Activision has officially confirmed during their Investor Call on February 4 that there’s a new Call of Duty game coming this year.
The company has not acknowledged which development team is working on the 2021 Call of Duty game, similar to the 2020 Investor Call in February 2020. The company’s executives only started that a new ‘premium’ experience to the franchise will launch later this year.
Since 2014, Call of Duty was on a three development cycle with Sledgehammer Games, Treyarch, and Infinity Ward rotating in the development cycles. The development cycle was broken in 2020 when Treyarch stepped in on a two year cycle to release Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with Raven Software.
The current rumors suggest Sledgehammer Games is working on the 2021 Call of Duty title.
The studio has been absent from the spotlight since 2017, when they released Call of Duty: WWII. Following that release, Sledgehammer Games experienced a turbulent year in 2018 with the studio heads departing and many employees following. The studio has rebuilt with over 150 new developers in 2020 alone.
Activision has not announced any specific details regarding Call of Duty 2021.
Activision usually reveals the new Call of Duty titles sometime in May (although Black Ops Cold War was revealed in August) with the game’s launch in October/November.
The 2021 Call of Duty title will also be running parallel to Call of Duty: Warzone’s continued success, similar to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Activision’s President Rob Kostich confirmed during the same call that Warzone will be ‘central’ to the future of the franchise and will continue its integration throughout the franchise.
2020 was a record breaking year for the Call of Duty franchise with over 250 million players playing Call of Duty across platforms. The franchise now has over 100 million monthly active players compared to 48 million monthly players in 2018.
As always, stay tuned to CharlieIntel for the latest news on Call of Duty 2021.
Best Kar98k loadout for CoD: Vanguard Beta
The Kar98k is a lightning-quick Sniper Rifle in Call of Duty: Vanguard, so here’s the best loadout with Perks and attachments to fit.
Call of Duty: Warzone players will be instantly familiar with the Kar98k Sniper Rifle, and it’s now back in its natural habitat in World War II. So we’ve assembled an excellent class for you to gear up and dominate with, so here’s our best Kar98k Vanguard loadout.
With the level of variation and accessibility in CoD: Vanguard’s maps, there will be plenty of opportunities for players to snipe.
If the 3-Line doesn’t take your fancy, or you want to default to a recognizable gun, then the Kar98k should do the trick nicely. It’s a rapid rifle with plenty of firepower, so here’s how you can make it a formidable beast in Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Beta.
Best Vanguard Kar98k loadout
Best Vanguard Kar98k Gunsmith loadout attachments
- Muzzle: MK. 2 Stabilizer
- Barrel: Krausnick 560MM LWS03K
- Optic: M1913 Variable 4-8x
- Stock: Short Stock
- Underbarrel: Heavy Foregrip
- Magazine: 8MM Jaeger 3 Round Mag
- Ammo Type: Subsonic
- Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
- Proficiency: Shrouded
- Kit: Fully Loaded
For the best Vanguard Kar98k loadout, we will slap on the MK. 2 Stabilizer as it peps up the weapon’s range. To complement the muzzle, the Krausnick 560MM LWS03K gives us what we’re looking for with a healthy ADs boost while not sacrificing other stats too much.
Our ideal optic is available early on in the M1913 Variable 4-8x as it gives us two valuable options to switch between with ease, and given that we want a lot of speed for the best Vanguard Kar98k loadout, the Short Stock negates a lot of that ADS time while boosting movement speed.
The Heavy Foregrip is perfect for quickening spring-to-fire time to get your eye down that sight faster when using the best Vanguard Kar98k loadout. The 8MM Jaeger 3 Round Mag reduces the ammo capacity slightly but boosts ADs and reload quickness. The Subsonic rounds keep you mostly minimap-free when firing.
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Attaching the Fabric Grip boosts our vital speed stats more so. Shrouded is an OP proficiency that can reduce sniper glint, and to finish off, Fully Loaded gets us one starting bullet back per mag.
Best Perks to run with Kar98k class
- Perk 1: Ghost
- Perk 2: High Alert
- Perk 3: Overkill
Ghost will possibly be the most selected Perk in all of Call of Duty: Vanguard as it can effectively shield you from Spy Planes, Field Mics, and Enemy Intel.
We’ve opted for High Alert for the best Vanguard Kar98k loadout as sniping is fun and a sneaky practice, but if you’re taking enemy players out, they’ll be hunting you. High Alert will inform you that you’ve been seen and perhaps give you a second or two to retreat before your Killstreak is ended.
Finally, Overkill is a necessity for a Sniper Class such as this one. No matter how good the Kar98k is, you’re going to get into some sketchy situations out on the battlefield, so you’ll need a solid AR or SMG to swap to quickly.
