With Vanguard, Activision’s Call of Duty franchise returns to World War II for the first time since World War II in 2017.. We’ve already had a chance to take advantage of the new flagship developers Sledgehammer Games plans to tell, but we’ve only seen a few snippets of the multi-purpose title offering outside of Champion Hill mode. That changed on Tuesday when the studio aired a nearly 30-minute multi-player deep dive and shared a new announcement.
Vanguard strives to attract new players to the series with a feature called Combat Pacing that allows you to decide how busy you want matches to be played. Three filters – Tactical, Assualt and Blitz – determine the number of players in a match. Tactics, for example, limit things to a game of 12 people, while in Blitz there can be as many as 24 players in each team.
Vanguard also introduces a new way of playing called Patrol. It’s a fresh look at Domination that sees the capture zone slowly moving across the map. He was joined by classics like Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, Domination and Search and Destroy. Gunsmith returns from previous Call of Duty titles. It is a feature that allows you to customize your weapon with various accessories.
If you want to see more Call of Duty: Vanguard’s multiplayer before the game comes out on November 5th, the multiplayer beta starts later this week. Provided you have ordered in advance Vanguard on the PlayStation you can see what’s new before everyone else. The beta will open to all PlayStation users on September 16th. On the same day, those who have pre-ordered the game for Xbox and PC can also see what is on offer. For everyone else, the beta opens on September 18th and runs until the 20th.
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