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Call of Duty: Vanguard Warzone reveal event: Watch what happened in insane Battle of Verdansk

The Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal event took place inside of Warzone, and we have everything that happened during the Battle of Verdansk covered for you.

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The official reveal for Call of Duty: Vanguard took place on Thursday, August 19, in the Battle of Verdansk Warzone event, and it was jam-packed with adrenaline-fueled action for players to experience.

With Sledgehammer Games at the helm again, CoD is returning to its World War II roots with Call of Duty: Vanguard.

While Call of Duty games are normally revealed in June, we’ve had to wait a little bit longer to get our first glimpse of the next installment of the legendary franchise. Finally, though, the wait is over, as the Call of Duty: Vanguard Warzone event took place on August 19 in the form of the Battle of Verdansk.

This Battle of Verdansk Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal event saw players having to join forces to take out a common threat and escape certain death, and we have everything that happened covered for you.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Warzone reveal event: Battle of Verdansk

The Battle of Verdansk saw players jump into a match, with a total of 32 being on a team. These players were then tasked with jumping from the plane to an ambush point near the train tunnel located behind the Hospital.

Players were armed with pre-selected loadouts that consisted of either an AK-47, Fara 83, or C58 with an RPG as their secondary weapon. C4 and munition boxes were also supplied to players in their Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal Warzone event loadouts.

The reason why players were equipped with these particular loadouts was due to the fact that they had to destroy a behemoth of a German armored train that had multiple turrets on top of it.

Every time players destroyed a section of the armored train during the Battle of Verdansk; they were rewarded with various rewards such as emblems and weapon blueprints.

Once the players successfully destroyed the Armored Train, the Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal Warzone event took a turn for the worse, as an enormous fleet of bombers descended upon Verdansk and began dropping bombs.

Players had to make an adrenaline-fueled escape towards the exfil point as bombs dropped on them from above in a truly stunning display of gameplay.

Finally, an explosion knocked over players when the exfil had completed, which then transitioned into the official Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal trailer.

You can check out the Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal Warzone event in its entirety below, thanks to content creator Swiftor:

There is no doubt that the Battle of Verdansk brought plenty of intense action to the Call of Duty community and will be remembered for some time going forward.

Those who missed the first run of the event will be happy to hear that the Battle of Verdansk will be playable until August 23 at 10 AM PST, so the community will have a couple of more days to experience all of the heart-pumping action again or for the first time.

Once the Battle of Verdansk had ended, a wealth of information was revealed about CoD: Vanguard and Warzone that includes the confirmation of a New Warzone map and anti-cheat, details on the Vanguard campaign and Zombies game modes, and much more that you can find on our dedicated Call of Duty: Vanguard page.

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“Scam” Vanguard MP40 Blueprint gives players a completely different gun

Players are calling the new Rune MP40 Blueprint a “scam” after the weapon fails to load into Vanguard Multiplayer matches.

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For the second time in Vanguard, an MP40 weapon Blueprint is failing to appear in-game as advertised, leading to outrage for anyone who purchased the Graveyard Shift bundle.

Thanks to an incredibly unique design, Vanguard players were eager to get their hands on the Rune MP40 blueprint that is a part of the Graveyard Shift bundle. The Call of Duty developers deserve credit for such a detailed and eyecatching design.

Unfortunately, the Rune MP40 blueprint is completely broken and does not spawn in as the correct weapon in Vanguard leaving players who purchased the bundle for 2400 CoD points furious with the outcome.

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Players who equip the Rune MP40 Blueprint to one of their classes will not be able to use the weapon in Multiplayer. Instead, the weapon will spawn in as the STG44.

Players can’t help but feel “scammed” after the blueprint doesn’t even render in Vanguard Multiplayer matches. The clip below showcases the strange shapeshifting weapon blueprint as it continuously turns into the STG44.

As you can see in the video, no matter the amount of times the player selects the Rune Blueprint, it reverts to the STG44 in Vanguard.

The fact that the weapon changes into an entirely different one is baffling but players have found a quick fix to temporarily alleviate the issue.

How to fix broken MP40 Rune Blueprint

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There’s no doubt that Sledgehammer will work on alleviating this issue but in the meantime, players can fix the Blueprint by removing certain attachments. ElvisCOD took to Twitter to detail the required steps.

Removing the Removed Stock attachment will stop the MP40 Blueprint from turning into the STG44. Furthermore for the dismemberment animations to work players will have to equip the Lengthened ammo type and remove the magazine.

Of course, forcing players to make these attachment changes is frustrating for those who paid for the bundle and a permanent fix should be a top priority for Sledgehammer Games.

Warzone players will be pleased to hear that this issue has not made its way to the battle royale as the Blueprint works perfectly in Warzone and Zombies.


For more Vanguard check out this insane Vanguard glitch that makes High Alert even stronger despite a recent nerf.

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Vanguard’s game-breaking ‘demon gun’ glitch is now ruining Multiplayer maps

Warzone’s notorious demon gun glitch has made its way to Vanguard and obstructed vision is making the game unplayable.

