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Best audio settings for CoD: Vanguard

Hearing and understanding the multiplayer chaos around you is vital to winning in Vanguard, so here are the best audio settings you can use.

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Here are the best audio and voice chat settings for Call of Duty: Vanguard, eliminating distractions and giving you the competitive edge in multiplayer matches.

Hearing footsteps, doors opening, and other audio cues are vital to dominating matches of Call of Duty: Vanguard. Picking up these sounds can give you all of the information you need, allowing you to react accordingly.

Many players have reported that the audio is far too quiet in CoD: Vanguard’s Open Beta, and the devs have confirmed that they will be issuing a fix.

Now that Vanguard has been released, you should make sure that you’re using the best audio settings to maximize your spatial awareness and hear everything around you.

Best sound settings for CoD: Vanguard

First, we always recommend that you play Call of Duty: Vanguard with headphones. Even with a cheap pair, you’ll have an easier time pinpointing exactly where enemies are coming from, giving you much more information than TV, monitor, or even surround sound speakers ever could.

We understand that not everyone has access to headphones, so here are the best audio and voice chat settings, no matter what you’re listening through.

Game Sound

  • Master Volume: 100
  • Music Volume: 0 – 25
  • Dialogue Volume: 35 – 50
  • Sound Effects Volume: 100
  • Hit Marker Sound Effects: Vanguard
  • Audio Mix: Headphones (or whatever you primarly listen through)
  • Killstreak Music: On
  • Mono Audio: Off
  • Speakers/Headphones Game Sound Device: The audio device you wish to listen from

For the most part, Vanguard’s audio settings are mostly up to personal preference. However, there are some options that can be fine-tuned.

While Vanguard’s music sounds great, it does put you at a slight disadvantage when playing multiplayer. Because of this, we recommend setting the Music Volume anywhere to a maximum of 25%.

Vanguard’s announcer is very talkative, and this can be distracting when you’re racking up double and triple kills. He’s still useful for hearing about enemy Killstreaks and flags being captured, so a Dialogue Volume of 50% is the perfect middle ground.

For Audio Mix, Vanguard has limited options compared to what you can find in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War. For now, you should choose the option that relates to your setup. When Vanguard Season 1 releases, we expect options such as Boost High to arrive.

Voice Chat

  • Voice Chat: On
  • Speakers/Headphones Voice Chat Device: The device you wish to hear Voice Chat through
  • Microphone Device: The microphone you wish to use for Voice Chat
  • PC Only Microphone Activation Mode: Push to Talk
  • PC Only – Push to Talk (Voice Chat): V
  • Open Mic Activation Threshold: 3
  • Voice Chat Volume: 25
  • Microphone Volume: 25
  • Voice Chat Effect: No Effect

If you’re on PC, Push to Talk is a godsend with other players only being able to hear you when you specifically choose. If you’re in a party or wish to have constant communication, you can switch it to Open Mic.


And that’s it for the best audio settings for CoD: Vanguard. You can also check out the best audio settings for Warzone and the best PC settings for Vanguard!

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Crazy Vanguard glitch lets players levitate above the map

Since launch, several glitches and bugs have been discovered in Vanguard. One of them takes players soaring into the sky.

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The return of an iconic Call of Duty glitch is giving Vanguard players a broken line of sight on enemies as they take to the sky.

Vanguard hasn’t felt like the smoothest gaming experience since its launch on November 5. Players have been quick to discover some game-breaking exploits that make Vanguard nearly unplayable. Although most issues have been addressed through recent patches, some still remain.

One of the issues yet to be fixed is the elevator glitch. After popping up weeks ago, its relevance diminished as other glitches came to prominence. However, this new clip showing the advantageous position players can get themselves in has renewed interest in the glitch.

This particular glitch traces its roots back to Modern Warfare 2. The glitch sees players ascend straight up into the sky emulating an elevator, hence the glitch’s name. There’s no doubt the devs are going to have a look at something this game-breaking.

As the player ascends, their view of the map changes to a top-down perspective. This gives players a clear view of all of the areas on the map including enemy players stomping around.

In the past, we’ve seen this glitch occur on the Oasis map as well as Sub Pens. Recently it has also popped up on close-quarters map Decoy. Odds are this glitch is accessible on just about every Vanguard map.

This clip perfectly explores the incredible advantage someone gains after rising to the sky. The player is equipped with a Sniper Rifle making long-range kills supremely easy to earn. In addition, the small nature of the map means that this player can practically see every enemy player who isn’t in a building.

