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Every weapon, killstreak, perk, Field Upgrade & more in CoD: Vanguard open beta

CoD: Vanguard’s beta is officially here, and we’ve got every weapon, killstreak, Field Upgrade, and perk you can use in-game.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to be one of the biggest entries into the legendary FPS franchise yet, and we’ve got every Field Upgrade, killstreak, perk, weapon, and equipment coming in the game’s open beta.

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s release date isn’t far away, and players will finally get their hands on the game’s multiplayer experience for the first time with the upcoming open betas.

We already have some major details about the new title, which takes inspiration from Modern Warfare with an identical minimap system while also including Dead Silence as a Field Upgrade, but other than the Champions Hill alpha, we haven’t been able to play it for ourselves.

Thankfully, some content creators got their hands on the game early, and CharlieINTEL were able to have a snoop through the game and discover everything included in the beta. So, we’ve compiled a list of every weapon, killstreak, Field Upgrade, grenade, and more.

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Every Call of Duty: Vanguard beta killsteak

Players will have 10 killstreaks to choose from in the Vanguard beta, with the Attack Dogs at 10 kills the highest available.

Glide Bomb returns from Sledgehammer‘s previous World War II title, while the Death Machine also reappears in this game. You can view the full list below.

  • Intel – 3 Kills: Reveals nearby enemies to the summoning player through repeated pings on the minimap over a short period of time. 
  • Care Package – 4 Kills: Drops a single care package which rewards a random killstreak on pickup.
  • Spy Plane – 4 Kills: Calls in a spy plane which reveals all enemy positions on the minimap to allies. Can be shot down.
  • Counter Spy Plane – 4 Kills: Calls in a counter spy plane which obscures the minimap for all enemies. Can be shot down.  
  • Glide Bomb – 5 Kills: Drops a bomb whose path can be guided toward enemies, killing them instantly. 
  • DeathMachine – 5 Kills: Equips a machine gun with explosive rounds and a fixed number of bullets. Persists through death until ammo is depleted. 
  • Mortar Barrage – 5 Kills: Toss a flare canister to mark an area for repeated mortar fire. 
  • War Machine – 7 Kills: Equips a semi-automatic grenade launcher with a fixed number of grenades. Persists through death until ammo is depleted. 
  • Flamenaut – 9 Kills: Receive a flamethrower with unlimited fuel and a protective suit. Both lost on death. 
  • Attack Dogs – 10 Kills: Summons a pack of attack dogs which target nearby enemies for a period of time.
Killstreaks in CoD: Vanguard

Every Call of Duty: Vanguard beta perk

As always, players will have three slots in which to select perks, with each one granting different abilities. Classics such as Ghost, High Alert, Double Time, and Overkill all return, with new inclusions like Forward Intel and Radar.

Perk 1

  • Ghost – Undetectable while moving by Spy Planes, enemy intel, and Field Mics. reduces effectiveness of Local Informants. 
  • Fortified – Reduce damage and health regen delay from explosives. Damage reduction increased while mounted, crouched, or prone.
  • Low Profile – Training in how to avoid detection by the enemy. Immune to the effects of Piercing Vision. 
  • Survival Training – Maximized resistance to stun effects. Immune to gas

Perk 2

  • High Alert – Your vision pulses when enemies outside of your view see you.
  • Radar – Enemies appear on your minimap when they fire an unsilenced weapon. 
  • Forward Intel – See indicators for enemy reinforcements on your minimap. Minimap shows a larger area.  
  • Tracker – Enemies leave behind a footprint trail. See markers at enemy death locations and hide the death markers of enemies you kill. 

Perk 3

  • Demolition – Extra lethal on spawn. Thrown lethals display an indicator showing the path of the lethal. 
  • Double Time – Double the duration of Tactical Sprint. Increase crouch movement speed by 30%. 
  • Tactician – Restock your tactical equipment every 30 seconds. 
  • Overkill – Carry two primary weapons. 
Perks in Call of Duty: Vanguard

Every Call of Duty: Vanguard beta Field Upgrade

Field Upgrades also return, with players able to equip body armor, drop a Field Mic, or use Dead Silence like in Modern Warfare. New Field Upgrade Goliath lets players detonate a “small remote-controlled bomb on tracks.”

