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Is There A New Zombies Map Or Easter Egg In Vanguard Season 1 Update?

Vanguard Zombies hasn't gotten off to a great start, that's for sure.

December 8, 2021

Season One of Call of Duty: Vanguard has officially arrived, and although there’s plenty of new content for Multiplayer and Warzone, Zombies fans are once again feeling a little left out.

Vanguard’s Zombies mode didn’t exactly release to high praise, but fans were still hopeful that new content would arrive with the launch of Season One on December 8th. Although there is new content available, fans were hopeful for a new Vanguard Zombies map or Easter Egg.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard | Zombies “Der Anfang” Intro Trailer

Call of Duty: Vanguard | Zombies “Der Anfang” Intro Trailer

Is There A New Zombies Map Or Easter Egg In Vanguard Season 1?

Unfortunately, fans will be disappointed to learn that there is no new Zombies map or Easter Egg in Season 1 of Call of Duty: Vanguard. There is some new content arriving in the pre-existing “Der Anfang” map, but it isn’t exactly anything to rave about.

It’s not all doom and gloom though, as a new Zombies map and further content is expected to arrive in the future, just not in today’s Season 1 update. You can check out what Zombies content is included in the new update further down this article.

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All-New Zombies Content In Season 1

Below you will find a snippet of the official Season One patch notes, which details all of the new Zombies content arriving in Season 1 of Call of Duty: Vanguard. This information was taken from the Call of Duty website.


  • Prepare for the Purge and New Covenants. A fresh Objective to conquer at season launch, as well as 14 new ways to use those Sacrificial Hearts.
  • New Weapons and Challenges. Bolster your loadouts with five new weapons, bring launchers into the fight, and complete new Career Challenges and Season Challenges for unique rewards.
  • Tome of Rituals, Support Killstreaks, New Area, Holiday Updates, and More In-Season. Upgrade those Artifacts for more powerful Dark Aether abilities, discover new secrets in Von List’s Office, and craft powerful Support tools to use against the undead threat later in the season.

Season One introduces a new batch of content for Zombies, as Treyarch adds in a new Objective, new Covenants, new weapons, new Career Challenges, and 20 Season Challenges on December 8.

New Objective: Purge

Eradicate the Augmentors from this plane of existence in Purge, the newest Objective coming to “Der Anfang.” These aethereal worms feed on the dimensional energy that powers Kortifex, and can only be stopped by capturing powerful Control Runes. But beware: the Augmentors will spawn waves of enemies as a defense mechanism as you attempt to purge them from our dimension.

Prepare to take on this Objective among those already available from launch across all arenas, from Stalingrad to Shi No Numa. Earn a new Sacrificial Heart with each completion to spend at the Altar of Covenants.

14 New Covenant Upgrades

Fourteen powerful upgrades across five new Covenants are coming for those ready to stop Kortifex’s forces, including one that calls back to a classic Zombies Perk:

  • Brimstone: Deal damage to nearby enemies (Rare/Epic/Legendary Rarity).
  • Deadshot: Aiming down sights snaps the crosshairs to headshot location on enemies. Bonus damage on first crit for each enemy. Removes weapon sway (Rare/Epic Rarity).
  • Dead Wire: Stuns enemy (Rare/Epic Rarity). Stuns enemy and nearby enemies (Legendary Rarity).
  • Scrapper: Gain more Salvage from pickups (Rare/Epic Rarity). Gain more Salvage from pickups and Objective rewards (Legendary Rarity).
  • Swift Vengeance: Deal more damage the faster you move. Activates shortly after you start moving. Fire while sprinting (Rare/Epic Rarity). Activates immediately upon moving (Legendary Rarity).

The Big Guns Are Here — Season One Weapons and Launchers Inbound

Ready to blast away the hordes with a Bazooka or the Panzerschreck? How about an anti-tank rifle?

Season One’s newest weapons — the Cooper Carbine, Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle, and Sawtooth melee weapon — will become available in Zombies Loadouts once they’re unlocked in the Battle Pass system. Watch for them to join the Mystery Box rotation later in the season, as well.

All four Launchers will also be available in Loadouts and the Mystery Box for Zombies at the start of Season One, adding another layer of strategy for surviving Kortifex’s legions. Be sure to equip Splatterfest at the Altar of Covenants and let the rockets fly.

New Zombies Career Challenges and Season Challenges

Earn unique Calling Cards and XP bonuses by conquering new sets of Zombies Career Challenges in Season One, which will offer more ways to test your undead-slaying skills in “Der Anfang.”

Zombies players can also unlock and complete 20 new Season Challenges at the start of the season to earn even more XP and Calling Card rewards throughout the season.

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