To make matters worse, they are playing Search & Destroy. This makes the high ground advantage more impactful. With one life per round, players cannot respawn and eliminate the player in the sky. There probably has never been an easier way to guard S&D bomb sites.

With Vanguard Season 1 around the corner, Sledgehammer must be working hard to ensure a smooth rollout. Given the mixed player reaction to in-game issues since launch, a lot is riding on the success of Season 1.

There’s no doubt that Vanguard players will receive a major patch addressing the current glitches running rampant.

For all of the latest Call of Duty: Vanguard news stay tuned to CharlieINTEL.

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Vanguard Zombies players extremely disappointed with lack of Season 1 content

Fans of the popular Zombies game mode are furious with the underwhelming additions coming to Vanguard in Season 1.

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Time and time again Zombies players feel as though their favorite game mode is receiving the short end of the stick. The lack of planned content announced for Season 1 has left them feeling disappointed.

The Call of Duty devs released a ton of information on what players should expect with the launch of Vanguard Season 1 and Warzone: Pacific Caldera. To the dismay of Zombies players, little to no information concerning the game mode was included in the report.

Given the size of the announcement Zombies players were bewildered at not getting new information. They feel that the tendency to ignore the Zombies game mode is becoming somewhat of a recurring theme.

Vanguard Zombies Season 1 content

While the Call of Duty blog post detailed several new additions coming to Vanguard and Warzone, it mentions practically nothing about Zombies. There are one or two tidbits across the blog post that promise “Zombies content” without ever going into detail on what that might entail.

With how disappointed Zombies players were at Vanguard’s launch, some red flags have appeared from the blog post. They had high hopes of receiving major content in Season 1 given how hollow Zombies has been. Many believe the silence regarding Zombies is a very bad thing.

With no new information to digest, Zombies players have to rely on previously announced content to give them comfort. The devs have already promised a dedicated pause feature, the addition of scorestreaks, 1-2 objectives, and new covenants.

Receiving these minor additions in Season 1 is hardly going to satisfy the Zombies community. This is especially true considering Zombies players felt like they required some of these features at launch.

Players have even started mocking the Vanguard Zombies content by comparing it with Black Ops 3’s superior Zombies experience.

With Season 1 not likely to improve the Zombies experience in Vanguard, players will have to hope that Season 2 and beyond will be kinder to them.


For more news on all Vanguard game modes including Zombies, Multiplayer, and Warzone, stay tuned to CharlieINTEL.

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Vanguard players demand fix to ‘game-breaking’ Dead Drop glitch

Call of Duty: Vanguard players are sick of the ‘game-breaking’ Dead Drop glitch, and are begging to devs to fix it quickly.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Dead Drop glitch allows players to keep deploying high Killstreaks, and frustrated players are calling for the ‘game-breaking’ exploit to be removed.

Vanguard has been praised as one of the smoothest CoD launches ever, but a few bugs and glitches have got in the way. The Combat Pacing filter still doesn’t work properly and a player’s dog even turned on them. However, it’s the Dead Drop glitch that has players most frustrated.

This allows players to maintain their high killstreak after dying, causing games to be plagued with Attack Dogs and Bombing Runs. Fed-up players are demanding that Sledgehammer Games fix the issue as soon as possible.

Dead Drop is a Field Upgrade in Vanguard that allows players to maintain their Killstreak after dying. However, it’s not working as intended, with players being able to repeatedly call in the same streak.

The Call of Duty: Vanguard subreddit has been chock-full of players calling out the devs for the Dead Drop glitch still being in the game.

One post was particularly critical, saying that “it’s ruining the game.” The OP claims that the Dead Drop glitch “happens every other game” even though “the problem has been known about for weeks.”

Another user acknowledged that the devs have been on holiday, but said that the “Dead Drop bug is game breaking” and that Sledgehammer “should have addressed this by now.” They also brought up that there’s no mention of it on the official Trello board of known bugs and issues.

With the community complaining about the glitch so widely, it’s likely that it’s on Sledgehammer Games’ radar They were quick to patch out the unlimited armor glitch, so there should be a fix incoming.

There’s no guarantee when it will be fixed, but Season 1 launches on December 8, which will bring a host of changes to the Vanguard. Be sure to stay tuned to CharlieINTEL for the full patch notes.


And for more Vanguard, you can check out the leaks that suggest Infected and other classic modes will be arriving soon.

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