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Call of Duty: Vanguard Alpha Confirms Return of Tactical Sprint

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CharlieINTEL has confirmed the return of Tactical Sprint in a main Call of Duty title in the Vanguard alpha.

A screenshot posted by charlieINTEL details Tactical Sprint in the settings menu. Tactical Sprint, first introduced in Modern Warfare (2019), is a feature that allows players to get an extra burst of speed when sprinting. It is activated by double tapping the left-thumbstick while sprinting. It's a feature that still remains in Warzone.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Alpha Confirms Return of Tactical Sprint

"Vanguard runs on Modern Warfare's engine," charlieINTEL said in a follow-up tweet. "If you liked how MW played/looked/felt, you will enjoy Vanguard. And, Vanguard has newer features as we've mentioned with destructible environments and more. In regards to FOV on consoles, MW doesn't have it. Unsure if Vanguard will."

Tactical Sprint was absent from Black Ops Cold War. It is a rather polarizing feature, especially among competitive players. Console players will probably end up being more upset that a FOV slider is not currently on the cards. Field of View sliders have long been a PC advantage, but Cold War finally introduced it to the COD franchise on consoles. If it isn't included in the new title, fans might think it's a step backwards for the series.

The Call of Duty: Vanguard alpha kicks off Aug. 27 free for PlayStation users.