Connect with us

Call of Duty: Vanguard

How to get a CoD Vanguard Beta code by watching CDL Champs

For those interested in playing Call of Duty: Vanguard early, here’s how you can earn a Beta Code by watching the CDL Championship.

Published

on

Call of Duty Vanguard Beta Code CDL Champs

With the Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal event finally taking place in Warzone, some players may be wondering how they can get their hands on a Beta code for the upcoming game.

Activision and Sledgehammer Games have confirmed that there will be an Open Beta for Call of Duty: Vanguard, giving players hands on time with the game before November 5th launch.

Players can get early access to the Open Beta by pre-ordering the game on the digital stores or at retailers.

The CDL has announced that they are offering an additional way to get early access to the Open Beta: watching the CDL Champs Sunday event.

CDL Championship Call of Duty Vanguard beta codes

How to get Vanguard Beta codes through CDL Championship

In order for players to redeem a Beta code through the CDL, players must tune into the Championship starting on August 22, 11:30 AM PST, for a chance to win 1 of 25,000 Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta Code drops.

Call of Duty Vanguard Beta Code

Ensure you have your Call of Duty account linked to your YouTube account (if you’re watching on YouTube), or have your Call of Duty account linked to the Call of Duty League website to confirm you’re fully signed up. Here’s how.

Connect Activision & YouTube accounts

  1. Visit YouTube’s website HERE while logged in to your YouTube account
  2. On that linking page, click “Connect” button next to the “Activision ID” option
  3. Follow the link to connect your Activision ID & YouTube accounts together
  4. Once connected, YouTube will update to state “Connected” next to Activision ID

Watching on CDL Site or COD App

If you’re watching on the CallofDutyLeague.com or via the CoD Companion app, just ensure you are logged in to the website or the app. Then you’re all set.

A notification will pop up while watching the stream if you are one of the 25,000 people to be given a beta code.

For those who are worried about having friends to enjoy the beta with, don’t worry because the winners of the Beta Codes will receive 1 extra Beta code to share with a friend.

Please do keep in mind that these Beta Codes are limited, so make sure you are tuned in and ready for this Sunday’s CDL Championship in order to receive the code.

For those that miss out on getting a Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta code, there will be other ways for players to get involved with Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Beta.

For more on Vanguard, check out our article on the new combat-pacing gameplay for Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Multiplayer.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

Call of Duty: Vanguard

DEADROP dev responds as fans accuse CoD of stealing skin from Dr Disrespect game

Dr Disrespect fans are convinced Activision copied a Variant his game for their latest Warzone skin, and a DEADROP dev has responded.

Published

on

Doomslayer skin in Warzone and Vanguard

Activision dropped Warzone and Vanguard’s Tracer Pack Malware Ultra Skin but players immediately noticed a striking similarity with Dr Disrespect’s DEADROP, and it looks like it’s even prompted a response from a Midnight Society developer.

Not long after Activision had to apologize for copying artwork from an independent artist, plagiarism accusations are flying once again. This time concerning Vanguard and Warzone’s new Doomslayer skin which Dr Disrespect fans immediately recognized.

Dr Disrespect’s ‘vertical extraction shooter’ DEADROP is currently in development, and there have already been plenty of comparisons with Call of Duty — mostly from Doc himself. He’s previously said that Modern Warfare 2 can’t “match” DEADROP.

Those who have bought a DEADROP Founders Pass have received one of 10,000 “Variants,” which are unique in-game characters. Senior developers have shown off their Variants, and many think they are the inspiration for Call of Duty’s latest bundle.

The Tracer Pack Malware Ultra skin dropped in Warzone and Vanguard on August 15, featuring a hooded sci-fi character with a skull-faced digital visor. Those words could also be used to describe DEADROP founder Robert Bowling’s Variant, and players were quick to make the comparison.

“Damn, they had to scrap the Dog they ripped off then went straight for a DEADROP variant,” replied one Twitter user. “Looks like whoever created this skin TRIED to copy the Variant of one of the leaders of [Midnight Society],” commented another.

