Call of Duty: Vanguard- First Gameplay Footage Showcases World War 2 Through the Eyes of Laura Bailey’s ‘Polina’

Published 08/25/2021, 2:58 PM EDT


Gamescom is huge. And this year, it’s even bigger. And Call of Duty fans got to see new gameplay footage. The main show started with a banger of reveal for Saints Row. The 2nd game to be revealed was Midnight Suns. And what followed the Midnight Suns reveal was gameplay footage for Vanguard featuring Polina. The gameplay looked great, and gamers can’t wait for the much-anticipated title to drop.

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Gamescom 2021 Vanguard gameplay: what’s the takeaway

The gameplay footage featured one of the main characters that will be playable when the game comes out: Polina Petrova. The footage sees her in Stalingrad during the time German forces were trying to occupy Stalingrad. The footage starts with what seems like the inside of a run-down apartment building. Instantly it’s noticeable how much better the game looks compared to its predecessors.

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The combat system looks improved as well. At first, she takes a knife and stabs an enemy to death from behind, which looked great. And then she picks up the enemy’s rifle, and the shooting commences. As a shooter, this title was never going to be bad, and from what gamers got to see during the event, it’s actually pretty good.

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Fans of the franchise also got to see Polina engage in what perhaps can be termed as parkour. And there was some wall climbing as well. At one point, she goes into an empty room and looks out the window. She sees German soldiers about to execute some people and tries to take them out. She soon finds herself engaging in close-quarters combat with some German soldiers.

A while later, gamers could see her walking through the war-torn city, before engaging in some more combat. Then the footage went back in time and shows fans what took place an hour before (inside the game, of course). And footage ended with Bombers (planes) bombing Stalingrad as Polina desperately tries to get away. The last thing people see is her trying to escape a burning building and hit the ground/floor hard.

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The footage served its purpose of getting gamers excited. And Call of Duty Vanguard will be available on November 5.

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Soumyadyuti Ghosh

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An eSports writer at EssentiallySports, Soumyadyuti Ghosh is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Management. Before becoming an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, he worked as a freelance content writer, editor, and proofreader and primarily worked on projects revolving around insurance, travel, and gadgets. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things eSports, a rather unhealthy obsession with playing video games, and an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the gaming industry make him a video game aficionado.

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