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Activision has announced the latest iteration of Zombies that will accompany its next blockbuster Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Vanguard. Developed by Treyarch Studios, Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies serves as the next chapter in the Dark Aether Saga that began in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, taking players to the ruins of a Stalingrad that’s infested by the undead. Players can team up with up to three other Special Forces operatives to stop the undead army with a new set of Dark Aether skills.

From Call of Duty:

By reentering the World War II setting, Zombies returns to its roots in the era where Call of Duty Zombies first got its start. In this new chapter, Treyarch Studios has utilized Sledgehammer Games’ powerful Vanguard tech to immerse players in a brutal new environment that will appeal to longtime fans and new players alike.

Get right to the action and step into a portal, transporting you via Dark Aether magic to the crux of the fight, whether that means battling the undead on the rain-spattered rooftops of the Hotel Royal or trudging through the swamps of fan-favorite Shi No Numa. Between objectives, explore the ever-expanding forward operating base in Stalingrad to access classic upgrades such as Perks, weapon upgrades, and the Pack-a-Punch. In Vanguard Zombies, it’s not long before you’re wading knee deep in the undead.

Thanks to cross-play and cross-gen support, Zombies players can team up with their friends regardless of what platform they’re playing on. 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

A Q&A regarding Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies with the Treyarch team can be found here.

Source: Call of Duty

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  1. I may check it out. I used to be one of those guys that made fun of COD players and was all like “single player for life”! Well now pretty much all I play these days is COD. I still don’t care for the battle royale mode that much but I love the multiplayer where you literally just run around shooting each other and then respawning. You couldn’t get a further difference from the single player, story driven games I played exclusively for decades but lately I keep finding myself coming back to it.

  2. I keep saying I won’t get the new COD, but I usually end up with the latest game anyway. Always like firing up the offline bot matches.

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