Vanguard has only just been revealed, and already the game’s trailers are being review bombed by gamers.
For the last few months, we’ve been hearing leaks about Call of Duty Vanguard. Ever since the initial rumors started floating around, Call of Duty fans have been concerned about the upcoming title.
With Sledgehammer Games at the helm, gamers aren’t entirely confident that the studio is up to the challenge. After all, after inside disputes led to Activision handing Black Ops Cold War over to Treyarch partway through development, Sledgehammer has seen some major restructuring.
Of course, Sledgehammer is already getting help from other studios, and Treyarch is even developing Vanguard’s Zombies mode! On top of that, the return to WW2 for the second time in recent history just doesn’t seem to be a popular decision.
Now, we have new information about Vanguard, and everything seems great. But still, fans are review bombing the official Vanguard reveal trailer in protest.
Vanguard Reveal Trailer Dislikes Are Piling Up
For a handful of reasons, it appears that Call of Duty Vanguard’s reveal trailer dislikes are already stacking up.
Strangely enough, Vanguard is being hit with some fairly heavy review bombing, just hours after its official reveal. At first glance, the issue doesn’t seem too bad, with the Call of Duty upload hitting 110,000 likes and 12,000 dislikes at the time of writing.
However, those ratios are far worse when looking at the official Xbox and PlayStation variants of the trailer.
The same trailer uploaded on the PlayStation YouTube account has 2100 dislikes compared to a smaller 5700 likes. And with Xbox, it’s 1100 dislikes and 1600 likes.
We’ve seen in the past that Xbox fans are uninterested in Vanguard due to Halo and Battlefield 2042. But it definitely seems like there’s some heavy review bombing going on with the Vanguard reveal.
After all, Black Ops Cold War’s reveal trailer doesn’t have these issues on any of its uploads. And we don’t think the issue is that Vanguard’s file size is an insane 270 GB.
It seems that commenters are already taking issues with Vanguard’s WW2 setting, as well as Activision’s track record. Many aren’t happy that Vanguard will likely see anime skins and other out-of-place cosmetics enter the game shortly after launch – as was the case with Cold War.
Others appear angry about Activision’s treatment of Warzone which has led to many players quitting the game. However, we now have confirmation about a new Vanguard Warzone map and anti-cheat coming to the battle royale.
Whether this is enough to bring players back, we’ll have to wait and see. But if Vanguard’s next-gen graphics are as good as leaks suggest, we’re sure many will want to experience that for themselves.
Check out Call of Duty Vanguard Open Beta here to play the game early!