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Call of Duty: Vanguard Developer Wants To Make ‘Iconic’ Characters On the Level of Master Chief

During a current New York Comic Con panel, one of the writers behind Call of Duty Vanguard spoke about the staff’s want to make extra ‘iconic’ characters inside the franchise, much like the likes of Halo’s Master Chief.

As reported by VGC, Call of Duty: Vanguard author Sam Maggs opened up about the staff’s hopes for Vanguard and the way they wish to create extra prolific standout characters inside the franchise. “We got here into this course of saying, ‘how can we make the iconic CoD characters?’ since you don’t actually have that in Call of Duty proper now,” she said throughout the panel.

Vanguard's four playable campaign characters. L-R: Wade Jackson, Polina Petrova, Arthur Kingsley, Lucas Riggs.

Vanguard’s 4 playable marketing campaign characters. L-R: Wade Jackson, Polina Petrova, Arthur Kingsley, Lucas Riggs.

“You know when you consider a recreation like Halo, you assume of Master Chief, however if you assume of CoD there’s probably not these standout characters.” While earlier iterations of the Call of Duty franchise have seen noteworthy characters akin to Captain Price, Ghost, and Captain “Soap” MacTavish, more moderen entries into the franchise arguably have not capitalized on character growth to fairly the identical extent.

Maggs says that the staff began by developing with characters that it felt could possibly be “flagship” heroes in the franchise, as a result of they need to have the ability to carry their tales over into future Vanguard video games, ought to that be the route that Activision decides to take Call of Duty. “We are hoping that if folks love them as a lot as we do, that we get to proceed to inform the story of these folks and make them type of like figureheads for this period of CoD mainly,” she concluded.

As per Call of Duty’s website, Vanguard’s upcoming marketing campaign will give attention to the escapades of Task Force One as they try to cease the Nazi social gathering from implementing the mysterious Project Phoenix towards the finish of WW2. The particular forces squad itself is made up of 4 playable characters: Sergeant Arthur Kingsley, Lieutenant Polina Petrova, Private Lucas Riggs, and Lieutenant First Class Wade Jackson. Sergeant Richard Webb will make up the fifth member of the staff, although plainly he will not be playable all through the marketing campaign. The website additionally notes that these operators will even make up a 3rd of the recreation’s twelve playable characters in Vanguard’s multiplayer when the recreation launches subsequent month.

Earlier this week, the staff at Sledgehammer confirmed off a bit extra of its marketing campaign with the launch of a new trailer and a subsequent behind-the-scenes look at how Vanguard’s story got here to be. In different Call of Duty information, Activision just lately spoke additional about the upcoming anti-cheat set to be launched alongside Vanguard. The firm says that its new system is named Ricochet, and is designed to fight hackers in the recreation utilizing kernel-level screens.

Jared Moore is a contract author for IGN. You can observe him on Twitter.

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