14 Oct 2021 3:18 PM +00:00

Vanguard Zombies: New reveal trailer highlights Dark Aether demons and more

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Call of Duty Vanguard's Zombies is being helmed by Treyarch this year, so you know it's going to be great. We don't know too much about what's going on other than the Dark Aether storyline is being continued - however, there's a new trailer for you to check out that should shed some light on the horrors awaiting us...

ZOMBIES TRAILER - Check it out below!

Call of Duty has just released the first trailer for Vanguard's Zombies mode and we can't wait to jump in. You can check it out below:

We're expecting more intel to drop soon, but this looks like it's going to be classic Zombies chaos with locations both old and new to battle it out on. The undead really don't stand a chance...


FULL REVEAL - When does the trailer drop?

Earlier this week, a series of Vangaurd Zombies teasers were released on Call of Duty's social media channels - they are all building up to the full reveal of the next chapter in the Dark Aether storyline and it looks insane, frankly.

The main Call of Duty account posted the following:

Sledgehammer Games then shared this...


Followed by Treyarch, who shared the following:

It all paints an exciting picture - the Vanguard Zombies reveal trailer is due to drop at the following times:

  • 08:00 October 14th PST
  • 11:00 October 14th EST
  • 16:00 October 14th BST

Expect there to be an accompanying blog post explaining what's going on - from the looks of it... It's going to be a bit chaotic.

WHAT TO EXPECT - The Dark Aether storyline continues

Vanguard Zombies is going to continue the Dark Aether storyline established in Black Ops Cold War - however, we're not quite sure how just yet.

The Dark Aether has been an issue for quite some time and Cold War Zombies' narrative is all around bringing Zykov - someone who's been trapped in the Dark Aether since the Second World War - back to defeat the Forsaken.

If you've finished the Forsaken Easter Egg, you'll know what happens and be left with quite a few questions. Vanguard Zombies is perfectly placed to explain the chaos that led to Zykov heading into the Dark Aether, but the teasers showcase something far more unusual than what we've seen before.

Vanguard Zombies Demon
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WHO IS THIS FELLA? - He's certainly scarier than the Forsaken

Clearly, the Forsaken isn't the "big bad" we thought and there's a new threat out there. Call of Duty's post also mentions "Demons" - something we've seen scattered throughout Call of Duty Zombies in the past - so expect an experience that will feel a lot more like the Zombies of games gone by. This narrative is different to the one in Black Ops, Black Ops 2, Black Ops 3, and Black Ops 4. However, they might be more connected than you realise...