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Rumor: CoD 2021’s Zombies mode co-developed by Treyarch & Sledgehammer Games

Rumors provide new details on CoD 2021’s co-op mode and the developers working on it.



A new rumor sheds some light about what to expect for Call of Duty 2021’s upcoming co-op modes, which Activision has not officially announced as of now.

The new rumor claims that the 2021 game’s co-op mode will be a Zombies mode, which would be expected for Sledgehammer Games, as all of their Call of Duty titles have had some form of Zombies.

However, the new information suggests that the Zombies mode for the 2021 game is being developed in partnership with Treyarch.

The rumor comes from @Cheezburgerboyz in a tweet, which was also reported on by @InfoCODEsp_. In a tweet, he asked Treyarch for a “year 2” of Cold War Zombies, but certain accounts have stated that he is implying that Treyarch’s already working on Zombies with Sledgehammer.

Another leak account followed up clarifying exactly what he meant.

This information of course has not been officially confirmed. If it is in fact true, it would be a major development change for Activision as a whole.

While studios have supported other studios with development, Treyarch usually sticks to developing their own Zombies modes for their titles. And what this means for the future of Treyarch Zombies in their own games also remains to be seen.

Some have speculated that Treyarch’s Zombies team assisting Sledgehammer Games for 2021 game is a reason why Cold War’s Zombies support has been all over the place. The studio did recently detail in depth info on what’s to come for Cold War Zombies, including a new DLC map with Season 4 and more Outbreak content.

Activision, as always, does not comment on rumors or speculation about upcoming titles.

The company has only confirmed so far that the 2021 game’s development is being led by Sledgehammer Games and said Sledgehammer Games has a ‘very talented studio’ that has been rebuilt over the last few years.

Activision executives also mentioned that the game is being “built for next-generation experiences” across its “campaign, multiplayer, and co-op” modes. The executives did not state what the co-op mode will be for now.

Sledgehammer Games’ last title was Call of Duty: WWII in 2017 which featured its own Zombies mode with its own storyline and characters.

The 2021 Call of Duty game is rumored to be called Call of Duty: Vanguard and take place during World War II era, similar to 2017’s game.

We also don’t expect Activision to reveal Call of Duty 2021 anytime soon. In the past, the company would reveal games in May with launch in November. After Warzone’s launch and success, Activision has been taking their time to reveal games and letting the current game – along with Warzone – have more time to breathe. Cold War was revealed in August 2020.

As always, stay tuned for the latest on Call of Duty 2021.

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CoD: Vanguard Killstreaks list: V2 Rocket, Attack Dogs & more

Call of Duty: Vanguard has taken Multiplayer back to Killstreaks, bringing back some fan-favorites, as well as introducing some new ones.



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Call of Duty: Vanguard has some great Killstreaks to obtain for those good enough to be rewarded for their effort. Let’s take a look at all of the Killstreaks that players will be earning.

The Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta was officially extended to September 22, allowing those on all consoles to get more time with the Beta and ultimately express their opinion and give feedback to the developers.

With that being said, many players were happy with the return of killstreaks, giving players that classic Call of Duty Multiplayer feel to the game.

Let’s take a look at all of the killstreaks currently available in Call of Duty: Vanguard.

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Although some players weren’t too happy with certain Field Upgrades, overall, the feedback for the Vanguard killstreaks has been primarily positive.

A portion of CoD players seem to feel that Vanguard killstreaks mean players will play less of the objective. However, many others love that Killstreaks reward those with enough skill to take enemies down without dying, rather than getting killstreaks from simply capturing a flag.

In theory, Vanguard killstreaks will be less prevalent than scorestreaks, as scorestreaks were more common due to the ease of playing the objective rather than going on a meaningful killstreak.

With that being said, let’s take a look at all the Vanguard killstreaks, as well as what it will take to get them.

List of Call of Duty: Vanguard killstreaks

  • Intel – 3 Kills
    • A personal radar for the player, allowing them to see enemies closeby.
  • Care Package – 4 Kills
    • A classic, randomly drops a Killstreak into the map.
  • Spy Plane – 4 Kills
    • Otherwise known as a UAV, allow you and your team to see enemy red dots on the mini-map.
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  • Counter Spy Plane – 4 Kills
    • This will prevent the enemy team from using their mini-map
  • Glide Bomb – 5 Kills
    • A remote controlled bomb that players can drop on unsuspecting enemies.
  • Deathmachine – 5 Kills
    • A huge minigun that does serious damage.
  • Mortar Barrage – 5 Kills
    • Set bombs to drop on a marked location.
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  • Warmachine – 7 Kills
    • An explosive grenade launcher.
  • Flamenaut – 9 Kills
    • Similar to a Juggernaut, but this time with a Flamethrower.
  • Attack Dogs – 10 Kills
    • Release dogs into the map to terrorize and rip the enemy to shreds for a period of time.
Attack Dogs
  • V2 Rocket – 25 Kills
    • Not available for selection, but awarded to anyone who can achieve a 25 killstreak.

Players can select three Vanguard killstreaks before a match and will need to level up to unlock them all.

