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How to get the Rat-A-Tat blueprint in Vanguard & Warzone

Here’s how you can unlock the Rat-A-Tat Assault Rifle blueprint in Call of Duty: Vanguard ahead of the game’s official release.

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Rat-A-Tat Blueprint in Vanguard

The CoD Vanguard release date is drawing near, and you can already access an early reward in the form of the Rat-A-Tat Assault Rifle blueprint. Here’s how you can unlock it in Vanguard and Warzone.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to release in November 2021, and we’ve already gotten a closer look at the game’s explosive Campaign and multiplayer experience, along with an open beta.

Players can also grab an early unlock ahead of the game’s official release.

Here is everything you need to do in order to get the Rat-A-Tat blueprint in both Vanguard in Warzone.

How to unlock the Rat-A-Tat blueprint

It’s fairly easy to unlock the Rat-A-Tat Assault Rifle blueprint in Vanguard. All you need to do is install and play the open beta, then start leveling up. You’ll gain XP by grinding through any game mode.

Here’s how you can get this done:

  1. Download and install the CoD Vanguard Beta
  2. Sign in with your Activision account
  3. Play until you reach level 20

Once this is done, you’ll earn the Rat-A-Tat blueprint that you can use when Vanguard finally launches. However, you’ll need to do this before the open beta comes to an end on September 20.

You may lose your window to unlock this exclusive blueprint if you haven’t reached level 20 in the open beta before it shuts down. We don’t know if there will be any way to claim the Rat-A-Tat Assault Rifle after the beta.

This gun will become available to you in both Vanguard and Warzone if you meet these requirements, and with it being the STG44, it is likely to be a powerful weapon for players to use in battle.

Activision has also confirmed playing the Beta will progress the Season 5 Battle Pass for both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

For more Call of Duty: Vanguard, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL and check out the Best M1928 loadout for CoD: Vanguard Beta and the best Vanguard STG44 loadout for the game’s Beta.

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Vanguard players demand fix to ‘game-breaking’ Dead Drop glitch

Call of Duty: Vanguard players are sick of the ‘game-breaking’ Dead Drop glitch, and are begging to devs to fix it quickly.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Dead Drop glitch allows players to keep deploying high Killstreaks, and frustrated players are calling for the ‘game-breaking’ exploit to be removed.

Vanguard has been praised as one of the smoothest CoD launches ever, but a few bugs and glitches have got in the way. The Combat Pacing filter still doesn’t work properly and a player’s dog even turned on them. However, it’s the Dead Drop glitch that has players most frustrated.

This allows players to maintain their high killstreak after dying, causing games to be plagued with Attack Dogs and Bombing Runs. Fed-up players are demanding that Sledgehammer Games fix the issue as soon as possible.

Dead Drop is a Field Upgrade in Vanguard that allows players to maintain their Killstreak after dying. However, it’s not working as intended, with players being able to repeatedly call in the same streak.

The Call of Duty: Vanguard subreddit has been chock-full of players calling out the devs for the Dead Drop glitch still being in the game.

One post was particularly critical, saying that “it’s ruining the game.” The OP claims that the Dead Drop glitch “happens every other game” even though “the problem has been known about for weeks.”

Another user acknowledged that the devs have been on holiday, but said that the “Dead Drop bug is game breaking” and that Sledgehammer “should have addressed this by now.” They also brought up that there’s no mention of it on the official Trello board of known bugs and issues.

With the community complaining about the glitch so widely, it’s likely that it’s on Sledgehammer Games’ radar They were quick to patch out the unlimited armor glitch, so there should be a fix incoming.

There’s no guarantee when it will be fixed, but Season 1 launches on December 8, which will bring a host of changes to the Vanguard. Be sure to stay tuned to CharlieINTEL for the full patch notes.


And for more Vanguard, you can check out the leaks that suggest Infected and other classic modes will be arriving soon.

Image Credits: Sledgehammer Games / Activision

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Vanguard devs tease classic “fan-favorite” map to arrive in Season 1

Vanguard Season 1 is set to launch on December 8 and fans are eager to discover which fan-favourite map is joining Vanguard.

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With Vanguard Season 1 right around the corner, more news has surfaced including the arrival of two new maps. 

December 8 is fast approaching and Vanguard players just received an enormous amount of information regarding Season 1. The devs confirmed the introduction of two free weapons, a new Operator, Multiplayer modes, and most importantly two maps.

The bevy of new content is sure to excite Vanguard players everywhere. However, the one piece of information that is generating the most excitement is the inclusion of a yet to be revealed fan-favorite map

Which maps are coming to Vanguard Season 1?

Vanguard launched with a whopping 16 Multiplayer maps and 4 Champion Hill maps for a total of 20 maps. Considering Sledgehammer spoiled Vanguard players with several maps at launch, some may be surprised to see we’re getting two new maps so soon.

Ultimately, receiving new maps is a great thing for the Vanguard community. It helps keep the Multiplayer experience feeling fresh. The Call of Duty devs promised that one of the two new maps is “a Pacific-inspired take on a fan-favorite classic Call of Duty map.”

This statement has led many to speculate which map is going to make a return. The quote is leading players to believe that an iconic map is going to get a Pacific-themed revamp, much like Vanguard’s iteration of Shipment.

Vanguard players are already beginning to imagine what their favorite map would look like in Vanguard. The most popular guesses seem to be Terminal, Rust, Nuketown, and Shoot House. Considering how highly regarded each of these maps are, Vanguard players would be lucky to receive even one of them. 

When more details involving the two maps are revealed, check back in for an update. In the meantime, CharlieINTEL has got you covered for Season 1’s December 8 launch. 

Image Credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games

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Bizarre Vanguard glitch turns your own dog against you

A strange Vanguard glitch appears to have caused a Guard Dog Killstreak to turn on its owner, mauling them to death.

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A bizarre Call of Duty: Vanguard glitch has caused a player to be mauled to death by their own Guard Dog Killstreak.

Attack Dogs are a classic Call of Duty Killstreak, first appearing in 2008’s World at War and returning in Vanguard. This Killstreak unleashes a pack of vicious dogs on the map that will hunt down and eliminate all enemy players.

Vanguard has also brought back the Guard Dog Killstreak, where one armored dog will keep you protected until it’s eliminated. However, one unlucky player appears to have had their own Guard Dog turn against them in a bizarre glitch.

Players have already complained about the Dogs Killstreaks being too powerful, with them teleporting around the map and taking a full magazine to take down. But another glitch is perhaps even more troublesome, with dogs turning on their owners.

Reddit user stonks_xd racked up the required six Killstreak to unlock the Guard Dog with the MG42, but it didn’t go according to plan.

Vanguard Guard Dog glitch

They called in their Guard Dog and as usual, found it waiting for them in the next room over. However, just as they get into a gunfight, their own Guard Dog attacks them.

You’d assume that this was actually an enemy Guard Dog, but that doesn’t appear to be the case here. The kill feed clearly shows that the dog isn’t controlled by an enemy. It displays the same feed as though they eliminated themself.

However, the Calling Card for an enemy player pops up. It appears that as they were getting damaged and their own Guard Dog dealt the killing blow.

We’re unsure what really happened here, or if it’s a common occurrence, but Sledgehammer Games haven’t listed it on their Trello board of known issues yet. The game will see a huge update for Season 1, so perhaps this bizarre issue will be included in the patch notes.


For more Call of Duty content, you can check out everything coming to Warzone Pacific with the new Caldera map.

Image Credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games

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