Call of Duty Vanguard: Free items as a gift for the reveal event in Warzone

Call of Duty Vanguard: Free items as a gift for the reveal event in Warzone

Call of Duty Vanguard

The announcement of Call of Duty Vanguard is imminent: The new shooter episode will be presented on August 19th at 7:30 p.m. in Call of Duty Warzone. The developers are choosing a similar path as with Black Ops Cold War: The current Call of Duty was also announced within the Battle Royale shooter. This time fans can look forward to a more comprehensive in-game event. In "Battle of Verdansk", a new vehicle apparently infiltrates the map, which must be destroyed by the players. Even if specific details about the sequence of the reveal event are still missing: Those who take part in the premiere and register with Warzone in good time will have the chance to receive individual in-game rewards that Sledgehammer Games will distribute at the reveal.

Meaningful details on the requirements are not yet available. As Charlie Intel reports, players must destroy the target and then have the opportunity to secure the rewards. It is expected that the developers will provide further details on the event process before the reveal. What is certain is that there will be a weapon blueprint, a new knife blueprint, a bike skin and timepiece for free, which you can then presumably use directly in Warzone.

Charlie Intel reports that additional rewards have been announced which are apparently only revealed in the coming hours. As soon as we get more information, you will find out as usual on our website. If you want to take part in the Call of Duty Vanguard announcement, you should register with Warzone in good time on Thursday - a large influx of players could cause overloaded servers.

How to watch the Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal in Warzone

The Call of Duty: Vanguard event is almost here, and you'll need to hop into Warzone at the specified time to watch the reveal live, in-game. 

Of course, Call of Duty is no stranger to in-game reveals. But unlike Warzone's nuke event, which peppered hints and clues throughout Verdansk leading up to the new map, there has been little information surrounding Vanguard. So if you're keen to get in on the action and be one of the first to find out more, here's how to watch the Call of Duty: Vanguard event in Warzone.

Call of Duty: Vanguard event time and how to watch it 

The Call of Duty: Vanguard event time is August 19 at 10:30 PT / 13:30 ET / 18:30 GMT. It will take place live in Warzone, so make sure you've got the game updated and ready to go beforehand.

What to expect from the CoD: Vanguard Warzone reveal

Activision has kept details on Call of Duty: Vanguard close to its chest this time around. A leak earlier this year clued us in that it's set in the World War 2 era. And more recently, a leaked menu image has emerged, but it doesn't give us much more to go on. 

As far as the reveal itself goes, it may play out similarly to the Black Ops — Cold War in-game reveal last year. The 'Know your History' limited-time playlist allowed you to jump into the game and carry out several objectives on a timer to unlock the Cold War trailer. That said, the lead up to that event was more gradual, with a series of special Warzone bunkers teasing the reveal.

Earlier this year, Warzone's nuke event ushered in the new '80s era Verdansk map, though some struggled to get online thanks to server queues. Hopefully, we'll have more success getting to see the reveal in-game this time, as opposed to watching it on someone else's stream.

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