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Leaked Call of Duty Vanguard artwork and editions confirm open beta and more
Weapons and Operators also shown ahead of official reveal
Call of Duty: Vanguard promotional material has leaked ahead of the game’s official announcement.
The leaked images below, which include the game’s logo and key artwork, were uncovered in the game files of Black Ops Cold War following its Season 5 update, according to Charlie Intel.
They seemingly confirm that Call of Duty: Vanguard will be available in three forms (Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Bundle and Ultimate Edition), with some offering early access to an open beta.
Lucas, Polina and Wade Operator skins are also pictured, as are various weapons including the Breacher assault rifle, Snowstorm marksman rifle, and Thunderhead submachine gun.
Reputable leaker Tom Henderson claimed on Wednesday that Activision is planning to reveal Call of Duty: Vanguard on August 19. He also appeared to hint at a November 5 release date for the game.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is being developed by Sledgehammer Games and will likely be revealed via an in-game event in free-to-play Warzone, as Black Ops Cold War was last year.
It 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.
The game 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.
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.
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.
“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.”