The first look at Call of Duty Vanguard single player has been shared as part of Gamescom 2021 with an extended trailer that you can see right here:
The mission shown in the trailer gives us a look at the grim battle that took place in Stalingrad, featuring Pollina Petrova (played by Llaura Bailey) who becomes one of the most deadly snipers in the fictionalised take on the war.
The intention is that, as the game features many different battles and theatres of war, the single player campaign will show smaller scale battles and the “birth of special ops”. To that end, Polina has to sneak her way through Stalingrad – you likely won’t see the crossing of the Volga in this game.
The grim fighting through the battered and bombed out version of Stalingrad eventually lead to an interesting moment as the game flashes back to a point one hour prior to the grim fighting where Polina has yet to pick up a gun in anger. I don’t know how people are going to feel about the first person platforming that has been infused into the game, but it certainly looks tense and fraught with danger.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is coming out on 5th November for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game’s launch will also tie into the free to play Call of Duty: Warzone, just as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War did last year. In fact, it will bring a whole new map to Warzone, which I’m sure long-term players will be thrilled about.
Meanwhile, Zombies mode is returning once more, and Treyarch are coming back to continue the Dark Aether storyline.
If you just want the multiplayer, then you might want to boot up your PlayStation this weekend. The COD Vanguard Alpha test takes place first on PlayStation from 27-28th August.