While not a direct response, Bowling, who’s an ex-Infinity Ward dev, tweeted: “At least name it after me.”

Not everyone was convinced that the skin was a straight copy though, as some said that it’s a classic sci-fi design that’s been around longer than DEADROP.

We’ll need to wait and see whether Activision respond to the accusations, but Doc fans are convinced. In the meantime, check out how NICKMERCS will be “brutally honest” if he thinks DEADROP is trash.

Image Credit: Activision

Continue Reading

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Vanguard devs confirm new round-based Zombies map for Season 5

Vanguard Zombies devs Treyarch have announced another round-based map will arrive with the Season 5 update.

Published

on

Vanguard Zombies The Archon map logo

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s devs brought the classic Shi No Numa with Season 4, and another round-based Zombies map will arrive with the Season 5 update.

Although being a continuation of the Dark Aether storyline from Black Ops Cold War, Call of Duty players were less-than-impressed with Vanguard’s Zombies offering. The mode was slammed for dropping the round-based format and removing classic features, and even though Season 2’s Terra Maledicta brought the Ray Gun and Decimator Shield, the non-round-based map was labeled “boring.”

Fortunately, a round-based recreation of World at War’s Shi No Numa dropped in the Season 4 update, and now the devs will bring “The Archon” in Season 5.

Both Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 are set to arrive on Wednesday, August 24, bringing “The Archon” as a new Zombies round-based experience.

What this new map will look like is anyone’s guess, but the devs teased back in June that more round-based maps are coming to Vanguard and confirmed that “yes, it’s round-based.”

The Archon is the final map for Vanguard, as Treyarch confirmed that “Vanguard Zombies concludes in Season Five.”

We would expect this map to come with all of the features you’d expect in a Call of Duty Zombies map, such as a Main Quest Easter Egg and Wonder Weapon to build. It appears Kortifex, the main antagonist of Vanguard Zombies, will be the final boss as Treyarch tweeted that “Kortifex must die.”

Hopefully, this new Zombies map will please long-time Zombies players ahead of Modern Warfare 2’s beta and October 28 launch. But, Modern Warfare won’t have its own Zombies mode.

Image Credit: Activision

Continue Reading

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Warzone’s frustrating demon gun glitch is back in Vanguard

Vanguard weapon camos are being plagued by the infamous demon gun glitch which fills the screen with ruined textures.

Published

on

Demon Gun Glitch in Vanguard

The demon gun glitch is one the most infamous bugs in Warzone and now reports are coming in of it ruining the textures of weapon camos in Call of Duty Vanguard again.

Warzone Pacific players have had to repeatedly deal with the frustrating demon gun glitch that blocks their screens with distorted textures, making it impossible for them to accurately aim their weapons.

This glitch has popped up at complete random numerous times and is now causing problems in CoD Vanguard again, as players are reporting the textures on their weapon camos being reduced to polygons.

Reddit user ‘EPURON’ encountered this glitch when using a weapon camo that was part of the Godzilla vs King Kong event. They then shared a clip showcasing this in the Vanguard subreddit.

Throughout the clip, the textures on the weapon camo were glitching, and the Redditor was unable to see anything through the optic when aiming down sights. They described the glitch as “polygon madness.”

While the textures looked bad when aiming down sights, they looked even worse in the killcam that played after the player was taken out. At that point, the entire screen was blocked by the glitch.

EPURON explained in the comments that this is their first time encountering the Demon Gun Glitch, and others brought up the times they had to deal with it back when Vanguard first launched.

This glitch has become infamous among Warzone Pacific and Vanguard players since it pops up repeatedly to cause mayhem on their screens and still hasn’t been removed for good after multiple update patches.


For more Vanguard content, check out the August 11 update patch notes as well as everything we know about the next Double XP event in the game.

Image credits: Activision

Continue Reading