How to unlock the Kar98k
Like other weapons in the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta, most players have not had the chance to line up some headshots with the Kar98k as it’s not unlocked straight away.
With the knowledge that most Warzone players main a Kar as their Sniper Rifle, Sledgehammer Games decided to make the Kar98k a Level 26 unlock for Call of Duty: Vanguard.
If sniping and long-range gameplay isn’t your style, or you need a great gun to make Overkill worth it, then we have some options besides the best Vanguard Kar98k loadout.
And that’s the best Vanguard Kar98k loadout you can run! Be sure to check out all of the other weapons, Perks, and Killstreaks in the Beta.
Image Credit: Activision / Sledgehammer Games
CoD: Vanguard Field Upgrades list: Dead Silence, Armor & more
Here are all of the CoD: Vanguard Field Upgrades currently in the game, including new pieces of equipment and some fan favorites.
CoD: Vanguard will continue the tradition of field upgrades, and here is a list of the ones available for players to dominate their enemies with in-game.
As far as loadouts go in Call of Duty, players can take an awful lot with them onto the battlefield. In addition to two firearms, players can mix and match three perks and two pieces of equipment.
On top of that, CoD: Vanguard is once again allowing the use of Field Upgrades. These are a unique third piece of equipment that operates on a cooldown. Where players have a limited number of lethal and tactical equipment, Field Upgrades are limitless and give players various bonuses.
Here are all of the CoD: Vanguard Field Upgrades currently known.
CoD: Vanguard Field Upgrade List
As of right now, there are only five known Field Upgrades in CoD: Vanguard. More upgrades could be added later or when the game releases. For comparison, Warzone and Cold War currently have seven Field Upgrades.
The classic Field Upgrade, Supply Box, returns in Vanguard. The player throws down a box of Ammo and Equipment for themselves and their teammates to stock up. The box explodes when shot. This Field Upgrade has a fast recharge rate.
Armor Plates function exactly as they do in Warzone. Using this Field Upgrade allows players to take a few more hits before going down. Armor Plates have a fast recharge rate.
A new Field Upgrade, Goliath, is a small remote-control bomb that players can drive like the RCXD. Players can drive this tank-like bomb for 30 seconds before it explodes, or they can detonate it early. The Goliath has a slow recharge rate.
The Field Mic operates as a stationary UAV that covers a minimal area. Players who pass through this area will be marked on the map briefly. The Field Mic has a slow recharge rate.
Another classic Field Upgrade, Dead Silence, allows you to move without making any noise. This buff only lasts for a few seconds but should be long enough for you to flank your enemies without being detected. Dead Silence has a fast recharge rate.
Those are all of the CoD: Vanguard Field Upgrades that are in the game currently. However, there will likely be more to come in the future. Although, players aren’t too happy with some of the ones we have now.
Image Credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games
CoD: Vanguard leak reveals insane number of camos for each weapon
a Call of Duty: Vanguard leak has revealed the type of challenges and amount of camos available for each weapon, and it’s pretty impressive.
Call of Duty: Vanguard will introduce various changes to the franchise’s beloved Multiplayer, one of which seems to be a crazy amount of weapon camos.
Call of Duty: Vanguard has enjoyed its final weekend of the Multiplayer Beta, which officially ends September 21. Not only have players be able to get to grips with the new gameplay, but players have also been able to provide the developers with feedback.
Having said that, players weren’t able to explore the weapon camos on the Beta, but recent leaks have revealed some pretty exciting details.
Although the game is set to release on November 5, players already have a decent idea of what to expect on launch, thanks to the Multiplayer Beta and the recent leaks surrounding the game’s Zombies mode.
Now, thanks to renowned Call of Duty leaker ZestyCODLeaks, some pretty interesting details surrounding camos in Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Call of Duty: Vanguard camos leak
The leak claims that Vanguard will have “an ASTOUNDING 245 camos PER GUN.” This is an unprecedented number when it comes to Call of Duty Camos, and it’s by far the most seen in the Multiplayer experience, if it’s true.
The leak also suggests that there will be Mastery, CDL, and perhaps even Zombies camos for every weapon in Vanguard.
Lastly, Zesty also revealed the type of challenges players can expect to be doing when trying to unlock this insane amount of camos.
Like previous Call of Duty games, players will be doing challenges like crouch kills, assists, and kills with no attachments. However, some new challenges in the mix will take advantage of the Point Blank mechanic, which allows players to shoot out of cover.
That’s all for this CoD: Vanguard camos leak. For more, check out all of the Vanguard Ammo Types players can use to dominate their enemies.
Image Credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games
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