In Vanguard: Normandy 1944 players fight with their squad to survive in hardcore multiplayer combat for historic D-Day objectives on real battlefields.
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Mixed (122) - 51% of the 122 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 5, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Our community has supported us for a long time so we want to get Vanguard into their hands as soon as possible. We also want to involve players in the evolution of the game and implement community feedback as we move towards the full release. Early Access allows us to open up the next stage in the development of the game, enabling us to develop and improve the game’s features, whilst getting players and the community into the action.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We anticipate Early Access to last approximately 1 year. This may change during the course of development.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We will be working on improving the gameplay, fixing bugs, optimising performance and adding new content during Early Access.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Our Early Access release will have a limited scope, consisting of 2 factions, 3 maps with day & night versions, 6 main weapons, and 1 gamemode. The full version of the game will offer a refined gameplay experience, improved performance and additional content which includes new levels we are planning.

There are currently minor visual bugs, missing animations and features not yet implemented that will be needed for a full release. These will be actively developed during Early Access along with performance improvements that will enhance the game during this period.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Early Access version of the game is the foundation on which Vanguard will be expanded and improved. The game is well advanced but not complete and the cost of the game during Early Access reflects this.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The team is fully accessible on Discord and on our official forums. Responding to every message would be impossible but we are always reading and listening. The feedback from the community has already made a distinct difference to Vanguard and this will continue through Early Access. We will continue to publish updates from the development team on the behind-the-scenes progress on the game.”
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About This Game

Lead your team to victory by suppressing the enemy and using squad-based tactics to win the fight. With its real-world battlefields and painstakingly recreated weapons, equipment and uniforms all rendered in the stunning CRYENGINE, Vanguard: Normandy 1944 challenges players to fight and secure historic WWII objectives during the most ferocious and intense battle of modern history: D-Day.

It’s June 6th 1944 and the Allied Invasion of Europe has begun. Take and hold crucial objectives as members of the elite Airborne Division, or hold the line as the fierce German Wehrmacht in this tactical multiplayer squad-based shooter.


Vanguard: Normandy 1944 immerses players into the intensity of online close-quarters infantry combat. In our Raid gamemode, every life matters; hold the line as the defenders, take up ambush positions with your squad, and critically stay alive to hold the objective. Alternatively, assault the objective as the attacking team by advancing with your squad, suppressing the enemy, and wiping out the defenders to capture the objective.

We designed Raid as our principle gamemode because we want to put the player in the boots of an infantry soldier and instantly experience a slice of hectic, hardcore combat on real-life battlefields without having to run around a large map trying to find the action.

Key Features

  • Hardcore squad vs squad objective-based Raid gamemode to experience the intensity of battle where every single life matters in short intense rounds.
  • Focused infantry combat in real-world historic locations, rendered in the stunning CRYENGINE.
  • Lead the way by suppressing the enemy and use squad-based tactics to capture or defend the objectives and wipe out the enemy.
  • Fight with authentic weaponry and equipment as part of the British or German forces.
  • Immersive 3D audio that puts you into the intense firefights and helps you to pinpoint the enemy gunfire (headphones required).

Inspiration for the Game

The team developing Vanguard: Normandy 1944 came together because of the desire to play a historically accurate, tactical, team-based multiplayer game that is still accessible and fun to play (yes, we do believe those features can co-exist!). We don’t want to spend 20 minutes walking to an objective, or game rounds lasting over an hour. We want to create an intense and tactical objective-based shooter in a modern engine that is fun to play, yet players still face the threat that a single bullet can end their life. You will find that a well organised squad utilising suppression and manoeuvring as a single fighting unit is the most effective road to success.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game features mature content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work. Frequent Violence or Blood, General Mature Content, Depictions of War

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7, 8.1, 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 @ 2.7GHz (6th Generation) or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 TI or AMD Radeon R9370
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible audio card
    • Additional Notes: Best audio experience on headphones
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 @ 3.2 GHz (6th Generation) or AMD Ryzen 5 1400
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4 GB or AMD Radeon R9 390X
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible audio card
    • Additional Notes: Best audio experience on headphones.
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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