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Call of Duty Vanguard Zombies will be revealed at the same time as Battlefield 2042’s new mode
Zombies is returning “with a sinister twist”
Activision will unveil Call of Duty Vanguard’s Zombies mode this Thursday.
The reveal will take place at 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST on October 14, which is exactly when Electronic Arts plans to show off rival military shooter Battlefield 2042’s new Hazard Zone mode for the first time.
EA’s reveal plans were announced several hours before Activision’s on Tuesday.
Call of Duty: Vanguard | Story Trailer
Zombies is being developed by the mode’s creator Treyarch rather than Sledgehammer Games, which is leading development of Vanguard’s campaign and multiplayer.
The “franchise-first crossover” is “the precursor to Black Ops Cold War Zombies”, according to Activision.
“This cooperative experience continues and intertwines with the Dark Aether story to create deeply engaging lore, all while innovating on the core gameplay that the mode is famous for,” it said when Vanguard was announced in August.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is scheduled for release on November 5, 2021 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC via Battle.net.
A pair of Call of Duty: Vanguard writers have said they want to help create two sequels to the game.
Discussing the upcoming shooter and its prequel comic during a New York Comic Con panel, Sledgehammer contractor Sam Maggs said she hopes Vanguard’s characters can become new mascots for the blockbuster franchise over multiple series entries.