Call of Duty: Vanguard Season One details, including new Warzone Pacific Caldera map

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Call of Duty: Vanguard Season One details, including new Warzone Pacific Caldera map

Activision offers a rundown of upcoming content, including Warzone updates, Multiplayer maps, and more.

Attention all PlayStation players, it’s time to rise on every front, as Call of Duty: Vanguard is nearly here! Starting November 5 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 experience an epic, international Campaign, signature Call of Duty Multiplayer combat, and a franchise-first Zombies crossover marking the continuation of the Dark Aether saga.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is packed to the brim with content at launch: live through the heroic moments of Task Force One in the awe-inspiring single-player campaign, experience 20 maps in Multiplayer (including 16 built for core gameplay) and the all-new Champion Hill mode, and battle the undead hordes in a franchise first crossover Zombies experience, as the Dark Aether storyline continues in Der Anfang.

Yet, November 5 is only the beginning for Vanguard. Players can expect the content to keep rolling.

Read on for details on the content arriving on the road to Season One, and find out about the brand-new map coming with Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific — Caldera.  Also, just announced, Vanguard owners will get the opportunity to have 24 hours of exclusive first play access to Caldera starting on December 2.

With that, let’s take a look at what’s arriving shortly after launch.

Shipment launches free in November

Vanguard’s content drop continues after launch in the days leading up to Season One.

Headlining that batch of free content is Shipment, the classic frenetic Multiplayer experience re-fitted for Vanguard, scheduled for a November 17 arrival. Newcomers and veterans alike can ready up for a fresh take on the map that’s entertained Call of Duty fans for over a decade.

Deploy to Caldera in Warzone Pacific

Lush forests and rocky crags. White sand beaches and mysterious ruins. A dormant volcano towering over 200-plus points of interest. The new map Caldera is just the beginning of Vanguard’s full integration into Warzone. Roughly the size of Verdansk, Caldera’s design is informed by two years of research and community feedback.

Available to all players in Season One, the Vanguard Royale mode – and later, the Vanguard Plunder mode – showcase all new content from the Season One update onwards, including weaponry and vehicles like biplanes and AA trucks.

All your Operators, Calling Cards, and more from Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare will remain in Warzone Pacific.

As mentioned above, Caldera launches with 24-hour exclusive first play access for Vanguard owners on December 2 at 9:00 AM PT.  Then, it launches for all players on December 3 at 9:00 AM PT. 

Uncover Caldera’s history in the Secrets of the Pacific event

To get players ready for the new map coming with the launch of Warzone Pacific, starting November 24 in Warzone, discover more about Caldera in the Secrets of the Pacific. This limited-time event grants vital information on Caldera and its various points of interest across Vanguard and Warzone. Each game will feature its own set of tasks and rewards.

Season One brings new Battle Pass, Multiplayer maps, and more

Starting on December 2, Vanguard players can expect three new Multiplayer maps, three unique Operators, new Zombies content, new weapons, fresh challenges, and more.

Season One marks the start of the first Battle Pass system across Vanguard and Warzone, where up to 100 Tiers of items – including a selection of free Weapon Blueprints, cosmetic content, and two functional weapons – are yours to unlock. And PlayStation players can unlock new gear and goodies even faster. PlayStation players who purchase the Battle Pass Bundle will get an additional 5 Tier Skips — that’s a total of 25 Tier Skips.

PlayStation Exclusive – Seasonal Combat Packs and More

In addition to the extra tier skips PlayStation players receive by purchasing the Battle Pass bundle, there are additional benefits.  Exclusive to PlayStation Plus members, players will get a free in-game bundle to celebrate Season One of Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone. This pack will include a new Operator Skin, Weapon Blueprint, and much more.  A new free bundle will be available during each Call of Duty: Vanguard season.

Also, in the spirit of teamwork, PlayStation players that play together in parties receive +25% bonus weapon XP.  Additionally, PlayStation players can look forward to exclusive Monthly Double XP events, lasting 24 hours in duration each. Finally, to make sure you’re ready for whatever your enemies throw at you, PlayStation players get an additional two loadout slots.

That’s just a taste of what’s coming to Call of Duty after the launch of Vanguard in a few short days and beyond. Stay tuned for more intel through launch and into Season One.

Call of Duty: Vanguard arrives November 5

Pre-order Vanguard on the PlayStation Store and preload today. Rise on every front.

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  • Well at least they changed the map

  • No thanks. After the dumpster fire that was Cold War, i’m done with CoD tbh.
    Shoulda just kept supporting MW2019 instead of copy-pasting it into yearly games that look and play worse

  • These exclusive deal advantages for PS players are ridiculous and kind of pay2win. Doesn”t make Activision enough money with COD?

    Playstation once meant ‘for the players’. Now it’s all about money and against the others. Shame.

    • Count me out this time round as well, I Didnt pay & I didnt win anything, No even a Medal, In this last COD game that rewarded you for every mundane detail, If you only buy the basic game and nothing more you dont get any medals. The only game I have no recorded medals in after 20+ years of Playstation Game play. XBox Game Pass via PC for me this time round.

  • Count me out this time round as well, I Didnt pay & I didnt win anything, No even a Medal, In this last COD game that rewarded you for every mundane detail, If you only buy the basic game and nothing more you dont get any medals. The only game I have no recorded medals in after 20+ years of Playstation Game play. Dont get me started on cancelling team play and voice chat during a world wide pandemic, Then there is PS5, what a disaster, First time all ready cashed up, Ready to buy the newest Playstation for Christmas 2020,
    I still have not even set eyes on one in the flesh, in any store here in Australia, Just Picutures of scalpers stock piles. After Ps One, PS2, Ps3, Ps4, Ps4Pro, Heaps of games, VR Headsets Motion Controllers, Sorry Sony, But your Sales & Marketing team have sold me out over the last 3yrs, Thanks to everyone at sony prior to the last 3yrs but, I had Fun, We had Fun, Kids had Fun, Grankids had fun, Loved it, I Just Dont Love it now, It’s time to look elsewhere for my gaming entertainment, XBox Game Pass via PC for me this time round, & I dont have to buy an Xbox to play. So I will have $800 aud, to buy Xbox games with straight up, and I can play together with my kids & grand children, even talk to them while playing, Imagine that. & i have a large games wish list in hand ready for xmas 2021, Good luck to you all.

  • Is it possabill to play the campain in vangard c.o.d

  • I am so regretting my purchase. This is the good old bait and switch, false advertising, fraudulent misrepresentation, and I am very very furious about it. The game that was launched on the 5th of November, 2021, is absolutely nothing close to the trailers that were put out prior to the launch. I pre-ordered the standard game, I feel sorry for the people that purchased the one hundred dollar versions. I feel that because of the malicious fraudulent false advertising of this game, we should have every right to our money back, every cent of it. Had they actually showed the game for what it is, I never would of preordered. They know that and that’s why they made it appear better than it is in the trailer. This is a BS tactic on Activisions part.

  • I can accept the shortfalls of COD but must I sell a kidney to purchase a PS5? I do not want to pay a scalper 2x the real MSRP for a PS5. COD Vanguard is SOP for publishing new video games. Last few years are rife with poorly designed games. If console and game issues continue new technology will develop and change the video game landscape. Get it right or gaming industry is doomed.

  • Not sure where all of this hate is coming from but I am enjoying the game. It is a little bit of a rocky start but is fun and has LOTS of content to start with, 20 maps is great. Looking forward to Shipment tomorrow and the other new maps and stuff with Season One coming soon. There are a slew of bugs but nothing show stopping and they will get fixed. The campaign was short as usual for COD but was fun and a good story. Have fun!!!

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