A Vanguard player has found the ideal spot on Season 1’s Paradise map to farm longshots and quickly complete the camo grind.
Call of Duty: Vanguard’s camo grind is one of the most time-consuming we’ve seen yet. Each level has over 70 levels to grind, and many can’t be completed naturally, so unlocking the Atomic camo isn’t for the faint of heart.
Each weapon requires around 100 longshots, which can be difficult in the confines of Vanguard’s small maps. However, one player has found the perfect spot to farm them on Season 1’s Paradise map.
Getting longshots can be one of the most frustrating camo challenges in Vanguard, as they can’t be completed in smaller maps like Shipment. But, Reddit user ‘TheRplevin’ has revealed the perfect spot to farm longshots on Season 1’s Paradise.
How to get easy longshots in Vanguard
TheRPlevin showed that if you spawn on the C side of the map, you simply head back to the cliffs where you can inch round and see into the enemy’s spawn. In this clip, we can see the player getting multiple long shots on enemies as they continue to spawn.
They said that they managed to get 18 kills in a row before the spawns flipped, which is almost a fifth of the 100 kills needed. But, this spot is only really effective in Hardcore modes because of Core’s higher time-to-kill.
It’s very likely that Sledgehammer Games will patch this spot soon, so you should take advantage of it while you can. But some users believe that Sledgehammer may have already patched it.
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However, the Paradise map still has a ton of great sightlines you can take advantage of if you’re looking to complete the longshot challenges as quickly as possible.
For more handy Vanguard tips, you can check out how you can make the Bren two-shot players with zero recoil.
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How to unlock Valois Revolver in Warzone and Vanguard Season 5
Here’s how to unlock the new Valois Revolver in Warzone and Vanguard Season 5, which acts as both a knife and pistol.
Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Season 5 brings a brand-new revolver that doubles up as a knife, so here’s how to unlock the Valois Revolver.
Season 5 arrives on August 24, wrapping up the Vanguard and Warzone storyline ahead of Modern Warfare 2’s launch. Classic villains have returned, setting off Caldera’s volcano which teases a fiery end for the Pacific Warzone map.
Alongside the classic weapons from both the original Modern Warfare 2 and Advanced Warfare, players can unlock the new Valois Revolver. This “combination knife and revolver that acts as both a lethal melee weapon and a pistol,” will be a powerful choice alongside Warzone’s new Rage Serum Field Upgrade, so here’s how to unlock it.
How to unlock the Valois Revolver in Warzone & Vanguard
Warzone and Vanguard’s Valois Revolver arrives shortly after Season 5’s launch and can be unlocked through either a challenge or by purchasing the Store Bundle.
Here’s how to unlock the Valois Revolver in both multiplayer and Zombies:
- In Multiplayer, get 15 Melee Kills
- In Zombies, get 1,000 Eliminations using Pistols that have been Pack-a-Punched
Sledgehammer recommends that players take a Melee weapon into Season 5’s new Beheaded map, as it’s “a great map for closing the gap to your opponent.”
Similarly, they suggest jumping into the new The Archon Zombies map, as you can “hit that Pack-a-Punch early.”
The devs describe the Valois as “a villain’s dream,” as it’s capable of Meleeing opponents in only one hit “while also holding six rounds in the chamber for extra versatility.” They admit the “damage isn’t remarkable” though, “but it’ll do the job against a fleeing or damaged opponent.”
For more on Vanguard and Warzone Season 5, be sure to check out how to play Modern Warfare 2’s beta, which arrives during the season.
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Vanguard Season 5 Zombies: The Archon map, Main Quest, gameplay improvements
Here’s everything coming to Vanguard Zombies in Season 5, including The Archon map, Main Quest, boss fight, and gameplay improvements.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 5, the last season before Modern Warfare 2, brings the final round-based Zombies map to the game. Here’s everything we know about The Archon map, as well as the new Main Quest and improvements coming to Vanguard Zombies in Season 5.
Season 5 arrives on August 24, and will be Vanguard’s final season ahead of Modern Warfare 2. This final update brings one more round-based Zombies map to the game with a new Main Quest and boss fight.
Here’s everything we know about the Vanguard Season 5 Zombies update, including the upcoming gameplay improvements.
- The Archon map arrives in Vanguard Season 5 Zombies
- Vanguard Zombies Main Quest easter egg & boss fight
- Is there a new Wonder Weapon in Vanguard Season 5?
- Vanguard Season 5 Zombies gameplay improvements
The Archon map arrives in Vanguard Season 5 Zombies
Vanguard Season 5 Zombies brings The Archon, a round-based reimagining of Season 2’s Terra Maledicta map.
Although the same play space we’ve seen before, Treyarch have upgraded the map with “the full suite of round-based Zombies mechanics, an updated visual style, new Dark Aether intel, and a slew of new secrets to uncover.”
It will have all of the gameplay mechanics you’d expect in a round-based Vanguard map such as “Perk Fountains, Altar of Covenants, Tome of Rituals, and the Pack-a-Punch machine.”
The Rampage Inducer, which appeared in Cold War Zombies and Vanguard’s Shi No Numa, will also return for players who want to crank up the pace.
