Call of Duty: Vanguard was released nearly two weeks ago and it’s already receiving its first piece of post-launch content in the form of Shipment. The fan-favorite map has been widely anticipated by a majority of the community since it was originally announced with the roadmap for Season 1. While Season 1 will not arrive until Dec. 3, Activision decided to let players enjoy Shipment in Vanguard multiplayer a little early.
The map Shipment contains the smallest playable area in the entirety of Call of Duty. Essentially, it is four corners with a plethora of shipping containers surrounding them. Players can virtually see any player on the map at any given time, making Shipment one of the most chaotic experiences to grace the series.
After not appearing in Black Ops Cold War, Shipment makes its return to Vanguard.
Vanguard sees the release of Shipment
In preparation for the launch of Shipment, Activision released a blog that goes over the map in detail, mainly meant for players who haven’t had the chance to experience its intricacies yet. The blog goes over each weapon class and how viable they are on the map, as well as detailing their preferred use.
There’s also a map layout of Shipment on the blog that lets players know how the map will play. Unlike some previous iterations, players will be able to hop up on most shipping containers on the map. This allows players a little more freedom when traversing Shipment and could help with the chaotic spawns.
Shipment is arguably the best map to grind weapon camos and overall XP. Luckily, for players who are interested in playing the map more for any reason, Sledgehammer Games will soon release a Shipment-only playlist. This will feature just Shipment with a variety of game modes and combat pacings. The highest player count that Shipment will feature is 8v8 on the Blitz combat pacing.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.