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Two new Call of Duty: Vanguard Operators officially revealed

The most recent news for CoD: Vanguard has revealed two new Operators that will be available in the newest installment of the franchise.

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Two new Call of Duty: Vanguard Operators have officially been revealed ahead of the game’s release, allowing players to get to know the characters they will be playing in the Multiplayer mode.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is almost among us, and now we know much more about the Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies mode, it’s about time they revealed some new Operators.

The latest news revealed two new Operators players will be using in Multiplayer, releasing a blog containing some information on them, as well as quick videos showcasing their characters.

Arthur Kinglsey Operator

The new Operators were revealed on a new PlayStation blog, which makes sense considering Call of Duty will be continuing their exclusivity relationship with PlayStation through Vanguard.

The blog showcased four Operators, two of which we have previously seen and will also be available in the Vanguard Campaign: Arthur Kingsley and Polina Petrova.

For those that didn’t know, you can actually get Arthur Kingsley in Warzone right now, check out our article on how to do so.

The other two are new Operators that haven’t yet been explored, and here are all the details about them.

Daniel Take Yatsu

Daniel Take Yatsu in Call of Duty: Vanguard

The first new Call of Duty: Vanguard operator revealed by PlayStation was Daniel Take Yatsu who is an expert marksman that must use his skills to protect his fellow brothers in arms while dealing with the fact that his family is forced into an internment camp in the United States.

You can find the official description of Daniel Take Yatsu below:

“In the movies, there’s often the classic archetype of the cold and unfeeling sniper, calmly dispatching targets one by one.

Daniel’s no slouch as a sniper, but we wanted to depict him as a protector who uses his marksmanship to support his fellow soldiers. His story is also deeply rooted in one of the most shameful chapters of American history: the internment of Japanese citizens in US concentration camps during WWII.

Daniel’s entire world was torn apart when his family was sent to the camps, and like many Japanese Americans, he was drafted into the army to protect a nation who did not consider him an equal citizen. 

Daniel’s feelings about the war and his nation are deeply ambivalent, but he still fights to protect his fellow soldiers and for the nation he believes America could still be one day.”

Padmavati Balan

Padmavati Balan in Call of Duty: Vanguard

Vanguard’s second new Operator revealed on October 25 is Padmavati who is from India and has had to deal with conflict her entire life with her fight against the Nazis being her latest in Call of Duty: Vanguard where she uses her leadership and battle-hardened skills to help her comrades secure victory.

You can find her official description below:

“Padmavati is a woman who lost her homeland twice: once to colonialists and then to fascists. Her story is that of a woman whose hope and opportunity for a normal life abruptly vanished when unceasing conflict became a fact of her existence. 

Her character is defined by this duality between fighter and peaceful civilian: Padmavati is a fierce soldier adept at jungle warfare, but also a battle-weary nurse who loves to perform poetry and music. 

Because she understands the true costs of spilled blood, she eschews a romantic view of warfare, but won’t hesitate to demonstrate courage and leadership on the battlefield when called. She dreams of an India whose fate is determined by the will of its own people and is convinced that they will one day prevail.”

There is no doubt that Daniel Take Yatsu and Padmavati Balan will be two Operators who plenty of players choose to step into the shoes of when they are experiencing the action of Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Perhaps you’ll find yourself connected to one of these and who knows, they could end up being the Operator you decide to use in Multiplayer and Warzone.

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New Vanguard operator could be Warzone Pacific’s version of Roze

Warzone and Vanguard’s first season is almost upon us, but players already have an issue with one of the Operator skins.

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Warzone Pacific and Vanguard Season 1 is set to bring new Operators to the game, but some feel one skin in particular could have the same issue as the notorious Roze Operator.

Warzone and Vanguard are set to get a load of new content. With Warzone Pacific and Vanguard Season 1, players can expect a fresh Battle Pass with new weapons and Operators.

Operators have always been a big part of Warzone and any CoD game that is integrated into the battle royale. Unfortunately, despite the excitement over the new season, some players are worried one Operator skin in particular has too many similarities to the dreaded Roze skin.

Vanguard Season 1 operators

The Roze skin is widely known in the Warzone community as one of the most disruptive cosmetics in the entire game. Usually the devs try to steer away from anything that can be considered pay-to-win, as it causes a lot of controversy among the community.

Many considered the Roze skin as being pay-to-win, mostly because it was very hard to spot thanks to its black-out design.

