Vanguard Is Going Free-To-Play To Celebrate Shi No Numa
By the time Shi No Numa finally arrives, we might be part of the undead army coming to eat your face. It's been an eternity in the works, but finally, Call of Duty: Vanguard is releasing round-based zombies play, and they're hungry for more players than ever before.
Treyarch's addition of a reimagined Shi No Numa map is coming to Sledgehammer Games' Vanguard on July 22, and as the classic map from World at War becomes alive again, so have the pack of buried flesh-eaters.
With such an iconic map landing in Vanguard, and as a celebration of the Season 4 mid-season update, players will now be able to play Shi No Numa for absolutely nothing. Yep, free.
Vanguard Is Free For A Week
Raising a cup of blood from the Swamp of Death as a toast, Sledgehammer Games will be making Call of Duty: Vanguard completely free for a whole week.
The offer will start on July 20, when the game can be downloaded for free from the Xbox and PS Store or through Battlenet for PC players.
Alongside Shi No Numa, the Season 4 update will also see USS Texas land in Vanguard, as the first-ever remastered multiplayer map from Sledgehammer, given that it was first seen in World War 2.
What Will Free-To-Play Vanguard include?
Unlike other times when players have been given free access, this Vanguard free access week will open up the whole multiplayer and zombies experience.
Previously, only select playlists were available in multiplayer, like Team Deathmatch and Domination, but with Vanguard's multiplayer numbers dwindling, they are now opening all playlists, maps, and modes to the free-to-play offer. All of this comes as an add-on to the full Shi No Numa experience, featuring Easter eggs and quests.
"Free Access players will gain entry to the full stockpile of Vanguard content, including Multiplayer maps like Sphere, Mayhem, Shipment, and Das Haus," reads the Call of Duty blog which detailed the announcement.
Whether you're a Warzone fanatic fancying a twist away from the decaying Caldera - or even prefer games gone by, like Modern Warfare and Cold War, this Vanguard offering will show the game at its best, allowing you to give it a true testing until July 26.