Activision sure is trying to hide from the Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal trailer

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VG247 20 August, 2021 - 07:34am 35 views

When will Call of Duty Vanguard release?

Call of Duty: Vanguard is scheduled to release on November 5, across PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Inverse'Call of Duty: Vanguard' release date, trailer, pre-order editions, and setting

Who made Call of Duty Vanguard?

Call of Duty®: Vanguard is published by Activision. Development of the game is led by Sledgehammer Games, with Zombies development by Treyarch. Call of Duty: Warzone development is led by Raven Software. callofduty.comAnnouncing Call of Duty®: Vanguard callofduty.com

What is the battle of Verdansk?

The Battle of Verdansk is the title tag for Warzone event where the Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal takes place. The event kicks off as a separate playlist in Warzone. A total of 32 players (eight squads) all matchmake in the same lobby, and the match is entirely PvE (yes, even before the game commences.) Eurogamer.netWarzone Battle of Verdansk event rewards and Vanguard event end time explained

Activision revealed the new Call of Duty overnight, following a Warzone event. It's called Call of Duty: Vanguard, as we've known for months now thanks to various reports.

The reveal itself wasn't anything special; we got a story trailer setting up the tone and showing the post-WW2 setting. It had a mix of CG and some gameplay, as is standard, with the promise of more actual gameplay footage down the line.

All in all, it was a fairly standard affair, but eagle-eyed fans noticed something strange in the reveal trailer. Traditionally, reveal trailers start out with "Activision presents", and if they don't, the company's logo typically appears somewhere in there.

The Vanguard trailer did not have a single Activision logo. Instead of "Activision presents" the trailer uses "Call of Duty presents" - Call of Duty presents Call of Duty! If this looked awkward to you as you watched the trailer, you're not alone.

If you scrub to the end of the Vanguard trailer, the bit with all the logos of the developers involved, there's a suspicious gap to the left of the frame where Activision's logo would go. The Black Ops Cold War trailer definitely made no secret of the fact it's published by Activision, but the Vanguard reveal highlights the brand and the studios, to a suspiciously-prominent degree. Activision’s name does show up in the legalese, but that’s about it.

Here's how the Vanguard reveal trailer ends.

And here's last year's Black Ops Cold War for comparison.

Some theorise that Activision is trying to keep its tainted name away from the game following its major lawsuit with the State of California over the company's frat boy culture. Indeed, most of Call of Duty's audience likely doesn't know who Activision is, or really care, so this doesn't quite make sense. It's possible Activision may not fully stand behind the product, which is another theory, but that also doesn't quite hold up.

Nevertheless, it's a strange situation for a company whose biggest product is Call of Duty to not want its name associated with it.

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How many maps are there in Call of Duty: Vanguard? | Dot Esports

Dot Esports 20 August, 2021 - 10:14am

Get ready to grind in a lot of locations.

After months of rumors and speculation, Call of Duty: Vanguard has finally been revealed.

Sledgehammer Games is returning CoD to World War II, featuring an epic campaign, Zombies mode by Treyarch, and the addictive multiplayer that everyone has come to know from the series. But as any FPS player knows, the multiplayer mode is only as good as its maps.

Thankfully, there will be a lot of variety in this CoD. On the same day as Vanguard’s reveal, Activision announced that there will be a whopping 20 multiplayer maps in the game on launch—16 core multiplayer maps and four maps for the new mode, Champion Hill.

That’s a whole lot of different maps to play online in on day one and it’s more than twice as many as Black Ops Cold War launched with. Treyarch’s 2020 game launched with just 10 maps but quickly added a lot more over the coming seasons.

You can expect more of the same from Vanguard, too. Activision will likely support the game with a ton of post-launch content, including maps, weapons, characters, and different kinds of experiences, like in Zombies mode.

Stay tuned for more news and information on when new maps will be joining Vanguard throughout the year. Vanguard is set to be released on Nov. 5.

Warzone anti-cheat measures are disrupting the hacked account market's supply chain

Gamesradar 19 August, 2021 - 01:46pm

Hacked Warzone accounts are going for how much?!

As reported by Waypoint, resellers frequently make up to $300 for hacked Warzone accounts sold through various Discord channels, which operate like black markets for this sort of stuff. Waypoint claims that accounts with the incomparably rare Damascus weapon skin can fetch up to $2,000.

Recently though, resellers are struggling to meet demand. The aforementioned Discord channels are rife with complaints about low stock as well as frustrated explanations from resellers. Activision has been flexing its grip on stolen account farms and introducing tighter account security, and apparently it's been working as intended. One reseller has resorted to offering "unlock services" for existing accounts in lieu of hacked accounts.

"Since accounts are in short supply due to security measures changing, we'll now be offering a variety of unlock services. In short we can help you unlock pretty much anything in [Modern Warfare / Black Ops Cold War]," read an announcement from one of the Discord channels.

One user looking for "aged accounts" that might have rare cosmetics from earlier seasons was told they'd "never" be available due to Activision's cracking down on that particular underground market. Some of the company's anti-cheat tools include a captcha system that slows down automated account theft and improved tracking of hacked account resellers.

Meanwhile in-game, Activision is about to launch a Call of Duty: Warzone anti-cheat overhaul along with a new metaverse linking Call of Duty: Vanguard with Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare.

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