Live support of Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone are going out with a bang next week as Activision deploys the final season of content containing some classic villains from past entries. Of course, both will be replaced with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 in the coming months, but until then, you can look forward to playing as Raul Menendez, Khaled Al-Asad, Gabriel T. Rorke, and He "Seraph" Zhen-Zhen. "They’re hell-bent on revenge — if it’s the last thing they do," warns the Call of Duty blog.

Two characters will be available as playable Operators from 24th August 2022 alongside the big content update for both games. On the Battle Royale side, the volcano at the heart of the Caldera map has erupted, pouring lava all over the battlefield and shooting molten rock up in the air. You'll need to avoid all this to survive, but should you perish, a new look Gulag gives you the chance to return. Warzone will also feature new quests and another limited-time mode called Operation: Last Call.

Said to be inspired by the classic game mode Search and Destroy, you'll either be disarming explosives located across the island or ensuring they go off depending on which team you're on. "Witness two different outcomes, depending on your performance and your intent to cause chaos!"


Meanwhile, Vanguard introduces two new maps called Beheaded and Fortress. The former will be live next week along with the seasonal update while the latter will be available later on. Situated in Times Square, Beheaded is a small map where you can "battle under the neon lights outside famed Big Apple establishments, or take up position in Lady Liberty’s fallen head".

And when Fortress releases, you'll journey to the Mediterranean for a medium-sized map based in a maritime graveyard. "The eponymous fortress incorporates an old ship into its own design, creating a varied landscape to be exploited by savvy Operators."

Finally, Zombies players have the round-based experience The Archon to get excited about. "From a cursed desert battlefield to the heart of the Dark Aether: pass the Trials, confront the Construct, and defeat the Archon in the epic conclusion of Vanguard Zombies."

There's much more to Vanguard and Warzone's final season, including five new weapons and another Battle Pass to work through. You can read all the details through here.