Since day one of Vanguard players have voiced their frustrations with weapon level progression being too slow. As a remedy, players get to enjoy another double XP weekend.
Just as frustration seemed to be reaching a boiling point, Vanguard players will benefit from 2X the weapon XP for a brief period. Throughout Call of Duty history, double XP events were often highly anticipated moments for players to progress at a quicker pace. With Vanguard this isn’t necessarily the case.
The frequency of double XP periods may have something to do with the widespread complaints concerning slow weapon level progression. Whether this is a deliberate tactic or not, players should still make the most of this event.
Although double XP has pertained to battle pass, military rank, and weapon level in the past, this time is a little different. As of Friday, December 3 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT / 8 PM CEST, double Battle Pass and weapon XP will be active.
These events usually begin on Friday and last until Monday. With that in mind make sure to grind some weapon levels in the upcoming days.
For over a month now the Vanguard community has been feeling shortchanged with how slow their weapon level progression is going. Despite their frustrations, the player base has been fortunate enough to benefit from several double weapon XP periods since launch. This is highly unusual for a new Call of Duty title.
Perhaps this is Sledgehammer taking player input into consideration. There’s no denying that the devs have been generous when it comes to handing out double XP events. However, some players have noted that double XP may be slightly misleading.
Reddit user Red_Gaming_Community is convinced that players are not actually receiving 2X the XP during these events. In a video, they go on to detail how weapon XP values perform during these events. They believe that players are earning less than 2X the XP.
Ultimately, your weapons are going to progress at a faster pace when these events are active. Playing Vanguard from Friday to Monday should alleviate some frustration relating to your slow weapon level progression.
For more Vanguard content, check out our ranked list of the best secondary weapons in the game.
Image Credit: Activision / Sledgehammer Games
How to get Warzone & Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards (August 2022)
There are new Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards available for players to claim. Here’s how you can get your hands on them.
Prime Gaming is an exciting way for developers to reward players with various in-game items. Here’s how you can claim your Prime Gaming rewards in Warzone and Vanguard.
One easy way to get them is through the popular Prime Gaming service, which allows Amazon Prime subscribers to get free in-game rewards for their favorite games.
With this in mind, here is how you can get the Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards for August.
How to get Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards
If you’re interested in claiming Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards, you’ll need an Amazon Prime subscription. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial to redeem the rewards.
Then you must link your Warzone and Vanguard account to your Amazon Prime account with the membership active.
Here’s how you can link your accounts for free Prime Gaming rewards:
- Navigate to the Call of Duty Offer Detail Page
- Click ‘Claim Now’ on the active content drop
- Log in with your Prime-enabled account or sign up for Prime
- Click ‘Continue’ to begin the account-linking process
- Click ‘Go to Activision’ to be redirected to Activision’s account-linking page
- Log in with your Activision account and authorize Prime Gaming to fulfill content
- Click ‘Complete Claim’
Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming Rewards – August 2022
Full Defense Bundle
The August 2022 content drop through Prime Gaming brings a total of five exclusive items for Warzone and Vanguard players to claim, including an Operator skin, a weapon Blueprint, and a Calling Card.
Below is a full list of everything available throughout the month of August:
- Legendary Desert Pinstripes Skin
- Epic Counterinsurgency Blueprint
- Legendary Golden Grenadier Emblem
- Legendary No Oasis Killcam Theme
- Epic Heat of Battle Calling Card
That covers everything you need to know about this month’s Prime Gaming rewards for Warzone Pacific and Vanguard.
There are new rewards available each month, so be sure to check back with this guide!
Image Credits: Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games / Amazon
How to unlock RA 225 SMG in Warzone & Vanguard Season 5
Warzone and Vanguard’s new Season 5 SMG is set to deliver incredible mobility and a fast fire rate, so here’s how to unlock the RA 225.
The RA 225 SMG is making its way to Vanguard and Warzone during Season 5, and the weapon’s speed in tight spaces should be a valuable addition to both games.
We’ve seen a ton of post-launch Vanguard SMGs join the pool of weapons over the seasons, and it’s only right that players receive one final SMG before saying goodbye.
How to unlock the RA 225 SMG in Warzone & Vanguard
Warzone and Vanguard’s RA 225 SMG will arrive at the start of Season 5 on August 24, and it will be available through the Battle Pass. At the moment, we don’t know the exact tier that the weapon will become available, but it should be either 15 or 31 according to previous seasons.
The RA 225 SMG will be one of two weapons arriving via the Season 5 Battle Pass, with the EX1 being the other. These two weapons should be free unlocks that occupy tiers 15 and 31 of the Battle Pass.
The Call of Duty blog for the Season 5 roadmap explains that “this SMG has a high fire rate and a very mobile compact frame.” The RA 225 is a lightweight SMG, which means it should provide excellent mobility for those looking to finesse opponents in Warzone Season 5.
Although it does come with quick handling, its fast fire rate means that while it will be devastating in close-range gunfights, you will have to manage some upward recoil kick that the RA 225 displays.
Its base form doesn’t boast the highest firepower possible, but with the right attachments, you should be able to increase its damage and recoil control to your liking.
For more, check out our guide to all of the Vanguard & Warzone weapons arriving in Season 5, as well as how to unlock the Valois Revolver.
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How to unlock Valois Revolver in Warzone and Vanguard Season 5
Here’s how to unlock the new Valois Revolver in Warzone and Vanguard Season 5, which acts as both a knife and pistol.
Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Season 5 brings a brand-new revolver that doubles up as a knife, so here’s how to unlock the Valois Revolver.
Season 5 arrives on August 24, wrapping up the Vanguard and Warzone storyline ahead of Modern Warfare 2’s launch. Classic villains have returned, setting off Caldera’s volcano which teases a fiery end for the Pacific Warzone map.
Alongside the classic weapons from both the original Modern Warfare 2 and Advanced Warfare, players can unlock the new Valois Revolver. This “combination knife and revolver that acts as both a lethal melee weapon and a pistol,” will be a powerful choice alongside Warzone’s new Rage Serum Field Upgrade, so here’s how to unlock it.
How to unlock the Valois Revolver in Warzone & Vanguard
Warzone and Vanguard’s Valois Revolver arrives shortly after Season 5’s launch and can be unlocked through either a challenge or by purchasing the Store Bundle.
Here’s how to unlock the Valois Revolver in both multiplayer and Zombies:
- In Multiplayer, get 15 Melee Kills
- In Zombies, get 1,000 Eliminations using Pistols that have been Pack-a-Punched
Sledgehammer recommends that players take a Melee weapon into Season 5’s new Beheaded map, as it’s “a great map for closing the gap to your opponent.”
Similarly, they suggest jumping into the new The Archon Zombies map, as you can “hit that Pack-a-Punch early.”
The devs describe the Valois as “a villain’s dream,” as it’s capable of Meleeing opponents in only one hit “while also holding six rounds in the chamber for extra versatility.” They admit the “damage isn’t remarkable” though, “but it’ll do the job against a fleeing or damaged opponent.”
For more on Vanguard and Warzone Season 5, be sure to check out how to play Modern Warfare 2’s beta, which arrives during the season.
Image Credit: Activision
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