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Call of Duty Vanguard maps: every map at launch

Vanguard’s map list contains many new and returning levels

A soldier aiming down the sights of an assault rifle in front of the Hotel Royal in Call of Duty Vanguard

Looking for a list of every multiplayer map in Call of Duty Vanguard? Activision surprised the Call of Duty community by announcing that Vanguard is going to launch with 16 multiplayer maps. To put this into perspective, Black Ops Cold War controversially featured just eight maps at launch. Additional maps eventually made their way to the game, but it took Cold War almost six months to reach the same number of maps Vanguard launches with.

One of Vanguard’s new features is the destructible cover system which dynamically adjusts the map depending on where the action zones are. You might hide behind a wall in the first minute of the game only to find that it has been destroyed by the end of the match. Players can target specific pieces of cover by throwing a barrage of grenades at it, stopping anyone from taking refuge there.

All 16 maps in Vanguard are playable in 6v6, 12v12, and 24v24 configurations. Not all maps are the same size, and there are some particularly small maps which get absolutely demolished when played with 48 people. With Call of Duty Vanguard’s release date right around the corner, this is the perfect time to study the new maps. Here are the multiplayer maps in Call of Duty Vanguard so far.


Here’s a list of every Call of Duty Vanguard map at launch:

  • Battle of Berlin
  • Bocage
  • Castle
  • Das Haus
  • Decoy
  • Demyansk
  • Desert Siege
  • Dome
  • Eagle’s Nest
  • Gavutu
  • Hotel Royal
  • Numa Numa
  • Oasis
  • Red Star
  • Sub Pens
  • Tuscan

Two tanks entering a destroyed building on the Battle of Berlin map set during a stormy night

Battle of Berlin

This map has been inspired by the actual Battle of Berlin in 1945, also known as the Fall of Berlin. Set in the middle of a stormy night, this large urban map sees the Allies bring the fight to the Reichstag building. The streets are littered with stalled tanks to use as cover, as well as destroyed buildings which feature a number of entrances due to the heavy use of explosives


The Allied invasion has brought the battle to a rural farm in Northern France. Prior to the infantry fight, this farm was the stage for a tank battle. Not only will you find a farmhouse and stables on this medium sized map, there are multiple stalled tanks in the area.


Vanguard borrows some fan favourite maps from classic Call of Duty games, including Castle from World at War. Castle is a medium-sized map that takes place in Imperial Japan. Most battles on this map take place in the dojo area, though this new version of Castle features destructible shoji screens which should drastically change the way battles typically play out.

Das Haus

Set in a remote wooded facility in Germany, this small map has been built as a replica of the White House’s west wing. Special Forces trained in this area as they planned to conduct an overseas invasion of the president of the United States’ workplace.

Two fake buildings made of plywood on the Call of Duty Vanguard map, Decoy


Another training facility for the Special Forces, this time based on a mock town. This fake town takes place on a medium sized map, complete with homes and businesses made from flimsy plywood.


The Allied Forces spread out around a small church and village to launch a surprise attack on the Axis, stopping them from retreating with their equipment and supplies. This is a small, three laned map with a river dividing the combat between the eastern lumberyard and the western Church.

Desert Siege

Fight across the sprawling desert in Desert Siege – the only large map in Vanguard set in North Africa. The battle takes place at the source of the Suez Canal access, oil fields, and railways. In addition to the buildings spread out across the desert, you also have natural cover in the form of rock formations and sand dunes to hide behind.


Castle has been remastered in other Call of Duty games, but this is the first time Dome has been playable outside World at War. This map is right above the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany. The building in the centre sports a large dome, but the structure is very weak. Try to send your killstreak rewards through the dome as players caught inside won’t have enough time to move under shelter.

The left lane on the Eagle's Nest map in Call of Duty Vanguard

Eagle’s Nest

Eagle’s Nest is set in Kehlstein Mountain located in Obersalzberg, Germany. This building belonged to the Axis forces before being taken over by the Allied forces in 1945. Eagle’s Nest features a three-lane design, sporting a large outdoors area on opposite sides of the map. Most of the close range fights take place within the building, with long distance sniper battles occurring down the side of the map.


The inspiration for Gavutu Island comes from a famous land battle in the Pacific Theater. Set in Japan, this medium-sized map contains lots of greenery and is one of the most vibrant levels in the game. There’s an open beachfront area which leads into caves and forests. Heading further inland reveals a refueling bay featuring a large ship with exposed blast zones on each side. Directly opposite the ship is a watch post, perfect for sniping and avoiding incoming killstreaks.

Hotel Royal

Take a trip to Paris, France and experience luxury living in Hotel Royal. The Axis forces have held onto Hotel Royal since their initial occupation, but a group of local resistance fighters are trying to wrestle back control. Hotel Royal features a traditional three lane layout, with an extra vertical layer to fight both inside and on top of the hotel. Attack dogs are extremely powerful on this map, particularly inside the hotel, as players are confined to tight spaces.

Numa Numa

Another small map, this time based on the historical battle of Piva Forks. Located on a beachhead, Numa Numa features a large machine gun nest at its central point which can be utilised by either team.

A tank and truck driving through the desert in the Call of Duty Vanguard map, Oasis


Oasis follows the Special Forces as they track an Axis convoy making its way from Egypt to Libya. The Special Forces plan on ambushing the Axis reinforcements nearby an oasis. Players fight alongside the ruins and oasis lake on this medium sized map.

Red Star

Red Star is set in Stalingrad, U.S.S.R in the middle of winter in 1942. This map is perfect for snipers as there are plenty of nests which oversee large parts of the level. You can rack up loads of kills by placing claymores on flights of stairs, stopping snipers from reaching their favourite spots. In 12v12 and 24v24 matches, the buildings surrounding the water fountain see a lot of close quarters combat action. Stay inside if you want to avoid being sniped by multiple enemies.

Sub Pens

Though this map has the same name as a Call of Duty World at War map, these levels are in fact different. The Vanguard version of Sub Pens is located on a U-boat base off the coast of France. Players can board the large submarine in the centre of the map, or fight across the lanes on either side of the submarine.


Taking place on the hills of Tuscany, this medium sized map focuses on a small town which just so happens to sit on crucial ground for advancement. Combat typically occurs near the Roman ruins and buildings, though there is space for sniping across the building rooftops.

That’s every map in Call of Duty Vanguard so far. If you want to learn more about the WW2 game, we also have a guide that details every confirmed Call of Duty Vanguard weapon. Warzone, the Call of Duty battle royale game is also changing shortly after Vanguard launches – read about the upcoming new Warzone map here.