Call of Duty: Vanguard, a 2021 shooter game in third-person gameplay. Vanguard is developed by Sledgehammer Games and was published by Activision. Call of Duty Vanguard was released November 5 for Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox It is the 18th installment in the Call of Duty franchise. Vanguard is a storyline that features the birth of a special forces to face the threat at the end of World War 2. Vanguard received many mixed reviews from the culture, with praise towards the campaign and multiplayer, but criticism for lack of innovation in the Zombies area.