  • Supply Box – Deploys a box of ammo and equipment for you and your teammates. Explodes when shot. 
  • Armor Plate – Equip body armor. 
  • Goliath – A small remote-controlled bomb on tracks. Controllable for 30 seconds, after which it self-destructs. Can be detonated early. 
  • Field Mic – Reveals nearby enemy movement on the minimap. 

Dead Silence – Temporarily makes your footsteps silent. Gun, melee, and throwing knife kills refresh duration.

All Call of Duty: Vanguard beta weapons

With Vanguard set during World War II, the game’s weapons are unsurprisingly similar to those found in Sledgehammer’s last Call of Duty offering. Six primary weapon classes are included, however, there are only two Sniper Rifles to choose from at the moment.

Primary

ARs

  • STG44
  • ITRA Burst 
  • BAR
  • NZ-41
  • Volk 
STG44 in CoD: Vanguard

SMGs

  • M1928 
  • STEN
  • MP-40

Shotguns

  • Revolving Shotgun 
  • Auto-Loading Shotgun 

LMGs

  • MG42
  • DP27
  • BREN

Marksman Rifles

  • M1 Garand 

Sniper Files

  • 3-Line Rifle 
  • KAR 98K

Secondary 

Handguns 

  • Machine Pistol
  • RATT
  • 1911

Launchers 

  • M1 Bazooka 
  • Panzerschreck 

Melee

  • FS Fighting Knife 

Lethal

  • MK2 Frag Grenade 
  • Gammon Bomb
  • Molotov Cocktail
  • Demolition Charge 
  • Thermite 
  • Throwing Knife 

Tactical

  • M18 Smoke Grenade 
  • N0 69 Stun Grenade 
  • MK V Gas
  • Stim 
  • S-Mine 44 

Image Credits: Sledgehammer Games

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Will CoD: Vanguard have Zombies? Developer, maps, Outbreak & more

Call of Duty: Zombies has been a hugely popular mode for the franchise, but what will it be in Vanguard, and what will it be like?

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Call of Duty Zombies fans have been wondering whether Sledgehammer Games will bring the mode to Vanguard, and if so, what they can expect from it.

After players were finally able to get a taste of Call of Duty: Vanguard‘s Multiplayer during the Open Beta, players have been even more curious when it comes to the game’s other modes.

As we know from the reveal, Call of Duty: Vanguard will have a Campaign mode, which follows various characters across the global WWII fronts.

Many have been wondering whether Vanguard will have its own Zombies mode, and luckily we finally have some answers.

Will Call of Duty: Vanguard have Zombies?

Zombies in Call of Duty: Vanguard

In Call of Duty’s blog post announcing Vanguard, they gave fans a short description of what they can expect from the game.

It says that not only is a Campaign and Multiplayer mode confirmed for the game but a “universe-expanding Zombies crossover” is also mentioned. The blog also confirmed that the mode will intertwine with Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies, which is excellent for those who have enjoyed the Dark Aether story.

This makes a lot of sense, considering players have been finding hints and intel in Black Ops Cold War Zombies that reference the WWII time frame and a demonologist known as Krafft.

Vanguard’s Zombies will act as a precursor to Black Ops Cold War Zombies, with the content being available for the mode as soon as the game is launched on November 5.

Who will be developing Vanguard Zombies?

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Sledgehammer Games have officially stated that Vanguard Zombies will indeed be developed by Treyarch, the developers who initially brought the mode to the Call of Duty experience.

“We’re excited to announce a franchise-first crossover as Call of Duty: Vanguard features an all-new Zombies game mode with development led by Treyarch Studios.”

Many will love this, as although Sledgehammer games provided a great experience in their take on Zombies back in Call of Duty: WWII, there’s no doubt that Treyarch has created the most memorable experiences for Zombies.

Will Vanguard feature Outbreak?

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While rumors have suggested that Vanguard Zombies will not have a round-based map for players to get into on launch, there will still be content for players to enjoy.

The content that will be available on launch is rumored to be inspired by Black Ops Cold War’s Outbreak mode, with TheMW2Ghost claiming the mode will be as if “Outbreak, Onslaught, and Roundbased had a baby.” 

CoD: Vanguard Zombies maps

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No official information has yet been revealed regarding the maps players can expect to see in the Vanguard Zombies mode. However, a leak has pointed towards the name of the first map being Ritual of the Dead.

