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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

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

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

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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Bizarre Vanguard glitch turns your own dog against you

A strange Vanguard glitch appears to have caused a Guard Dog Killstreak to turn on its owner, mauling them to death.

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A bizarre Call of Duty: Vanguard glitch has caused a player to be mauled to death by their own Guard Dog Killstreak.

Attack Dogs are a classic Call of Duty Killstreak, first appearing in 2008’s World at War and returning in Vanguard. This Killstreak unleashes a pack of vicious dogs on the map that will hunt down and eliminate all enemy players.

Vanguard has also brought back the Guard Dog Killstreak, where one armored dog will keep you protected until it’s eliminated. However, one unlucky player appears to have had their own Guard Dog turn against them in a bizarre glitch.

Players have already complained about the Dogs Killstreaks being too powerful, with them teleporting around the map and taking a full magazine to take down. But another glitch is perhaps even more troublesome, with dogs turning on their owners.

Reddit user stonks_xd racked up the required six Killstreak to unlock the Guard Dog with the MG42, but it didn’t go according to plan.

Vanguard Guard Dog glitch

They called in their Guard Dog and as usual, found it waiting for them in the next room over. However, just as they get into a gunfight, their own Guard Dog attacks them.

You’d assume that this was actually an enemy Guard Dog, but that doesn’t appear to be the case here. The kill feed clearly shows that the dog isn’t controlled by an enemy. It displays the same feed as though they eliminated themself.

However, the Calling Card for an enemy player pops up. It appears that as they were getting damaged and their own Guard Dog dealt the killing blow.

We’re unsure what really happened here, or if it’s a common occurrence, but Sledgehammer Games haven’t listed it on their Trello board of known issues yet. The game will see a huge update for Season 1, so perhaps this bizarre issue will be included in the patch notes.


For more Call of Duty content, you can check out everything coming to Warzone Pacific with the new Caldera map.

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All Warzone Pacific game modes: Vanguard Royale, Resurgence, Rebirth, more

Here are all of the new game modes coming with Warzone Pacific’s new Caldera map, including Vanguard Royale and more.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard will bring the Caldera Pacific map to Warzone when they integrate in December, so here are all of the new game modes coming with the new battle royale experience.

Warzone’s Pacific map has officially been revealed. Caldera, said to be “built on learnings from the community,” will arrive on with Season 1 on December 8 for Vanguard owners and December 9 for everyone else.

Along with all of the new weapons and operators, Warzone Pacific has kept some fan-favorite modes and brought some exciting new ones.

Here’s every new mode coming with Warzone Pacific’s Caldera map.

Warzone Caldera Battle Royale

Vanguard’s integration brings Modern Warfare and Cold War weapons and vehicles to the Pacific, and they can all be found in the Caldera Battle Royale playlist.

This is Warzone’s standard mode, where over 150 weapons from across all three games will be available for use. It also brings all of the familiar vehicles such as ATVs, SUVs, Berthas, and Helicopters. So all the skins you’ve purchased and earned in the Battle Passes won’t go to waste.

Warzone Caldera Plunder

Regular Plunder also returns with Vanguard Season 1, but specifically on the new Caldera map.

Warzone fans love this mode for leveling up weapons and warming up for Battle Royale, and weren’t very happy when it was removed from playlists in Season 6.

But Plunder will still be there after the integration, including Warzone’s huge arsenal of weapons and vehicles.

Warzone Vanguard Royale

Taking place on Caldera, Vanguard Royale turns Warzone into an authentic WW2 experience, including only Vanguard’s weapons and dogfighting.

Vanguard’s integration brings around 40 WW2 weapons to Warzone, and devs have included the Vanguard Royale playlist to allow players to try them all out in their own mode.

It also includes Dogfighting, where players can jump in fighter planes to battle it out in the skies. The devs said that to think of it like a “Precision Airstrike where you are in the cockpit, ready to rain down fire on a squad or defend yours from an enemy pilot.” Players on the ground can also jump in AA guns to defend themselves.

Warzone Vanguard Plunder

Similar to the Vanguard Royale mode, Vanguard Plunder gives the fan-favorite mode a WW2 twist.

The mode will likely be very similar, but you’ll only be able to use Vanguard weapons and vehicles. If you’re a Warzone-only player, this will be the best mode to level up all of the new guns.

Vanguard Plunder will arrive later in Season 1.

Warzone Vanguard Resurgence

Within the first week of Warzone Pacific’s launch, fans will have access to Vanguard Resurgence.

The Resurgence tag corresponds to a game mode with unique respawn mechanics. The respawn mechanic requires at least one player on a squad to stay alive for a specific period of time in order to bring back eliminated team members.

The high respawn rate makes for a fast-paced action-packed Battle Royale experience. Trying to stay alive to bring back your teammates produces some tense moments. Players love the chaos that comes with Resurgence and they’ll get to experience a Caldera version during launch week. 

