Call of Duty: Vanguard is almost here, and Sledgehammer Games and Treyarch Studios have released the reveal trailer for the Zombies mode.
With Black Ops Cold War Season 6 being the finale to the game’s zombies content, players want to know where CoD takes Zombies next. We know that Zombies will continue in Vanguard, and now we have our first look at what it will entail.
Sledgehammer Games and Treyarch Studios officially showed off the official trailer for the Vanguard Zombies reveal that showed what terrifying forces players will have to fight against.
Cold War’s Zombies may be ending, but a new chapter in the Dark Aether story is about to begin.
CoD: Vanguard Zombies Reveal trailer
The Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies reveal trailer premiered at 8 AM PST / 10 AM CST/ 11 AM EST on October 14, 2021.
This trailer showed the Call of Duty community a first glimpse at what they can expect from the newest version of the fan-favorite game mode. It looks as though a demonic entity has influenced a Nazi Officer to use an item with dark powers to create an army of the undead to take down the Allies.
However, according to the CoD: Vanguard Zombies reveal trailer, players will also have access to supernatural help to help them combat the undead, which looked to be various items or weapons that produced powerful effects.
You can find the entire Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies reveal trailer below:
When Vanguard was announced, an official CoD blog gave us some early information about the new Zombies.
The campaign will be intertwined with Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies, with the Dark Aether storyline being the main focus for the game.
As well, Sledgehammer Games claims that Vanguard Zombies will feature a “universe-expanding Zombies crossover.”
Image Credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games
CoD Vanguard Zombies marketing hints at London map
Some new, interesting Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies marketing has hinted at a possible London map coming in the future.
A London-based Zombies map could be in the pipeline for Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Zombies game mode if some new marketing is anything to go by.
Vanguard Zombies could be in for a British invasion if the newest CoD marketing hint is to be taken very literally.
Whereas Call of Duty’s online multiplayer is generally the focus of each CoD title, Zombies is usually not too far behind as the loyal fanbase continues to yearn for more Zombies maps and innovations – such as Outbreak.
Activision understands this, so as well as the already-confirmed Der Anfang map, some new Vanguard physical marketing placements could already be suggesting what the next map’s location is going to be.
Currently situated in Brick Lane East London is a cool piece of marketing to advertise the upcoming Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Vanguard.
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Posted by RobMCDuk in the COD Zombies subreddit, some pictures of the interesting promotion are available.
It inevitably didn’t take long for fans to start speculating on the possibility of a new London-based Zombies map.
surfstefan said: “What if we’re finally getting a London map after all these years? That would be very funny.” Whereas another user also added: “Probably a zombified London docks for the new game mode.”
This could be a distinct possibility as it was rumored several months ago that WW2’s London Docks map would be making a return, so there’s every chance it makes a reappearance with an undead rebrand.
It should also be pointed out, however, that Sledgehammer Games have just opened a new studio in Guildford, not far from London, so it could just be a nod to that.
In any event, this is a fun bit of appreciation for Zombies to be given its own marketing like this, and we shall have to wait and see if any London-based content will happen.
Image Credit: Activision / Sledgehammer Games / Treyarch
First Perk in CoD: Vanguard Zombies revealed
A Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies screenshot has confirmed one of the Perks that will be in the game and the design they’re going for.
The official reveal of CoD: Vanguard’s Zombies mode has shown off many elements that players can expect, including a first look at one of the Perks – Stamin-Up.
The fun part of pre-game hype for CoD Zombies is wondering what new enemies we’ll see, the new Wonder Weapons, abilities, and of course – Perks.
Treyarch’s October 14 reveal of Der Anfang showed off a litany of terrifying new Zombies, a darker approach to the Zombies world, and even managed to sneak in a look at one of the Perks and its dispenser.
When you think of Call of Duty Zombies Perks, you think of Juggernog, Speed Cola, Quick Revive, and Double Tap Root Beer. They are the original four Perks that introduced the concept to Zombies.
Since then, there have been many Perks that have had reoccurring roles in subsequent games, and one of these is the legendary Stamin-Up Perk.
It’s gone on to become one of the most important and critical Perks for long runs as the ability to sprinter faster and for longer is vital to escaping perilous situations.
Here is a sneaky glimpse of it in one of the official screenshots.
The striking thing about the Perk is the absence of any discernible vending machines to purchase a can or bottle from.
It seems very much like a magical drink fountain that players will be able to gulp down a few mouthfuls of secret formula to get their sprint on.
As we get closer to Call of Duty: Vanguard’s release, more screenshots, and footage will be sure to uncover another Perk or two.
Also, make sure to check out all the hot information on Call of Duty’s RICHOCHET anti-cheat system.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
CoD Zombies players furious over no round-based Vanguard map at launch
Zombies fans have voiced their displeasure about Vanguard’s lack of a round-based Zombies map at the game’s launch.
Despite Der Anfang shaping up to be one of the most intense and unique Zombies experiences ever, fans are unhappy that Vanguard will feature no round-based map at launch.
The Call of Duty Zombies experience is continuing as Treyarch develops the Dark Aether story in Vanguard. However, the debut map – Der Anfang – isn’t a traditional round-based map, and potential players aren’t happy.
Every CoD game that has had Zombies has always launched with round-based Zombies content, and this will mark the first time that a Call of Duty game hasn’t done this.
Black Ops Cold War’s starting map – Die Maschine – was the perfect example of classic CoD, start in a confined space, slowly accumulate points from early rounds, buy doors, Perks, eventually Pack-A-Punch, and you’re off.
Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Zombies portion of the game was revealed on October 14 with a tasty reveal trailer. But once Treyarch began to filter information through about Der Anfang, players became concerned.
“Why do they think we don’t want round based maps?” was the question posed by Reddit user Dreww_115, in response to Der Anfang not being a classic-style map.
They said: “With the vanguard map seemingly being like outbreak 2.0 and not a round based map I am left wondering why the developers think we don’t want a classic round based map.”
The question was counter-pointed by an articulate response pointing out the potential developing schedule of Treyarch: “You have misunderstood everything mate. It’s not a matter of what we want but a matter of what they can deliver with the hell of a schedule they have.”
He continued: “Activision made Treyarch release Cold War one year earlier and also made them make this year’s zombies mode too. They literally didn’t have the time to release a round-based map for launch.
This comment generated nearly 300 upvotes and it’s clear that this response has had some impact on players concerned for the future of Zombies.
It’s highly unlikely that Treyarch will ignore purely round-based Zombies content, and given that Vanguard will probably have a full-year cycle, we’d expect to see several of them.
Image Credits: Activision / Treyarch
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