The first gameplay footage for Call of Duty: Vanguard makes it look as a lot a horror sport as a World War II shooter. The footage premiered at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2021 on Wednesday.
Vanguard’s first marketing campaign footage comes from a stage within the sport set in Stalingrad, with the character Polina Petrova, who’s voiced by Laura Bailey. The stage begins with Polina sneaking round an house complicated and discovering weapons wherever she will be able to. After she grabs a knife, she kills a German soldier and steals his gun, combating her means exterior.
As the extent continues, Polina finds a sniper rifle, her signature weapon, in keeping with screenshots, and begins taking purpose on the German troopers invading Stalingrad. During the combating we see Polina mount her weapon on items of the atmosphere, just like the mechanic in Modern Warfare, and sneak up on enemies for stealthy takedowns.
After one notably chaotic battle, Polina will get smashed within the face with the butt of a rifle and the whole demo swaps again to at least one hour prior to now, once we can see the streets of Stalingrad earlier than they had been lowered to rubble and fireplace by German artillery and troopers. After a brief stroll by means of the streets, German planes fly in and start strafing the roads with gunfire. The trailer involves an in depth simply as Polina tries to flee a crumbling constructing and will get knocked unconscious — in all probability resulting in the occasions we noticed earlier.
This gameplay exhibiting is simply from one of Call of Duty: Vanguard’s ranges and theaters of conflict. On prime of the Eastern Front, the sport may even take gamers to new views within the Pacific, North Africa, and the Western Front throughout its marketing campaign mode. Activision has additionally beforehand introduced that Vanguard can have Warzone integration, together with weapons and a brand new map, a Zombies mode made by Treyarch, and of course, a brand new multiplayer expertise.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is scheduled to be launched on Nov. 5, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
Ahead of launch, Call of Duty: Vanguard writer Activision Blizzard faces wide-ranging allegations that it maintains a poisonous office atmosphere that’s notably hostile to ladies, pays them much less, and topics them to sexual harassment, and that perpetrators usually are not meaningfully punished, in keeping with a lawsuit filed by California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing in July. You can learn extra concerning the allegations towards Activision Blizzard in Polygon’s explainer.