Call of Duty: Vanguard to feature 20 multiplayer maps at launch

Matt Porter
CoD: Vanguard

Sledgehammer Games Multiplayer Creative Director Greg Reisdorf has confirmed that Call of Duty: Vanguard will include 20 multiplayer maps when the game launches later this year. 

Multiplayer is one of the biggest facets of any Call of Duty game, with players desperate to jump into the action and test themselves against opponents from all over the world in different combat scenarios. 

With Vanguard bringing a new map and anti-cheat to Warzone, along with a sprawling campaign that sees players fighting across the world during World War II, Sledgehammer have still put a major focus on the multiplayer mode, which is set to launch as one of the biggest Call of Duty experiences ever.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard character in Stalingrad, Germany

During an early press briefing for Vanguard, Reisdorf revealed that gameplay was a major focus for the team as it developed its multiplayer mode, and as part of that, 20 maps will drop on launch day for players to enjoy. 

16 of these maps will be for the game’s core multiplayer mode, taking place in locations across the world including Europe, North Africa, and the Soviet Union as featured in the game’s campaign. 

The other four maps are designed for Vanguard’s new Champion Hill mode, a mix of “battle royale with Gunfight-style” gameplay that was also announced by Sledgehammer.

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16 regular multiplayer maps is a huge increase compared to previous titles, with Black Ops Cold War launching in 2020 with just 8 in comparison. In fact, you would need to go all the way back to 2009’s Modern Warfare 2 to find the last game that launched with as many. 

Information on the maps themselves, such as what they look like or where they are set, remains to be confirmed, but players will have plenty of choices when CoD: Vanguard launches November 5, 2021 on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.

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In the meantime, players will be able to get their hands on the game over the coming weeks and months, and we have everything you need to take part in the upcoming Vanguard Alpha and Open Beta tests.

Image Credits: Sledgehammer Games

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Matt is CharlieINTEL's UK Editor, specializing in all things Call of Duty, including Warzone and Modern Warfare 2. Matt previously worked as a freelance esports writer for Gfinity, before joining Dexerto in 2018 as a Junior & Senior Writer. You can contact Matt via email at: [email protected]