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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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DEADROP dev responds as fans accuse CoD of stealing skin from Dr Disrespect game

Dr Disrespect fans are convinced Activision copied a Variant his game for their latest Warzone skin, and a DEADROP dev has responded.

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Activision dropped Warzone and Vanguard’s Tracer Pack Malware Ultra Skin but players immediately noticed a striking similarity with Dr Disrespect’s DEADROP, and it looks like it’s even prompted a response from a Midnight Society developer.

Not long after Activision had to apologize for copying artwork from an independent artist, plagiarism accusations are flying once again. This time concerning Vanguard and Warzone’s new Doomslayer skin which Dr Disrespect fans immediately recognized.

Dr Disrespect’s ‘vertical extraction shooter’ DEADROP is currently in development, and there have already been plenty of comparisons with Call of Duty — mostly from Doc himself. He’s previously said that Modern Warfare 2 can’t “match” DEADROP.

Those who have bought a DEADROP Founders Pass have received one of 10,000 “Variants,” which are unique in-game characters. Senior developers have shown off their Variants, and many think they are the inspiration for Call of Duty’s latest bundle.

The Tracer Pack Malware Ultra skin dropped in Warzone and Vanguard on August 15, featuring a hooded sci-fi character with a skull-faced digital visor. Those words could also be used to describe DEADROP founder Robert Bowling’s Variant, and players were quick to make the comparison.

“Damn, they had to scrap the Dog they ripped off then went straight for a DEADROP variant,” replied one Twitter user. “Looks like whoever created this skin TRIED to copy the Variant of one of the leaders of [Midnight Society],” commented another.

While not a direct response, Bowling, who’s an ex-Infinity Ward dev, tweeted: “At least name it after me.”

Not everyone was convinced that the skin was a straight copy though, as some said that it’s a classic sci-fi design that’s been around longer than DEADROP.

We’ll need to wait and see whether Activision respond to the accusations, but Doc fans are convinced. In the meantime, check out how NICKMERCS will be “brutally honest” if he thinks DEADROP is trash.

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Vanguard devs confirm new round-based Zombies map for Season 5

Vanguard Zombies devs Treyarch have announced another round-based map will arrive with the Season 5 update.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s devs brought the classic Shi No Numa with Season 4, and another round-based Zombies map will arrive with the Season 5 update.

Although being a continuation of the Dark Aether storyline from Black Ops Cold War, Call of Duty players were less-than-impressed with Vanguard’s Zombies offering. The mode was slammed for dropping the round-based format and removing classic features, and even though Season 2’s Terra Maledicta brought the Ray Gun and Decimator Shield, the non-round-based map was labeled “boring.”

Fortunately, a round-based recreation of World at War’s Shi No Numa dropped in the Season 4 update, and now the devs will bring “The Archon” in Season 5.

Both Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 are set to arrive on Wednesday, August 24, bringing “The Archon” as a new Zombies round-based experience.

What this new map will look like is anyone’s guess, but the devs teased back in June that more round-based maps are coming to Vanguard and confirmed that “yes, it’s round-based.”

The Archon is the final map for Vanguard, as Treyarch confirmed that “Vanguard Zombies concludes in Season Five.”

We would expect this map to come with all of the features you’d expect in a Call of Duty Zombies map, such as a Main Quest Easter Egg and Wonder Weapon to build. It appears Kortifex, the main antagonist of Vanguard Zombies, will be the final boss as Treyarch tweeted that “Kortifex must die.”

Hopefully, this new Zombies map will please long-time Zombies players ahead of Modern Warfare 2’s beta and October 28 launch. But, Modern Warfare won’t have its own Zombies mode.

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Warzone’s frustrating demon gun glitch is back in Vanguard

Vanguard weapon camos are being plagued by the infamous demon gun glitch which fills the screen with ruined textures.

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The demon gun glitch is one the most infamous bugs in Warzone and now reports are coming in of it ruining the textures of weapon camos in Call of Duty Vanguard again.

Warzone Pacific players have had to repeatedly deal with the frustrating demon gun glitch that blocks their screens with distorted textures, making it impossible for them to accurately aim their weapons.

This glitch has popped up at complete random numerous times and is now causing problems in CoD Vanguard again, as players are reporting the textures on their weapon camos being reduced to polygons.

Reddit user ‘EPURON’ encountered this glitch when using a weapon camo that was part of the Godzilla vs King Kong event. They then shared a clip showcasing this in the Vanguard subreddit.

Throughout the clip, the textures on the weapon camo were glitching, and the Redditor was unable to see anything through the optic when aiming down sights. They described the glitch as “polygon madness.”

While the textures looked bad when aiming down sights, they looked even worse in the killcam that played after the player was taken out. At that point, the entire screen was blocked by the glitch.

EPURON explained in the comments that this is their first time encountering the Demon Gun Glitch, and others brought up the times they had to deal with it back when Vanguard first launched.

This glitch has become infamous among Warzone Pacific and Vanguard players since it pops up repeatedly to cause mayhem on their screens and still hasn’t been removed for good after multiple update patches.


For more Vanguard content, check out the August 11 update patch notes as well as everything we know about the next Double XP event in the game.

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