Sledgehammer Games have confirmed that Warzone will receive a brand-new map along with an anti-cheat system to coincide with the integration of Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Since its release in 2020, Warzone has cemented itself as the king of the battle royale, dominating Twitch and YouTube for over a year. Despite its incredible popularity, fans have asked for changes to the game, specifically aimed at the map selection and lack of anti-cheat.
These prayers are set to be answered later this year, with Sledgehammer Games Studio Head Aaron Halon confirming to CharlieINTEL that a new map and anti-cheat are coming later this year during an early preview event for Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Raven Software will be leading the development of the new Warzone content.
New Warzone map confirmed
Verdansk has been home to Warzone for 17 months and is the only proper battle royale map in the game. While Rebirth Island was added to give players another option, it’s smaller than the original map and doesn’t feature as many players dropping in.
Verdansk did receive an update to match Black Ops Cold War, taking the map back to how it would have looked in 1984, but players were largely disappointed to remain in the same location and had hoped for a completely revamped map.
Finally, that is set to happen with the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard, with Halon confirming that Warzone players would move to a brand-new map “later this year,” seemingly confirming that it will drop before 2022. Whether it will drop as soon as Vanguard releases remains unknown.
However, we have been given a sneak peek at the new map, with Call of Duty officially confirms that Warzone will be going to “THE PACIFIC” with a new teaser trailer released on September 7, 2021.
In the trailer, players get a first look at the kind of terrain they will be battling it out on. With what seems like a huge volcano towering over the map, players will be getting a brand new experience on a Pacific-themed map.
The teaser shows a deep rain forest filled with caves, dense foliage, and modern buildings and settlements that fit Vanguard’s WWII theme.
On top of a new map, Halon also confirmed that a new anti-cheat is also coming to Warzone, as the teams who develop Call of Duty work to rid the game of cheaters.
Hackers have become a huge area of contention for fans of the game, and while Raven Software have banned around 800,000 accounts, the cries for an improved anti-cheat system have been growing louder as time goes on.
This new Warzone PC anti-cheat will be a “brand-new, multifaceted anti-cheat system” and will be launching on the same day the new Warzone Pacific map launches for Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Along with these major features, Halon says Warzone will share the same tech as Vanguard to ensure “seamless weapon integration and operator play balance” and will also connect to both Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War too.
On top of all that, there will also be an extensive calendar of free post-launch content, although a roadmap for this release has yet to be confirmed.
Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games
Best BAR loadout for CoD: Vanguard Beta
With manageable recoil, underrated firepower, and tremendous accuracy, here’s how to get even more out of the BAR in CoD: Vanguard.
The BAR is another classic World War II gun that has featured in multiple Call of Duty. It returns in stunning fashion in the Vanguard Beta, and our best loadout will apply the ideal Perks and attachments to increase its viability.
The Browning Automatic Rifle, or BAR for short, is an iconic weapon in FPS games as the gun is an interesting hybrid of Assault Rifle and LMG. It only holds 20 rounds, but its power and precision can allow it to take aim at several people at once.
Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Beta has several weapons all competing to be the main meta weapon, and the qualities of the BAR ensure that it’s in the conversation.
- Best Vanguard BAR attachments
- Best Perks for BAR in Vanguard
- Unlocking the BAR in Vanguard
- Best alternatives to the BAR in Vanguard
Best Vanguard BAR Gunsmith loadout attachments
- Muzzle: A2 Flash Hider
- Barrel: Chariot 18″ Rapid
- Optic: Zeiss G16 2.5x
- Stock: Chariot WR
- Underbarrel: M1941 Handstop
- Magazine: .50 BMG 30 Round Mag
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
- Proficiency: Hardscope
- Kit: Fully Loaded
The A2 Flash Hider is great for reducing vertical and horizontal recoil and won’t take too long to unlock. There are several different ways you can go with the barrel, but we’ve opted for the Chariot 18″ Rapid to increase its fire rate by 25%.
A solid optic is the Zeiss G16 2.5x as the BAR has awesome range, and this will help you make the most of its capabilities. Whereas the Chariot WR recovers a lot of the lost recoil from equipping the Chariot 18″ Rapid.
Attaching the M1941 Handstop works wonders for the BAR’s recoil, the .50 BMG 30 Round Mag lets you hold 10 more bullets and massively increases firepower, and Lengthened ammo will give a huge buff to bullet velocity and effectively increase the weapon’s speed.
The favorite Stippled Grip returns to boost the gun’s vertical and horizontal recoil, Fully Loaded is good in case your ammo supplies run low, and Hardscope is great for concentrated fire, especially with 30 rounds in a mag.
Best Perks to run with Vanguard BAR
- Perk 1: Ghost
- Perk 2: Radar
- Perk 3: Overkill
Ghost will be selected by many in Call of Duty: Vanguard as it can effectively shield you from Spy Planes, Field Mics, and Enemy Intel, and is too valuable to pass up.
How to unlock the BAR in Vanguard
The BAR is a weapon that all players so try out to see if they can get the most out of it in Call of Duty: Vanguard.
With several hours or so of the Beta under your belt, you should be able to reach Level 18 that is required to use it.
