Call of Duty: Vanguard
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Call of Duty: Vanguard is a first person shooter developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision on Xbox One and Series S/X, PlayStation 4 and 5 and Microsoft Windows on November 5th, 2021. It is the eighteenth game in the Call of Duty franchise and the sixth main WWII title in the series, following Sledgehammer's previous game, Call of Duty: WWII. It features a campaign mode with characters from multiple Allied countries fighting on the Western, Eastern, African and Pacific fronts. It also has a Zombies mode, which is developed by Treyarch instead of Sledgehammer.
The following weapons appear in the video game Call of Duty: Vanguard:
Like Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War, Vanguard uses the Gunsmith system for its weapon attachments and customisation, which includes new upgrades such as incendiary ammo, seen on some weapons in Alpha gameplay.
Multiplayer features a new mode called Champion Hill, where small teams of two or three players battle in small arenas to be the only survivor. In between rounds, they can use the cash they've earned to purchase upgrades and better weapons.
A Colt M1911 appears under the "1911" name and has 8 round magazines by default, which is anachronistic, as 8 round magazines did not exist for the M1911 in WWII.
Mauser C96 Hybrid
A hybrid of different Mauser C96 pistols is seen in the Alpha, listed under the same "Machine Pistol" moniker from WWII. As of the Beta, it uses ".30 Jaeger" ammo, possibly a change of the name .30 Mauser (an alternate designation of the 7.63x25mm Mauser cartridge) to avoid copyright issues. It is full-auto despite its lack of a selector switch, and has a 10-round magazine by default, although various magazine options are available, including 8 and 20 round 9x19mm magazines (the former of which is considered a "fast mag", yet confusingly it is non-detachable and uses a 10 round stripper clip instead of an 8 round stripper clip), a 40 round drum for "7.62 Tokarev", presumably 7.62x25mm, which is extremely similar in dimensions to the 7.63x25mm Mauser the C96 actually uses, which may indicate the developers confused the two, and finally "8mm Nambu" 20 round magazines, which is a caliber the C96 never used.
A Luger P08 is seen in the reveal trailer and in artwork for the Dead Silence field upgrade, fitted with a suppressor.
The Tokarev TT-33 is featured in the beta as the "Ratt".
An M1A1 Thompson appears in the Alpha as the default weapon in Champion Hill mode, fitted with a 50 drum magazine by default, which is impossible for the M1 Thompsons. Sledgehammer refers to it as the "M1928", which is the Thompson variant that could use drums. When reloading, the drum is correctly removed via a sideways movement (as correct as a drum on an M1A1 can be, anyway). An extended drum attachment holds 100 rounds. The initial draw animation involves the player letting the bolt go forward and chamber a round, then they flick the safety off.
In the beta a conversion to .30-06 is available.
The MP40 is an SMG available in the game.
The "Shredder" submachine gun in the Frontline weapons pack is a heavily customized MP41. It also briefly appears in the Alpha trailer, kitted out with a skeleton Thompson grip, an MP18 barrel and a magazine similar in design to the Trommelmagazin 08.
The Owen Gun is carried by second lieutenant Riggs at the beginning of the trailer.
Soviet Soldiers are seen carrying PPSh-41s at the beginning of the trailer.
Sten Mk II
The Sten Mk II is featured in the game.
Sten Mk I/Sten Mk VI Hybrid
The "Wildwood" submachine gun in the Frontline weapons pack is a hybrid combining original Sten Mk I with the pistol grip, fixed stock and suppressor from the Sten Mk VI.
A Type 100 submachine gun is used by an Allied soldier.
Becker revolving shotgun
The Becker revolving shotgun appears in the game as the "Revolving Shotgun". Being a rare and sophisticated European shotgun (only about 100 examples being ever produced, at a time when only the U.S. has thought of issuing combat shotguns), it was unlikely to have been used as a military weapon during WWII in reality. In the Stalingrad Demo, it is seen being used by German soldiers. At the start of every reload, the ejector rod is correctly used to remove the last spent shell.
The Browning Auto-5 appears in the game as the "Auto-Loading Shotgun". The empty reload animation features the "Speed-load" feature that the Auto-5 became famous for - with an empty shotgun and the bolt locked back, loading a shell into the magazine will immediately chamber the shell as soon as the operator removes their loading hand. However, this feature was introduced in 1953 with the 2-piece carrier. Any earlier examples will need to have the carrier button/bolt release button held down in order to load the magazine, and the "Speed-load" feature is not present before 1953, making this feature anachronistic. One of the attachments allows you to reload all 5 shells at once, making it far faster than the base reload.
The Costa Rican contract Breda PG returns from WWII as the "ITRA Burst". As of the Beta, it incorrectly uses 7.92x57mm ammunition.
Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk. I
The Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I is seen in promotional media. It is also seen in the hands of British paratroopers as well.
M1 Garand rifles are used by US marines in the reveal trailer. It appears in the Beta, classed as a marksman rifle.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
The Mosin Nagant M1891/30 appears in the game as the "3-Line Rifle".
The Sturmgewehr 44 appears in the game as the "STG44". It is used anachronistically in the campaign levels set in Stalingrad in August 1942 when in reality it was first issued in late 1943.
