The next game in the classic first-person shooter saga, Call of Duty: Vanguard, is a few months away from reaching consoles and PC. While Activision Blizzard (editors) and the Sledgehammer study finalize details before launch, fans will try this weekend a free sample of the expected multiplayer mode, which this Tuesday was revealed worldwide.
Before its official debut, Clarion together with media from the region and influencers tested one of the game modes most popular with fans. During the private session a handful of scenarios were enabled out of the 20 that will be available on November 5, when the video game finally reaches the consoles and the PC.
With a game mechanic that takes up the experience of traditional Call of Duty combat throughout its titles based on the Second World War, but with the addition of graphical improvements and a mechanic that takes full advantage of the technical characteristics of the PlayStation 5 and its DualSense haptic control, the multiplayer of Vanguard once again captivates the fan of the saga.
What’s new in Vanguard multiplayer?
Across 4 maps –Gavutu, Hotel Royal, Eagle’s Nest and Red Star– Players were measured in various combat modes, including the classic Team Duel, Dominion, Confirmed Kill, and Search and Destroy.
The jungle setting of Gavutu, one of the maps available in Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer.
As the game progresses so do weapons, at least up to level 30, which will allow you to unlock various accessories to improve and balance your stats to suit the player looking for the best possible version.
In the weapons catalog there is a choice between assault rifles (2), LMGs (2), snipers (2), shotguns (2) and pistols (2). The list is limited, obviously, but that does not detract from the experience in this free version.
Call of Duty: Vanguard comes with new kill streaks. Attack dogs can make a difference.
Also, in the weapon customization part, appear new “streaks” that allow you to take advantage of reaching a certain number of deaths continuously. For example, by getting ten casualties can be unlocked a special attack with dogs of the Doberman breed that hunt down enemies for a period of time and become unpredictable.
In this multiplayer section of Call of Duty Vanguard we will also put ourselves in the shoes of some of the characters that we will later see in the campaign of the game, popularly known as “story mode”, in which the four main characters -Polina Petrova, Wade Jackson, Arthur Kingsley and Lucas Riggs- who are available randomly.
The protagonists of the campaign mode of Call of Duty: Vanguard.
The Call of Duty: Vanguard beta also features a new feature named Combat Pacing. This novelty will allow players to “select the intensity of their games”, and thus determine the size of the map and the number of players to what you are looking for.
So far, the beta revealed three combat options: Tactical, the standard 6 vs. Call of Duty 6; Assault, whose action balanced for a number of players between 20 and 28; and Blitz (Bombardment) for rooms of 28 to 48 players with a lot of action and intensity.
Call of Duty: Vanguard presents the classic combat of the saga in scenes of World War II.
In the first test session, Activision Blizzard revealed the Champion’s Hill mode (Champions Hill), a huge stage divided into five sections in which four battles take place simultaneously.
The combats in this section can be given in duet format(2 vs. 2) or teams of three (3 vs. 3) direct elimination and only the last team alive will be victorious.
A weekend at pure Vanguard
Now, it will be the turn of all the users of the PlayStation consoles who pre-ordered the game to live this multiplayer experience. The trial period will be this weekend between September 10 and 13.
To play it, you will only have to access the game from the store PlayStation Store, select the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta option and download it in its version for PlayStation 4 or the new PlayStation 5.
Subsequently, the Open Beta with crossplay will be opened for players of the Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S consoles and PC with early access from September 16 to 17, also for those fans who have already pre-purchased the title on these platforms.
PlayStation users, on the other hand, will be able to play without any requirement.