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Vanguard players call for changes to “ridiculous” slow weapon XP leveling

Call of Duty: Vanguard players are calling for Sledgehammer Games to change the “ridiculous” slow weapon XP leveling in the game.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard players have slammed the “ridiculous” amount of time it takes to level up weapons in the game, and are calling for the devs to make some changes to the weapon XP rate.

Call of Duty players have plenty of fun new content to explore in Vanguard, including the new Sten SMG and 16 multiplayer maps. You can also level up your weapons by earning XP as you play.

Most weapons can go up to level 70, so it takes quite some time for players to earn enough weapon XP. Now, fans are asking for the developers to make some changes to the weapon XP rate.

Reddit user DocDeezy highlighted this issue in the CoD: Vanguard subreddit. The player brought up that the weapon XP rate is too slow in the game and wants the developers to speed it up.

“Vanguard’s weapon grind is the absolute worst I’ve ever seen,” said the Redditor. “It’s actually ridiculous… It’s to the point where I’m just playing Valorant until COD fixes their broken weapon XP, again for the second year in a row.”

The player then elaborated that they would have to put in “a full 8-hour shift to level up one single gun.” This can be particularly frustrating to fans who aren’t able to spend that much time in the game.

Black Ops Cold War faced a similar problem at launch where the weapon XP was slower than intended, but this was eventually rectified. CoD: Vanguard fans are hoping for a similar outcome.

Many commenters feel that the weapon XP rate is too slow in both multiplayer and Zombies mode. “I’m stuck using the same gun for 1-2 days JUST to level it up, not including camo challenges. Not worth the grind currently,” wrote one user.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear whether or not Sledgehammer Games intend to implement any updates to weapon level XP in CoD: Vanguard. Until then, you’ll just need to grind with the same weapon for a few hours.

If you want to speed things up a bit, then you can check out our guide on the fastest ways to level in Vanguard’s Zombies mode. Instead of maxing out one gun before moving on to another, you can use different weapons.


For more on Call of Duty: Vanguard, check out how the Prestige system works, as well as the story of the game’s saddest NPCs.

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Warzone Pacific & Vanguard Season 2 officially delayed

Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Season 2 has officially been delayed after devs share community update.

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It seems the Call of Duty devs have got a lot on their plate at the moment, causing them to delay the release of Warzone Pacific & Vanguard Season 2.

Warzone & Vanguard have had a lot of updates over the past couple of weeks, including the mid-season patch which looked to solve a lot of the game’s performance issues.

Despite improvements and better communication from the devs when it comes to sharing what they’re working on, Season 2 has been officially delayed to give them more time to work on fixes.

Call of Duty announced over on Twitter that Season 2 of Warzone and Vanguard has officially been delayed from the February 1 released date to February 14.

With all the crazy news coming out recently regarding Microsoft’s plans to purchase Activision, which includes Call of Duty, this probably won’t come as much of a shock to the community, especially given all the current performance issues.

While the devs recognize that they have “deployed a number of updates” recently to fix the issues, including a fix for the freezing Buy Station bug, they also recognize “that more needs to be done.”

The main reason for Season 2 of Warzone and Vanguard being delayed is in order for the devs to continue improving the gameplay experience. Many players will likely be happy that the season is being delayed, as another big update to the game might just cause even more issues and further frustration.


As more information is released regarding Season 2 of Vanguard and Warzone Pacific, we’ll be sure to cover it. For now, check out how much money Warzone makes.

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When is CoD: Vanguard Season 2? Season 1 end date, Zombies updates, more

Here’s everything we know about Vanguard’s Season 2 update, including the release date, content, and major Zombies updates.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s next major content drop will arrive with Season 2, so so here’s everything about it including the start date, Zombies updates, and expected content.

Vanguard has carried on Call of Duty’s live service approach to content, bringing new maps, weapons, and Operators with seasonal updates. Season 1 has received its mid-season update, so players are looking forward to what’s arriving in Season 2.