Vanguard Zombies Main Quest easter egg & boss fight
Treyarch have called The Archon’s boss fight at the end of the Main Quest the “crown jewel” of the Zombies map.
After completing a series of trials and objectives around The Archon, Zombies players will be tasked with fighting Kortifex, the Big Bad of Vanguard’s storyline. Treyarch said that “Rather than devoting valuable development time to additional features or more Covenants,” they prioritized the Kortifex boss fight which is “on a scale rarely seen in Zombies.”
The Main Quest will go live with The Archon’s launch on August 24th at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST.
Is there a new Wonder Weapon in Vanguard Season 5?
No, there isn’t a new Zombies Wonder Weapon arriving with Vanguard Season 5’s The Archon.
Instead, Treyarch have added all three previous Wonder Weapons (Ray Gun, Wunderwaffe DG-2, and Decimator Shield) to the map. This is so they could devote more time to creating the “truly memorable boss fight.”
The Decimator Shield has seen some tweaks though, which are detailed in the gameplay improvements section below.
Vanguard Season 5 Zombies gameplay improvements
Although the full Vanguard Season 5 patch notes aren’t out yet, Treyarch released a couple of the Zombies changes coming to the Decimator Shield and Covenants:
- After reducing the Decimator Blast’s cooldown from 90 seconds to 60 seconds, we’re cutting the remaining timer in half, allowing players to deploy the Decimator Blast every 30 seconds.
- Decimator Blast damage has been buffed against Sturmkriegers and Zaballa the Deceiver, making Egypt’s legendary Wonder Weapon even more formidable.
- In response to player feedback, the full selection of all three Covenants will now refresh with each round at the Altar of Covenants, instead of every three rounds.
Stay tuned, as we’ll drop every Zombies gameplay change and bug fix here when the full patch notes drop ahead of the update.
Vanguard Season 5 also brings classic weapons from both MW2 and Advanced Warfare, as well as classic Call of Duty villains.
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All Vanguard & Warzone weapons arriving in Season 5
Here are all of the weapons coming to both Call of Duty: Vanguard & Warzone Pacific in the Season 5 update.
Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 Last Stand will bring five new weapons to both games as players get set to experience the end of a Call of Duty era.
Anticipation for Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 is on the rise after Activision confirmed that it would be the final season for both games. A new season’s roadmap always reveals the exciting new content that will be available to players once the update goes live and Season 5 is no different.
Thanks to the Season 5 roadmap we know that Last Stand will see the return of classic Call of Duty villains as well as new weapons to unlock. Here’s a look at the new weapons that will be making their way to Warzone and Vanguard Season 5.
- Every new weapon in Warzone and Vanguard Season 5
Every new weapon in Warzone and Vanguard Season 5
Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 will see the devs stick to a similar formula while also trying out some unique concepts. Players won’t be surprised to discover that a brand-new post-launch SMG will enter the fold during Season 5.
Despite this expected discovery, the devs have decided to break the mold by delivering the EX1 Energy Rifle. There currently isn’t a weapon in either game quite like it, so it will be interesting to see how it fits in.
The EX1 and RA 255 will be available at the start of Season 5 on August 24, while the Valois Revolver is expected shortly after. Meanwhile, the BP50 and Lienna 57 will arrive with the midseason update.
EX1 Energy Rifle
This new Season 5 weapon is unique in that it leaves ballistics behind in favor of a battery system that powers its energy beams. The EX1 is a prototype weapon that shoots red beams and it is said to be effective at long-range.
While you’ll never run out of ammo, the weapon does exhibit a cooling-off period after a charge is depleted. This cool-down essentially acts as the EX1’s reload mechanism.
It’s going to be interesting to see the weapon’s attachments and how they improve the EX1’s attributes. According to the devs, “its Gunsmith potential is impressive, with options for every scenario.”
RA 225 SMG
If the RA 225 is anything like the Vanguard SMGs that came before it, then it is destined to rise to the top of Warzone’s close-range meta. The Welgun, Armaguerra 43, H4 Blixen, and Marco 5, all had their time in the Warzone spotlight.
While little is known about the weapon, the devs have emphasized its lightweight design, mobility, and fast fire rate. Usually, when an SMG is lightning quick, it doesn’t pack the hardest punch, but we’ll have to wait and see if this is the case for the RA 225.
It does have some upward kick that players are going to have to get used to, but with the right attachments, this shouldn’t be an issue.
The Valois Revolver is yet another unique addition in Season 5 thanks to its ability to act as a melee weapon and a pistol. This hybrid weapon is sure to take many enemies by surprise.
The six bullets it could hold and low damage output should prevent it from dominating either game but the ability to eliminate players with a one-shot melee attack will be a clever tactic to exploit.
BP50 & Lienna 57 Assault Rifles
While Season 5 is the final major content release for Warzone and Vanguard, players can still expect a midseason update to arrive. Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 Reloaded are set to deliver two new weapons to the games.
The weapons arriving with the midseason update are the BP50 and Lienna 57. Interestingly enough, it seems the BP50 is modeled after Modern Warfare 2’s F2000. Both weapons are Assault Rifles, which means Warzone’s long-range meta could be in for some drastic changes.
There you have it, those are the five new weapons coming to Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 Last Stand.
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