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Battle of Verdansk Details

The Battle of Verdansk event in Warzone will reveal Call of Duty: Vanguard
The Battle of Verdansk event in Warzone will reveal Call of Duty: Vanguard / Photo courtesy of Acitivision/Sledgehammer Games

Call of Duty: Vanguard has officially been announced after countless rumors and leaks surrounded this year's new Call of Duty surfaced. Activision announced that Vanguard's reveal event would take place in Warzone, similar to last year's reveal for CoD Cold War. The worldwide reveal will take place in two days on Thursday, Aug. 19 at 1:30 p.m.

What do we know about the Battle of Verdansk?

Acitivision has held information about the Battle of Verdansk close to their chest, one could say the "intel is limited." All that is known so far comes from vague teasers, meaning there's a lot of speculation surrounding the event.

What is known so far is that the event will reflect CoD Cold War's Verdansk '84 event in that the event will take place concurrently in Warzone and affect the map. The Battle of Verdansk will also introduce "an armored vehicle" to Warzone which many players are presuming to be a World War II-styled tank as CoD Vanguard is confirmed to take place in World War II.

The teasers also reveals that a new weapon will be introduced which is likely to be the "armored vehicle." Some players believe that the new weapon and armored vehicle are actually two separate things and that the new weapon will be something players use to destroy the armored vehicle. Those promoting the latter idea suggest the weapon could be a plane as small pictures of planes are littered throughout the four Battle of Verdansk teaser images.

Again this theory is unlikely as the first image says the weapon is "rolling," not flying, into Warzone and the text in the second image seemingly specifies the "new weapon" referred to in the first image is "an armored vehicle." Whether the weapon and armored vehicle are the same or separate things, players will have to wait until the event to find out what's coming to Verdansk.

Teaser images for the Battle of Verdansk event taking place in Call of Duty: Warzone on Thursday, Aug. 19
Call of Duty released four teaser images about Thursday's Battle of Verdansk / Photo courtesy of Activision/Sledgehammer Games

The objective of event is for players to destroy this armored vehicle. Additionally, it seems that destroying the weapon will require coordination between not just your squad, but all of the squads in the lobby. Activision's teasers place heavy emphasis on working together in this worldwide event, perhaps suggesting that more than four players will be required to take down the armored vehicle.

When will the Battle of Verdansk take place?

The Battle of Verdansk event will take place this Thursday, Aug. 19, at 1:30 p.m. in Warzone and reveal this year's coming installment, Call of Duty: Vanguard.