Call of Duty Vanguard Leaked Cover Confirms WWII Setting and Cross-Gen Bundle

Call of Duty is going back to World War II.

Call of Duty Vanguard

After months of rumours, it looks like Call of Duty Vanguard’s leaked box art confirms that the series is indeed heading back to  WWII setting. Sledgehammer Games, who have already proven their mettle with the WWII setting previously in Call of Duty WWII will be leading development on Call of Duty Vanguard as well.

It looks like Activision are dead-set on allowing their titles across studios (Treyarch, Sledgehammer, and Infinity Ward) to coexist in a cohesive manner that allows them to share resources like maps and setting. Similarly, according to the images leaked – it looks like the new game “Vanguard” will feature a new map for Warzone as well.

This is extremely exciting news, and by this point, Warzone will have diverse settings including the modern day in Modern Warfare (2018), the Cold War in Black Ops Cold War, and now the Pacific theatre of WWII with Vanguard.

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Call of Duty Vanguard confirmed to be a cross-gen title according to leaked box-art

Over the past few weeks, players have discovered signs pointing to a WWII setting. Including mentions of a closed alpha called “Slipstream” on the PlayStation Store. Previously, Call of Duty’s open alphas have been under similar codenames such as when Black Ops Cold War’s closed alpha showed up on the digital storefront as “The Red Door”.

Call of Duty Vanguard

According to the leaked images, Call of Duty Vanguard will have three editions – Standard, Cross-Gen Bundle, and Ultimate Edition. These images were found in the latest update file for Black Ops Cold War.

It is likely that the Open Beta will be announced soon and it will be interesting to see how the playerbase reacts to the return to a WWII setting. Historically, COD games in a period setting have usually always been received well, and given Sledgehammer’s previous success with WWII, early signs do look positive.

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