The official reveal for Call of Duty: Vanguard has been confirmed, with the event taking place inside Warzone on Thursday, August 19. Find out how you can play a part in the Battle of Verdansk.
With Sledgehammer Games at the helm again, CoD is returning to its World War II roots with Call of Duty: Vanguard. While concrete details on the game are sparse, a recent report claimed that Vanguard would release with a brand-new WWII-themed Warzone map.
While Call of Duty games are normally revealed in June, we’ve had to wait a little bit longer to get our first glimpse of the next installment of the legendary franchise. Finally, though, the wait is over, with the event confirmed for August 19 inside Warzone.
We know now the event will be called “The Battle of Verdansk,” and we have all the details on what it is and how you can take part.
Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal event date & start times
Call of Duty games are typically announced in April or May. Following Warzone’s success and everything Activision can do with the battle royale phenomenon, they confirmed that premium CoD games will be revealed later in the year.
While Activision and Sledgehammer Games still haven’t given us an official date, we now know that Thursday, August 19 is the big day thanks to a new image on the PlayStation Store and an official announcement from the Call of Duty Twitter account.
In the image, we get our first look at the official Call of Duty: Vanguard logo, alongside confirmation that the Battle of Verdansk event will start at 10:30 AM PT inside Warzone.
You can find out the start time in your region below:
- Pacific Time: 10:30 AM PT
- Eastern Time: 1:30 PM ET
- British Summer Time: 6:30 PM BST
- Australian Eastern Standard Time: 3:30 AM AEST (Thursday, August 20)
How to play Call of Duty: Vanguard Battle of Verdansk event in Warzone
While unsurprising, the image also confirms that the Vanguard reveal will occur inside Warzone, much like last year’s Cold War announcement.
The Battle of Verdansk event was likely added as part of the Warzone Season 5 update, and it seems like players will have a fight on their hands.
The official website says the following: “Intel from command indicates you will be rewarded for taking part in the #BattleofVerdansk”
- Join the fight
- Defeat the target
- Get to the exfil
- Claim the rewards
If you want to be part of it, you’ll need to make sure you’re playing Warzone at 10:30 AM PT on August 19, so you can take part live. We recommend getting online earlier than the event start time, as it’s likely that servers will be extremely busy with people trying to get involved.
Should you not be able to get on Warzone when the event takes place, streamers across Twitch and YouTube will be broadcasting it live, so you can still tune in and see what happens.
For the Cold War reveal, players were tasked with finding Woods in Verdansk before quickly making their way to Stadium to see the reveal trailer. We imagine that Vanguard will be revealed similarly, but perhaps Activision will be able to do more with the live event concept this time around for the Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal.
Activision has teased that some sort of armored vehicle will be rolling into Verdansk and that players will need to squad up to take this armored vehicle down.
It is possible that the Battle of Verdansk reveal event for Call of Duty: Vanguard will see teams working together to destroy this armored vehicle that will likely be causing havoc in the battle royale on August 19.
Warzone Vanguard reveal event rewards
Those who play the event will acquire various rewards for taking part in the Battle of Verdansk. These rewards will be weapon blueprints, knife blueprints, a bike skin, a timepiece, and more.
It is likely that these items will have a WWII style in the same way the rewards from the Black Ops Cold War reveal had an 80s theme.
Image Credit: Activision