The next CoD game is widely believed to be revealed in a Warzone live event, so here’s everything we know about Call of Duty: Vanguard’s official reveal.
With Sledgehammer Games at the helm again, CoD is set to return to its Second World War roots with Call of Duty: Vanguard. While concrete details on the game are sparse, a recent report claimed that Vanguard would release with a brand-new WWII-themed Warzone map.
Call of Duty games have usually been revealed by June, but with gaming’s evolving landscape, this hasn’t been the case for Vanguard. It’s understood that Vanguard will be revealed inside a Warzone live event, similar to Cold War.
Here’s when and how we expect Call of Duty: Vanguard to be revealed.
When will Call of Duty: Vanguard be revealed?
Call of Duty games are typically announced in April or May. Still, following Warzone’s success and everything that Activision can do with the battle royale phenomenon, they have confirmed that premium CoD games will be revealed later in the year.
Black Ops Cold War was the first to deviate from the standard reveal cycle, with the game being officially revealed in August 2020 inside of Warzone. When asked in an interview with VentureBeat in April if Call of Duty games will be revealed later, Activision President Rob Kostich said, “we’re probably shifting a bit more in that direction.” He added that premium CoD title reveals “might be happening later, but it’s all part of a broader agenda to bring the community along on a fun journey.”
A new report from VGC claims that Call of Duty will skip this year’s E3 and CoD 2021, all-but-confirmed to be called ‘Vanguard,’ will be revealed later in the year. Following from Black Ops Cold War’s example, the most likely date for Call of Duty: Vanguard’s reveal is July or August 2021.
How will Call of Duty: Vanguard be revealed?
Black Ops Cold War was revealed inside Warzone, and following its success, Activision appears to be keen on doing the same for Vanguard.
In Kostich’s interview with VentureBeat, he said: “We did some cool things in terms of integrating the reveal of Black Ops into Warzone. Those are the things we want to orchestrate and provide to our community, letting them discover Call of Duty themselves in their play experience.”
He also confirmed that “marketing is…