After a flood of leaks, speculation, and rumors, we finally have news on 2021’s version of Call of Duty, and it’s crazy to see just how much of the scuttlebutt has turned out to be accurate.
Earlier today, Activision dropped the official teaser for Call of Duty: Vanguard (the game’s predicted title) and shared that players will get a first look at the game on August 19 in Call of Duty: Warzone.
The teaser opens with a montage of battlefields that seem to be at the forefronts of World War 2.
There’s a sniper nest that appears to be in or near Russia, a German forest, and a beach littered with aircraft debris which could allude to France. Additionally, each of these battlefields hints toward the characters that could be joining the game.
A WW2 setting should surprise nobody, as Activision and the Call of Duty team have been teasing the same for the past couple of days.
Furthermore, almost every major leak about the game has hinted that the game will take us back to the dark years between 1939 and 1945.
Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games will reveal the game officially in Warzone on August 19 at 10:30 AM PT/ 1:30 PM ET. If you’re looking to attend, it would be wise to log in a little earlier than the scheduled time to make sure that you get in.
A leaker has said that Vanguard will be a BlackOps Cold War 2.0, which is something we should get more clarity on come August 19.
In addition to this Vanguard reveal, Call of Duty recently kicked off Season 5 for BlackOps Cold War and Warzone with a new operator, and more.
Quite a lot of output for Activision Blizzard, which is currently facing hefty allegations of fostering a toxic work environment where women are openly harassed and face discrimination.
What’s more, even those responsible for perpetrating such conditions get away scot-free.
If you’re looking for a good breakdown of the situation, you should check out Polygon’s explainer.
About Call of Duty WWII: Vanguard
Call of Duty: Vanguard is an upcoming first-person shooter by Sledgehammer Games. The game will likely throw players into all the action in World War II, much like 2017’s Call of Duty: WWII. Currently, the game has no confirmed release date.