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COD Vanguard Season 1 Zombies: Purge, new Covenant upgrades and more

Starting 8th December, COD Vanguard Zombies will feature a new batch of content, including a new Purge Objective, Covenants and upgrades, weapons and launchers, and more!
COD Vanguard Season 1 Zombies: Purge, new Covenant upgrades and more

Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 1 drops on 8th December. Treyarch's latest blog post has fans brewing with excitement after teasing a new Purge Objective and five additions to the Altar of Covenants. If this wasn't enough, Treyarch also revealed a new menu of weapons and launchers that players can use to slay the army of undead.

Although the new COD Vanguard Zombies season will not feature a new map, these new feature additions will surely keep fans hooked and coming back for more. Interestingly, Treyarch made no mention of Der Anfang's main questline, which will presumably be unveiled at a later date.

With that said, here's everything you need to know about COD Vanguard Zombies Season 1!

COD Vanguard Season 1 Zombies: New Purge Objective

Starting from 8th December, COD Vanguard Zombies players will enjoy a brand-new Purge Objective to conquer in Der Anfang. This new game mode will task players with eradicating "ethereal worms" called Augmentors.

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COD Vanguard Zombies introduced a new Purge Objective, available across all arenas. (Picture: Treyarch)

"These aethereal worms feed on the dimensional energy that powers Kortifex and can only be stopped by capturing powerful Control Runes. But beware: the Augmentors will spawn waves of enemies as a defence mechanism as you attempt to purge them from our dimension," noted Treyarch.

This objective is available in all arenas, from Stalingrad to Shi No Numa and sounds similar to Harvest.

COD Vanguard Season 1 Zombies: All new Covenants and Upgrades

There are a total of 14 upgrades across five new Covenants to stop Kortifex's forces, including an upgrade that calls back to a classic Zombies Perk.

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There are 14 new upgrades across five additional Covenants in COD Vanguard Zombies Season 1. (Picture: Treyarch)

We've listed all the new upgrades below, per the official blog post.

  • Brimstone: Deal damage to nearby enemies (Rare/Epic/Legendary Rarity).
  • Deadshot: Aiming down sights snaps the crosshairs to headshot location on enemies. Bonus damage on the first crit for each enemy. Removes weapon sway (Rare/Epic Rarity).
  • Dead Wire: Stuns enemy (Rare/Epic Rarity). Stuns enemy and nearby enemies (Legendary Rarity).
  • Scrapper: Gain more Salvage from pickups (Rare/Epic Rarity). Gain more Salvage from pickups and Objective rewards (Legendary Rarity).
  • Swift Vengeance: Deal more damage the faster you move. It activates after you start moving. Fire while sprinting (Rare/Epic Rarity). Activates immediately upon moving (Legendary Rarity).
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COD Vanguard Zombies players can enjoy a range of new weapons and launchers. (Picture: Treyarch)

In addition to these new features, there is also a slew of new weapons and launchers, including a Bazooka, Panzerschreck and Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle, The Cooper Carbine, and Sawtooth melee weapon.

Moreover, players can earn unique rewards with 20 new Seasonal Challenges. There are also new sets of Zombies Career Challenges in Season 1, which will test players' ability to slay the undead in Der Anfang.

We recommend you check out Treyarch's official blog post for the complete update.


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Featured image courtesy of Treyarch.

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