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Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies: Everything We Know

Ever since the Zombies mode made its debut in Call of Duty: World at War, the survival mode has gained immense popularity from within the community. Since its debut, Zombies has frequently appeared alongside the single-player campaign and multiplayer and thanks to Sledgehammer Games, the mode will be returning as part of Call of Duty: Vanguard, with Zombies pioneers Treyarch leading development.

With an all-new experience in the works, many are beginning to wonder what Treyarch has in store for the next chapter of the Zombies storyline. With that said, find absolutely everything you need to know about Vanguard's Zombies experience in our dedicated hub!

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October 15 2021 - First Perk Revealed

Within one of the official screenshots for Der Anfang, eagle-eyed players have managed to spot the first Perk that will be available to use in the new map. In the background of the image below, you'll be able to see the Stamin-Up symbol underneath the demonic fountain.

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Vanguard Zombies Stamin Up Perk
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October 14 2021 - Vanguard Zombies Reveal Trailer

Activision has officially revealed the first look at Vanguard Zombies! Check out the trailer below.

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Vanguard Zombies Der Anfang Map

Contrary to previous rumours, the first map for Vanguard Zombies will be known as Der Anfang, a play area featuring a number of multiplayer maps and the return of Shi No Numa. Treyarch has also confirmed that Der Anfang will be the beginning of a brand-new story arc within the Dark Aether.

Vanguard Zombies Dark Aether Entities

Der Anfang will feature five artefacts that were created within the Dark Aether. Each one links to a Dark Aether entity which can provide useful upgrades when dealing with the undead. Here's a list of the entities:

  • Bellekar The Warlock
  • Inviktor The Destroyer
  • Norticus The Conqueror
  • Saraxis The Shadow
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The fifth entity is Kortifex The Deathless who has joined forces with Oberführer Wolfram Von List, who has been gifted with the power of raising the undead. The other four entities are in revolt against Kortifex and will assist you by providing a range of powers that include Frost Blast and Ring of Fire.

Der Anfang Zombie Types

Der Anfang Zombie Types
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Alongside the usual group of undead trying to halt you in your tracks, there are two new Zombie types that you will encounter in Der Anfang. The first is known as the SturmKrieger and comes fully equipped with a rapid-fire machine gun in a bid to eliminate you and your squad.

The next is known as a Boom Schreier, which explodes when it gets within a certain distance, dealing a huge amount of damage to anyone in close proximity.

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Der Anfang Wonder Weapons

Zombies and Wonder Weapons go hand in hand. Within the in-depth trailer, we were able to spot some kind of sword capable of dealing incredible damage but exact details have yet to be revealed. When they are, we will update this article with all the latest intel.

Altar of Covenants

One of the new innovations arriving with Der Anfang is the Altar of Covenants. Once an objective has been completed, players can offer a Sacrificial Heart to the Altar and get their hands on a variety of randomised upgrades that include Brain Rot.

Vanguard Zombies Map Release Date

Players can jump straight into Der Anfang when Vanguard releases on November 5th.

As soon as more information is revealed, we will be sure to update this article with the latest intel on Vanguard Zombies. For more intel, check out everything you need to know about the Vanguard campaign and the game's multiplayer.