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Video GameCall of Duty: Vanguard (Series) Review
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Posted: 11 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Call of Duty: Vanguard is a shooting game set during end of the World War II. It's the eighteenth instalment in the Call of Duty series.

Vanguard offers similar gameplay to previously Call of Duty games like Modern Warfare. You can mount weapons on flat surfaces, open doors and perform takedowns. This year you can also blind fire from behind cover, breaking through walls and fences or climb structures to gain the element of surprise.

The multiplayer mode offers 20 maps, customisable weapon classes and a new way to select different pace of combat in these games. A new Patrol mode tasks you with capturing and holding a moving zone to earn points for your team. There will be a Zombies mode in this game that will act as a prequel to Black Ops Cold War Zombies. The game will also bring changes to the battle royale Call of Duty Warzone experience, unlocking new maps and weapons.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 05/11/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Players: 1 (48 online)

Genres: Action, Open World and Shooting

Developer: SH Games (@SHGames)




Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 48-player online game. There are 10-14 players in each team depending on the mode. The Blitz survival mode supports up to 48 players.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for Bad Language and Violence.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 13 years old as minimum age. Game is available to individuals aged 13 or older. If you are under 18 years of age, you and your parent or guardian must review this Agreement and the Privacy Policy together.
You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.


Call of Duty: Vanguard usually costs £59.99 to £99.99.

Call Of Duty: Vanguard: Standard Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £59.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £59.99

Call Of Duty: Vanguard: Ultimate Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £99.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £99.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £99.99
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent. These in-game purchases also offer a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.  

You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Call of Duty: Vanguard Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@SHGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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