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CoD devs tease classic Modern Warfare villain arrives in Warzone & Vanguard

The Warzone and Vanguard devs have teased the return of a classic Modern Warfare villain as a bundle sometime in the future.

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Warzone Season 4 Reloaded has been officially announced, and the roadmap has teased that a classic villain from the Modern Warfare series could be on the to both Warzone and Vanguard very soon.

Vanguard and Warzone Season 4 Reloaded has been unveiled, promising players a boatload of new content from a new weapon in the Vargo-S, to a crossover with the iconic Terminator franchise.

But eagle-eyed players will notice that the Season 4 Reloaded roadmap also hinted at the extra bonuses coming to both games as we prepare for the launch of Modern Warfare 2.

The devs hinted that a recognizable villain from the Modern Warfare series will be making a dramatic comeback.

Warzone and Vangaurd Terminator using flamethrowe

Towards the end of the Warzone and Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded announcement, the devs mentioned new pre-order bonuses for Modern Warfare 2.

Those who secure their copy of Modern Warfare 2 early will receive the Final Judgement Bundle, containing a new Operator Skin and Weapon Blueprint. Alternatively, players can spend 1,500 COD Points to bag the add-on.

They then teased that another bundle is on the way, and will contain a character well-known to long-time Call of Duty of players. The announcement said: “Intel suggests a familiar foe may be crossing over into Vanguard as part of another bonus bundle, coming soon….”

It isn’t clear from the blog post exactly which villain fans can expect to see, but the Modern Warfare series has a couple of iconic baddies that could be likely candidates.

General Shepherd in Modern Warfare 2

The most obvious pick would be General Shepherd, who turned out to be the main villain of the original Modern Warfare 2 after he betrayed Ghost and Roach, in one of the most memorable plot twists in the history of Call of Duty.

If it’s not Shepherd, then Vladamir Makarov is the next best bet. Makarov featured in each of the original Modern Warfare games, and although he was the main antagonist in MW3, he is probably best known for his role in the “No Russian” mission in MW2.

There’s also Khaled Al-Asad, leader of OpFor in the first MW title and one of the game’s secondary foes. We’ll have to wait and see which legendary villain makes a comeback in the coming weeks.

Of course, there’s also every chance that the character is actually from World at War or the Black Ops games, but we’d expect to see someone from Modern Warfare who will show up in this year’s Modern Warfare 2, like Frank Woods ahead of Black Ops Cold War.

The devs didn’t give an exact timeframe on when the bundle would release, but it likely won’t be too far away from the launch of Vanguard and Warzone Season 5.


In the meantime, be sure to check out how to fix low FPS issues in Warzone, and how to unlock the Push Dagger.

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Vanguard August 11 update patch notes: Dev Error & attachment exploit fixes

Vanguard’s August 11 update patch notes delivered bug fixes for an attachment exploit and a Dev Error issue in Season 4 Reloaded.

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Vanguard Terminator skin update patch notes

Sledgehammer Games have provided a Vanguard update on August 11 that patched a weapon attachment exploit and fixed a Dev Error bug in Season 4 Reloaded.

Vanguard devs Sledgehammer Games continue to update the game and provide players with fresh content. In addition to a playlist update arriving on August 11, players were also treated to a new update that provided a fix to several of the game’s latest bugs.

The update covers both multiplayer and zombies game modes as certain bugs were hampering the fun. A particularly annoying Dev Error should no longer plague players following the August 11 Vanguard update.

Vanguard Dev Error & attachment exploit fixes

Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded

Vanguard Season 5 is fast approaching, but before we get a brand-new season of content with new weapons, maps, and Operators, Sledgehammer are dedicated to fixing current issues.

It seems an unintended exploit was allowing players to combine attachments from other weapons to achieve combinations that should not be possible. This would result in overpowered weapons running amok and the devs were quick to nerf the issue.

In addition, players will no longer have to deal with DEV ERROR 10308 that occurred on the USS Texas map.

Vanguard August 11 update patch notes

Multiplayer

Maps

  • USS Texas 1945
    • Addressed an issue that caused DEV ERROR 10308 to occur.

Progression

  • Seasonal Challenges will no longer be marked as complete if the requirements are unmet.

Weapons

  • Addressed an exploit that allowed players to achieve unintended Attachment combinations.

Zombies

Weapons

  • Vargo-S
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the Survivalist camouflage challenge from tracking when using specific magazine attachments.
  • Push Dagger
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the Plague Diamond and Dark Aether camouflage and challenge requirements from being visible in the loadout menu.

Stability

  • Addressed a rare issue where players could become stuck in spectator mode when joining a match in progress as the joined player leaves.

For more, check out Activision apologized for using an artist’s design in a now canceled Vanguard & Warzone skin.

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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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Vanguard and Warzone Season 4 Reloaded skins

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?

Season 4 Reloaded Caldera Operator

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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