Back in August when Battlefield entered Vanguard, there was some talk of breaking the Vanguard record of a single team launching with the most members currently set at 248 for Planetside 2. When that news got out to Battlefield, we were told that would not be an issue with the might of Battlefield. Little did the Battlefield team know that the Escape from Tarkov team was also working on breaking this record.
Then there was Antistreik and there was Natalino, both in VG channel with puffed out chests claiming they would be the one to break the Vanguard record of most members for a launching team. AntiStreik with all his confidence in the world and Natalino who says if there is a recruiting drive, HE WILL WIN IT. No problem.
These claims were easy to make and so the gauntlet was thrown down.
Launch the team and break the record or earn a gump.
Battlefield 1 launched on the 20th November but failed to break the record. Therefore graciously Anti accepted his gump.
Now it was the turn of Escape from Tarkov. Could they do it? Could they break the record and keep Natalino’s honour or would he also be named and shamed……………..
Congrats Nat, you did not win this recruitment drive, here is your gump. (We would never forget something like this bud)
Even with both team’s numbers combined, they still only managed 223 members. Good try guys but regretfully still no cigar!
Everyone please feel free to comment on Natalino’s special medal.
The Vanguard train continues to roll in December. Vanguard has done it!!! We broke the record for games launched in a year with Escape from Tarkov and Warframe being our 15th and 16th game to launch into army this year. The previous record was 14 games in a year. This year we launched the following teams into army WWS, HOTS, RS, BD, SWBF, RP, TD, DB, OW, PD, SQ, BD, PAL, WF, EFT, WFM for a total of 1219 members. Happy Holidays from everyone in Vanguard.
Teams Launching out of Vanguard
Escape from Tarkov
This team has really impressed me. Their game is under NDA, and only recently had any form of multiplayer yet they managed to recruit over 100 members.
This team is launching to Army on December 18, and they will be moving to 4th core.
EFT award medals
Natalino: Medal of Resilience
Natalino: Gump Medal
Agnisekhar: Medal of Excellence
DennisNick: Medal of Resilience
kwahamoT: Leadership Medal
LordNyves: Leadership Medal
ShiroTenshi: Medal of Excellence
Warframe: The War Within
Warframe is launching into army on December 18 and they will be moving to 8th core
Warframe has entered Vanguard 4 times, and until now has never launched into army. A big Hoah to the Warframe team.
WFM award medals
Redsword: Leadership Medal
NanitOne: Leadership Medal
Zbaned: Leadership Medal
Rasengetsu: Conduct Medal
PanStyx: Conduct Medal
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Mandatory event times
NA Saturday 3:00 PM EST- 4:00 PM EST
Stormblood FFXIV new expansion due for release early next year, new classes, jobs and other info is yet to be unveiled.
Season 3 of the feast is still ongoing. Here is a link to the event.
NA Sunday 8:00 PM EST
NA Sunday 8:00 PM EST - 9:00 PM EST
EU Sunday 6:00 PM GMT 7:00 PM GMT
The winners of the Titanfall 2 recruitment contest are Tyrionrules recruited 4 members and received $30 in steam wallet money, and Ghengiszu recruited 3 members and received $10 in steam wallet money
NA Sunday 3:00 PM EST - 4:00 PM EST
Ghost in the Shell: First Assault
NA Friday at 3:00 PM EST - 4:00 PM EST.
A bigger update has been teased, including some balance changes. If and when something is released I will post more information on the forums about it.
If there is a game you would like to see in TAW please complete the VG Interest Form. Feel free to contact the Vanguard staff if you have any questions. Although not fully updated, previous games suggested can be found here.