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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s anticipated alpha test will reportedly focus on a new game mode called ‘Champion Hill’.
Ahead of today’s reveal, a ‘Call of Duty: Vanguard Champion Hill’ alpha has been uploaded to the PlayStation Network, according to PlayStation Game Size, which tracks the size of games and DLC added to Sony’s database.
UPDATE: Activision has officially revealed Call of Duty Vanguard and confirmed the Champion Hill mode.
“Imagine quick-action, close-quarters, small-squad combat in which eight teams compete in a series of head-to-head matchups where the last team standing wins,” it said.
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: Modern Warzone subsequently said it had heard that Champion Hill could be a new game type similar to Apex Legends’ 3v3 Arenas mode, and that it may replace Gunfight, which has appeared in the last couple of Call of Duty games.
The new mode mixes Gunfight and battle royale elements, pitting three-player teams against each another in round-based gameplay to see who is the last of eight teams standing, it’s claimed.
Teams of three would randomly pair off against eight other same-sized squads, it’s claimed, with the last team standing the winner.
According to Modern Warzone, a Call of Duty Vanguard PlayStation beta test is also scheduled for September 10-12, ahead of a beta on all platforms from September 16-20.
Activision officially announced Call of Duty: Vanguard with a teaser trailer on Monday. It previously confirmed plans to launch the new Call of Duty during the fourth quarter of 2021, with a November 5 release date hotly tipped.
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