multiple content creators received and shared a video from the game’s publisher, ahead of its expected reveal this month.
UPDATE: Activision has officially announced Call of Duty: Vanguard with a teaser trailer and confirmed plans to reveal the title on August 19 via an in-game Warzone event.
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: Teasers also began appearing in-game via Warzone, with winning players being killed off by a mysterious character at the end of matches.
Call of Duty: Vanguard promotional material leaked last week, with artwork revealing several editions, plans for an open beta and more.
Call of Duty: Vanguard, which is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, 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.”