Call of Duty: Vanguard drops WWII’s health packs for auto health regen

Call of Responsibility: Lead will bring the series back to The second world war. However it’s not an extension of designer Sledgehammer Games’ previous WWII video game, nor will Lead rollover Call of Responsibility: WWII’s health pack system. Vanguard will instead use the automatic health regeneration system common to modern Call of Duty games.

During a presentation lead by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty: Vanguard video game director Josh Bridge said that the game’s campaign will feature automatic health regen, for a “more unified experience.

“[The] campaign will have auto health regen,” Bridge said in a statement to Polygon. “[The] goal is to keep to a more unified experience between modes, and matching health systems was something that the team felt was important. Coupled with that decision, each of the main characters you play as bring unique to them abilities/mechanics in their levels. This further drives an overall sense of gameplay variety across the campaign, but also these abilities help distinguish each character’s identity.”

Call of Duty: Lead will span four theaters of war and four playable characters: Sgt. Arthur Kingsley, of Britain’s 9th Parachute Battalion; Lt. Polina Petrova, of the Soviet 138th Rifle Division; Captain Wade Jackson, from the U.S.’s Scouting Squadron Six; and Second Lieutenant Lucas Riggs of Australia’s 20th Battalion. For more on the game, check out Polygon’s preview.

At the same time that Vanguard is being shown for the first time, Call of Responsibility publisher Activision Blizzard deals with extensive accusations that it preserves a hazardous office environment that is especially hostile to females. A suit, submitted by California’s Department of Fair Work and Real Estate in July, declares the business pays females less, topics them to unwanted sexual advances, which criminals are not meaningfully penalized. You can learn more about the accusations versus Activision Blizzard in Polygon’s explainer.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.