Call of Duty: Vanguard Launch Map Count Confirmed - What Kind Are They?

By Dean James

August 19, 2021

The new annual Call of Duty reveals have been coming later than usual the last couple of years, with Activision and Sledgehammer Games waiting until today to officially unveil Call of Duty: Vanguard, and with that reveal came some information about the maps you can expect to play when it releases.

One of the flaws people found in last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at launch was the minimal number of multiplayer maps accessible to players, which could make things seem pretty repetitive very quickly.

This is possibly why Sledgehammer Games wanted to get out in front with the reveal of the game, where they announced just how many maps there will be in the game when it comes to multiplayer.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard | Official Teaser

Call of Duty: Vanguard | Official Teaser

How Many Vanguard Maps Will Be Available At Launch?

Today’s official reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard via the Call of Duty blog gave us information about different facets of the game, including the single player campaign, multiplayer, and the always popular Zombies mode.

When it comes to the multiplayer, they were very quick to mention that the game would feature 20 different maps from the very start, which is a major increase from the eight we got with Cold War last year. In fact, this is the highest total of launch maps since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in 2009 according to Charlie Intel.

Sledgehammer Games went into more detail, explaining that 16 of the maps would be for core gameplay, which is essentially the 6v6 multiplayer you come to expect. The other four maps, however, will be for the new Champion Hill mode.

Champion Hill is a variation of the 2v2 Gunfight mode in Modern Warfare, which they described as “quick-action, close-quarters, small-squad combat in which eight teams compete in a series of head-to-head matchups where the last team standing wins.”

These four Champion Hill maps will be different from the other multiplayer ones, though no further information was provided. They did say that we would learn more soon as info about the open beta is forthcoming.

There will also be the Zombies map separate from these as well, as that is not factored into the number of maps when it comes to outright multiplayer.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to release on November 5 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.

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Dean James

Dean has been a lifelong gamer ever since he got an SNES as his first game system and has continued to stay passionate about gaming ever since. He has always had a soft spot for most anything Nintendo, especially related to The Legend of Zelda and Mario series. Beyond that, he loves a variety of different games across all platforms, ranging from RPGs like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts to sports titles like MLB The Show.

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