“The F*** is Der Anfang!” – Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies is Leaving Fans Enraged Just Days After Launch

Published 11/08/2021, 3:17 PM EST


Activision and Sledgehammer Games’ brainchild, Call of Duty: Vanguard has been around for less than a week. But a trademark trait of the game has already infuriated the community. The franchise’s most anticipated title of the year was expected to launch with the resurgence of zombies. Instead, the Zombies mode has been more of a letdown and did not come anywhere close to the community’s expectations.

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And Vanguard players have not held back from expressing their disappointment via Twitter with a fair share of criticism.

Call of Duty: Vanguard – Disappointing Der Anfang

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The brand-new map, Der Anfang, introduced loyal Call of Duty fans to the new Zombies and has been nothing but lackluster. Treyarch who’s responsible for zombies in the franchise’s previous titles also spearheaded the development of the undead for Vanguard.

The mismatch of Round-Based and Outbreak coming from the experts is unforgivable as many took to Twitter to express their deep-rooted concerns.

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Popular YouTuber Life of Tom also joined the conversation and claimed Vanguard’s Zombies mode is the worst the community has ever played. He went as far as suggesting it’s worse than the Zombies of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4? Surely Treyarch couldn’t have done something that bad, right?

Some even said the map is simply “unplayable.” While others hoped there was an option to avoid the Zombies mode altogether.

From what the initial looks of the new map, the mode seems to have been designed in a manner, so it attracts more traffic and opens the doors for casual players to step in. It clearly lacks the essential features of a traditional zombies mode that made it stand out and doesn’t have its own identity. To some, it feels like an amalgamation of the past modes which is definitely not for the best, missing out on all the core details in all aspects.

And to make matters even worse, it is not possible for players to pause a solo game on Der Anfang, as per MrDalekJD. Unbelievable!

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Well-renowned industry insider and VGC employee voicing his opinion on the topic posted a light-hearted comment that was a subtle hint at the Vanguard community’s reaction. To which a Vanguard player replied by listing all the problems with Der Anfang.

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Even though most of the Twitteratis had no positives to consider when it came to Der Anfang, some weren’t too unhappy with the new and reworked zombies mode. But some others blamed Activision for not letting Treyarch do what’s best for the game.

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Tanay Grover

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Tanay Grover, an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, is currently pursuing a degree in technology. Before finding his way into the world of eSports, he worked on Social Media management. An enthusiastic soccer player who never played any other game except FIFA, he found his calling when he started playing Valorant and Pokemon GO.

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