Call of Duty: Vanguard gets rare launch day discount for Xbox One, Series X|S

Call of Duty: Vanguard
Call of Duty: Vanguard (Image credit: Activision)

November has brought a new Call of Duty entry, this year with a fresh take on the biggest conflict of the 20th century. It's the latest from developer Sledgehammer Games, traveling back in time with a new Second World War tale, following up on 2017's Call of Duty: WWII. That brings a new single-player campaign, competitive multiplayer, and the fan-favorite Zombies mode.

Call of Duty: Vanguard has now seen a rare day-one discount on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles, with an opportunity to save 8% on standard pricing. Green Man Gaming has discounted all three digital editions, with up to $8 off in the U.S. The sale delivers the lowest prices for Call of Duty: Vanguard so far, providing a launch-day saving straight out of the gate, versus the usual Microsoft Store pricing.

The discount cuts 8% off the standard Xbox One version of the game, plus the cross-gen edition bundling Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S copies into a single package. The Xbox One standard edition totals $56, providing a small saving over Microsoft's usual $60 pricing. The Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One bundle costs $65 versus the normal $70 RRP. Those upgrading to the Ultimate Edition, which grants both Xbox versions and exclusive rewards, drops from $100 to just $92.

While these discounted Xbox codes aren't hugely discounted over regular pricing, it's still a reduction otherwise missed via the Xbox store. The discount only applies on digital Xbox copies, providing a one-time use 25-digit code redeemable via your Xbox console. Green Man Gaming is also among the few reputable third-party stores for cheaper Xbox consoles, following a formal expansion into digital Xbox games back in 2020.

Call of Duty: Vanguard launched on Nov. 5, 2021, to largely favorable reviews, marking the next entry in the best-selling series. The military first-person shooter remains a popular name in single-player and multiplayer action, with deep ties to Activision's hit Call of Duty Warzone battle royale. While we're still to publish our full review, it looks set to join the best shooters available on Xbox today.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.