25 Aug 2021 6:40 PM +00:00

Call of Duty: Vanguard Campaign: Everything We Know

On August 19th, Activision finally revealed the first cinematic trailer for Call of Duty: Vanguard, the latest instalment in the storied first-person shooter franchise and while many players will be wondering what multiplayer has in store, Sledgehammer Games has unveiled a wealth of information surrounding the single-player campaign.

Set across four different theatres of war, Vanguard's campaign is said to be a gritty view of World War 2, with players getting to experience a number of missions taking place across the world. With that said, here's absolutely everything you need to know about the campaign.

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WATCH: Activision Reveals First Call of Duty: Vanguard Trailer

COD Vanguard Campaign Gameplay

During the opening night of Gamescom, Sledgehammer Games unveiled the first look at the Vanguard campaign. The trailer focuses on Polina, one of the four main protagonists. which has had their home destroyed by enemy fighter planes.


COD Vanguard Campaign Setting

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As mentioned above, the campaign will span across four unique theatres of war ranging from the Western Front of Europe all the way to the Pacific. With a wide range of environments, there's potential for a huge variety of missions involving all kinds of opposition and objectives.


COD Vanguard Campaign Story

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According to Sledgehammer Games, the campaign will follow the stories of four soldiers facing a number of obstacles standing in their way. They eventually join forces to become the first Operatives of Task Force One, an early iteration of a special forces unit aiming to take down the enemy as they attempt to uncover the secrets of Project Phoenix.

COD Vanguard Campaign Characters

The four main protagonists of Vanguard's campaign have been inspired by soldiers that fought during the war. Here's a full list of playable characters:

  • Sgt. Arthur Kingsley - 9th Parachute Battalion, British Army - Inspired by Sidney Cornell.
  • Private Lucas Riggs, 20th Battalion, Australian 9th Infantry Division - British Eighth Army - Inspired by Charles Upham.
  • Lt. Wade Jackson - Scouting Squadron Six - United States Navy - Inspired by Vernon "Mike" Micheel.
  • Lt. Polina Petrova - 138th Rifle Division - Red Army - Inspired by Lyudmila Pavlichenko.