Activision drops official Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies trailer

Treyarch will continue their Zombies storyline in Vanguard, focusing more on the Nazi occult experiments that kickstarted the entire thing.


Earlier today, Activision teased the reveal of the Zombies mode for Call of Duty: Vanguard. A few hours later, the studio delivered on its promise to drop more details about Treyarch's latest Zombies experience, releasing a new trailer and more information about the critically-acclaimed extra mode for Activision's upcoming shooter game.

Zombies are headed to Call of Duty: Vanguard on November 5, 2021.

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Shi No Numa returns in Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies

Treyarch's latest Zombies mode is a prequel to the storyline explored in Black Ops Cold War.

One of the biggest highlights of the Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies reveal trailer was Shi No Numa. The swampy local first made its debut back in 2009 for Call of Duty: World at War's Zombies Mode. Since then, Shi No Numa has been a part of several other Call of Duty games, including Black Ops, Black Ops III, and COD: Mobile. However, the map wasn't included in Black Ops Cold War, so fans are happy to see that Treyarch is bringing it back for Vanguard.

As we've learned from earlier trailers, Vanguard's single-player campaign will take place during World War II and will revolve around a titular group of specialized soldiers that played a crucial role during the war. The game will see the four Special Forces members head to Berlin to explore reports of post-Hitler Nazis looking to extend their rule following the fall of their furor.

Once you're done with that, you can keep yourself busy exploring the Zombies mode for Vanguard, which Activision confirmed a few months ago.

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The official Zombies reveal trailer is everyone's first look at the return of the popular multiplayer mode.

In addition to the return of the classic She No Numa Map, the trailer also teases the origins of the Dark Aether storyline that started in Treyarch's Black Ops Cold War.

With that said, it will be interesting to see just how successful this "crossover" is going to be. This will mark the first time that a Zombies mode will make its way to a non-Treyarch Call of Duty game. If the storyline draws in enough fans, Activision might just let Treyarch continue adding a Zombies mode to every Call of Duty game moving forward, including Infinity Ward's rumored Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II for 2022.

Speaking of Call of Duty, Activision just confirmed that it no longer intends to mess around with cheaters. Later this year, Activision will release a new anti-cheat engine for Warzone and eventually, Vanguard, as well as future Call of Duty games.

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