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Activision has announced its latest Call of Duty title, Call of Duty: Vanguard. Developed by Sledgehammer Games, the latest installment in the popular shooter franchise will take players back to the second great war, WWII.

There have been countless shooters that have attempted to capitalize on this iconic era, but Call of Duty: Vanguard will try to make things more interesting with an engrossing narrative that takes across not one, not two, but four major theaters of war: North Africa, the Eastern Front, the Western Front, and the Pacific.

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s story will be centered around four playable heroes, all of which stem from different factions that include the United States Navy and Red Army. They are:

  • Private Lucas Riggs, 20th Battalion, Australian 9th Infantry Division, British Eighth Army.
  • Sergeant Arthur Kingsley of the 9th Parachute Battalion, British Army.
  • Lieutenant Wade Jackson, Scouting Squadron Six, United States Navy.
  • Lieutenant Polina Petrova of the 138th Rifle Division, Red Army.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Call of Duty title without multiplayer. Call of Duty: Vanguard’s multiplayer component will feature 20 new maps to compete on at launch, 16 of which have been built for “core gameplay.”

Sledgehammer has also introduced two new systems, Gunsmith and Caliber, that the developer says brings immersive and reactive environments to a new level. Additionally, the fan-favorite Zombies mode is back, developed by Treyarch and serving as the precursor to Black Ops Cold War’s version.

Call of Duty: Vanguard will be released on Friday, November 5, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on Battle.net. The PC version will feature a new anti-cheat system that will presumably ensure a fairer multiplayer experience.

Rise on every front starting November 5: Witness the origins of Special Forces in a gripping Campaign. Become a Special Forces Operator in adrenaline-fueled online Multiplayer. Experience a universe-expanding Zombies crossover. Featuring full integration with Warzone, including a brand-new map coming later this year.

Source: Call of Duty

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