Call of Duty Vanguard: Release still planned for 2021, Warzone changes

Call of Duty Vanguard: Release still planned for 2021, Warzone changes

Call of Duty Vanguard

Activision Blizzard is currently in the crossfire over a major sexism controversy. This sometimes had an impact on some of the publisher's games. For example, the work on new content for the MMO World of Warcraft was almost at a standstill for a short time. Could the unrest also have an impact on the release of the first-person shooter Call of Duty Vanguard, which is actually planned for this year? Daniel Alegre, COO of Activision Blizzard, recently spoke up about this - and should reassure all fans of the shooter series a little Alegre also commented on Call of Duty Vanguard, among other things.

"Our teams are working hard on the next premium release of Call of Duty, which is planned for the fourth quarter of this year. From a setting that our fans know and love, right down to an enormous amount of content currently in development - including a live ops schedule - we assume that this release will be well received. "

Big changes in Warzone?

Furthermore, Alegre went into the Battle Royale offshoot Warzone, to which Activision Blizzard wants to hold on to as part of Call of Duty Vanguard. Some major changes are planned for this.

"We are still focusing on integrating Warzone and on direct contact with our player base by merging paid and free experiences even more. There are significant changes for Warzone on."

Alegre did not provide any further details in this regard. But it looks like the fans can expect some more extensive changes and probably new features in Warzone. We should find out exactly what this is in the course of the next few weeks.

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Call of Duty 'Vanguard' confirmed as a cross-gen title, Activision promises 'familiar setting'

Call of Duty as a franchise has seen new entries hit shelves every single year since 2005, and 2021 is no exception. Following hot on the heels of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Call of Duty Vanguard (unofficial title) has been confirmed as Activision's next entry to the franchise. During Activision Blizzard’s earnings call recently, president and chief operating officer Daniel Alegre confirmed that the game is on track for a Q4 2021 release.

After dropping a teaser for Call of Duty Vanguard in Warzone's Season 5 trailer, Activision has outright confirmed a few details regarding the game in the earnings call.

“Our teams remain hard at work on the next new premium Call of Duty release, planned for the fourth quarter, from a setting that our fans know and love to an incredible amount of content in development, including an extensive live ops schedule, we believe this release will be incredibly well received.' - Daniel Alegre

The game has been confirmed as a cross-gen title that will launch on the PS4, Xbox One, PS5 and Xbox Series S|X. Doubling down on the strategy introduced after Black Ops Cold War, Activision plans to continue integrating newer Call of Duty titles into Warzone.

Developer Sledgehammer Games has been confirmed as the primary development team working on the title. This marks Sledgehammer Games' first independent Call of Duty title since 2017's Call of Duty: WWII.

“In addition to launching a great seamless experience for both current and next-gen console players, we are focused on continuing to integrate Warzone and engaging our direct relationship with our player base through even deeper content integration between the premium and free experiences and substantial innovation coming within Warzone itself.' - Daniel Alegre

Call of Duty Vanguard is expected to be set in the European and Pacific theaters of World War II, with an emphasis on the origins of the modern day Allied Special Forces.

The reveal is expected to take place through an in-game event in Warzone, much like Black Ops Cold War's reveal. A new map is also expected to drop in Warzone to commemorate the launch of Vanguard in Q4 2021.

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