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The infamous demon gun visual glitch that has frustrated Warzone players with limited vision in the past has now made its way to Vanguard.

The demon gun glitch has a special place in Warzone glitch lore as the instantly recognizable spiky textures send players into fits of rage. Recently we’ve seen the immensely popular bug even make its way to Halo Infinite for a crossover that nobody asked for.

Now it seems the bug is intent on ruining the Multiplayer experience for Vanguard players as it appeared for the first time and subsequently made the game unplayable due to obscured vision.

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For the time being, the issue seems to be prominent for PC players following the January 11 update. This is the latest in a long line of bugs to plague the Vanguard Multiplayer experience since launch.

Fatal_Overflow took to the Vanguard subreddit to share a clip of the ongoing issue. In Warzone it was common for the glitch to ruin the appearance of weapons but in this case, the issue in Vanguard seems to distort Multiplayer maps.

It’s clear to see how Shoot House is transformed into a mass of demon-like textures that makes taking down enemy players nearly impossible. With the game in this state, it’s difficult to imagine PC players dedicating hours to Multiplayer matches.

A community member offers a temporary fix for PC players in the comments of the post, “Revert your Nvidia driver to the December version. The January one is causing this for all pc players”.

Hopefully, Sledgehammer Games looks into the issue immediately as claims that this bug is occurring on console can also be found in the comments of the post which increases the number of players experiencing game-ruining glitches.


As of now, the bug is yet to appear on Sledgehammer’s Trello board but we’ll be sure to provide an update when the demon gun glitch is addressed.

For now check out, when players can expect CoD: Vanguard Season 2 and the Season 1 end date.

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Best STG44 loadout for CoD: Vanguard Season 1

The STG44 has remained Call of Duty: Vanguard’s most popular gun, and our loadout reveals the best attachments and Perks.

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The STG44 quickly established itself as the go-to weapon in Call of Duty: Vanguard, and we’ve got the best attachments, Perks, Equipment, and more to help slay enemies with ease in Season 1.

Call of Duty has returned to its World War Two roots: brutal, bloody, dirty conflict. With every Vanguard gun having 10 attachment types each, making sure you have the right loadout is a vital key to success.

While Vanguard’s Assault Rifles are still dominating multiplayer, none are as popular as the STG44, the most well-rounded weapon in its class.

To make the most of this powerful gun, we’ve got the best Vanguard STG44 attachments, Perks, equipment, and even some alternatives if you don’t like it.

Best Vanguard STG44 Gunsmith loadout attachments

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  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: VDD 760MM 05B
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: VDD 27 Precision
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: .30 Russian Short 30 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Vital
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

The F8 Stabilizer is the perfect way to kick things off as it reduces recoil and gives a much-needed damage range boost. Whereas the VDD 760MM 05B barrel sacrifices some ADS for a big recoil and range boost too.

We’re keeping the optic nice and simple as the Slate Reflector offers a clean, unobtrusive view. And the VDD 27 Precision aids recoil and recovers some of the ADS speed we’ve lost with other attachments.

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The M1941 Handstop is the perfect underbarrel attachment as we get a significant horizontal and vertical recoil increase at little cost. However, the .30 Russian Short 30 Round Mags will immediately overrule this recoil boost, in exchange for a whopping damage boost, range, and more penetration.

The STG44 should have Lengthened ammo to make its bullet velocity higher, and with so many attachments to help with recoil and accuracy, you can afford to use the Fabric Grip to increase the weapon’s speed.

Our final two attachments are Vital to allow the STG to deal extra damage, and Fully Loaded should keep you from running out of ammo while playing the WW2 shooter.

Best Perks and Equipment to run with Vanguard STG44

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  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Forward Intel
  • Perk 3: Lightweight
  • Secondary: 1911
  • Lethal: MK2 Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stim
  • Field Upgrade: Armor

You should definitely have Ghost as Perk 1 in Vanguard. It’s in the same vein as Cold War as it’s only active while you move, but is still a powerful choice when Spy Planes are above in the skies.

Next, we’ve opted for the Forward Intel Perk. This allows you to see exactly where the enemies are spawning, making controlling the map easy.

Our Perk 3 choice belongs to Lightweight. This STG build is fairly heavy, and Lightweight will counteract it by increasing your movement speed.

As for the rest of your class, the 1911 will be useful if you end up in close-quarters combat, while Armor will give you extra protection while holding lanes.

How to unlock the STG44 in Vanguard

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The good news is that the STG44 is available as soon as create-a-class unlocks at level 4, meaning you won’t have to grind to get your hands on it.

Best alternatives to Vanguard STG44

Some alternatives to the STG44 are the incredibly accurate Automaton or the Bren which is still dominating Warzone.


With your STG44 ready to take on any enemies, make sure your settings are giving you the best chance possible in-game, with our best Vanguard FOV and controller settings guides.

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