We finally got to see what the multiplayer mode of Call of Duty Vanguard was like. Here is what we thought of the maps, weapons, killstreaks and everything that the next CoD has to offer.

List of weapons in Call of Duty Vanguard

While the exit of the Call of Duty Vanguard open beta is only a few days away, we had the chance to test the multiplayer mode of the next installment in the series. First things first, here is the list of Call of Duty Vanguard weapons that can be tested in the beta version of the game:

  • Shotguns:
  • Automatique
  • Barrel
  • Assault rifles:
  • BAR
  • Fedorov Avtomat
  • ITRA Burst
  • NZ-41
  • STG44
  • Volksturmgewehr
  • Precision rifle :
  • M1 Garand
  • Rocket Launcher:
  • M1 Bazooka
  • Machine Gun (light):
  • DP28
  • MG42
  • Type 96
  • Melee:
  • Combat Knife
  • Riot Shield
  • Gun:
  • 1911
  • Machine Pistol
  • RATT
  • RMC-30
  • SMG:
  • M1928
  • MP-40
  • PPsh-41
  • Sten
  • Type 100
  • Sniper:
  • 3-Line Rifle
  • Kar98k

Good gameplay surprise, the handling of the weapons is quite pleasant. The aim is fluid, the feeling of recoil is felt without being crippling and the blind shooting (new feature which caused much ink to flow) is far from being as cracked as one might fear. Level improvement, each weapon has several locations allowing to evolve the aim, the damage, the melee, the recoil, etc. By chaining the parts you will increase your level in order to unlock new weapons and upgrades. During the beta, the level of players was stuck at 20, but in the game, it should be possible to progress to level 30. Only downside in terms of combat, the number of weapons quite limited, but it does not doubt that new equipment will arrive soon!

Rather uneven maps?

During the beta of Call of Duty Vanguard, we had the opportunity to discover different maps of the next CoD. The first of them, Gavutu is a beach in the Solomon Islands (where Japan and the United States fought fiercely during WWII). The map offers quite varied environments with a beach, jungle and a large beached military boat. However, the map is one of the least inspired in the game. All the paths are similar and the open terrain offers a big advantage to fans of long-distance weapons. The second map is called Hôtel Royal, a nightly clash on the roof of a Parisian hotel in the midst of a bombardment. Unlike the first Call of Duty Vanguard map, Hotel Royal offers a real variety of paths to take to surprise the enemy. The fact of being able to pass from the roofs to the top floor of the hotel adds a certain verticality that is more than welcome. Finally the last map, titled Red Star, takes place on the snowy edge of Stalingrad. Here too the map is illustrated by the diversity of its paths and its many nooks and crannies allowing the enemy to be taken from the rear. A map cleverly designed so that it is not possible to forever hold the same position by chaining kills without moving.

Call of Duty Vanguard: All Killstreaks

All online FPS enthusiasts, and especially CoDs, are familiar with the killstreaks rewards. The term refers to the rewards obtained by a player who manages to chain a certain number of kills without dying. As in the previous titles of the franchise, Call of Duty Vanguard has a system of killstreaks allowing you to have an advantage depending on your success during the game. Here is the breakdown of Call of Duty Vanguard killstreaks:

  • Information: 3 kills
  • Spy plane: 4 kills
  • Counter espionage: 4 kills
  • Gilder Bomb: 5 kills
  • Treatment kit: 5 kills
  • Barrage: 6 kills
  • Pack of dogs: 10 kills

New abilities to equip according to your playstyle

Despite the arrival of first trailer for Call of Duty Vanguard, it was not yet known what would be the capabilities present in the new FPS from Activision. By playing Call of Duty 2021 you will have the opportunity toequip up to 3 characteristics from a more or less long list. These abilities will give you certain advantages during the game (spotting enemies, running faster, etc.). A mechanic that is not revolutionary, but which allows you to adjust your characteristics to better suit your style of play.

  • Capacities 1:
  • Survivalist
  • Low profile
  • Ghost
  • Fortified
  • Abilities 2:
  • Tracker
  • Alert
  • Informant
  • Engineer
  • Radar
  • Abilities 3:
  • Tactician
  • Scavenger
  • Overkill
  • Lightweight
  • Double time
  • Demolition

Ultimately, what about the multiplayer mode of Call of Duty Vanguard?

Although the beta of the Call of Duty online mode is quite limited, these few hours allow us to get a first idea. If the gameplay of the game is pleasant and some very involved parts, we can not help but deplore a lack of originality. Of course, we are aware thatit is not possible to revolutionize a license like CoD with each new release. Still, for the moment, Activision seems to prefer to consolidate its gains (in particular by betting on the Second World War) rather than to take risks. A formula that has proven itself, but which risks wearing down the patience of the most loyal fans.

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