Hello everyone, I’m Surgeebee and I am a talent, influencer and gamer under Hubient Agency and Hubient Esports. Today, I will be reviewing my first impression of Call of Duty Vanguard.
This is a review after the 1st week of approximately 10 hours on PC version. I’ve found that this game hits the core components to what makes call of duty feels “good”. Although subjective to each person, I will go through some of the features to why this feels refreshing.
COD Vanguard is a First-Person Shooter developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision place the game in a post-World War II setting. There are three main game modes catered for players; campaign mode which is the classic in dept story mode, Zombies which is classic COD zombies with a twist and the multiplayer mode.
The campaign offered a classic, nostalgic feeling similar to other previous Call of Duty titles in the past. The campaign followed aa group of solders from various allied nations and together to form Task Force 1 to tackle to Nazis who planned on keeping the Reich alive after the defeat of WWII. Each member of Task Force 1 is inspired by real-life WWII heroes with strong personalities and interesting flashback style story telling.
As for Zombies, the twist in cooperated an RPG-like mechanic in each game where you must acquire resources to level up gear, power up guns (pack a punch) and perks. There are some fine additions which offered armor, create-a-class element and an option to evac out when you choose to by simply clicking a button and complete the challenge as a team. To my surprise, the lack of content substituted by new elements really reminded me of COD from high school days but I’m really hoping more zombie content in the future with maps, guns and more.
COD Vanguard multiplayer is the true selling point of the game. This is where it truly shines with fast-paced games filled with action and high intensity gameplay. The multiplayer mode offered a unique cross-play feature where PC, XBOX and PlayStation players can play with and against each other. This feature can also be manually turned off, but this help with game searches and the ability to play with friends across platform is super nice.
Another impressive feature in COD Vanguard must be the extensive create-a-class system where I can finally pimp out my guns with up to 10 attachments. Each attachment has its importance in the gun’s performance with some even offering negative attributes in sacrifice of some advantageous positives. Either way, it’s extremely satisfying to level up weapons to unlock not just camouflage but also attachments to further personalize your gun.
Lastly, the multiplayer offered an option called combat pacing. Combat pacing allows the player to change the type of fight they want to engage in whether it’ll be extremely fast or nice and chilled out. This option changes the number of players in each team which ultimately control the pace of the games. From 6v6 up to 20v20, the pace can really differ specially on some smaller maps like Dome. Overall, with some additional game modes as well as combat pacing, Multiplayer feels similar to previous loved COD titles like modern warfare with a twist. The extreme fast time to kill (ttk) paired with the almost arcade style gameplay definitely leaves me coming back each day.
Overall, COD Vanguard haven’t disappointed my experience considering I’ve taken a long break from this franchise. All I can say is I’m low-key addicted to this game and it leaves me wanting to play more and get better! Have a crack at it and see what you think.
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