Call of Duty: Vanguard Champion Hill game mode: Battle royale & Gunfight style gameplay & maps

Call of Duty Vanguard Champion Hill

Call of Duty: Vanguard will introduce the Champion Hill game mode, a mix of battle royale and Gunfight. Here’s everything you need to know about the new way to play, which debuts with the PlayStation Alpha.

The latest installment in the Call of Duty series was revealed in the intense Battle of Verdansk Warzone event. More and more information on Call of Duty: Vanguard continues to be revealed, with the campaign gameplay reveal on August 25, and the multiplayer reveal on September 7.

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PlayStation players will be able to get their hands on the game on August 27’s Alpha, which features the Champion Hill game mode. More details were revealed for this mode at the CDL Champs, so here’s everything we know about the exciting new combination of battle royale and Gunfight.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Champion Hill game mode

Vanguard Operators in Champion Hill

Of the 20 multiplayer maps available at launch, 16 are devoted to the traditional multiplayer experience. These will be 6v6 maps for Vanguard’s core gameplay, with another four dedicated to the new Champion Hill game mode.

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Champion Hill combines the ever-popular battle royale mode with Gunfight, the 2v2 mode that was introduced in Modern Warfare 2019 and continued into Black Ops Cold War.

This new mode sees eight Solos, Duos, or Trios battle it out in a “round-robin deathmatch tournament” until only one team is left standing. Each team has a number of lives, and once all those lives are up, you’re out.

Each round will last around 60 seconds, and the final two teams with lives remaining will battle it out in the final round.

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Call of Duty Vanguard Wade Jackson Operator

Every player will begin with the same weapon, but similar to other popular games such as CS:GO and Apex Legends Arenas, there will be “Buy Rounds.” During this downtime between Combat Rounds, you can “upgrade your starting weapons and purchase new armaments, equipment, Perks, and Killstreaks.”

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Eliminating players and collecting drops scattered around the map will give you the cash to purchase these powerful upgrades, so the mode will reward aggressive teams.

Call of Duty confirmed that even more information will be revealed ahead of Champion Hill’s debut on August 27.

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Vanguard Champion Hill maps

Champion Hill will be fought on a large map split into five sections. Alongside the central Buy Station area, there are also four separate maps all joined together to create the Champion Hill arena.

Here are all four maps releasing with Champion Hill:

  • Airstrip
  • Trainyard
  • Market
  • Courtyard

In the Call of Duty League Champs stream, Sledgehammer Games dev Greg Reisdorf confirmed that there will be no loading time as “those four maps are in there together.”

Eliminated players can also spectate the action in the central Buy Station area.

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We will continue to update this piece with new information regarding the Call of Duty: Vanguard Champion Hill game mode ahead of August 27’s Alpha.

For more Call of Duty: Vanguard, check out everything we know about the new Warzone map and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: Activision