Here’s everything we know about Vanguard Season 2, including its start date, expected content, and what Treyarch has in store for Zombies.

Vanguard Season 1 end date

Vanguard Season 1’s mid-season update is live, with the season set to end on February 14, 2022 after a delay was announced via the Call of Duty Twitter account.

As of now, it remains to be seen if the delay will push the Season 1 Battle Pass expiry date to February 14 but we’ll be sure to update this section when we have more information.

Vanguard Season 2 release date & time

Following the announcement of a slight delay, Vanguard Season 2 is expected to begin on February 14 as opposed to February 1.

Significant Call of Duty updates usually arrive at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT, but Sledgehammer Games should provide an exact time nearer the date.

What’s included in Vanguard Season 2?

Sledgehammer Games haven’t announced everything they have in store for Season 2 yet, but we can take an educated guess based on previous seasons’ content.

  • New weapons
  • New Operators
  • New & remastered maps
  • New & returning game modes
  • Themed-event with challenges & rewards
  • Balance tweaks & bug fixes
  • Zombies updates

This is all just speculation, but previous seasons have included this content in one form or another, so we expect Vanguard Season 2 to be no different.

But stay tuned to charlieINTEL, as Sledgehammer will release their roadmap in the coming weeks.

Vanguard Season 2 Zombies content

Vanguard’s Zombies mode has been slammed by the community for its lack of classic features, but developers Treyarch provided an update ahead of the mid-Season 1 update.

They revealed that they’ll finally bring the Main Quest Easter Egg in Season 2, add “multiple Wonder Weapons,” and bring players to “the Dark Aether itself in a completely original location crafted for Vanguard Zombies.”

Here’s everything Treyarch teased for Vanguard Zombies Season 2:

  • New hub map
  • Dark Aether-themed map
  • Multiple Wonder Weapons
  • New Dark Aether entity
  • New enemy type
  • New Objective gameplay

Also, Treyarch announced that the highly sought-after Pause Feature would arrive “soon,” perhaps in the Season 2 update.


Also, if you prefer battle royale to classic multiplayer, you can check out everything we know about Warzone’s Season 2 update.

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How to fix Vanguard’s “right stick not working” glitch

Here’s how you can quickly fix the CoD: Vanguard glitch that causes the right stick to stop working on your controller.

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A major Call of Duty: Vanguard glitch is causing the right stick to completely stop working mid-game for controller players, but thankfully, there is a way you can quickly fix it.

Vanguard players have had to deal with their fair share of bugs and glitches. These all have different effects on the game, such as making the High Alert perk stronger despite receiving a nerf, or letting players levitate.

Now, players that use controllers are encountering a new issue that causes the right stick to stop working. This leaves them with nothing to do but to keep running straight ahead, putting them at a serious disadvantage with no ability to aim.

Here’s how you can get around this Vanguard glitch.

Vanguard’s “right stick not working” glitch

The right stick glitch occurs when CoD: Vanguard automatically changes your input settings from controller to mouse and keyboard. This causes your controller to disconnect mid-game.

Once the controller reconnects, the right stick stops working entirely. This prevents you from looking around and aiming. Instead, all you’ll be able to do is keep running forward and shooting.

How to fix Vanguard’s “right stick not working” glitch

The first way to get around this glitch is to hit right on your controller’s D-pad. This button helps the game detect that the player is using a controller to play instead of a mouse and keyboard.

If this doesn’t work, then there are other methods that you can try out. Some players have reported that the right stick issue gets fixed after getting killed. This can ruin the match, but you’ll regain control of your Operator.

The final method that you can try out is to turn off the game altogether. Booting CoD: Vanguard back up will cause your controller to function properly again. You should also make sure that your controller is fully charged.


For more Vanguard, check out how to turn off crossplay in Vanguard & Warzone Pacific and how Vanguard players want a simple QoL change to improve the HUD.

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