Best alternatives to Vanguard BAR
And that’s the best BAR loadout you can run in Call of Duty: Vanguard! Be sure to check out all of the other weapons, Perks, and Killstreaks in the Beta.
Image Credit: Activision / Sledgehammer Games
CoD: Vanguard Killstreaks list: V2 Rocket, Attack Dogs & more
Call of Duty: Vanguard has taken Multiplayer back to Killstreaks, bringing back some fan-favorites, as well as introducing some new ones.
Call of Duty: Vanguard has some great Killstreaks to obtain for those good enough to be rewarded for their effort. Let’s take a look at all of the Killstreaks that players will be earning.
The Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta was officially extended to September 22, allowing those on all consoles to get more time with the Beta and ultimately express their opinion and give feedback to the developers.
With that being said, many players were happy with the return of killstreaks, giving players that classic Call of Duty Multiplayer feel to the game.
Let’s take a look at all of the killstreaks currently available in Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Although some players weren’t too happy with certain Field Upgrades, overall, the feedback for the Vanguard killstreaks has been primarily positive.
A portion of CoD players seem to feel that Vanguard killstreaks mean players will play less of the objective. However, many others love that Killstreaks reward those with enough skill to take enemies down without dying, rather than getting killstreaks from simply capturing a flag.
In theory, Vanguard killstreaks will be less prevalent than scorestreaks, as scorestreaks were more common due to the ease of playing the objective rather than going on a meaningful killstreak.
With that being said, let’s take a look at all the Vanguard killstreaks, as well as what it will take to get them.
List of Call of Duty: Vanguard killstreaks
- Intel – 3 Kills
- A personal radar for the player, allowing them to see enemies closeby.
- Care Package – 4 Kills
- A classic, randomly drops a Killstreak into the map.
- Spy Plane – 4 Kills
- Otherwise known as a UAV, allow you and your team to see enemy red dots on the mini-map.
- Counter Spy Plane – 4 Kills
- This will prevent the enemy team from using their mini-map
- Glide Bomb – 5 Kills
- A remote controlled bomb that players can drop on unsuspecting enemies.
- Deathmachine – 5 Kills
- A huge minigun that does serious damage.
- Mortar Barrage – 5 Kills
- Set bombs to drop on a marked location.
- Warmachine – 7 Kills
- An explosive grenade launcher.
- Flamenaut – 9 Kills
- Similar to a Juggernaut, but this time with a Flamethrower.
- Attack Dogs – 10 Kills
- Release dogs into the map to terrorize and rip the enemy to shreds for a period of time.
- V2 Rocket – 25 Kills
- Not available for selection, but awarded to anyone who can achieve a 25 killstreak.
Players can select three Vanguard killstreaks before a match and will need to level up to unlock them all.
Often players will select killstreaks that they will not obtain every game, so depending on your playstyle, make sure you are choosing Vanguard killstreaks you will be able to earn consistently unless you’re going for a high killstreak, of course.
Image Credits: Sledgehammer Games / Activision
Call of Duty: Vanguard Ammo types and what they do
Players will be able to utilize various kinds of ammo types in Call of Duty: Vanguard to give them different bonuses to dominate their enemies.
Call of Duty: Vanguard players will have an assortment of different ammo types they can equip to their weapons to make them even more powerful.
We’ve received a lot of information on Call of Duty: Vanguard recently, especially the Multiplayer mode. As well as details on what weapons to expect and how the Create-a-Class system will work, players finally have information on the different ammo types.
Just like the suppressors working slightly differently in Vanguard, Call of Duty’s next installment will also host a variety of Ammo types for weapons, which alter the nature of the weapon’s projectiles.
Here is the latest information on the Call of Duty: Vanguard ammo types.
Call of Duty: Vanguard ammo types
A Call of Duty blog revealed some details ahead of the Vanguard Beta to give players a head start and an idea of what to expect. As well as details on the maps and modes available, we also got information on attachments for weapons.
One of the most exciting attachments is the Vanguard Ammo types, as they can completely change a player’s playstyle and the nature of their weapon’s bullets.
Ammo is one of the core areas of weapons that players can customize to a great degree in Call of Duty: Vanguard. This customization includes “How large a weapon’s magazine is, how fast an Operator can reload with it” and more. There are also sub-statistics like penetration and concealment that allow Vanguard ammo types to give players different bonuses.
You can find all of the Call of Duty: Vanguard ammo types currently known below:
- FMJ – increases bullet penetration through surfaces
- Lengthened – increases bullet velocity
- Subsonic – keeps players off of enemy minimaps when they fire
- Frangible – increases flinch dealt, delays enemy healing, and hitting enemy legs slows movement
- Armor Piercing – increased damage against vehicles and killstreaks
- Incendiary – adds incendiary damage
- Hollow Point – removes damage penalty when hitting limbs
Players were able to upgrade weapons in the Champion Hill Alpha, and some did notice how their bullets seemed to take on an explosive lighting effect.
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There was also a Deathmachine with explosive rounds, so perhaps we will see a similar attachment for weapons in the Beta. We will continue to update this hub with more Vanguard ammo types as they are revealed.
We’ll have to wait and see precisely how these attachments will shape up when the game releases on November 5. For now, check out our article on players being unhappy about the killstreaks.
Image Credits & Source: Sledgehammer Games / Activision / Call of Duty
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