Call of Duty: Vanguard feels like a hybrid between ModernWarfare 2019 and Call of Duty: WW2. It has many of Modern Warfare’s advances like gun customization and adds some flavor to maps by way of limited destruction. But Vanguard also falls behind ModernWarfare in a few key areas. Let’s talk about where Vanguard stacks up to recent Call Of Dutygames and how it might compete this year with other AAA shooters like Battlefield.
In this video, we’re going to take a look at the VanguardBeta from a ModernWarfare perspective and analyze how, in some cases, Vanguard feels like a reskinned version of 2019's title. For many fans, ModernWarfare took the COD franchise in a completely new direction, with its porous open maps, tactically inspired weapon handling, and heavy gun customization. ModernWarfare also introduced the now free-to-play battle royale game Warzone. Vanguard appears to expand on ModernWarfare's Gunsmith menu and adds some new features like limited environmental destruction, movable objectives, a reworked minimap, and the ability to choose the "combat pacing" which varies the number of players and the kinds of matches you play with others. However, Vanguard takes steps back toward classic Call of Duty map design with smaller three-lane layouts, easier-to-handle weapons, and familiar killstreaks.
We don’t know much yet about the new Warzone map coming with the launch of Vanguard, but we do know the transition between multiplayer and battle royale will be much smoother than in past series entries, with Vanguard sporting many of the same mechanics as ModernWarfare. Call Of Duty: Vanguard is set to launch on November 5, now two weeks before the delayed Battlefield 2042.