Call of Duty: Vanguard has built immense hype within the franchise’s massive player base before its scheduled release date of November 5, 2021. In the series, players have used characters that span across multiple time frames that spread across both the past and future. This has led to many of us questioning what time period Vanguard will be set.

There is no exact answer to this question, but it has been narrowed down to the timeframe of the Second World War, which took place from 1939 to 1945. However, there are a few additional hints that might narrow the timeframe down further, at least for specific parts of the game. The most notable of these hints are the inclusion of Stalingrad as a major location in the story, as well as Charles Upham, a real-life hero from the war.

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The Battle of Stalingrad was a major event in the war that took place between the end of 1942 and the beginning of 1943. Charles Upham was decorated multiple times for actions he took in the war between the years of 1941 and 1943. Noting these two crucial elements to the story, we can likely place the time frame between those years. However, it is important to note that this is purely speculation, and the only confirmed information is that the game takes place during the years of World War II.

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