With all the collaborative efforts that go into these Call of Duty games, it’s no surprise to see that they are looking to bring us an exciting campaign experience from Sledgehammer. A new reveal trailer now shows us that Treyarch and Raven will look to bring their undead Zombies experience to Call of Duty Vanguard in a new mode called “Der Anfang” that taps into the Dark Aether storyline.

Zombies is cross-play and cross-gen and features aspects of progression across other game types available in Vanguard with the Battle Pass. As is the standard, the zombies mode in Vanguard features a four-player co-op. Like Vanguard, the zombies mode here takes place in a World War II setting. Players can access perks, weapon upgrades, and Pack-a-Punch. In addition to elements that players are already familiar with, some new elements are on the way as well.

An object known as the Sacrificial Heart allows players to choose from a variety of upgrades that randomize each time they’re available, so you must pick carefully to create a potent build. Some possible powers that players can select offer slow ammo regeneration or special skills that help you hold territory. You can change your strategy in each game, so trying out a variety of abilities with synergistic elements may improve your chances of survival. Using the Sacrificial Heart and the Covenant system, you can create things like melee builds chain explosions on kills and more. Players can bring in a primary weapon that they have unlocked from the core game, but other weapons must be looted in the match, and of course, the Mystery Box will be around to take a chance on.

In classic fashion, you will be fighting against Nazi zombies. Led by Oberführer Von List, there’s a lot of occult and evil lore to discover as you head through the game. In fact, players can form bonds with some of the dark entities in the game to gain special powers, like frost blasts or energy mines. The journey here takes place in the ruins of Stalingrad and a variety of World War II settings, including a Japanese army camp at Shi No Numa. Players face down legions of standard undead, but there are of course special zombies to contend with as well, including exploding corpses and giants wielding machine guns.


Call of Duty: Vanguard’s zombie experience is scheduled to launch with the main game on November 5.

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