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How to preload Vanguard: Date & download size

Here’s everything we know about the CoD: Vanguard download file size across Xbox, PlayStation, and PC and when you will be able to preload.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is almost here, and players are able to preload the game ahead of its November 5 release date. Here’s how to preload Vanguard, and all of its file size information.

As games get more advanced and demanding, they’re starting to take up more and more of players’ hard drives. Modern Warfare, with all its components, takes up 175GB of space, which has caused many to have to delete games to make room for it.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is releasing on November 5, but is significantly smaller than previous CoD titles thanks to new on-demand texture streaming tech.

Here’s everything we know about the Call of Duty: Vanguard download file size and how to preload it ahead of its official launch.

How to preload CoD: Vanguard

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If you’ve pre-ordered Vanguard on Xbox, PlayStation, or PC, you can now preload the game by heading to your game library and downloading it. This means the game will be there ready for you as soon as it’s available to play.

Console players can dive into the WW2 action midnight local time, except for players in North America. North American and PC players worldwide can play the game at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 4 AM GMT (November 5).

CoD: Vanguard download file size

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Vanguard’s download size will be significantly smaller than Cold War’s thanks to new on-demand texture streaming technology.

The official Call of Duty Blog posted all of the new information regarding the CoD: Vanguard download file size on October 26, 2021. As with previous Call of Duty games, the CoD: Vanguard download file size will be different depending on the platform you are playing on.

You can find the CoD: Vanguard download file size for your platform of choice below.

  • PlayStation 5: 64.13 GB Download | 89.84 GB Required Space
  • PlayStation 4: 54.65 GB Download | 93.12 GB Required Space
  • Xbox Series X |S: 61 GB Download | 61 GB Required Space
  • Xbox One: 56.6 GB Download | 56.6 GB Required Space
  • PC: 36 GB at launch (Multiplayer and Zombies only) | 61 GB for 4K

How to reduce Call of Duty Vanguard file size

Call of Duty: Vanguard download file size

Luckily, Call of Duty devs have incorporated ways to reduce Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War’s file sizes, allowing you to select the different content packs you want to have installed.

Vanguard will follow suit, allowing you to either install and uninstall the campaign, but you have to have multiplayer installed.

By uninstalling this content pack, you can significantly reduce the Vanguard download file size, depending on your gaming needs.

Warzone is currently tied to Modern Warfare, but it could switch over to Vanguard alongside the deep integration and new Warzone map. Currently, you must have Warzone installed to play Modern Warfare. At the time of writing, it’s uncertain whether Warzone will be required.


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Strange Vanguard glitch is teleporting players through walls

CoD: Vanguard players are encountering a new teleportation glitch that is causing them to clip through solid walls.

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A bizarre new teleportation glitch is plaguing Call of Duty: Vanguard, causing players to suddenly clip through solid walls.

Vanguard players are no strangers to glitches, as they’ve encountered quite a few since the game launched. These all have different effects on gameplay, such as letting you levitate above the map.

While Sledgehammer Games try to fix these problems, new ones tend to pop up in the game. Now, Vanguard players are reporting a bizarre glitch that is causing them to teleport through solid walls.

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Reddit user ‘Wrap-Lazy’ showcased this glitch in a clip posted to the CoD: Vanguard subreddit. The player was on top of the balconies during a match on Dome when they suddenly clipped through the solid surface. to the floor below

This teleportation glitch left many commenters as stunned as the original player, leading some of them to speculate about what caused it.

Some users came stated that this was “lag-related” since the Redditor got a bad packet burst at the same time that they teleported. Connection issues can often cause these kinds of things to occur in the game.

Others were amused by the glitch and began joking about it. “This was actually added for realism. My grandfather was in WWII and he told me he would routinely clip through solid surfaces to confuse the enemy,” wrote one commenter.

“It’s a feature, you just don’t know how to use it properly,” another user jokingly stated. Instantly clipping through the wall can be disorienting for both you and your enemy. If this becomes a widespread issue then the developers will need to fix it.


