Call Of Duty Vanguard Debuts 10 Minutes Of Tense Gameplay (VIDEO)
Gamescom 2021 is in full effect and the grand annual showcase has brought forth more than a few dazzling announcements, but one of the most prominent came from Sledgehammer Games’ upcoming Call of Duty Vanguard. Showing off just shy of 10 minutes of new gameplay, players caught an extended look at the campaign of the World War II-era shooter, featuring the tense origin story of the game’s highly formidable sniper, Polina Petrova.
As seen above, Petrova’s status as Vanguard’s no-nonsense Soviet markswoman was set in motion at the German invasion of Stalingrad, depicting her stint as a nurse surviving the grim and nerve-racking atmosphere. The footage shows Petrova secure her escape as she navigates the fiery wreckage, takes out enemy soldiers, and rescues a few hostages along the way. The video’s final moments recap the immensely startling invasion itself, following Petrova as she narrowly avoids the chaotic danger around her.
As revealed during Gamescom, Polina Petrova is voiced by actress Laura Bailey and is inspired by the stories of “several female sharpshooters who aided Allied Forces on the Eastern Front” during the actual WWII. “What really grabbed me when I began playing Polina is that she is fearless,” Bailey said at the event. “She was never meant to be fighting in the war. Originally, she was assigned to be a nurse, treating soldiers injured in battle. When all hell broke loose in Stalingrad though, she didn’t think twice about stepping up. She essentially became one of the deadliest snipers the war had seen.”
“She has nothing left to lose, so she’s able to commit herself completely to the mission at hand. Nothing can scare her. Nothing could make her turn away.”
Prior to this big new gameplay reveal, Call of Duty Vanguard received a number of ample details during its recent unveiling event. The shooter’s campaign is confirmed to depict the multi-front origins of the Special Forces, a total of 20 multiplayer maps are confirmed for launch, and Treyarch is confirmed to return for a new Zombies mode. To make matters more eventful, Warzone is also (finally) getting anti-cheat following years of infamous cheating problems.
Call of Duty Vanguard releases November 5th for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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