There has been mounting speculation since March that Activision’s next Call of Duty game would be called Call of Duty: Vanguard.
That title has been confirmed today thanks to Black Ops Cold War’s Season 5 update, which includes promotional images revealing not only the title of the next Call of Duty installment but some of the bonuses that will be included as part of the game’s Ultimate Edition Bundle.
The most notable image shows the Call of Duty: Vanguard logo, with “Vanguard” in red. It includes three operator skins that the Ultimate Edition Bundle will come with—Lucas, Polina, and Wade—as well as three of their respective weapons: Breacher, an assault file; Snowstorm, a marksman rifle; and Thunderhead, a submachine gun. There’s also a bonus weapon called the Night Raid Mastercraft alongside a “Frontline” weapons pack that appears to comprise at least two additional rifles.
Additionally, this same image confirms that Call of Duty: Vanguard will have an open beta as part of an early access event.
Another image alludes to a cross-gen bundle for Call of Duty: Vanguard, which presumably includes the base Call of Duty: Vanguard game for both console generations within the same console family.
As if the promotional images didn’t make it obvious, Call of Duty: Vanguard marks a return to World War II for the franchise.