Call of Duty: Vanguard May See Return of London Docks Map
Call of Duty: Vanguard rumors are beginning to pick up steam, and one of the latest suggests that a popular map will be used in the new game. Specifically, the next Call of Duty could feature a return of London Docks from Call of Duty: WW2.
Recently, Call of Duty: Vanguard was described as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2.0 by the reputable insider Tom Henderson. The game will supposedly be lacking on the multiplayer front. Specifically, there will be no new features, with any ambitious ideas cut during the game’s development. Re-using old multiplayer maps lines up with this idea, and with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War doing this in its post-launch Seasons, the “2.0” description lines up.
The London Docks information comes courtesy of well-known leaker @TheMW2Ghost, and they claim that the map will be coming to the game as post-launch content. Specifically, it will be dropping during one of the game’s first two Seasons. This once again lines up with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, as that game also launched with original maps. Once the DLC Seasons started, though, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 map remakes became a lot more prevalent. The same thing may be happening here, with Call of Duty: Vanguard pulling from Call of Duty: WW2.
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I’ve been told that the map ‘London Docks’ from WW2 is apparently coming to Vanguard as season dlc (1 or 2 I think)
As well as a WW2 version of a very fan-favourite map from a very iconic cod game…. 👀 can’t share what that map is just yet though
— MW2 OG (@TheMW2Ghost) June 27, 2021
Back when rumors about Call of Duty: Vanguard’s troubled development began to spread, some mentioned that the game was reusing many assets from Call of Duty: WW2. Given that the 2017 game shares a setting and still looks impressive visually, this decision makes sense. London Docks was also one of the few new maps to truly become a hit with fans, as players preferred it over the sniper-filled Gustav Cannon and the messy Flak Tower. Still, it will be interesting to see if other Call of Duty: WW2 maps, like USS Texas or Ardennes Forest, make a return.
While London Docks was popular due to its solid mix of ranged play and close quarters action, @TheMW2Ghost seems to have teased something more exciting. According to the leaker, the game will be getting a World War 2-themed version of a “fan favorite” map from a “very iconic” entry on the series. While this could be from any game, as there have been a lot of popular entries in the series, it should be exciting to see a classic map with a fresh coat of paint. With Call of Duty: WW2 already doing this via a remake of Shipment, fans have an idea of what changes could be made.
As is usually the case with the Call of Duty franchise, developer Sledgehammer Games seems to be leaning heavily on nostalgia. Hopefully, the gameplay around these remakes is strong enough to keep fans engaged.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is rumored to be releasing this November for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.