Now that the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta has wrapped up, developer Sledgehammer Games and publisher Activision Blizzard are focusing on the single-player side of things. To that end, we've got a fancy new Story Trailer to enjoy.
The video, embedded below, gets all philosphical on us at it laments the nature of war and how harrowing it is... before going all in on showing off urban warfare on the ground, rendering combat in realistic detail and homing in on the exploits of a group of soliders. It's a bit on tonal whiplash, but that's CoD for you.
In the video, we're introduced to main character Arthur Kingsley and the team he leads: demolitions expert Lucas, pilot Wade, crack shot and sniper extraordinnaire Helena, and Richard – Kingsley's right-hand man. Freisinger – antagonist and Nazi official that had dreams of supplanting Hitler's rule in the latter days of World War II – makes an appearance in the video, too.
As we've already inferred from what we've seen of Vanguard to date, gameplay will take us all over the world and focus on both stealth and more traditional shooter gameplay.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is out November 5 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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