Players can now view the Season 1 Operator skins in-game, which a Reddit post from DigScared9523 highlighted. One of the new skins available in Season 1 is for Lucas Riggs, which has a lot of the community worried that it will be “Rose v2.”

The skin is called “Barrier Reef” and it features a scuba diving theme, which fits in well with the new Pacific map, Caldera.

The Scuba suit is completely black, covering Lucas’ head and face with blacked-out googles. This is the main issue players are having with this skin, as the color is very reminiscent of the Roze skin, which went through countless updates to fix its overely-discreet design.

Players in the comments of the Reddit post are clearly worried that this skin will cause a similar outrage. One comment states: “this Roze skin 2.0 will be the new meta.”

We’ll have to wait and see just how strong this skin will be once players are able to use it in Warzone Pacific and Vanguard Season 1. As another user suggests, perhaps the Pacific theme and Caldera’s lighting will prevent this skin from becoming a problem like Roze:

“I don’t really see this as gonna be a problem like roze cause the new map looks a lot brighter honestly probably a jungle themes skins might be the way to go with the amount of jungle there is might blend it better”


For more on Vanguard and Warzone Season 1, check out how you can unlock the free Combat Pack.

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Best Gorenko loadout for Vanguard Season 1

Vanguard’s Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle is the most powerful Sniper Rifle in the game, and we have the best loadout, class, attachments, and perks to get the most out of it.

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The Gorenko Sniper Rifle is one of five new weapons coming to Vanguard in Season 1. Here are the best attachments and Perks to create the best Gorenko loadout.

Players can expect to get their hands on a ton of new content throughout Vanguard Season 1 including maps, Operators, and Perks.

Of course, Vanguard players will also be able to test out several new weapons. Five new weapons will make their way to Vanguard over the course of Season 1. One of these is the extremely powerful Gorenko Sniper Rifle

This Anti-Tank Rifle packs a punch and as its name suggests it is fully capable of penetrating sturdy defenses. These are the best attachments and perks to create the best Gorenko loadout.

Best Vanguard Gorenko class

Gorenko attachments
  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: 240MM ZAC Rapid
  • Stock: ZAC Custom Precision
  • Underbarrel: GF-59 Flashlight
  • Magazine: 13MM AM 10 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: FMJ Rounds
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Focus
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

These attachments are meant to boost ADS speed and accuracy. Most Sniper Rifles in Vanguard are naturally slow to aim in. The Fabric Grip and 240MM ZAC Rapid increase movement speed and ADS speed. This will prevent you from getting caught in an unfavorable position. 

Meanwhile, the weapon’s noticeable recoil needs to be tamed. The F8 Stabilizer and Zac Custom Precision stock will contribute to stabilizing this weapon’s recoil. With these attachments, players will be able to lock in some important double kills. Increased damage range and accuracy will also come into play with these attachments. 

The GF-59 Flashlight is one of the most important attachments for the Gorenko. It will highlight enemy nameplates at a greater distance. This is essential for Sniper players who look to deal damage from a distance. 

The 13MM 10 Round Mags should ensure that you won’t require a reload too often. With 10 rounds at your disposal, you can cause a ton of destruction before needing to reload. Fully Loaded will give you all the ammo you’ll ever need. While FMJ Rounds will further increase the damage potential of this weapon by being more effective through walls.

Sniper players are usually easy targets due to their inability to move freely when aiming down sight. Focus will reduce flinch from enemy bullets ensuring that you nail your target when engaged in a gunfight.

Best Perks to use with Vanguard Gorenko

Gorenko best perks
  • Perk 1: Intuition
  • Perk 2: Forward Intel
  • Perk 3: Double Time

Intuition is one of two new Perks that have arrived in Season 1. This perk will alert players when enemies are nearby, even through walls. Sniper players often leave their backs wide open due to their focus on what’s ahead of them. This Perk will activate and alert Sniper players when an enemy is trying to flank their power position.

Forward Intel will let you know where to aim the Gorenko as it reveals enemy spawn locations. Lastly, Double Time will allow you to get to those power positions as quickly as possible. 

How to unlock Gorenko in Vanguard

Gorenko Vanguard unlock

Unlocking the Gorenko is a simple task. Players must reach Tier 31 in the Battle Pass in order to unlock the Sniper Rifle. Battle Pass progression increases by playing Vanguard and Warzone Pacific. 

