Call of Duty Vanguard will have a new Warzone map and anti-cheat

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Sledgehammer Games have confirmed that Call of Duty: Vanguard will have its own new map in Warzone. Not only that, this year’s entry will finally stamp out cheaters with a new anti-cheat system.

Since it launched in March 2020, Call of Duty Warzone has been plagued by PC hackers, some even brash enough to compete in official Activision tournaments. Although developer Raven Software have rolled out an eye-watering number of bans, it’s still an issue and one they’ve yet to find a solution to.


Activison have confirmed that Vanguard will change up how Warzone tackles cheaters. However, it’s unknown which system the Vanguard studio are planning to implement.

For Warzone fans, that’s probably the biggest takeaway from the new Call of Duty announcement. However, there’s a new map coming too and it is due to launch at some point before 2022. Throughout its lifespan Activision’s world-beating battle royale game has centred on the same map, Verdansk. Although this battleground continues to mutate, a new map is among the most requested features for the game.

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It’s unclear what Sledgehammer have planned for their Warzone map though it’s safe to assume it will take place during World War II. Call of Duty: Vanguard features a campaign that dips in and out of the conflict’s various theatres of war so it’s not hard to imagine a new map blending these locations together in a bloody, bullet-ridden mosaic.

Call of Duty: Vanguard will launch on November 5th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Alongside a campaign and online multiplayer, the Zombies mode will return once again. Fans will be delighted to hear that Treyarch are creating the next Zombies chapter which will continue the Dark Aether storyline.

Pre-orders for Call of Duty: Vanguard are now open, you can find them here.  We are also reminding our readers of the ongoing allegations and multiple lawsuits against Activision.

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