24 May 2021 1:30 PM +00:00

Will Call of Duty Vanguard Have Zombies?

Call of Duty: Vanguard (COD 2021) might receive a Zombies mode

Zombies have become a staple of the Call of Duty franchise thanks to Treyarch's ambitious efforts all the way back in 2009.

The afterthought mode became one of the most popular aspects of the franchise and has been a huge success in Cold War.

While other developers have attempted to replicate its success, they've yet to come close to being as strong.

Infinity Ward opted to skip a Zombies mode in Modern Warfare, whereas Sledgehammer's last game did include one.

So will COD 2021 have a Zombies mode?

Will Call of Duty Vanguard Have Zombies?


The answer isn't as black and white as yes or no, there's a lot of factors at play.

We simply don't know the answer at this time as Activision have yet to make an official announcement.

It's likely due to the chaotic state that this year's game has found itself in. Sledgehammer Games was originally tasked with producing COD 2020 before Treyarch took over production to create Cold War.

Now things are looking up for Sledgehammer as they have officially been tasked with developing COD 2021 and to ensure a smooth process, have made mass hiring to get the job done.

It's not a surprise to see that Activision hasn't revealed anything about COD 2021 as there's been no real reveal around the next title. But it could also be because there may not be a Zombies mode.

Sledgehammer have created a Zombies mode in both of their games - Advanced Warfare and COD WW2.

But, that could all mean nothing. A number of rumours have been circulating about the future of Zombies in Call of Duty and here's what could be on the cards.

Year 2 Of Cold War Zombies

Some are suggesting that Cold War could and should get a second year of Zombies content. The Zombies content has been a little scarce in Cold War and it would make sense if the content was spread out and released over 2022.

This seems unlikely as Activision has made it clear they don't want to split the player base more than necessary and may not present great revenue opportunities.


Treyarch Working With Sledgehammer

@Nanikos_ has suggested that Treyarch will be working with Sledgehammer to produce the Zombies mode.

This isn't a huge surprise as the studios have worked with each other in the past and in the past few years, they have closer than ever before.

It would show some truth in the Year 2 Zombies storyline for sure.

Solo Mode

@_Tom_Henderson_ has made claims that it will no longer be "just a 3rd gamemode for long".

Perhaps Zombies will get the Warzone treatment and become its own standalone gamemode?