20 Aug 2021 8:51 AM +00:00

Is Call of Duty: Vanguard An Xbox Exclusive?

Will CoD Vanguard be Xbox exclusive?

So far, Activision Blizzard hasn't much about the newest Call of Duty but thanks to a Warzone reveal, the community got to see the game in action for the first time and get an idea what platforms it will launch on.

As expected, the game will be available on a number of platforms and despite Sony's marketing deal with Activision, there are no signs of the game being exclusive to any specific platform.

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However, no previous Call of Duty game has ever been a platform exclusive, and there's very little reason to suspect Activision would break form this time.

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Is Call of Duty: Vanguard An Xbox Exclusive?

For one thing, we know Vanguard is closely tied with Warzone. Activision is even replacing Verdansk with a new WW2-inspired map, with cosmetics and probably more crossing over into the new map.

Warzone is on all platforms except Nintendo Switch, so it would be an odd choice to leave Vanguard out.

We'll likely see it launch on Xbox Series X|S with the usual downgrades on the Series S, a PS5 version with the usual DualSense features, and a PC version.

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