Call of Duty: Vanguard will continue the Zombies tale from Black Ops Cold War in a series first. Traditionally, a franchise developer will only work on its own Zombie mode, which is separate from the ones found in the other Call of Duty sub-franchises. That is still somewhat true since Treyarch will be in charge of Zombies in Call of Duty: Vanguard, while Sledgehammer will be in charge of the primary multiplayer and narrative.
Call of Duty: Vanguard was announced via an in-game Warzone event and trailer, which verified the game’s rumored World War II scenario. The new game will put players in the shoes of four distinct troops across the war’s many theaters, providing for a wide range of gameplay and settings in the world’s biggest battle.
Many of the innovations from past games, such as Gunsmith and purchasing operators, are likely to be carried over to the multiplayer. Still, Vanguard will also include new modes and concepts. By the end of August, an alpha will be conducted, and it will allegedly include a new mode created just for Call of Duty: Vanguard.
On the other hand, zombies are one of the few aspects of Sledgehammer that will be substantially unaffected. Activision has revealed that Treyarch, the co-developer of Black Ops Cold War, will return to continue the Zombies plot for Call of Duty: Vanguard, which will pick up where the 2020 entry left off.
Prior to Vanguard’s release, Treyarch is likely to release another Zombies map for Black Ops Cold War. It’s unknown whether Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Zombies will see any significant gameplay changes or if it will mostly remain the same as Black Ops Cold War, but a peek at gameplay will be released shortly before the game’s November 5 release.
Since November of last year, Treyarch has constantly been updating Black Ops Cold War Zombies, indicating that the company has been working in the lead-up to this unexpected Call of Duty: Vanguard cooperation.
According to reliable sources, Black Ops Cold War was supposed to be created by Sledgehammer. Still, the Vanguard company was taken off the project, and Treyarch restarted it in the middle of production. Based on the series ‘ production cycles, Treyarch will most likely produce another Call of Duty game in 2023. Despite the fact that Activision’s development offices are well-staffed, Treyarch’s work on Vanguard Zombies is nevertheless surprising in terms of production resources.
Sledgehammer and its co-developers are said to have completed Call of Duty: Vanguard in under two years, so the company will most certainly need all the support it can get to reach its 2021 target. Treyarch is the original inventor of the Zombies mode, so it’s only natural for them to jump in and provide a hand.
Only time will tell if Treyarch can deliver any type of substantial innovation on the mode in such a short time frame, and the combination of Vanguard with Warzone will be fascinating to watch later this year.