Often players will select killstreaks that they will not obtain every game, so depending on your playstyle, make sure you are choosing Vanguard killstreaks you will be able to earn consistently unless you’re going for a high killstreak, of course.

That’s all for the Killstreaks in Call of Duty: Vanguard. For more, check out our article on Ammo Types and what they do in CoD: Vanguard.

Image Credits: Sledgehammer Games / Activision

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Call of Duty: Vanguard Ammo types and what they do

Players will be able to utilize various kinds of ammo types in Call of Duty: Vanguard to give them different bonuses to dominate their enemies.



Call of Duty Vanguard ammo types

Call of Duty: Vanguard players will have an assortment of different ammo types they can equip to their weapons to make them even more powerful.

We’ve received a lot of information on Call of Duty: Vanguard recently, especially the Multiplayer mode. As well as details on what weapons to expect and how the Create-a-Class system will work, players finally have information on the different ammo types.

Just like the suppressors working slightly differently in Vanguard, Call of Duty’s next installment will also host a variety of Ammo types for weapons, which alter the nature of the weapon’s projectiles.

Here is the latest information on the Call of Duty: Vanguard ammo types.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard ammo types

A Call of Duty blog revealed some details ahead of the Vanguard Beta to give players a head start and an idea of what to expect. As well as details on the maps and modes available, we also got information on attachments for weapons.

One of the most exciting attachments is the Vanguard Ammo types, as they can completely change a player’s playstyle and the nature of their weapon’s bullets.

Ammo is one of the core areas of weapons that players can customize to a great degree in Call of Duty: Vanguard. This customization includes “How large a weapon’s magazine is, how fast an Operator can reload with it” and more. There are also sub-statistics like penetration and concealment that allow Vanguard ammo types to give players different bonuses.

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You can find all of the Call of Duty: Vanguard ammo types currently known below:

  • FMJ – increases bullet penetration through surfaces
  • Lengthened – increases bullet velocity
  • Subsonic – keeps players off of enemy minimaps when they fire
  • Frangible – increases flinch dealt, delays enemy healing, and hitting enemy legs slows movement
  • Armor Piercing – increased damage against vehicles and killstreaks
  • Incendiary – adds incendiary damage
  • Hollow Point – removes damage penalty when hitting limbs

Players were able to upgrade weapons in the Champion Hill Alpha, and some did notice how their bullets seemed to take on an explosive lighting effect.

There was also a Deathmachine with explosive rounds, so perhaps we will see a similar attachment for weapons in the Beta. We will continue to update this hub with more Vanguard ammo types as they are revealed.

We’ll have to wait and see precisely how these attachments will shape up when the game releases on November 5. For now, check out our article on players being unhappy about the killstreaks.

Image Credits & Source: Sledgehammer Games / Activision / Call of Duty

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How to turn off the sun in Call of Duty: Vanguard

Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta players are having some issues with glare from the sun in certain maps, so here’s how you can disable the sun.



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The Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta has allowed players to give the development team feedback before the game’s official release. Some players have been having trouble with the Call of Duty: Vanguard sun, claiming it’s way too strong. Luckily, there is a way to help the issue on PC.

The Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta is free for all platforms for its second weekend, allowing players to experience the game on Xbox and PC.

While some are enjoying their experience, others have been providing feedback and opinions on what changes need to be made to the game.

As well as some Field Upgrades maybe being too powerful and the mini-map being lackluster, some are also complaining that the sun is too strong.

vanguard map eagles nest

Players have been providing the Vanguard developers with some vital feedback during the Beta, which has influenced various changes since the first week of the Beta, exclusive to PlayStation.

The Vanguard developers have been working hard to give Vanguard’s maps a realistic atmosphere with their Call of Duty game, introducing some extreme weather like the rainy winds on Gavutu.

Although this is great for the overall experience of the game, there are specific issues when it comes to adding life to maps and detailed visual effects. As well as playing complaining some maps are too foggy, making it incredibly hard to see enemies, players have also been pointing out the powerful glare of the Vanguard sun.

Fortunately, there is actually a way for players to tune down the sun’s glare and ultimately fix the issue, but unfortunately, the fix is only possible on PC.

How to turn off the sun in Call of Duty: Vanguard

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If you’re having issues with the Vanguard sun blinding and causing your eyes to feel stressed, don’t worry, as there is an easy fix for those of you on PC.

Thanks to KIRNEILL on Twitter, players can follow some simple steps to “turn off” the sun in the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta:

  • Go to Documents\COD Vanguard\playersBeta\adv_options.ini
  • Set PixelPerLightmapTexel = “1” // 1 to 256
  • Set ParticleLighting = “0” // 0 to 5

After changing these settings in the game files, you should now have “no sun,” allowing you to enjoy the maps without getting blinded by the intense glare.

Hopefully, Sledgehammer Games look into this issue, and it’s not something players will have to deal with come release on November 5, especially for those on console, as they currently can’t do anything about the sun.

For more on Call of Duty: Vanguard, check out our article on how to get a V2 Rocket.

Image Credits: Sledgehammer Games / Activision

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