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Call of Duty: Vanguard players call for powerful Field Upgrade to be removed

Some players are not happy with one of Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Field Upgrades, claiming it has no place in the game’s Multiplayer mode.



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Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta players aren’t too happy with a particular Field Upgrade, feeling it is too strong to be in Multiplayer.

PlayStation players were lucky enough to experience Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Multiplayer Beta over the weekend, getting to grips with how the new Call of Duty will work.

As well as discovering some great weapons like the MP-40 and strong perks like Radar, players have also been giving the developers great feedback concerning the game’s visibility and general balancing.

Unfortunately, some players are not too happy with the Field Upgrades available in the Beta, not only feeling as if the Goliath should be a killstreak but also being unsure about the place of the Armor Field Upgrade in Multiplayer.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard has introduced some cool new dynamics into the Call of Duty Multiplayer experience that players have been getting to grips with through the Beta. As well as a new mounting system, destructible maps, and atmospheric weather in maps like Gavutu, players have also been trying out some of the new Field Upgrades.

Field Upgrades are part of a player’s loadout that recharges every so often. They can provide unique gameplay opportunities depending on which one the player chooses to use.

For example, Dead Silence works similarly to how it does in Warzone, providing players with a short period of silenced footsteps. Or, players could opt to use the Supply Box, which allows players to restock ammo and equipment for the player and their teammates.

Some of the Field Upgrades have been causing some controversy. Some players don’t believe Field Upgrades should be stronger than Killstreaks, especially if they provide huge advantages multiple times during a match.

Vanguard Armor Field Upgrade

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Reddit user vol4lyfe123 posted their opinion on the Armor field upgrade, stating that: “Armor has no place in MP.”

The Armor Field Upgrade allows players to put on some extra protection and take more damage in their next encounter, similar to how Armor works in Warzone. Unfortunately, it seems this Field Upgrade may be too strong, and the community isn’t pleased about it.

Ultimately, the players feel Armor “creates incredibly inconsistent gunfights,” explaining that even if players get the first shot on someone with armor, they can still win the gunfight regardless of their reaction time.

Players feel as if gunfights in Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Multiplayer should be based on “skill, gunplay, and positioning, not whether they have extra health or not.” The player feels this Field Upgrade should not be in the game, especially when there are very powerful fast-killing weapons like the Bar and STG44.

Of course, this is only the Beta for Vanguard. The developers have been pretty on top of taking in feedback and providing changes like the recent September 11 patch, so we’ll have to see what changes are made once the full game releases on November 5.

If players continue to share this opinion, perhaps we will see a change in the Field Upgrades available. For more on Call of Duty: Vanguard, check out our article on players calling for major changes to visibility while firing.

Image Credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games


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.



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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.



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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.

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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?

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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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Warzone & Vanguard players claim Terminator bundle was a huge “missed opportunity”

Call of Duty fans are disappointed with Warzone and Vanguard’s Terminator skin as they feel a huge opportunity for the bundle was missed.



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Two Terminator bundles made their way to Warzone and Vanguard at the start of Season 4 Reloaded, but players feel as though a huge opportunity to bridge the two franchises was missed.

The Call of Duty franchise is no stranger to pop culture collaborations that bring unique bundles and skins to their games. These exciting new skins never fail to generate hype amongst players, but sometimes it’s for the wrong reasons.

We’ve seen players react poorly to the Attack on Titan Levi skin, while the Godzilla and King Kong skins were met with positive reviews. The Terminator skins were the latest to hit Vanguard and Warzone, but players are now claiming that the Call of Duty team missed a major opportunity to celebrate the Terminator franchise.

The Terminator T-800 Mastercraft Ultra Operator Bundle comes with several items including an Operator modeled after Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator character in the films.

It also comes with three weapon blueprints, but fans of the Terminator films believe that this is where the crossover fails to deliver. One Reddit user calls the bundle “the biggest missed opportunity” as they point out: “they could have given the FINN LMG a minigun mastercraft skin.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator famously operates a minigun and with the FiNN LMG in the game, players believed that a perfect opportunity to raise the authenticity of the collaboration was overlooked.

Ultimately, it seems like multiple players voiced their grievances with the bundles not pulling enough content from the movies. In addition to the minigun, Vanguard players were also disappointed to not see a version of the Winchester Model 1887 shotgun used in the films, especially when it’s used in his Highlight Intro.

As the OP puts it, there’s no excuse to overlook such a blatant addition as the “gun is even period correct.”

It remains to be seen if more unique collaborations are on the way in Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 after an Umbrella Academy crossover was leaked. It’s safe to assume that when popular franchises come together, expectations are high.

For more Call of Duty news, check out the latest on Warzone’s current meta, after major buffs to Modern Warfare weapons.

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