Modifications include an extended drum magazine appears to be a heavily modified MG42 drum seemingly rechambered for the 7.92x33mm Kurz, which holds 45 rounds.
The Volkssturmgewehr appears as the "Volk".
A British soldier is seen holding a Bren gun in the trailer of the Stalingrad Demo Play-through. It appears in the Beta.
Charlton Automatic Rifle
A Charlton Automatic Rifle is fired by second lieutenant Riggs in the reveal trailer. It appears in the Beta as an assault rifle under the same "NZ-41" name it had in WWII.
The Degtyaryov DP-27 appears in the game as the "DP27". It has a noticeably higher rate of fire than the real weapon, and the pan magazine holds 63 rounds instead of 47. An upgraded version holds 105 rounds.
M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle
The M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle appears in the Alpha with a longer handguard by default, while the HUD has the correct handguard length. It is able to switch between full-auto (at a slow fire rate of 400 RPM) and semi-auto, which is incorrect: the real M1918A2's fire selector instead had a slow full-auto and fast full-auto option, while the earlier M1918 could switch between semi-auto and fast full-auto (500-650 RPM). A 30 round curved magazine is available, which supposedly fires .50 BMG rounds. In the Beta it is classed as an assault rifle.
The MG42, fitted with a drum, appears in the game. Said drum holds 125 rounds, which is incorrect, the MG42 had a 50 round drum. For some reason it lacks a muzzle in the multiplayer by default and more bizarrely the proper muzzle isn't available even as attachment.
The Type 96 LMG is briefly seen in the trailer.
Vickers Mk. I
A man-portable depiction of the Vickers Mk. I is available in the game as a killstreak called the "Frankengun" in the Alpha and "Deathmachine" in the Beta. It has 100 rounds, which are explosive, as well as unusable AA sights.
Grenades & Explosives
Mk 2 Grenade
American Mk 2 hand grenades can be seen in the African section of the trailer.
Mk.V CN Gas Grenade
The Mk.V CN Gas Grenade appears as the "Gas Grenade".
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Model 24 Stielhandgranates can be seen lying on the ground next to a German helmet in the teaser trailer.
Mills Bombs are carried by British paratroopers in the reveal trailer. They also appear in artwork for the Armour Plates field upgrade and the Warmachine field upgrade.
No. 69 Mk. 1
The No. 69 Mk. 1 is seen in the Alpha as a stun grenade. The character throws it using only one hand in a rather tactical and too modern manner for the setting due to reusing Modern Warfare mechanics.
No. 82 "Gammon Bomb"
The No. 82 Gammon Bomb appears as the "Impact Grenade" in the Alpha.
Unidentified smoke grenade
Unidentified stun/smoke grenade is used by a British paratrooper in the reveal trailer.
The German Flammenwerfer 41 is available as part of the "Flamenaut" streak, which also includes a heavy armoured suit like the "Flame Trooper" from Battlefield 1. This suit obscures your vision but gives you much more health.
An M2 Flamethrower is seen in on a table in the buy round of the "Champion Hill" mode.
The M1 Bazooka appears in the beta.
The Panzerschreck appears in the beta.
The "Warmachine" killstreak appears to be some sort of cannon that fires impact-detonated grenades.
3.7 cm Bordkanone
A German Stuka dive bomber in the trailer can be seen with two 3.7 cm Bordkanonen.
3 Inch/50 Mark 2 Model 4
The stranded American navy cargo ship has several 3 Inch/50 Mark 2 Model 4 deck guns.
What appears to be a German 15 cm TbtsK C/36 naval gun is seen during the trailer.
The Besa machine gun is seen mounted in British Crusader Tanks.
M4 Sherman tanks have hull-mounted Browning M1919A4 machine guns.
Browning M2 machine guns appear multiple times throughout the trailer, on Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers and a Sherman tank in the Pacific.
A Soviet T-34/85 with a hull-mounted Degtyaryov DT is seen during the Stalingrad Demo Play-through. It is worth mentioning that this model is anachronistic for the Stalingrad scenario; the earlier T-34/76 would be more correct.
An MG13 machine gun is mounted on an Sd.Kfz. 231 armored car in the reveal trailer.
The MG34 is mounted on German tanks in the reveal trailer.
The MG81 is mounted in the nose of Heinkel He 177 Greif bombers seen in the reveal trailer and the Warzone event.
The MG131 is mounted in the Heinkel He 177 Greif bombers seen in the reveal trailer and the Warzone event.
The MG 151 cannon is mounted in the Heinkel He 177 Greif bombers seen in the reveal trailer and the Warzone event.
Type 10 120mm Dual-Purpose Gun
Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi has several Type 10 120mm Dual-Purpose Guns.
A heavy Japanese Anti-air gun is mounted on the "Gavutu" map which is a Type 89 12.7 cm/40 naval gun.
Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Gun
A Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Gun is fired by Japanese soldiers in the reveal trailer.
Type 97 Aircraft Machine Gun
The Type 97 Aircraft Machine Gun is the nose-mounted MG of Japanese Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" fighters.
Type 99 Cannon
The "Zeros" are also armed with two wing-mounted Type 99 cannons.
The M2 Mortar is present as the "Mortar Barrage" killstreak.
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