Call of Duty Vanguard: Everything you need to know about multiplayer

The single player mode of Call of Duty Vanguard has already been revealed. And last night was the multiplayer reveal. That way we know what the game will bring. And that's really a lot. It is high time for a comprehensive overview. These are the main points you need to know.

Call of Duty Vanguard: The Multiplayer

20 maps

One of the most interesting elements of Call of Duty Vanguard's multiplayer is that you can get started right away with a load of maps. At launch, there are no less than 20. And that's more than what the average game in the series starts with. Hopefully they will also be good maps and we might get to see a few classics from yesteryear. Anyway: it promises to be a great party in that area.

Patrol as a new mode in Call of Duty Vanguard

Often with a new Call of Duty game you get the opportunity to try a new mode. In Call of Duty Vanguard you will be introduced to Patrol. It is a mode somewhat reminiscent of Hardpoint. The difference seems to be that in Patrol you are dealing with a zone that moves. That way you have to constantly think about how you deal with the enemies. Hopefully it will be a keeper.

Customize your weapon

Of course it will be possible to customize your weapon in Call of Duty Vanguard. They choose to follow the success of the previous games and continue on that path. Per weapon you now have ten different attachments and adjustments that you can make. So that is two more and provides more possibilities. Furthermore, the Riot Shield returns (always useful as a second weapon to avoid getting shot in the back) and Akimbo returns with certain weapons. So it seems that there are more possibilities and you see certain elements.

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Plenty of options to play with your weapons (Image: Activision)

Three ways to play the game

In the multiplayer mode of Call of Duty Vanguard, you have three ways to play the game. Those ways seem to be mainly linked to the amount of players you work with at the same time. Tactical is the name of the standard six against six mode, as you know the traditional multiplayer. Then you have Assault. This is a mode where you want to battle it out in a somewhat larger setting. In the beta you can expect games with 20 to 28 players in this mode. Finally, you have Blitz. This is when you really want to go wild with many players at the same time. Expect games with 28 to 48 players in the beta. So conviviality.

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Dissolve at Hotel Royal (Image: Activision)

Play with the environment

No, Call of Duty Vanguard won't go as far as Battlefield, but there is certainly room to take advantage of environments and partially demolish them as well. For example, you can demolish various woodwork to surprise the opponent in this way. For example, sprint through a wooden door and surprise the enemy. In addition, it is possible to mount your weapons on a barricade. That way you position yourself somewhat hidden, while at the same time you can shoot sharper. All this should ensure that you have just a little more opportunities to play tactically.

Perks and Field Upgrades

Perks will of course return in Call of Duty Vanguard. There are Operator Perks and Weapon Perks. Together they are called Proficinies. These give you advantages in terms of movement and the way you shoot. The game 's blog gives the example of the Lightweight Perk for fast running. And if you combine that with the Weapon Perk Gung-Ho you have the opportunity to pop while sprinting. That way you can enjoy the game again.

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Calm before the storm (Image: Activision)

This is when the beta starts

If you are completely convinced of what Call of Duty Vanguard has to offer, it is possible to pre-order the game. Do you do that on the PlayStation? Then you can get started with the beta from September 10. This runs until September 13. If you don't want to pre-order it yet or are you playing on another platform? Then you can get started with the game between September 16 and 18. That beta immediately tests the crossplay possibility between the different platforms.

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This is when the beta kicks off (Image: Activision)

And this is what's in it

During the Call of Duty Vanguard beta you get a small taste of what will eventually be in it. There are three traditional multiplayer maps to get started with. These are Hotel Royal, Red Star and Gavutu. The big question of course is whether the maps are worth a bit. There are also a few new play modes. In addition to classics such as Domination, Team Death Match and Kill Confirmed, you can also check out whether the new Patrol is to your liking. Finally, you can also try Champion Hill if you missed it in the previous beta.

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I love all Call of Duty game series! thanks for this info about multiplayer.