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CoD leak reveals classic villains reportedly coming to Warzone & Vanguard

Dataminers have reportedly found four classic CoD villains on their way to Warzone and Vanguard in Season 4 Reloaded’s game files.

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Vanguard’s Season 4 Reloaded update is here, and it’s reportedly included the names of some classic CoD villains who should arrive during Warzone and Vanguard Season 5.

The Call of Duty franchise has been around since 2003 and has introduced plenty of iconic villains across its various series. While Warzone is full of heroes such as Price, Ghost, and Woods, it appears some classic villains are on their way soon too.

Call of Duty’s developers teased that a “familiar foe” would be arriving in Vanguard soon, and it looks like Season 4 Reloaded update has given their identity away, revealing not one, but four classic Call of Duty characters.

Al-Asad in Modern Warfare 2019

Leaked Warzone and Vanguard classic villains

Call of Duty dataminer Reality, who has uncovered a ton of Modern Warfare 2’s details thanks to Warzone Mobile’s files, has reportedly found some classic characters in the Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded update’s game files.

Here are the classic CoD villains they found:

  • Raul Menendez
  • Gabriel Rorke
  • Khaled Al Asad
  • Seraph

A drug lord and leader of the Cordis Die terrorist organization, Raul Menendez was the primary antagonist of Black Ops 2. An old foe of Woods and Mason, Raul Menendez will reportedly make his way to Warzone and Vanguard as a playable Operator.

Gabriel T. Rorke, ‘the Ghost Killer,’ was the main baddie in Call of Duty: Ghosts. The ex-leader of the Ghosts broke bad and started hunting his former comrades, and he’s set to join Warzone and Vanguard’s roster in a future update.

Raul Menendez in Black Ops 2

Khaled Al Asad is likely the Operator that Activision were teasing with the Season 4 Reloaded blog post. Call of Duty tends to introduce a character from the previous game ahead of the next one (Woods before Cold War and Kingsley ahead of Vanguard), and Al Asad has reportedly been found in the game files.

Al Asad was a villain from CoD 4 and featured in Modern Warfare 2019 as a secondary antagonist after taking over Al-Qatala. It’s possible that Al Assad will be another pre-order bonus for Modern Warfare 2.

Black Ops multiplayer fans will recognize the final leaked Operator, He ‘Seraph’ Zhen-Zhen. A soldier for the organized crime syndicate, 54 Immortals, Seraph was a playable operator in both Black Ops 3 and BO4. Now, even though she was born around 80 years later, the leaks claim she’ll arrive in both Vanguard and Warzone.


It’s entirely possible that these characters will arrive ahead of Season 5, but the Season 4 Reloaded blog only confirmed the Terminator Operators and Ikenna Olowe, which makes Season 5 more likely. But, as ever, there’s no guarantee they’ll arrive.

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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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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.


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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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