Call of Duty 2021, officially titled Call of Duty: Vanguard was revealed today in a huge PVE event from within Warzone.
The multi-phased timed event for Call of Duty: Vanguard had players grouping as a squad of 32 to try and stop a heavily armored train before exfilling out of Verdansk in the wake of a huge bombing run from thousands of planes.
After an initial five-minute wait while Activision’s servers try to catch up with the huge demand, the event started. The event, details of which were kept secret up until launch, surprisingly turned out to be a PVE event.
A new loading screen greeted players giving a rough explanation of what was in store, before dropping a 32 man squad into the center of Verdansk. The initial task was to activate bombs along the tunnel to try and weaken or destroy an incoming armored train.
This sounded straightforward enough, but this train was akin to a raid boss you might expect in MMO’s such as World of Warcraft.
The train has many sections, each with tens of thousands of HP. Thankfully you and your squad have unlimited respawns, but this does little to ease the tension as you are all keenly aware it is a race against the clock.
To make matters worse, the train, for lack of a better expression, becomes “increasingly angry” as you chip away at it, ramping up its killing potential by unleashing explosive rounds and volleys of cluster strikes.
If you succeed in stopping the train, a second phase begins, tasking players to try and evacuate Verdansk as hundreds of planes pepper the map with bombs.