How Do Vanguard Zombie Maps Work?
If you've come to CoD: Vanguard hoping for a traditional Zombies experience, then you're going to be disappointed. In Vanguard, the Zombie maps are like home bases; you start in these areas, but during each wave, you teleport to one of a number of smaller maps to do specific objectives, then return to the “home base” map at the end of each wave. So with each new map, you're sort of getting multiple maps. You're getting a big central map, and smaller maps to teleport to. Or that was true until Season 4, because now we're getting our first, classic round-based map.
New Vanguard Zombie Maps: Shi No Numa (Available At Launch)
Shi No Numa is being remastered for Season 4 of Vanguard, and it's going to take us back to the classic round-based format. Shi No Numa was the fourth zombies map ever made, and featured in the final DLC for Call of Duty: World at War, way back in 2008. Here's how the devs describe the new version:
Thirteen years after its original release in World at War, the legendary round-based Zombies experience Shi No Numa is returning as part of this free update to Vanguard.
Team up and conquer the “Swamp of Death” in classic round-based Zombies play, featuring a new main quest and side quests, a new Wonder Weapon quest, fresh intel, and more.
This map will also feature a new quest and a new Wonder Weapon.
Look's cool, huh? It's also going to feature a zip line system, so we can whiz all over the place and avoid zombies on the ground.
A full map guide is expected for Shi No Numa soon.
What Are The Next Maps Coming To Vanguard?
So far we don't know about the Vanguard Season 5 zombies maps. We will update you as soon as we are made aware of any new information.
Does Vanguard Zombies Have A Ray Gun?
Terra Maledicta, the Season 2 Zombies map, brought the Ray Gun back into Zombies. This has been the ultimate Zombies killing weapon since the mode launched all those years ago in CoD: World at War. Fun fact, the original zombie mode was a secret add-on that you could begin playing after watching through the credits at the end of the campaign. It's pretty insane to think of how big a factor in the game it's become.
Unfortunately, we won't be getting a Zombie mode in 2022 with the release of Modern Warfare 2 because it's an Infinity Ward game. Apparently we're getting a mode similar to Escape From Tarkov instead…