Both Call of Duty: Vanguard and Battlefield 2042 appear to be going head-to-head, as both shooter games are releasing new game modes simultaneously.
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The Zombies feature for Call of Duty: Vanguard will be revealed simultaneously as the Hazard Zone mode for Battlefield 2042. The latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise, developed by Sledgehammer Games, will transport gamers to World War II battlegrounds. A new Call of Duty: Vanguard storey trailer details the next game, especially its post-World War II plot.
The single-player campaign in Call of Duty: Vanguard will focus on the Vanguards, a group of specialists credited with inventing the modern special forces idea. The title will be set after World War II, with the Nazi party attempting to prolong the war by forming a Fourth Reich. The adventure will follow four central characters, each with their past and set of abilities. The popular multiplayer mode from the franchise will also return, with new features, including environmental devastation and weapon customisation. The Zombies feature in Call of Duty: Vanguard, developed by Treyarch for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, is believed to extend the franchise’s overall zombie storyline.
Call of Duty: Vanguard has announced on Twitter that its Zombies mode will be unveiled on October 14 at 8 a.m. Pacific Time. The tweet also teases fresh developments in the series’ supernatural survival storey, with demons, in addition to hordes of undead, now playing a significant role in the Dark Aether storey. A teaser trailer depicts one of these demons as a terrifying monster with three eyes and four arms. A Nazi officer is also depicted, implying that Nazi Zombies are once again on the menu.
Zombies + Dark Aether + Demons!? 🤘#Vanguard is bringing one of your favorite modes with a sinister twist.
📆 Oct 14th
🕘 8AM PT
See you there. pic.twitter.com/spn9SWwvvo
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) October 12, 2021
The reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Zombies mode falls on the same day and at the same time as the reveal of Battlefield 2042’s Hazard Zone mode. Instead of World War II, DICE’s competing first-person shooter will transport players to the near future. According to early rumours, the game’s new Hazard Zone mode will include battle royale aspects, with teams of players launching with predetermined loadouts and charged with surviving the map. While the shared time slot could be a coincidence, it could also be an attempt by Call of Duty: Vanguard to steal the thunder from Battlefield 2042, a rival military game.
The Call of Duty and Battlefield franchises have frequently been compared by fans, with the two being probably the most popular first-person shooter series in the game industry. It’s, therefore, possible that the Zombies announcement in Call of Duty: Vanguard was timed to coincide with the release of Battlefield 2042’s thrilling new Hazard Zone mode. Fans of both Call of Duty and Battlefield are, in any event, the true winners of this overlapping circumstance.
According to a leak, Battlefield 2042 was initially intended to be a battle royale game.
On November 5, Call of Duty: Vanguard will be released for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
On November 19, Battlefield 2042 will be released for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
Source: Call of Duty/Twitter