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Best UGM-8 loadout for CoD: Vanguard Season 4

Here’s how you can create the best loadout for the UGM-8 LMG following the Season 4 update in Call of Duty: Vanguard.



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Vanguard Season 4 has brought the UGM-8 LMG, and here’s how you can create the best loadout for it using the optimal attachments, equipment, and Perks.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 4 has brought some new content for players to enjoy. Not only are round-based Zombies’ fans being blessed with Shi No Numa, but those who love Multiplayer are also being given a new map and weapons.

As well as the Marco SMG, which is shaping up to be a great weapon in the close-range meta, players were also gifted the UGM-8, which can be deadly with the right attachments.

Here is the best loadout you can create for the UGM-8 LMG in Vanguard Season 4.

Best Vanguard UGM-8 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Bernard XL214 736MM
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Bernard Forte VII
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 6.5MM Sakura 125 Round Box
  • Ammo Type: Subsonic
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Tight Grip
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

First off, the Recoil Booster will increase the weapon’s fire rate, which is already one of its strong points, making it even faster.

As for the Barrel, the Bernard XL214 736MM is a vital attachment for the UGM-8, as it greatly increases the recoil control and accuracy for long-range, as well as increasing the fire rate once again.

The Bernard Forte VII Stock and M1941 Hand Stop Underbarrel will both provide you with a boost in accuracy and recoil control, which is very useful for hitting your first few shots and staying on target.

Further, as this is an LMG, the 6.5MM Sakura 125 Round Box will allow you to shoot for days without worrying about reloading, which is vital when you’re bunkered down with this weapon in a dominant position. To counter the extra weight, the Fabric Grip provides some mobility.

Vanguard UGM-8 best Perks & Equipment

  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Radar
  • Perk 3: Lightweight
  • Lethal: Mk2 Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stim
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Drop

Staying off the Radar is vital in any Call of Duty Multiplayer, and as this UGM-8 loadout still allows for some decent mobility, Ghost is great for Perk 1. Radar is a fan-favorite as it allows players to locate enemies more efficiently and let you know where the opponents are coming from, allowing for better positioning.

Lastly, Lightweight increase the mobility and speed of the loadout, which is very important when running a heavy LMG which can slow you down without it.

As for the Equipment, we’ve opted for the Stim to increase survivability and the Mk2 Frag Grenade, which is a reliable tactical for damage. The Dead Drop Field Upgrade is also great, as it prevents you from losing your Killstreak on death.

How to unlock the UGM-8 in Vanguard

The UGM-8 LMG can be unlocked by reaching tier 31 of the Season 4 Battle Pass. This is a free Battle Pass tier, meaning all players will be able to unlock this weapon once they reach the required level.

All that is required is XP, so if you’re interested in unlocking it fast, check out when the next Double XP event is.

Best Vanguard UGM-8 alternatives

As the UGM-8 is a fast-firing LMG, the best alternative is something like the Bren, which is slower firing but packs a lot of punch.

Or, if you’re looking for something more mobile and fast, perhaps even the Automaton could be what you’re looking for.

With this loadout, you may want to test yourself in Vanguard’s multiplayer. However, if you prefer Ranked Play, make sure you know all of the Vanguard Ranked Play rewards and how to get them before diving in.

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Vanguard August 11 update patch notes: Dev Error & attachment exploit fixes

Vanguard’s August 11 update patch notes delivered bug fixes for an attachment exploit and a Dev Error issue in Season 4 Reloaded.



Sledgehammer Games have provided a Vanguard update on August 11 that patched a weapon attachment exploit and fixed a Dev Error bug in Season 4 Reloaded.

Vanguard devs Sledgehammer Games continue to update the game and provide players with fresh content. In addition to a playlist update arriving on August 11, players were also treated to a new update that provided a fix to several of the game’s latest bugs.

The update covers both multiplayer and zombies game modes as certain bugs were hampering the fun. A particularly annoying Dev Error should no longer plague players following the August 11 Vanguard update.

Vanguard Dev Error & attachment exploit fixes

Vanguard Season 5 is fast approaching, but before we get a brand-new season of content with new weapons, maps, and Operators, Sledgehammer are dedicated to fixing current issues.

It seems an unintended exploit was allowing players to combine attachments from other weapons to achieve combinations that should not be possible. This would result in overpowered weapons running amok and the devs were quick to nerf the issue.

In addition, players will no longer have to deal with DEV ERROR 10308 that occurred on the USS Texas map.

