Activision officially announced Call of Duty: Vanguard as the next title in the series, thus breaking its silence and ending further rumours about the game. In addition to the announcement, the studio also released a teaser trailer that reveals some kind of detail.
Based on the trailer, the series will be plunging players back into World War II and, based on the way it has been structured and the official poster, will be focusing on four different characters, across the four theatres of the war. Beyond that, it really doesn’t reveal much else about the game. But as per an earlier report, Activision is still adamant about doing a full reveal via an event within its free-to-play Battle Royale title, Warzone, on 19 August (20 August for us, because of the time difference).
This isn’t the first time Activision and developer Sledgehammer Gamers have revisited World War II within the Call of Duty franchise; Back in 2017, both parties released Call of Duty: WWII. That said, Vanguard is the first title that could end up being a direct sequel to Activision’s 2019 reboot of Modern Warfare.
Join the #BattleofVerdansk and experience the worldwide reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard
📅 – 8/19
🕥 – 10:30am PT
📍 – Verdansk pic.twitter.com/N0efSm5nOA
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) August 16, 2021
On another note, the timing of Activision’s announcement is rather precarious, given that its parent company, Activision Blizzard, is currently being sued by the state of California, based on allegations that the latter half – Blizzard – of the company had fostered a culture of constant sexual harassment. Especially towards the female members of staff.