For more Vanguard content, check out the classic CoD game modes that Vanguard players are begging the devs to add as well as this bizarre Stim bug that’s throwing players into the shadow realm.

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Vanguard’s Gold Mastery Camo has been “ruined” in Warzone

Warzone players claim Raven Software “ruined” Vanguard weapons’ Gold Mastery Camo by changing the design in a recent update.

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Warzone players were delighted with Vanguard weapons’ white and gold Mastery Camo design, but the devs changed the design in the mid-Season 1 update and players claim they “ruined” it.

Gold Camo has long been the way for Call of Duty players to prove they’ve mastered a weapon, and Warzone is no different. Players were racing to get as many Vanguard weapons Gold and Diamond as possible ahead of the Warzone integration, and many were delighted with the battle royale’s unique take on the Gold Camo.

Rather than Vanguard’s black and gold design, Warzone featured gold with a swirling white overlay. However, the mid-Season 1 update changed it to Vanguard’s Gold, and players claim it “ruined” the camo.

It’s likely that Vanguard weapons’ white and gold design was an unintended texture bug that was fixed with Warzone’s mid-Season 1 update, yet it has split the community.

Popular Warzone YouTuber JGOD shared a side-by-side view of the new and old camo, saying “they really ruined the way the Vanguard Gold Camo looks in Warzone.”

YouTuber KRNG Hero revealed when the change happened: “they changed it since the mid season update and I’m like, why?”

The post was met with a ton of disappointed replies, with CoD content creator LoochyTV asking: “Why are they even changing this stuff? I just don’t understand why any manpower is being put towards working on THIS instead of the bugs.”

“Why do they change things that don’t need to be touched,” echoed LensEffect. “Like all these problems and they’re worried about the gold camo appearance.”

Not everyone preferred the old design though, with one player saying they prefer the new design because “it looks more like gold in Vanguard.” Another said that “the black and gold looks so much better, that white just looked cheap.”

Raven Software have plenty of major issues listed in their Trello board such as Xbox players being unable to play and the dreaded Buy Station freeze glitch, so it’s unlikely they’ll change the camo back any time soon. But, you can never truly know what Raven have in store.

Also, be sure to check out the bizarre Stim bug that’s throwing players into the shadow realm.

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Vanguard players beg devs to add classic CoD game modes

Vanguard players want to see these fan-favorite game modes from previous CoDs return with the upcoming Season 2 update.

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As frustration with Vanguard’s current Multiplayer experience continues to grow, players are calling for the inclusion of classic Call of Duty game modes to make a triumphant return.

It seems each new day brings about a new issue that Vanguard players are left to deal with. Overpowered shotguns, broken map rotation, and texture glitches have impacted players’ ability to enjoy the game as intended.

Vanguard players have been patient thus far and the recent community update from the devs stating they are committed to improving performance is a step in the right direction. In addition to performance improvements, Vanguard players are calling for the return of classic CoD game modes.

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Vanguard’s core game modes at launch had players feeling shortchanged with several popular game modes omitted. Past titles including Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War had certain game modes that accompanied the core options such as Gun Game, Infected, and Prop Hunt.

Some of these game modes were added to CoD games post-launch which has led to players hoping that the same could be said for Vanguard with Gun Game at the top of the list of highly-requested modes. MetalingusMike’s post on the Vanguard subreddit calls for Gun Game to return with the upcoming Season 2 update.

With the current map rotation issues, it’s no wonder players feel the game is getting stale quickly. Playing the same four to five maps on repeat would turn most players toward feelings of resentment.

Adding new game modes post-launch would be a great way to keep Vanguard feeling fresh and community members seem to agree in the comments of the post “Gun game, infected, prop hunt… even sticks and stones. These modes are the most fun! Funniest, most memorable times.”

Very few details concerning Vanguard Season 2 are currently available but fans will be hoping to see some of these nostalgic game modes return to Call of Duty.


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