At a recent New York Comic Con panel, one of the writers behind Call of Duty Vanguard wants to create more “symbolic” characters in the franchise, as well as something like Halo’s Master Chief. I talked about the team’s desire.

As reported by VGC, Call of Duty: Vanguard writer Sam Maggs talks about the team’s hopes for Vanguard and how they want to create more prominent characters within the franchise. We entered this process by saying, “How do you create a symbolic CoD character?” Because you don’t really have it in Call of Duty right now, “she said in the panel.

Vanguard’s four playable campaign characters. LR: Wade Jackson, Polina Petrois, Arthur Kingsley, Lucas Riggs.

“When thinking about games like Halo, when thinking about Master Chief, when thinking about CoD, there really aren’t any of those outstanding characters.” In previous iterations of the Call of Duty franchise, noteworthy such as Captain Price. The character was seen. Ghost and Captain “Soap” MacTavish, a recent entry into the franchise, arguably doesn’t take advantage of character development to the exact same extent.

According to Maggs, the team started by figuring out a character who felt they could be the “flagship” hero of the franchise. They want to be able to pass on the story to future Vanguard games, so if they decide that’s the direction of Activision. call of Duty. “If people love them as much as we do, we want to keep telling the story of these people, basically like the figurehead of this CoD era. “She concludes.

According to the Call of Duty website, Vanguard’s upcoming campaign is to escape Task Force 1 in an attempt to prevent the Nazi Party from conducting a mysterious Project Phoenix towards the end of World War II. Focus on it. The special forces themselves consist of four playable characters: Sergeant Arthur Kingsley, Lieutenant Polina Petrois, Lieutenant Lucas Riggs, and Lieutenant Wade Jackson. Sergeant Richard Webb will be the fifth member of the team, but it doesn’t seem to be playable during the campaign. The site also mentions that at the start of the game next month, these operators will account for one-third of the 12 playable characters in the game in Vanguard’s multiplayer.

Earlier this week, the Sledgehammer team showed off a little more of the campaign, behind the scenes with the release of a new trailer and what the Vanguard story would look like afterwards. In other Call of Duty news, Activision recently talked more about the anti-cheat set that will be released with Vanguard. According to the company, the new system is called Ricochet and is designed to fight in-game hackers using kernel-level monitors.

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