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Vanguard July 14 update patch notes: Push Dagger weapon, Throwing Knife change, more

Vanguard Season 4’s July 14 update brings the Push Dagger Melee weapon and changes to the Throwing Knife. Here are the full patch notes.

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Vanguard has received yet another update as of July 14, bringing new content such as the Push Dagger and various tweaks to the game.

Sledgehammer Games have been consistently updating Vanguard with new content and bug fixes for both Multiplayer and Zombies in Season 4.

The latest update arrived on July 14, introducing a new melee weapon, a change to the Throwing Knife, a playlist update, and more.

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Vanguard Push Dagger weapon arrives

The Vanguard July 14 patch has brought the Push Dagger melee weapon to the game. This melee weapon was previously available in Warzone, and can now be obtained in Vanguard.

Players will be able to unlock it by either completing the unlock challenge or purchasing a Bundle. If you’d like to know more about unlocking this melee weapon in both Vanguard and Warzone, check out our guide on how to unlock the Push Dagger.

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Vanguard Throwing Knife change

The Throwing Knife also received a small change in the Vanguard July 14 update. In the patch notes, it states that “Throwing Knives can now be thrown at the start of Search & Destroy and Control rounds.”

Although this is a small change, this definitely opens up some gameplay opportunities for players, especially those who like to go for highlight kills.

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Vanguard July 14 patch notes

Here are all the changes in the Vanguard Season 4 July 14 patch notes:

Weapons

  • NEW: Push Dagger (Melee)
    • A blade with a T-shaped grip that allows for increased push power. Easily concealable and deadly in CQC.
    • Complete an unlock challenge or purchase a Bundle to earn this Weapon.
      • Get 5 Melee Kills with a Primary Weapon in a Single Match 15 Times

Equipment

  • Throwing Knife (Lethal)
    • Throwing Knives can now be thrown at the start of Search & Destroy and Control rounds.

Playlists

  • Blueprint Gun Game
    • Added to Quick Play filters as a permanent Playlist.
    • Reduced maximum player count from 12 to 10 to improve the average match length.

Zombies

Weapons

  • NEW: Push Dagger (Melee)
    • A blade with a T-shaped grip that allows for increased push power. Easily concealable and deadly in CQC.
    • Complete an unlock challenge or purchase a Bundle to earn this Weapon.
      • In Zombies, get 100 kills with a Melee weapon while shrouded by your Aether Shroud.

For more on Vanguard, make sure you check out the one simple change players are calling for.

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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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Demon Gun Glitch in Vanguard

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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