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Call of Duty Vanguard ESRB Rating Describes Violent Scenes Including Decapitations

Call of Duty Vanguard has been rated by ESRB. Their rating describes a game that offers plenty of violence, gore, and other mature content.

ESRB has rated the new Call of Duty Vanguard giving it a Mature rating. Their rating describes the following scenes in the game. There might be some spoilers in them, so if you want to avoid them, better stop reading now.

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. Players recount events of the war, complete various missions, and use pistols, machine guns, sniper rifles, and explosives to kill enemy soldiers in frenetic, realistic combat. Battles are highlighted by frequent gunfire, explosions, cries of pain, and blood-splatter effects. Some sequences/cutscenes depict more intense instances of violence: a dramatic airstrike killing several soldiers, resulting in depictions of severed limbs and mutilated corpses; restrained prisoners beaten or burned alive; a soldier stabbed in the throat, close-up. A zombie mode depicts several instances of decapitation and dismemberment, as players use guns and bladed weapons to kill hordes of undead soldiers. The game includes customizable player cards that can be equipped as part of players’ identity. 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). The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.

Call of Duty Vanguard will feature a single-player campaign in addition to bringing back the zombies mode. There will be twenty playable multiplayer maps at launch while new content will be added to the game along with post-launch updates.

Call of Duty Vanguard will be released for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. The game is being developed by Sledgehammer Games.

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