Call of Duty: Vanguard Age Rating and Parents Guide

Call of Duty: Vanguard is a  first-person shooter game developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision. This game was released on November 5, 2021, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. It serves as the 18th installment in the overall Call of Duty series. It follows a storyline featuring the birth of the special forces to face an emerging threat at the end of the war during various theatres of World War II.

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Developer Sledgehammer Games
Publisher Activision
Series Call of Duty
Age Rating ESRB-M, PEGI 18
Mode Single-player, multiplayer
Genre First-person shooter
Release Date November 5, 2021
Platforms Microsoft Windows PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S


Call of Duty: Vanguard Age Rating

ESRB-  Call of Duty: Vanguard has received ESRB Rating M (Mature 17+) for Blood and Gore Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Drugs.

PEGI-  Call of Duty: Vanguard has received a PEGI 18 which restricts availability to ADULTS ONLY and is not suitable for persons under 18 years of age. This rating has been given because it features graphic violence, violence against vulnerable and defenseless characters, and the use of strong language.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Game Price

Call of Duty: Vanguard price is $53.00 for PlayStation 5, $45.00 for PlayStation 4, and the price for Xbox Series X is $70.14.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Parents Guide

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This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the roles of several members of an elite Allied fighting unit battling Nazi and Axis powers during World War II.
This game features graphic violence, including decapitations of severed limbs and mutilated corpses and dismemberments,  restrained prisoners beaten or burned alive, a soldier stabbed in the throat, close-ups as well as gunshot injuries.
To complete various missions and kill enemy players and use pistols, machine guns, sniper rifles, and explosives. realistic combat. 
There is the sight of blood and realistic gore. Battles are highlighted by frequent gunfire, explosions, cries of pain, and blood-splatter effects.
There are a number of scenes in which members of the player’s team are subjected to violence during interrogation, including being beaten with a wooden club and having their head bashed against a tabletop.
Characters can be set alight using a flame thrower or a flammable liquid, causing them to scream and jump about in an effort to extinguish the flames. Their flesh and clothes turn black.
Some of these cards depict marijuana-related items (e.g., illustrations of cannabis, characters smoking) and female figures designed with deep cleavage and/or wearing revealing outfits (e.g., lingerie).
 There is also the occasional use of strong language. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.
Parents need to know that this game offers players the opportunity to purchase in-game items, in the form of an in-game currency, which can then be exchanged for in-game items. 


Call of Duty: Vanguard Age Rating and Parents Guide | 2021
Call of Duty: Vanguard Age Rating and Parents Guide | 2021

Call of Duty: Vanguard Gameplay

First-person shooter set during World War Two. The game features three modes: Campaign, Multiplayer and Zombie.


Vanguard’s campaign features similar gameplay mechanics previously introduced in Modern Warfare, such as the player being able to mount wielded weapons to flat surfaces, interact with doors and execute takedowns. New gameplay features allow the player the ability to use a more advanced tactical approach in combat such as blind firing from behind cover, breaking through destructible environmental elements, or creating new paths to complete objectives by climbing walls.


Vanguard’s multiplayer mode has 20 total maps, 16 of which are featured for core game modes, while the other 4 are for a new game mode titled “Champion Hill”, stated to be the next iteration of Gunfight, a 2v2 arena mode previously featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

The main goal of Champion Hill is, whether you play Solos (1v1), Duos (2v2), or Trios (3v3), is to survive as long as it takes to be the last man standing in a squad-based deathmatch, round-robin tournament where players combine strategy and tactics in close-quarter, fast-paced gunplay.

All eight squads share a pool of 12 lives (or 18 in Trios) between squadmates one by one, while simultaneously battling with each other across 4 maps specifically designed for this game mode. Once the lives are expended, the game is over and the last squad with remaining lives wins the tournament.

Although every player starts with the same loadout and equipment, Buy Rounds “make the combat preparation more exciting” as during these rounds, in order to accommodate different playstyles, players can purchase more effective weapons, lethal, tactical gear, and also perks with the available in-game currency acquired throughout the matches.

For the first time in the Call of Duty franchise, the feature “Combat Pacing” is introduced to Vanguard’s multiplayer matchmaking, which allows the player to have more control over the intensity and density of core multiplayer games modes. Players can choose from three pre-defined pacing filters (Tactical, Assault, and Blitz) favoring different playstyles in order to tailor the multiplayer gameplay experience.

These preferences can also be mixed by selecting the “All” pacing option in the Quick Play menu. “Tactical” pacing offers a classic Call of Duty experience with traditional combat timing in a 6v6 lobby. “Assault” pacing on the other hand increases the lobby to 10v10 or 12v12 with a balanced, more action-packed combat throughout the maps. Lastly, the “Blitz” pacing offers the 24v24 player count, high-action lobbies with similar combat experience like Modern Warfare’s Ground War mode. Every combat pacing variation can be played on each of Vanguard’s multiplayer maps.

In addition to the Gunsmith system returning in a more advanced form, Vanguard multiplayer also features a so-called “Caliber system” which brings immersive elements of the destructible and reactive environment to its maps. Yet the newly introduced blind fire gameplay mechanics which allows the player to shoot around corners blindly is also able in the multiplayer mode.

Vanguard is also the first Call of Duty title to feature Ricochet Anti-Cheat, a proprietary anti-cheat system using a combination of server-side protection and a kernel-level driver. As with Cold War, Vanguard will integrate with Call of Duty: Warzone, allowing players to progress and use weapons, operators, and other cosmetics items across both titles, in addition to the existing Modern Warfare and Cold War items in Warzone.

Like the previous main installments of the Call of Duty franchise since 2019, Vanguard’s multiplayer is also fully cross-platform play compatible with support for cross-generation gaming regarding eighth and ninth-generation home video game consoles.


The cooperative Zombies mode returns in Vanguard, developed by Treyarch in collaboration with Sledgehammer Games. The mode is considered an expansion of the Dark Aether story and acts as a prologue to Black Ops Cold War’s story. At launch, the game features a new game mode titled “Der Anfang” which combines aspects of round-based survival gameplay with the objective-based gameplay of Outbreak and Onslaught, both new game modes introduced in Cold War.

Gameplay elements from Cold War return in Vanguard, such as Essence and Salvage as currencies, and Dark Aether-powered field upgrades, in addition to classic Zombies gameplay items like perks and the Pack-a-Punch machine. A new gameplay feature, the Altar of Covenants, grants players randomized buffs in every match, allowing a variety in combat builds. Post-launch updates for Zombies are slated to feature additional objectives for Der Anfang, as well as the main quest for story progression, as well as new Covenants and field upgrades.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Age Rating and Parents Guide | 2021
Call of Duty: Vanguard Age Rating and Parents Guide | 2021

Call of Duty: Vanguard System Requirements


OS: Windows 10 64-bit (latest update)
CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
Video Memory: 2GB
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
DirectX: 12
Storage: 36GB at launch (Multiplayer and Zombies only)


OS: Windows 10 64-bit or Windows 11 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Video Memory: 4GB
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
DirectX: 12
Storage: 61GB at launch

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Call of Duty: Vanguard Parents Guide and Age Rating

Know about Call of Duty: Vanguard age rating and parents guide. Call of Duty: Vanguard Age rating is 18 from PEGI, Pan European Game Information. Further M (Mature 17+) by ESRB, Entertainment Software Rating Board.

In fact, the age rating, fixed by PEGI (Pan European Game Information) for UK citizens and ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) for the US Continent. Moreover, the PEGI rating is based on the physical content of the game and not on the players’ condition or their abuse usage online.

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