After days of emerging leaks and subsequent copyright takedowns from Activision in recent weeks, the Call of Duty: Vanguard cover art has seemingly been revealed.
With the worldwide reveal for the first-person shooter's next title right around the corner, here's a breakdown of what the COD: Vanguard key art says about the upcoming game's lore.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Cover Art: Campaign and Operator Details
With the key phrase, "See Them Rise," heavily emphasized in the official COD: Vanguard teaser trailer that just released, the question then becomes, just who exactly?
Well, judging by the cover art, as well as the Vanguard teasers sent to influencers in the past few days, the game's campaign and operators seemingly will be focusing heavily on four WWII heroes based off of real-life combat recognition-decorated stories during the war.
According to prominent Call of Duty leaker Tom Henderson on Twitter, one is named Wade and based either on the real-life C. Wade McClusky or Capt. Vernon L. Micheel, who both remain credited with playing a major part in the Battle of Midway for the U.S. Navy.
Another is Lucas, who's said to be inspired by the real-life Charles Upham of New Zealand, as well as Polina, who likely referenced the real-life Russian sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko and currently appears in Warzone as part of an in-game teaser for COD: Vanguard.
The fourth and final character appears to be Sgt. Kingsley, though not much information has been speculated on that aspect just yet.
The Battle of Verdansk in-game Warzone event/worldwide reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to take place on Thursday, Aug. 19, at 1:30 p.m. ET.