Activision has announced the Festive Fervor event, which brings new holiday decorations, ugly Christmas sweaters, and plenty of festive changes to both Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone. Vanguard will get themed modes and a holiday reskin for Shipment, while Zombies will get just be getting some decorations. Meanwhile, Warzone’s Caldera map will have Christmas tree rewards. Festive Fervor will go live after an update on December 15th at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET for Vanguard and December 16th at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET for Warzone Pacific.
Just like previous Call of Duty events, there will be holiday challenges to complete for rewards. There are thirteen items in total, including a light machine gun blueprint for completing all six Vanguard or Warzone Pacific challenges.
Vanguard Event For Multiplayer
Vanguard will be getting several hoilday-themed modes in the Festive Fervor event.
Armageddon Mode is a modified version of Drop Zone mode from other titles. This is a limited-time mode, where gift wrapped care packages will drop onto the map. At the start of the match, both teams will fight for control of a marked area, where care packages will drop in on a set timer until a specific number of them are collected. Once that number is reached, the zone rotates to new area. Unlike other forms of Drop Zone, points are only scored through kills, with bonus points being awarded with kills earned with killstreaks.
In Elf Team Six, players can earn Killstreaks through seeking and destroying the elite Elf Team Six. These team members will be hidden around Vanguard’s multiplayer maps, randomly appearing. Those who take down Elf Team Six members will earn match score and killstreak progress.
Krampus is also making his way to Call of Duty: Vanguard. This folk legend is described as something else in store for the ones who act naughty and don’t play the objective in respawn-enabled game modes, or who camp in Team Deathmatch.”
This monster will be appearing during matches to target whoever has the least impressive objective score. Krampus will take down his target with a finishing move, but Activision did confirm that players may be able to kill Krampus before he attacks.
Fir Trees will be added to Warzone’s Caldera map. They are special trees marked on the map and placed at specific points of interest across the island.
Any squad that stays within the Fir Tree’s zone for a short period of time will get several supply boxes to magically appear, including special holiday crates that could contain legendary items for that match, limited-time rewards, or even coal.
Krampus will also be making his way to Warzone. He’ll be found on both Caldera and Rebirth Island, where he’ll starting hunting players shortly after a match starts. Unlike Vanguard, Krampus will choose random targets in Warzone. However, Activision did tease that he has a tendency to seek out those who have found coal in the holiday crates. If killed, Krampus will drop a special permanent reward.
Players can also expect modifiers during their matches, like increased chances of legendary supply boxes or half-off Buybacks on each day of Festive Fevor.
Elves will also be seen on Caldera and Rebirth Island. These elves will likely cause players trouble. They like to shout at any player who get within 10 meters of them. Squads who find, and get rid, of them will get rewards like double XP token or a calling card.
Battle Pass Gifts
Since it is the season of giving, Activision is giving away battle pass gifts for those who already own the Vanguard or purchase it before December 31st. These rewards will be available for use on December 16th:
- 10 Battle Pass tier skips for Season 1
- A 10% Player, Weapon, and Battle Pass XP boost during Season 1
- The 24 Vanguard tiers of Black Ops Cold War’s Season 6 battle pass. If players haven’t already earned them last season, anyone who purchases Vanguard will receive these for free.