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Call of Duty: Vanguard Operators Detailed

"Become the original special forces."
"Become the original special forces." / Photo courtesy of Activision

Fitting for a game that has emphasized the heroism of those who took part in World War II in real life, the Call of Duty: Vanguard Operators are said to be focusing on individuals who aren't to be trifled with in combat.

From insight and dialogue, to leveling and weapon favorites, here's everything we know far about the new Operators coming soon with Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Operators Detailed

As stated in Activision's dev blog, the Operators of Vanguard are set to represent a global cast of countries, cultures, ethnicities and walks of life. Through Sledgehammer’s "diverse writing team" and an "expert World War II historian," these fictional characters are inspired by real people who fought in WWII, and they all have a story to tell.

During the Vanguard Alpha, longtime fans of the franchise may have noticed the return of Captain Carver Butcher from Call of Duty: WWII (2017), who will be one of the characters playable in the upcoming title's multiplayer.

Call of Duty: Vanguard will give players the opportunity to learn more about the game's new Operators through two new and updated systems.

The first is an extended background feature, which gives insight into each Operator's upbringing and purpose in the greater cause. The second is said to be is an expansion of the Quip system, which will allow players to hear unique dialogue from these characters that bring out their personalities "like never before."

New with Call of Duty: Vanguard as well is Operator leveling. By earning Operator XP—separate from regular, weapon, Battle Pass, and Clan XP—players can unlock new cosmetics, Skins, Calling Cards, Finishing Move, and more just by playing matches with a specific Operator.

Outside of their challenges and biography, which includes their nickname, citizenship, and ethnicity, each Operator also has a Favorite Weapon.

Polina Petrova’s Favorite Weapon is the 3-Line Rifle. In addition to it being a tool for her character that fits with her background, it has a purpose for gameplay as well—when using this weapon while playing as Polina, players will receive additional XP.

Although Operator leveling will not be available until launch, Polina, Daniel Take Yatsu, Roland Zelmet, Lucas Riggs, Wade Jackson and Arthur Kingsley will be playable in the Vanguard Beta kicking off this weekend.