Season 1 will bring many changes to Call of Duty Vanguard and Warzone Pacific, and the devs are getting fans into the holiday spirit with the Festive Fervor event. Here’s everything you need to know about it, including the start date.
The Warzone Season 1 roadmap has highlighted many of the major changes that will be coming to the Vanguard and Warzone Pacific. This includes the brand-new Caldera map getting a holiday-themed update.
A new seasonal event known as Festive Fervor will help players get into the holiday spirit with brand-new Operator skins, activities, and other changes. We’ll go over everything that’s been revealed about it so far.
Here’s what you need to know about Vanguard and Warzone’s Festive Fervor event.
Festive Fervor event start date
Vanguard and Warzone Pacific players will be able to fully enjoy this Holiday event as of December 17. Although, Festive Fervor will officially begin on December 16, following an update to Vanguard on December 15 at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT, and an update to Warzone Pacific on December 16 at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT.
We’ll keep checking for any developments and will be sure to update this article once we learn more about when the event will come to an end. As of now it looks slated to last up to the new year.
Vanguard Multiplayer Festive Fervor Holiday modes
A major breath of fresh air is making its way to Vanguard Multiplayer. Thanks to Festive Fervor, players will have access to a variety of new modes. These will surely freshen things up for players who were getting accustomed to the Vanguard experience. Here are the modes to expect.
Also known as Drop Zone in previous Call of Duty titles, this twist on Team Deathmatch brings enough Killstreak Care Packages to stuff a whole chimney.
At the start of a match, both teams will fight for control of a marked area somewhere on the map, where Care Packages will drop in on a set timer until a specific number of them are collected. At that point, the zone rotates to a new area.
Unlike previous iterations of Drop Zone, points are only scored through kills, with bonus points being awarded with kills earned via Killstreaks. That makes ripping open those presents your squad’s main key to victory, so lock down those zones and start reaping those rewards.
Elf Team Six
Outside of that limited-time mode, Operators can also earn Killstreaks through seeking and destroying the elite Elf Team Six.
Hidden around Vanguard’s Multiplayer maps, Elf Team Six are ready to roast Operators like chestnuts on an open fire if they aren’t found before they disappear.
Operators who take down these Elf Team Six members will earn match score and Killstreak progress, a small gift that could help give your enemies something far worse than coal in their stockings.
While Elf Team Six can help the nice Operators achieve victory, there is something else in store for the ones who act naughty and don’t play the objective in respawn-enabled game modes, or who camp in Team Deathmatch.
The folk horror figure Krampus is coming to Vanguard, appearing during Multiplayer matches and targeting whoever has the least impressive objective score, such as a pathetic Hardpoint time or a disgracefully low number of Domination captures.
If you’re warned of Krampus’s presence, then good luck: he won’t hesitate to eliminate his target with an absolutely devastating (and humiliating) Finishing Move, although you might be able to defeat him before he delivers that powerful attack…
Cosmetic changes coming to Vanguard and Zombies
During Festive Fervor, players will trade in Shipment for Shipmas, “a winter wonderland of chaos blanketed in snow and, by the end of the match, whatever remains of those soon-to-be-smashed shipping containers.
Expect some subtle seasonal visuals in-game modes like Domination and Hardpoint, as well as more holiday overhauls to places like the Gunbench and the wintery home base of Stalingrad in Zombies’ “Der Anfang.”
A free gift for all Vanguard owners
Anyone who owns Vanguard or purchases the game prior to December 31 will receive 10 Battler Pass Tier Skips for Season One, 10% Global Player, Weapon, and Battle Pass XP Boost During Season One, and 24 Vanguard Tiers of the Season Six Battle Pass. “If you haven’t already earned them last season, anyone who purchases Vanguard will receive these for free.”
This is the devs’ way of saying thank you to players who have been supporting Vanguard since its November 5 release.
Vanguard Festive Fervor bundles
Call of Duty is in the spirit of giving this year with Festive Fervor. Players across Vanguard and Warzone Pacific will have access to a ton of new cosmetics.
“Launching alongside the Festive Fervor update is the Santa’s Slay Bundle, perfect for decking the halls (and your opponents) with Legendary Weapons that have Red-and-Green Tracers, as well as a Finishing Move that makes use of a helpful Elf companion!
And if all that is not enough for the holidays, why not humiliate foes as you win with Lucas in his impressively knitted (ugly) sweater included with his “Yarn Burner” Skin?
During Festive Fervor’s launch window, you can also drape Roland in Krampus’s unholy threads with the Krampus Unleashed Bundle, featuring Roland’s “Vinderblood” Operator Skin.
It also includes a Legendary “Krampusnacht” Marksman Rifle Blueprint that can punch through enemies like Krampus’s claws, as well as a “Reindog Rampage” Finishing Move that might be just as satisfying as that horned demon dealing justice on his own terms.
You can also give your opponents the ultimate surprise gift with the Secret Santa Bundle, which will become available during the Festive Fervor season. It features two Legendary Weapon Blueprints: one for a pump-action Shotgun and another that turns a Marksman Rifle into a fully automatic beast.
Before Festive Fervor ends and 2022 begins, the Store will introduce the Broken Resolutions Bundle, a nine-item Bundle with two Battle Pass Tier Skips on top of Legendary and Epic Operator, Armory, and Player Profile Pieces.
Of note is a “Pop Bottles” Finishing Move that makes use of a champagne bottle, a sleek “Midnighter” Operator Skin for Beatrice, and a “Cover Charge” Assault Rifle with enough silent firepower to forget those foes by February.
Season’s greetings from Caldera
Holiday-themed content won’t be exclusive to Vanguard, as Rebirth Island and Caldera will display their own festive celebrations.
Caldera Receives Festive Fir Trees with Presents for All!
Caldera’s massive list of vegetation will continue to grow as players will get the chance to battle amongst Festive Fir Trees. “Marked on the Tac Map with a special tree icon, these temporary landmarks will be placed at specific points of interest across the island.
Any squad that stays within the Fir Tree’s zone — under the tree and around it — for a short period of time will cause several Supply Boxes to magically appear, including special Holiday Crates that could contain Legendary items for that match, limited-time rewards, or even some coal for those Operators on the naughty list.”
Krampus — The Terror of the Isles with Plenty of “Gifts” for Festive Fervor
Players who receive coal from Holiday Crates will want to keep an eye out for Krampus. He’ll be spending his holidays on Caldera and Rebirth Island, where he hunts for sport. “While his choice of target is more random here than in Vanguard, he does tend to hunt down those who received coal from the Holiday Crates.
This mythical creature will take three minutes to complete his hunt before he disappears for his next target, or he’ll be killed and give out a special permanent reward for the squad that faces his wrath.”
Elf and Seek — The Gnomes Take Over the Islands
Krampus won’t be the only creature to make an appearance across Caldera and Rebirth Island. Finding and destroying these holiday gnomes will result in receiving special rewards such as double XP tokens.
12 festive days of deals
Warzone Pacific players have the luxury of playing as Operators from three separate Call of Duty titles. If you missed out on securing some of the best-looking Operators that Black Ops Cold War brought us, your lucky day is approaching.
Thanks to the 12 Festive Days of Deals starting on December 14, a selection of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone bundles will receive limited-time holiday discounts. With each passing day from December 14 to December 25 players will have the option to access five Bundles from Black Ops Cold War.
Players can take to Warzone Pacific with these iconic Bundles or they can revisit Black Ops Cold War where Treyarch has a double XP event planned to start December 23.
SOURCE: Call of Duty blog
Image Credit: Raven Software / Activision / Sledgehammer Games
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