Call of Duty: Vanguard launched last week with a revamped Zombies mode, but fans aren’t happy about it.
Call of Duty‘s Zombies mode has historically been round-based, getting progressively more difficult with each new round.
Treyarch explained it would be scrapping round-based gameplay for objectives this year, and it’s not gone down well at all.
Players are venting their frustrations on social media, citing the lack of round-based maps amongst a laundry list of other issues.
Twitter user @Pez416 has gained traction with their tweet listing everything wrong with Zombies mode.
And the traction it’s getting (along with the countless other tweets highlighting the same points) suggests the community is united for once.
The main gripes from the tweet include:
- No pack camo
- No round based maps
- No wonder weapons
- No new perks
- No content
- No Easter egg
- No Easter egg hunts
- No round 100 runs
The tweet was in response to a tongue-in-cheek jibe from reputed CoD and Battlefield leaker, Tom Henderson, who said:
“So the Call of Duty zombies player base is mad at Vanguard zombies because they can’t run around in circles for hours on end?”
Henderson is referring to round-based Zombies here, but added:
“On a serious note – I am clearly trolling.
“There’s a lot more in the pipeline for zombies, but I just have no idea when it’s all going to release so going to refrain from commenting.”
This lines up with Miles Leslie, creative specialist, said when asked whether round-based maps would be coming post-launch.
“Well, I think the thing there is round-based as you know it might get worked into some other mechanics.
“That’s probably the best I can say without giving it away, but I think because RBZ [round-based Zombies] comes up a lot; we’re not forgetting the RBZ fans.
“They are going to be satisfied [with] some upcoming stuff that will be pretty cool, I think.”
Let’s hope that content makes an appearance soon, because RBZ fans are livid.
The replies to Henderson’s tweet and Treyarch’s own tweet about Zombies mode on launch are very telling.
“Worst zombies you’ve ever made,” tweeted @croniees, garnering almost 900 likes.
Other users are calling the mode ‘boring’ , ‘rushed’, and bringing up the same criticisms listed above.
While Henderson’s comments are vague, Treyarch seems aware that the absence of RBZ will ruffle feathers and has alluded to placating fans.
With the community feedback making it very clear that players want to see RBZ return, we’ll have to wait and see if it’s on the cards.
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