Activision has given gamers their first proper look at Call of Duty’s action-packed single player mode.
The story trailer for Call of Duty Vanguard was released on YouTube on Monday and offers a sneak peek at the game’s characters, guns, and missions.
Fans have already been informed about the much-awaited online multiplayer mode of the game.
But while it’s often overshadowed by its competitive counterpart, Call of Duty’s campaign mode is also a huge draw for the series.
Set during World War II, Vanguard is out next month and its story mode focuses on the foundations of Special Forces in the early 1940s.
The Vanguard campaign focuses on Project Phoenix, a fictional Nazi campaign to identify Hitler’s successor.
The Allied Command hears about this, and as part of a new, elite team called Task Force One, tasks the operatives with uncovering the conspiracy and stopping it.
From the trailer, it looks like you’ll be playing as Sergeant Arthur Kingsley, the leader and “heart” of Task Force One, a largely British soldier.
There are four operators with Kingsley: Wade Jackson, Lucas Riggs and Polina Petrova; As well as Richard Webb, Kingsley’s right hand and friend.
They are up against the main protagonist and staunch Nazi Oberst-Gruppenführer Hermann Wenzel Freisinger.
He is the chief interrogator of the SS and the secret architect of the mysterious Project Phoenix.
Several mission locations have also been teased in the trailer, including what looks like a mission during the D-Day landings in northern France.
All the characters are inspired by real people in some way or the other.
Sergeant Arthur Kingsley of the 9th Parachute Battalion, inspired by Sidney Cornell, a real soldier from Portsmouth, England, whose father was African American.
This is followed by Lieutenant Polina Petrova of the 138th Rifle Division.
He is inspired by Lyudmila Pavlichenko, an expert sniper who is renowned for being the most successful shooter in World War 2 – a staggering 309 kills.
Lyudmila began her military career as a nurse, and this story is copied in the game, where she becomes a leader during the Battle of Stalingrad.
Third is Captain Wade Jackson of Scouting Squadron Six, inspired by Vernon Michael of Canada – a distinguished airman.
And finally here is 2nd Lieutenant Lucas Riggs of Australia’s 20th Battalion.
He is inspired by New Zealand soldier Charles Upham, who received the Victoria Cross not once but twice.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is the next big entry in the wildly popular shooter series.
The Activision-published, Sledgehammer Games-developed production returns to World War II.
And it will spread to all major conflict fronts, including North Africa, the Pacific, and the Western and Eastern Fronts.
To feel that solidarity, Vanguard is focusing on the introduction of special forces, as they developed in the early 1940s.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to release on Friday, November 5, 2021.
Supported platforms include PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One and PC via Battle.net.
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