As with most seasons, players who are not interested in grinding toward Tier 31 can purchase Battle Pass skips which will make unlocking the Gorenko easier. 

Best Vanguard Gorenko alternatives

While the Gorenko is powerful, it doesn’t necessarily suit fast players who aim to quickscope their way to success. If you’re looking for a more mobile Sniper Rifle, the Kar98k is an excellent choice. 

If you’re still looking for a long-range weapon but Sniper Rifles aren’t for you, check out the Automaton Assault Rifle


It will be interesting to see how the new weapons arriving in Season 1 stack up against the current weapons. The Gorenko’s damage range and power will likely make it an ideal choice for Warzone Pacific

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Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass: All rewards & Tiers

There’s a new Battle Pass in Vanguard and Warzone Season 1, and here’s everything you need to know, including the price and rewards.

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There is a brand-new Battle Pass to progress through in Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass, and here’s everything it features, including new Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, and tier rewards.

Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 is will bring a ton of fun new content for fans to enjoy, including a new Warzone map. We also have a brand-new Battle Pass that you can progress through.

It features 100 fresh Tiers including the Task Force Trident Operator, two new MP maps, three new weapons, and new Zombies content. We’ll go over everything you can unlock in the Season 1 Battle Pass.

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass price

There are two main ways for you to progress through the Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass. The first involves playing in matches until you reach new Tiers and unlock rewards.

While that’s the most straightforward method, you can also spend some CoD points to speed up the process. The standard version of the Battle Pass costs 1,000 CoD Points and this will unlock all 100 Tiers along with 120 items.

Alternatively, you could spring for the Battle Pass Bundle for 2,400 CoD Points to instantly skip the first 20 Tiers while unlocking every item in them. This will also grant you the bonus ‘Battle Prepped’ Legendary Skin for Polina.

Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass: New Operator Skins

Halima ‘Desert Cover’ Skin in Vanguard

The Season 1 Battle Pass contains some cool new Operator skins that you can unlock. The 12 launch Operators will receive some brand-new cosmetic appearances that are available at different Tiers.

Here are some of the most notable Operator skins:

  • Tier 10: Halima ‘Desert Cover’ Skin
  • Tier 20: Shigenori ‘Konara’ Skin
  • Tier 90: Polina ‘Rising Legend’ Skin

New Weapons in Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass

Player running with Cooper Carbine in Vanguard

Three new weapons are in the Season 1 Battle Pass. You can unlock the Cooper Carbine Assault Rifle at Tier 15, and this weapon comes with “SMG-like properties,” making it extremely fast in battle.

The Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle becomes available at Tier 31 and is capable of dishing out extremely high amounts of damage to your targets. This will come in handy during long-range combat situations.

Lastly, the Sawtooth Melee Weapon can be unlocked at Tier 37. Sewn with shark’s teeth along the club’s perimeter, this weapon is capable of slicing up foes quickly and efficiently.

New multiplayer Perks & Lethal Grenade in Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass

CoD Vanguard grenade

The Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass has two multiplayer Perks for you to unlock. Serpentine is unlocked at Tier 21 and reduces incoming damage while Tactical Sprinting

You can get the Intuition Perk at Tier 44 and this lets you detect nearby enemies through walls. So if an opponent is close by, you’ll be alerted of their presence and can react accordingly.

We also have a brand-new piece of Lethal Equipment known as the Special Incendiary Grenade and you can unlock this at Tier 39. It dishes out damage over time to enemies while blocking off their sightlines with white fog.

Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass Tier 100 Rewards

Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Warzone & Vanguard

Players who reach the final Tiers can claim the rarest Legendary items in the Season 1 Battle Pass. These include new Operator cosmetics, weapon Blueprints, and additional CoD points.

Here are the final rewards in the Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass:

  • Tier 95: ‘Hold the Line’ Sniper Rifle Blueprint
  • Tier 98: 100 CoD Points
  • Tier 100: ‘Awoken’ Legendary Francis Skin
  • Tier 100: ‘Harvester’ Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint
  • Tier 100: Title, Emblem, and Charm.’
Vanguard player using the Gorenka Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle

That covers everything that has been revealed in the Season 1 Battle Pass of Vanguard and Warzone Season 1. We’ll be sure to update this article once every Tier and reward has been revealed.


For more Vanguard content, check out our best Vanguard weapons ranked list and how to level up fast in CoD: Vanguard.

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