The next entry in the Call of Duty franchise has officially been announced, and it’s set to be revealed this coming Thursday. In a post on the official Call of Duty Twitter account, Activision announced Call of Duty: Vanguard with a teaser trailer. A more in-depth look at Call of Duty: Vanguard is also on the way, planned for August 19, but it won’t be on Twitch or YouTube.
To watch the Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal, you’ll have to be playing Call of Duty: Warzone. Specifically, anyone who wants to watch will have to be playing on Verdansk starting at 10:30 a.m PT.
A ton of details about Call of Duty: Vanguard, including its setting, have leaked prior to its official reveal. We know that Call of Duty: Vanguard will take players back to World War II. Small snippets of trailers sent to content creators have hinted toward the game’s story taking place along the war’s eastern front.
Join the #BattleofVerdansk and experience the worldwide reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard
📅 – 8/19
🕥 – 10:30am PT
📍 – Verdansk pic.twitter.com/N0efSm5nOA
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) August 16, 2021
Call of Duty: Warzone will also update with Vanguard‘s eventual launch, reportedly with a new, massive map based on the Pacific theater of the war.
Call of Duty: Vanguard‘s reveal comes amid a reckoning at its publisher, Activision Blizzard. A recently filed lawsuit against the company accuses it of fostering a “frat boy” culture in which sexual discrimination, harassment, and pay disparity are rampant. In the weeks following the lawsuit’s filing, Blizzard president J. Allen Brack has stepped down and workers at studios owned by the publisher have walked out.