Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies is certainly shaping up to be an interesting take on the classic co-op mode. Alongside all the new features, it seems like Call of Duty: Vanguard will be giving players access to a brand-new perk.
Thus far, players do not have official confirmation on which Zombies perks are going to feature inside Call of Duty: Vanguard. Stamin-Up has been spotted in one of the official screenshots, though, letting players know that the sprint-focused buffs will be back. While other classic like Jugger-nog and Quick Revive can be expected, it certainly looks like at least one new perk will be made available. As spotted by Redditor clappin-and-slappin, one of the fountains players drink from features a brand-new logo.
When players use Call of Duty: Vanguard’s ancient goblet to drink from this fountain, they may be obtaining a perk that is entirely new. In the image, the drink seems to be yellow, though that could simply be caused by the lighting of the room where the fountain is sitting. As for the new logo, players can clearly see some teeth, with many already speculating about what the perk could be. One great theory comes courtesy of Reddit user MonsterHunter6353, and it builds off the logo’s fangs.
MonsterHuner6353 theorizes that this new perk could provide Vampire-like life steal benefits. In Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies, players can get life steal for their melee attacks if they fully upgrade the skill tree. If a similar upgrade tier does not exist in Call of Duty: Vanguard, a melee attack that allows players to heal themselves could turn out to be a solid perk. With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War also introducing a fresh perk in the form of Elemental Pop, adding something new once again would make sense.
Another idea fans have come up with is the return of a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies perk. Specifically, Redditor bfs102 thinks the new logo could symbolize Blood Wolf Bite. While the perks in Black Ops 4 Zombies were divisive, one of the new additions that was unanimously praised was Blood Wolf Bite. The perk spawned a spectral wolf named Luna into the map, with the AI ally biting any Zombies that come near. The Modifier of the perk saw Luna dropping upgrades for the player, with free ammo and points being two potential drops.
With Death Perception returning in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, it would not be completely out of the blue if another Black Ops 4 perk returned. Still, with a brand-new life steal perk also being a genuine possibility, it will be interesting to see what this perk ends up being.
Call of Duty: Vanguard launches November 5 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
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