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How to unlock Gold, Diamond, and Atomic Mastery camos in CoD: Vanguard

Mastery Camos are back, and here’s how you can unlock the Gold, Diamond, and Atomic skins in Call of Duty: Vanguard.

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Unlocking weapon camos is always a fun and difficult challenge for Call of Duty fans, and Vanguard players will be able to get their hands on three multiplayer Mastery camos in Vanguard: Gold, Diamond, and Atomic.

For Call of Duty fans, unlocking Mastery camos is the best way to prove your dedication to the game, and show your opponents how talented and versatile you really are. Unlocking these weapon skins take an incredible amount of time, and require an ability to dominate opponents no matter the weapon.

Throughout Black Ops Cold War, players were grinding to unlock Dark Matter Ultra, the highest-tier Mastery camo available to players, and the good news is that this challenge will return in Sledhegammer’s Call of Duty: Vanguard.

As always, players will need to complete challenges to get their hands on them, but we’ve got everything you need to unlock them, plus a first look at what these Mastery camos look like in-game.

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How to unlock Gold camo in CoD: Vanguard

  • Complete all 10 Weapon Camo Challenges for any CoD: Vanguard weapon

Unlocking the Gold camo for your weapon is relatively straightforward. At launch, each Vanguard gun comes with 10 camos available to be unlocked, either by racking up kills or using specific attachments.

Once you’ve completed all these challenges, you will be rewarded with a special Golden skin for your weapon, so you can show the world that you’ve mastered that gun.

Gold Camo in Call of Duty: Vanguard

How to unlock Diamond camo in CoD: Vanguard

  • Unlock the Gold Camo for every gun in a CoD: Vanguard weapon class

Getting your hands on the game’s Diamond camo is slightly more difficult. To unlock the sparkly weapon skin, you’ll need to unlock the Gold version for every gun in a weapon class.

For example, if you want to rock Diamonds on your STG-44, you’ll need to unlock the Gold camo for all seven Assault Rifles in Vanguard at launch.

Diamond Camo in Call of Duty: Vanguard

How to unlock Atomic camo in CoD: Vanguard

  • Unlock the Diamond camo for all Vanguard weapon classes

The Atomic camouflage is by far the most difficult to unlock, but because of this, it’s also the rarest. Getting your hands on this skin will require willpower, determination, and skill, as you’ll need to unlock Diamond in every weapon class in the game.

That doesn’t just mean popular classes like SMGs or Sniper Rifles, but Shotguns, Launchers, and even Secondary weapons like Pistols. All the effort is worth it though, as the Atomic is definitely one of the most beautiful camos in the game.

Atomic camo in Call of Duty: Vanguard

All three camos are definitely going to take time to unlock, but players will already be racing to become the first to get their hands on the elusive Atomic camo.

Mastery camos are also back in Zombies, with Golden Viper, Plague Diamond, and Dark Aether all available for players to unlock.

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Vanguard Operator is completely breaking the game

One of Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Operators is causing ‘endless crashes’ and stopping players from playing the game.

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Many Vanguard players are being left confused as their game is crashing when using one particular Operator. The devs are aware of the issue, and a fix is on the way.

Call of Duty: Vanguard has many different Operators to choose from including the heroic Arthur Kingsley and Lady Nightingale herself, Polina Petrova.

But players can increase their XP earned by completing challenges for all the different Operators, instead of maxing one out and sticking with them.

However, it seems like one of them is glitched, and it’s a long-standing issue that the devs are aware of and trying to fix.

daniel yatsu operator in cod vanguard

Players that are fond of the Daniel Yatsu Operator will need to be cautious about which skin they select before going into matches.

Since the game’s launch, if players opt for his alternative skins, then it will cause hard crashes of Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Despite many players knowing about the issue, not all do, and Reddit user Dxnwa sought to point this out.

Sledgehammer Games address broken Operator bug

The devs are well aware of the glitch in Vanguard and have a card on the game’s official Trello page to say that a fix is on the way.

The Trello card says: “Operators: Using Daniel’s alternative skin will crash your game.” Under the card’s labels, it says that a fix is “scheduled,” but we don’t know when that will be – possibly when Season 1 drops and the integration to welcome Caldera begins


Typically, we’ll be sure to update once this patch drops, and it should make Daniel Yatsu’s alternate skins usable.

For more Vanguard content, check out whether or not Vanguard Zombies have a Main Quest Easter Egg.

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Does Vanguard Zombies have a Main Quest Easter Egg?

