Call of Duty: Vanguard Will Have 20 Multiplayer Maps on Day One

Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to feature a massive day one multiplayer offering, with 20 maps available at launch.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to feature a massive day one multiplayer offering, with 20 maps available at launch. / Photo courtesy of Activision

Along with the worldwide reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard, Activision announced Thursday that the next title in the franchise will feature 20 multiplayer maps available at launch.

Spearheaded by the efforts of Sledgehammer Games this time around, COD: Vanguard's 20 day one maps will consist of 16 offerings for the core multiplayer modes and four for the all-new Champion Hill game mode.

With COD: Vanguard's campaign spanning across four major theaters of World War II, expect the multiplayer maps to be take place around the battle-scarred Eastern and Western Fronts of Europe, the South Pacific, and North Africa during the 1940s.

Featuring a wide variety of "diverse environments," Vanguard multiplier invites players to rise up the ranks in the journey to become one of the original Special Forces Operators.

As stated in Activision's blog post, Vanguard aims to bring back Call of Duty's signature "fast-paced tactical first-person combat" and innovate by giving players many more ways to play.

COD: Vanguard's multiplayer will reportedly feature an advanced Gunsmith and Caliber system that will bring immersive and reactive environments to a new level.

Meanwhile, the brand-new Champion Hill mode is said to be the next generation of the 2v2 Gunfight mode first introduced in Modern Warfare (2019). With quick-action, close-quarters, small-squad combat in mind, Champion Hill will pit eight teams against each other in a series of head-to-head matchups where the last team standing wins.

It's also important to note that Vanguard will be running on the next-gen engine that Infinity Ward used in Modern Warfare (2019), which all but confirms that its graphics, movement and gunplay will likely feel drastically different from Treyarch's Black Ops Cold War.

Activision is crowning Vanguard its "most advanced Call of Duty experience ever," with Warzone integration, cross-play, cross-progression, and cross-gen support available from launch.

Information on the game's forthcoming open beta is coming soon, along with the official COD: Vanguard multiplayer reveal.

Post-launch, Activision said players should expect a "colossal calendar brimming with free content," including new Multiplayer and Zombies maps and modes, seasonal events, community celebrations and more.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to launch for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (via on Nov. 5, 2021.