Although we don’t yet know which section of the map will be accessible in Resurgence, the Pacific version is likely to focus on a small portion of Caldera. 

Warzone Rebirth Island

Rebirth Island is here to stay! Many prefer Rebirth’s smaller, faster-paced battle royale map, and players were concerned that it would also disappear alongside Verdansk.

Rebirth will still be around, but players will bid goodbye to the map for a short period of time. During Warzone Pacific’s early access period on December 8, players will still be able to access Rebirth. However, the following day, Rebirth will disappear for an unspecific period. This coincides with Warzone Pacific’s full launch on December 9. 

We currently don’t know the exact date Rebirth is set to return, but the devs have promised that it will be making a comeback later in Season 1


And those are all of the new Warzone modes confirmed for Season 1! Expect Sledgehammer and Raven Software to continue to keep cooking up new experiences as the year goes on.

You can also check out all of the changes coming to Warzone, and every new Caldera POI.

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When does Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 start? Season 6 end date

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6 is set to make way for Vanguard Season 1, here’s everything we know about when it will happen.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is finally here, but players will have to wait a little longer for the game’s first season. Here’s everything we know about Vanguard & Warzone Season 1, including release date and content.

After months of anticipation, Call of Duty: Vanguard has finally arrived, taking players back in time to World War II for all-out combat across the world. While Vanguard dropped on November 5, players will have to wait a little longer for the first season, and the content it will bring with it.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6 has been going out with a bang thanks to the Secrets of the Pacific event.

With a new Warzone map, the RICOCHET anti-cheat, and Battle Pass, there’s plenty to get excited about with Vanguard & Warzone Season 1.

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 start date

The sixth season of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will end on Thursday, December 2, 2021, bringing an end to the Treyarch game’s run. Vanguard Season 1 will officially kick off on December 8.

Vanguard owners will have 24-hour exclusive first play access to the Caldera map. Open access begins on Dec. 9. So, if you’re looking to get on the new map early, make sure you purchase Vanguard!

Vanguard will have been out nearly a month at this point, making it the ideal time to bring in the new Warzone Caldera map and WW2 weapons set to drop with the first season, as well as the long-awaited introduction of anti-cheat.

This isn’t to say that Black Ops Cold War will be forgotten, as Modern Warfare has still received content updates in the last year.

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 content

Season 1 will be hugely important for both games, with major content coming to both Vanguard and Warzone.

For Vanguard, players will receive new multiplayer maps to explore and do battle on, along with the first Vanguard-specific Battle Pass, filled with new cosmetic content for players to enjoy.

Season 1 is set to be one of the biggest Warzone updates ever, with the new Pacific Caldera map finally releasing, Vanguard weapons being added, and the introduction of the new RICOCHET anti-cheat system.

There are also lots of changes coming to various aspects of Warzone, such as nerfs to Dead Silence and even a buff to Gas Masks.

What’s happening before Vanguard & Warzone Season 1

While December 8th will be when all of the official Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 action will be kicking off, there is still plenty of action to enjoy in the remaining time of Black Ops Cold War Season 6.

You can find the official schedule for all of the content coming to Warzone and Black Ops Cold War ahead of Vanguard Season 1 below thanks to the Call of Duty blog.

  • October 28 (Console) and November 2 (PC): Call of Duty: Vanguard Pre-Loading Begins – Pre-order now to get your game ready to play immediately at launch, in addition to numerous bonuses across VanguardBlack Ops Cold War, and Warzone.
  • November 5: Call of Duty: Vanguard Launch – Expect epic experiences on all fronts with Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies. Additionally, RICOCHET Anti-Cheat begins its implementation with server-side initiatives.
  • November 5 to December 2: Preseason in Vanguard  Access to Free Vanguard Tiers on the Black Ops Cold War Season Six Battle Pass System continues. Then on November 17, prepare to ship off to a fan-favorite map.
  • November 18: Operation: Flashback Begins in Warzone – An encore limited-time mode for Verdansk, celebrating its past 18 months of hosting over 100 million players strong in Warzone. Ready for your last dance in Verdansk?
  • November 24: Uncover the “Secrets of the Pacific” – Get intel on Caldera and its new points of interest through this event’s Warzone and Vanguard Multiplayer challenges.
  • November 30 and December 1: Last Hours of Verdansk. – Bombs away – see what happens to Verdansk before Warzone goes dark to prepare for Caldera and Season One.
  • December 8: Season One Begins – Vanguard players get new Multiplayer maps, 24 hours of exclusive access to Call of Duty®: Warzone™ Pacific and more to kick off Season One. All players can enjoy a new Battle Pass system and two free functional weapons. Plus: RICOCHET Anti-Cheat’s driver begins its rollout in Warzone.

In the meantime, players can continue to enjoy Vanguard’s Multiplayer and the final days of Verdansk.

To get the most out of your WWII experience, check out our guide on the best controller and aim assist settings, or when the next Double XP event will take place.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software / Sledgehammer games

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