Treyarch have returned to continue the Zombies Dark Aether storyline in Vanguard, but does Der Anfang have a Main Quest Easter Egg?

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Zombies in Vanguard's Der Anfang map

Treyarch returned to develop the Zombies mode for Call of Duty: Vanguard, continuing the Dark Aether storyline. Easter Eggs are one of Zombies’ most popular aspects, so does Der Anfang have a hidden Main Quest?

Vanguard players have been disappointed with Treyarch’s latest WW2 Zombies experience, blasting its lack of traditional features. However, it still offers the Zombie-slaying action that players have come to expect, and is a great place to level up weapons ahead of Warzone Pacific’s Caldera.

All of Black Ops Cold War’s maps, such as Firebase Z and Forsaken, had a complicated Easter Egg to complete, so players are wondering if Der Anfang includes a Main Quest.

Here’s everything we know about Vanguard Zombies’ Der Anfang Main Quest Easter Egg.

Does Vanguard Zombies Der Anfang have a Main Quest Easter Egg?

Zombie in Vanguard Der Anfang map

At the time of writing, Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies does not have a Main Quest or Easter Egg to complete.

So although you can slay Zombies to your heart’s content, there aren’t any ulterior missions or objectives to complete. However, Treyarch have confirmed that a Main Quest will arrive.

Vanguard Zombies Main Quest Easter Egg release date

Elite enemy in Vanguard Zombies

In a blog post detailing Vanguard Zombies, Treyarch teased that the Main Quest would begin in Season 1, but will be released in stages.

Treyarch revealed that when Season 1 launches, “new Zombies content & features will begin to roll out in Vanguard, including a new Objective, additional Covenants, new weapons, Zombies Season Challenges, holiday-themed updates, and more.”

They continued, “Players will also encounter some other surprise elements later in Season One that will set the stage for our upcoming Main Quest.”

Zombies in vanguard Der Anfang map

“This Main Quest will be tied to the arrival of an unexpected ally after Season One,” Treyarch concluded. “Which will further expand the narrative of the Dark Aether, and reveal more details about the characters and entities that players will have encountered thus far.”

Treyarch have been playing their cards close to their chest so far, without a clear explanation of exactly what will be arriving and when.

However, in Warzone’s Caldera map reveal, the developers said players can soon “expect to learn about the two free functional weapons, new Operator, Zombies content, Multiplayer modes, and two maps all coming on December 8.” So, we’re likely to know more about Vanguard Zombies’ next stage in the coming days.


You can also check out our full review of Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies.

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Crazy Vanguard glitch lets players levitate above the map

Since launch, several glitches and bugs have been discovered in Vanguard. One of them takes players soaring into the sky.

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The return of an iconic Call of Duty glitch is giving Vanguard players a broken line of sight on enemies as they take to the sky.

Vanguard hasn’t felt like the smoothest gaming experience since its launch on November 5. Players have been quick to discover some game-breaking exploits that make Vanguard nearly unplayable. Although most issues have been addressed through recent patches, some still remain.

One of the issues yet to be fixed is the elevator glitch. After popping up weeks ago, its relevance diminished as other glitches came to prominence. However, this new clip showing the advantageous position players can get themselves in has renewed interest in the glitch.

MW2 elevator glitch

This particular glitch traces its roots back to Modern Warfare 2. The glitch sees players ascend straight up into the sky emulating an elevator, hence the glitch’s name. There’s no doubt the devs are going to have a look at something this game-breaking.

As the player ascends, their view of the map changes to a top-down perspective. This gives players a clear view of all of the areas on the map including enemy players stomping around.

In the past, we’ve seen this glitch occur on the Oasis map as well as Sub Pens. Recently it has also popped up on close-quarters map Decoy. Odds are this glitch is accessible on just about every Vanguard map.

This clip perfectly explores the incredible advantage someone gains after rising to the sky. The player is equipped with a Sniper Rifle making long-range kills supremely easy to earn. In addition, the small nature of the map means that this player can practically see every enemy player who isn’t in a building.

To make matters worse, they are playing Search & Destroy. This makes the high ground advantage more impactful. With one life per round, players cannot respawn and eliminate the player in the sky. There probably has never been an easier way to guard S&D bomb sites.

With Vanguard Season 1 around the corner, Sledgehammer must be working hard to ensure a smooth rollout. Given the mixed player reaction to in-game issues since launch, a lot is riding on the success of Season 1.

There’s no doubt that Vanguard players will receive a major patch addressing the current glitches running rampant.

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