CoD Vanguard to include new WWII-themed Warzone map, reveal later this year

Keshav Bhat
Character in Call of Duty: World War II

Call of Duty 2021, which is set to be called Call of Duty: Vanguard, will feature a brand new Warzone experience that takes place during the Pacific theater of World War II.

The report comes from VGC News, who says that Activision plans to skip E3 2021 for any Call of Duty 2021 news and will rather reveal the game within Call of Duty: Warzone in the months ahead.

VGC’s article also mentions that Sledgehammer Games is going to be better prepared for Warzone, with Warzone getting a “massive WWII” revamp that will include the game’s “largest new map” yet.

The plans include an entirely new Warzone map – the series’ largest and most ambitious to date – this time planned to coincide with the release of the game rather than arriving months later.

The Vanguard map is said to be set in the Pacific theatre of World War II and is significantly larger than Warzone’s current Verdansk environment.

CoD character in WW2

The new map will feature Pacific-themed vehicles as part of its experience. And, as previously reported, Call of Duty: Vanguard will run on Modern Warfare’s engine.

VGC’s report also states that Call of Duty: Vanguard will release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and PS4 and Xbox One consoles. The title will continue to support cross play and cross progression across all modes.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is expected to feature a new Campaign mode set in World War II, a new MP experience, and a Zombies Co-Op mode.

CoD: WW2 screenshot

Additional rumors have spawned, separate from VGC News, that states the Zombies’ mode within Vanguard will be co-developed by Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games.

Activision declined to comment on these rumors to VGC. The company usually never comments on such rumors and speculation.

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VGC did not have a pinpoint date for when the 2021 Call of Duty game will be revealed. Activision has planned for titles to be revealed later in the year than usual thanks to Warzone’s success.

Activision has only confirmed thus far that Sledgehammer Games is leading the development of Call of Duty 2021, and stated that the game is “built for next-gen” with campaign, MP, and Zombies modes.