It has also been speculated that the Season 6 Zombies map for Black Ops Cold War will tie into the first Vanguard Zombies map considering that the new Call of Duty game will be continuing the Dark Aether story.

We will continue to update this hub with all of the latest information for Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies when it is revealed.


For more Call of Duty: Vanguard, check out the reason why hackers have already created cheats for the WWII first-person shooter, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Scump reveals the one thing he would change about CoD: Vanguard

2017 CoD World Champion Scump is a big fan of Vanguard, but thinks the game needs one major change before its November 5 release.

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The Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta is officially finished, and while pro player Seth ‘Scump’ Abner had a lot of fun, the 2017 World Champion revealed that he thinks ‘time-to-kill’ needs adjusting before its November release.

Call of Duty fans only had a few days to try out the Vanguard Beta, but players have already had their say about the game, and more specifically what they want to be changed, from spawn improvements to the removal of overpowered Field Upgrades.

For OpTic Gaming legend Scump though, the Vanguard Beta was definitely enjoyable, praising the gameplay, maps, and overall feel. Despite loving it though, there’s one thing he thinks should be changed: the Vanguard TTK.

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In a new video uploaded to his YouTube channel, the Call of Duty legend admitted he “loved” to play Vanguard, saying: “Usually with betas, you get sick of it really quick. I played it for about 6 hours every day, that’s impressive for a beta.”

However, when talking about the game’s weapons, the 2017 World Champions revealed that he believes the time-to-kill is a little too low and needs to be adjusted slightly.

“The weapons were a lot of fun to use, the gunplay was great,” he states. “My one big quarrel with the gunplay though is the time-to-kill needs to be a little bit slower. It’s pretty quick on every single gun.”

“I wish the time-to-kill was a little bit slower. Maybe they’ll tweak that, maybe they won’t, but right now you put three bullets into someone and they drop which I don’t really agree with. It feels [kind of like] hardcore.”

Whether Sledgehammer Games will make any changes to the TTK remains to be seen, but the developers did listen to complaints from the community and make adjustments between the first and second beta weekends, so it is possible.

This may be a design choice though, with Scump mentioning that both Warzone and Modern Warfare have fast time-to-kills as well — two games that run on the same engine as Vanguard.

Unfortunately, it’s unlikely we’ll know whether the devs have made any changes until Vanguard releases on November 5.

Image Credits: MLG / Sledgehammer Games

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CoD hackers explain how cheating in Warzone helped them crack Vanguard

Hackers found a way into Call of Duty: Vanguard before it’s full release. Sources have now claimed that Warzone may have held the secret.

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Many players were shocked to see that hackers had already made their way into the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta. Now, one hacker has revealed that the secret to breaking Vanguard came from Warzone.

The community has had its first extended look at CoD: Vanguard through the recently-ended Open Beta. This was fans’ chance to get to grips with the new maps, and the WWII aesthetic.

However, the fun was spoiled for some by cheaters that had already found a way to hack the game’s code. It has since been explained that it was past experiences with Warzone that helped them crack it.

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Shortly after the much-anticipated Beta was opened up on September 16, players quickly began to notice that hacks like aimbots were already turning up in lobbies.

In some cases, cheaters had found a way to completely end matches early, which was frustrating fans because of the limited time they had to play the game over the course of the weekend.

In a report published by Vice, an industry source explained that it was their experience with previous titles like Warzone that paved the way for cheating in Vanguard.

“The core of the [Call of Duty] engine hasn’t changed much during the life of the franchise so porting a cheat from one game to another has always been very easy,” they said. The source also said that the code for Vanguard was very similar to that of Warzone or Modern Warfare.

According to CoD insider Tom Henderson, the Beta launched with the same protection against cheaters that is present in Warzone at the moment, which we already know has been ineffective.

In the same report, hack developer IWANTCHEATS also warned that its Vanguard cheats will work with the new Pacific Map coming as part of the integration into Warzone.

Unfortunately, we won’t know if this is true until more details surface about the updated anti-cheat system due to be added to the battle royale later this year. Fans will hope that their experiences with hackers won’t translate into the next CoD chapter.

For more on Call of Duty Vanguard, check out our guides on every Field Upgrade, and the best Assualt Rifles.

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