Call of Duty®: Vanguard

Activision Blizzard
PS5
PS4
Released 05/11/2021
  • PS Plus required for online play
  • In-game purchases optional
  • Vibration function required
  • Trigger effect required
  • Supports up to 48 online players with PS Plus
  • Online play optional
  • 1 - 2 players
Game overview

Rise on every front in the latest instalment of the critically-acclaimed Call of Duty franchise. 

For years, the world has endured the largest and deadliest war ever seen, but the tides of World War II are finally turning. 

Now a select few must rise to finish the job and change the landscape of the war for good.

The critically-acclaimed Call of Duty franchise returns with Call of Duty: Vanguard, in which players will experience global combat through the eyes of heroes of World War II and the fateful events that brought them together. Developed by Sledgehammer Games, Vanguard is a deeply engaging narrative, featuring a select group of soldiers from different countries and backgrounds who rise together to meet the world’s gravest threat, change the fortunes of the war and set the table for what we know today as special forces combat.  

Through the remarkable journey of these steeled soldiers, players will experience influential battles of World War II as they fight for victory across multiple theatres of war – the Eastern and Western Fronts of Europe, the Pacific and North Africa.

This is their story. This is Call of Duty: Vanguard.  

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Editions

Call of Duty®: Vanguard - Multiplayer Free Access

PS5

    Standard Edition

    PS4
    • Call of Duty®: Vanguard
    • Frontline Weapons Pack

    Call of Duty®: Vanguard - Multiplayer Free Access

    PS4

      Cross-Gen Edition

      PS4PS5
      • Vanguard for PS4™/PS5™
      • Frontline Weapons Pack
      • 5 hours 2WXP

      Ultimate Edition

      PS4PS5
      • Vanguard for PS4™/PS5™
      • Frontline Weapons Pack
      • Task Force One Pack
      • 5 hours 2XP + 5 hours 2WXP
      • 1 Season Battle Pass
      • 25 Tier Skips

      Add-Ons

      Call of Duty: Vanguard key features

      Campaign

      Dogfight over the Pacific, airdrop over France, defend Stalingrad with a sniper’s precision and blast through advancing forces in North Africa. The single-player campaign will immerse you in a deeply engaging narrative experience featuring combat on an unparalleled global scale.

      Multiplayer

      Become the vanguard of the changing face of war as you make your mark across Call of Duty’s signature core gunplay and multiplayer experience featuring a massive launch day offering of 20 maps including 16 built for core Multiplayer.

      Zombies

      Continue the Dark Aether storyline and prove your mettle as you try to survive the relentless onslaught of the undead in a chilling new Zombies experience, developed by Treyarch.

      Warzone integration

      Call of Duty: Vanguard will usher in a new and unparalleled Call of Duty: Warzone integration post launch, and feature cross-platform play, cross-progression and cross-generation play.

      Season three

      A monstrous threat looms in Season Three

      Season three

      A monstrous threat looms in Season Three

      Reinforcements have arrived in Season Three. Treasure troves of secret prototype weapons have been discovered by the Allies - something big is coming and the race is on to uncover the purpose of these mysterious new classified arms and prototype weapons.

      • New Multiplayer Maps: Move quickly and take centre stage as you fight through the all-new destructible map, Mayhem, or later in the season uncover the truth in the hidden weapons lab map, Sphere.
      • New Zombies: Put your skills to the test in 20 new Zombies Season Challenges featuring unique Calling Card and XP bonus rewards and more.
      • New weapons: De-classify and unleash your new arsenal like the M1916 Marksman Rifle at Tier 15, and get tactical with the Nikita AVT Assault Rifle at Tier 31.
      • New Operators: Unlock Mateo Hernandez - a selfless hero and leader of Task Force Harpy who knows that a successful mission requires the right intel and the most advanced military tech for the job - instantly by purchasing the Season Three Battle Pass.
      Season three battle pass

      The Battle Pass system for Season Three is declassified

      The Battle Pass system for Season Three declassifies an arsenal of secret weapons and over-the-top fantastical items for your enjoyment. Unravel the mysteries with unlockable items such as new Weapon Blueprints, Weapon Charms, up to 1,300 COD Points and much more. 

      Mateo Hernandez, a notorious tail-gunner and leader of Task Force Harpy, is a selfless hero in all modes with an instant unlock from a Battle Pass purchase, along with two Legendary Operator skins. Survive any covert operation with Mateo's favourite weapon of choice, the M1916 Marksman Rifle, as well as the Nikita AVT Assault Rifle, both available on free Tiers.

      For 2,400 Call of Duty Points, unlock the Battle Pass Bundle and instantly gain 25 Tier Skips as well as three Legendary Beatrice Operator Skins.

      How innovative PS5 features enhance Call of Duty: Vanguard

      Adaptive Triggers

      The art of the trigger pull

      In Call of Duty: Vanguard, a game where your lead-spitting WWII loadouts are critical in the fight for the future of the free world, the DualSense’s adaptive triggers apply varying degrees of feedback to help create the feeling of weight on the trigger, which is applied differently for different weapons, producing a more accurate and realistic experience with each one.

      So whether you’re lining up targets with your marksman rifle, or blasting through doors and walls in Vanguard's new reactive environments with your LMG, you’ll be able to feel the power and heft of your weapon.

      Haptic feedback

      The sensation of combat

      Across the game’s multiple fronts of WWII, there will be moments that the explosive impact of combat is on full display, and with the help of haptic feedback in the DualSense you will feel the action that’s happening around you pulse through your hands.

      So whether you’re feeling the fast, rolling jolts as you’re handling your assault rifle, or experiencing the impacts of the bursts and debris around you when enemy fire is tearing through your cover, you will be immersed in the moment.

      3D Audio

      Hear the chaos of war

      The kinetic sounds of war are present throughout Call of Duty: Vanguard, and already tense moments are heightened with the help of the enveloping nature of 3D audio that PlayStation 5 supports.

      From the intricate noises of gunfire and shrapnel, to the more encompassing sounds of the Luftwaffe raining down its fury, the chaos of the moment will be on full display, and all around you.

      Activity Cards

      Get right into the fight

      Jump into Campaign missions and streamline your access to Multiplayer and Zombies by utilizing Activities for Call of Duty: Vanguard, which can be found on PlayStation 5’s dashboard.

      There’s no need to delay as you’re fighting to rise on every front to change the fortunes of the war for good.

      Exclusive benefits for PlayStation players

      Extra Loadouts

      Be prepared for any scenario. PlayStation players get an additional 2 loadout slots, ready for customization. Available when Create-A-Class unlocks upon reaching Level 4.

      Combat Packs

      Get a free in-game bundle each Call of Duty: Vanguard season. Includes such items as an Operator Skin, Weapon Blueprint, Emblem and much more. Limited time only for PlayStation Plus members.

      Double XP Bonus

      PlayStation players can look forward to exclusive Monthly Double XP events (24 hr duration), so prepare to boost your rank.

      Battle Pass Bundle Bonus

      Unlock new gear and goodies even faster. PlayStation players that purchase a Battle Pass Bundle will get an additional 5 tier skips. That’s a total of 25 tier skips!

      PlayStation Party Bonus

      Teamwork makes the dream work. PlayStation players that play together in parties receive +25% bonus weapon XP. The bonus still counts when playing with cross-platform teammates.

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      Platform:
      PS4, PS5
      Release:
      5/11/2021
      Publisher:
      Activision Blizzard Int'l BV
      Genre:
      Shooter
      Voice:
      English, French (France), German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish
      Screen Languages:
      English, French (France), German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish
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