Vanguard August 11 update patch notes



  • USS Texas 1945
    • Addressed an issue that caused DEV ERROR 10308 to occur.


  • Seasonal Challenges will no longer be marked as complete if the requirements are unmet.


  • Addressed an exploit that allowed players to achieve unintended Attachment combinations.



  • Vargo-S
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the Survivalist camouflage challenge from tracking when using specific magazine attachments.
  • Push Dagger
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the Plague Diamond and Dark Aether camouflage and challenge requirements from being visible in the loadout menu.


  • Addressed a rare issue where players could become stuck in spectator mode when joining a match in progress as the joined player leaves.

For more, check out Activision apologized for using an artist’s design in a now canceled Vanguard & Warzone skin.

Source: Sledgehammer Games

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Activision apologize for using artist’s design in now canceled Vanguard & Warzone skin

Activision have scrapped an unreleased Warzone and Vanguard skin after using an artist’s work without permission.



Activision admitted to the major misstep of using an artist’s work without permission. The original art was to feature in an upcoming Vanguard and Warzone skin that has since been axed.

Major content drops like new seasons or midseason updates deliver weapons, maps, and changes to Call of Duty games, but they also tend to bring brand-new skins to enjoy. Vanguard and Warzone have seen some noteworthy skins that certainly got players talking.

After all, who could forget the Armored Titan, or Godzilla and King Kong skins? At the start of Season 4 Reloaded, players also received a new Terminator crossover. However, teasers for Season 4 Reloaded also hinted at a mysterious wolf-like skin.

After the wolf skin was teased in an official Call of Duty blog post, it was later inexplicably removed and replaced from the very same post. It turns out, Activision used content that did not belong to them in order to create the aforementioned skin.

When the wolf skin was first teased, it certainly generated a ton of buzz, or rather raised a ton of eyebrows. The anthropomorphic Operator definitely sticks out in a WWII-era Call of Duty game. Nonetheless, fans were excited at the prospect of running around as a wolf in Warzone.

Unfortunately, that idea won’t come to fruition as Activision have confirmed that they completely removed the skin from their planned content drop for Season 4 Reloaded.

It seems Activision overstepping bounds is the reason behind the skin’s cancelation.

An artist claimed that the wolf skin, also known as Samoyed skin, was stolen without their permission. In a strange turn of events, Activision has issued an apology, seemingly confirming the artist’s claims.

In a statement, Activision admitted that they “regrettably erred in our process and have removed this imagery from the game,” apologizing for the misstep.

While fans may be disappointed to lose their chance at slaying in a furry wolf skin, most would agree that if the artist’s claims are legitimate, the greater injustice was corrected as nobody should have their work stolen without credit.

For more, check out how CoD players are thrilled with the rumored change to Modern Warfare 2’s movement.

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When is the next Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Double XP event?

We have the dates and times for the next CoD: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Double XP event to help you rank up weapons and the Battle Pass.



We’re past the Season 4 halfway point of Call of Duty action, and there’s still plenty of time to level up, prestige, and unlock weapons before Modern Warfare 2. Here are the full dates for the next Warzone and Vanguard Double XP weekends.

XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.

Vanguard and Warzone Pacific carried on from where Cold War and Warzone left off by giving players limited-time windows of opportunity to increase the XP they can earn.

Vanguard & Warzone Double XP dates

Call of Duty players can get Double XP by taking advantage of the Double XP promotional events that Activision put on.

Thanks to the Raven Software Trello board, we know when the next Warzone & Vanguard Double XP events are:

  • Double XP event – All platforms: Thursday, August 4 – Thursday, August 11
    • Double Weapon XP and Double Battle Pass XP

These special Double XP events are coming as part of Vanguard & Warzone’s Season 4 Reloaded. With major weapon buffs and nerfs, changes to the Fortune’s Keep map, and the new Vargo-S AR there is plenty of new content for players to sink their teeth into.

What time does CoD: Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Double XP start?

Here’s a full list of the usual Double XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:

  • PT – 10:00 AM
  • CT – 12:00 PM
  • ET – 1:00 PM
  • BST – 6:00 PM

These special Double XP events usually occur during a weekend, as it naturally gives players the most time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.

If you’re worried about slow progression for Vanguard and Warzone’s Battle Pass, the active Double XP event will no doubt give you a great boost to unlock all the Season 4 Reloaded rewards.

For more Call of Duty, find out everything you need to know about the next release in the legendary franchise, Modern Warfare 2.

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