Call of Duty®: Vanguard

Activision Blizzard
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Released 05/11/2021
  • PS Plus required for online play
  • In-game purchases optional
  • Supports up to 48 online players with PS Plus
  • Online play optional
  • 1 - 2 players
  • PS5 Version
    Vibration function and trigger effect supported (DualSense wireless controller)

What is Call of Duty: Vanguard?

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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Standard Edition

  • Call of Duty®: Vanguard
  • Frontline Weapons Pack

Cross-Gen Edition

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

Call of Duty: Vanguard key features


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.


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.


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 five

Legends never die

It's good to be bad. Season Five of Call of Duty: Vanguard embraces the abominable, as Call of Duty’s most iconic villains seek to disrupt the mission at hand. 

Led by the Nicaraguan crime lord, Raul Menendez, these nefarious Operators make up Taskforce Tyrants and are dead set on revenge.

  • New Multiplayer maps: Take a bite out of the Big Apple in the post-apocalyptic streets of New York City in "Beheaded", or later in the season engage your foes in the rustic sea-foamed alleys of Malta in "Fortress".
  • New Zombies: From a cursed desert battlefield to the heart of the Dark Aether - pass the Trials, confront The Construct, and defeat The Archon in the epic conclusion of Vanguard Zombies. The Archon beckons in this new Round-Based Zombies experience.
  • New Weapons: With plenty of nefarious goods, such as weapons like the EX1 Assault Rifle at Tier 15 and the RA 225 SMG at Tier 31, you’ll be able to do a lot more harm than good. 
  • New Operators: Embrace your inner evil and play as the charismatic Raul Menendez, the ruthless Khaled Al-Asad, the jingoistic Gabriel T. Rorke and the merciless He ‘Seraph’ Zhen-Zhen. Unlock Menendez instantly by purchasing the Season Five Battle Pass.
Season five Battle Pass

Go rogue in the Battle Pass system for Season Five

Season Five's Battle Pass system lets you unleash your inner evil. 

Give into your villainous urges with 100 Tiers of new content, starting with the Nicaraguan revolutionary Raul Menendez’ return to Call of Duty. The Cartel didn’t rise to dominance without proper firepower, so make sure you unlock Weapon Blueprints, up to 1,300 Call of Duty Points and more as you work your way through the ranks. 

The Legendary Menendez Operator will be an instant unlock from the Battle Pass, along with a Rare Operator Skin for Polina. With plenty of nefarious goods, such as the prototype energy EX1 Assault Rifle and the RA 225 SMG, both available on free Tiers, you’ll be able to do a lot more harm than good. Rise through the ranks and obtain Menendez' Legendary Operator Skin at Tier 100. 

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

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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 utilising 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 customisation. 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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