As Sledgehammer Games launches Call of Duty: Vanguard on November 5th, we’re excited to give PlayStation players an in-depth look at two of the game’s core modes. It’s time to take a closer look at the epic characters and stories you’ll encounter in single player campaign mode and in zombies, the latter being developed by Treyarch, the studio responsible for bringing zombies down more than one before ten years.
From the international heroes who make up the original Special Forces group Task Force One to the undead threat posed by Kortifex the Deathless – Vanguard will be a PlayStation player on the 5th with 20 maps that come into multiplayer mode at the start.
“The Beginning”: The next chapter in the zombies saga
The next version of Zombies, developed by Treyarch Studios, is coming to Call of Duty: Vanguard on November 5th.
Prepare for a new breed of evil, team up with new allies, and meet fearsome new enemies in an experience that will get you fun faster, all wrapped in a brand new dimension of zombies you’ve never experienced before to have.
In Call of Duty: Vanguard, Treyarch introduces a Zombies experience built on the Dark Aether universe of Black Ops Cold War, in a franchise-first crossover that offers continuity from a lore perspective while maintaining the core gameplay Loop innovates.
It started with the opening of the Dark Aether Gateway at Projekt Endstation. When the Nazi experiment went catastrophically wrong and punched a hole through the dimensional veil, the effects spread far and wide.
You are now stranded in the snowy cemetery of Stalingrad, held in place by the dark magic of Cortifex the Immortal, one of five Dark Aether entities connected to mortals through their otherworldly artifacts. The other four – Saraxis the Shadow, Norticus the Conqueror, Inviktor the Destroyer, and Bellekar the Warlock – are revolting against Cortifex and are now there to help you defeat him and Von List.
“The beginning” – the beginning – introduces the players through their artifacts to these dark ether entities, which were looted by the antagonist Oberführer Wolfram von List, the commander of the battalion The Truth in Search of Mystical Antiques, in order to find the leaf of the To turn the war in favor of the Nazis.
Von List, now associated with Cortifex, has gained the power to raise the dead. What better place to build an army of the undead than the mass graves of Stalingrad, a year after the Nazis’ worst defeat in one of the most decisive battles of the war?
In this new chapter, Treyarch Studios puts players straight into the action, whether they’re looking for a quick game or a deep run. In addition to classic features like perks, the crafting table, weapon upgrades, and pack-a-punch, you’ll encounter the new Altar of Alliances, which offers random upgrades for unique build options in every match.
The mode was developed on the same engine as the rest of Vanguard to ensure a seamless experience between all three of the game’s core modes. Additionally, you can progress through Vanguard’s Battle Pass system via unified progression between Multiplayer, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Zombies. Your player level is also shared between the modes, so you always progress at the same time for a completely consistent experience.
Campaign: The Rise of the Special Forces
In the single player campaign for Vanguard, Sledgehammer Games takes you into epic, historic battles on multiple fronts, seen through the eyes of five common soldiers who become heroes forged in the fires of World War II. The story of Vanguard is ultimately about the origins of the original special forces that make up these five soldiers – Task Force One – and about stopping a conspiracy that could spearhead a Nazi resurgence when World War II appears to be over.
The game’s story arc begins at its climax: As a newly recruited soldier within the budding Task Force One, you are on your way to a heavily fortified Nazi facility for vital military intelligence – sourced from something codenamed Project Phoenix – before it is being smuggled out of Germany.
Her squadmates are five soldiers whose individual actions helped turn the tide of World War II on four major fronts. Everyone has a completely different background and no one would have imagined themselves in the situation they are in right now. But everyone had a moment in the war that enabled them to stand out from the others: the Australian soldier Lucas Riggs in the North Africa campaign, the American lieutenant Wade Jackson in the Pacific, the Russian lieutenant Polina Petrova defending their homeland in Stalingrad, the British Sergeant Richard Webb in France and their leader: Sergeant Arthur Kingsley of the 9th Paratrooper Battalion of the British Army, also in France.
In Vanguard’s campaign, relive the moments that made them heroes in the battles that changed the world and learn how they came together to lead Task Force One. You will also get to know the concept of the international “Special Forces” and finally, what connects them with the man who heads Project Phoenix: the unscrupulous Nazi officer Hermann Wenzel Freisinger.
It’s a deeply immersive, moving, and character-driven story that will keep players enthralled all along.
With an incredibly addicting single player campaign, an action-packed new Zombies experience, and massive multiplayer on the launch day of Call of Duty: Vanguard, there will be a mode for every type of player from day one. Now equip yourself and prepare for battle.
Available from November 5th. Rise up on all fronts.