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Vanguard Mid Season 1 Jan 11 update patch notes: weapon balancing, bug fixes, and more

Here’s everything you need to know about Vanguard mid Season 1 update, including the patch notes, new content, and bug fixes.

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Sledgehammer Games is releasing the latest patch update for Call of Duty: Vanguard on January 11 with the mid Season One update, that includes upcoming new Operators, Attack on Titan collab, and more.

The new patch update for Call of Duty: Vanguard will be released on Tuesday, January 11 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET. The update, version 1.10, includes bug fixes, game updates, some new content, and more as Season One in Vanguard continues.

Players will also get an Attack on Titan collaboration on January 20th with a new store bundle.

Sledgehammer Games has shared the patch notes for the new Vanguard update, which includes bug fixes, weapon balancing updates, changing to better balance fire in the game, and more.

For Zombies players, there’s a hefty update from Treyarch, including round-based Survival mode in Vanguard Zombies.

The full patch notes are below and only applicable to Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Vanguard January 11 Patch Notes

MULTIPLAYER UPDATES

Stability

  • Several sources of packet burst have been identified and resolved
  • Several sources of Multiplayer crash errors have been identified and resolved
  • Xbox Series X players will no longer experience game crashing with CDN setting enabled
  • Playing with keyboard and mouse will no longer result in ‘controller needed’ message 

Spawns

  • Spawn logic has been tuned to improve small maps with higher player counts
  • Adjusted spawn logic for Domination on Dome
  • Spawns in Control mode have been significantly adjusted to:
    • Prevent out-of-map spawns on Tuscan
    • Prevent spawning in the enemy’s line-of-sight on Bocage
    • Prevent players from spawning directly on teammates

Weapons & Equipment: Bug Fixes

  • Attack / Guard Dog kills now count towards Panzerfaust Camo Challenges
  • STG “Reptilian” Camo Weapon Challenge is now tracking Bloodthirsty kills
  • STG “Predatory” Camo Weapon Challenge is now tracking Multikills
  • Katana unlock Challenge is now tracking properly 
  • 3-Line Rifle can now be reloaded with the ZF4 3.5X Rifle Scope equipped
  • Addressed an issue that prevented the “Kill an Enemy While They Have a Spy Plane Active 5 Times” challenge from tracking in the Counter Measures career challenges
  • Addressed an issue where care packages would land out of reach when playing Armageddon on Tuscan and Daus Haus
  • Player selected camos will now appear during the match intro sequence
  • Locked Camos and attachments can no longer be swapped onto unlocked weapons
  • A bug resulting in missing Post-Match Flow has been fixed
  • A bug resulting in Type 100 Blueprint “Thunderhead” being invisibly in the pre-match countdown has been fixed

Weapons & Equipment: Balancing Changes

  • Weapons
    • M1 Garand
      • Reduced Recoil
    • Type 99
      • Reduced Aim Flinch
      • Reduced ADS Time
      • Retain One Shot Kill potential for chest shots when smaller caliber ammo is used 
    • 3-Line Rifle 
      • Reduced ADS Time
    • Kar98
      • Retain One Shot Kill potential for chest shots when smaller caliber ammo is used
  • Ammo
    • Hollow Points
      • Removed damage range penalties
  • Equipment
    • Stun Grenade 
      • Reduced Stun Grenade damage in Hardcore modes
      • Reduced how long players are affected by Stun Grenades
    • Incendiary Grenade 
      • Damage has been reduced
  • Killstreaks
    • Mortar Barrage
      • Duration of Mortar Strike has been reduced
      • Number of Mortar Strikes per streak has been reduced
      • Addressed issue where Mortar Barrage deployment was inconsistent
  • Perks
    • High Alert  
      • Slight delay added before Perk activates after being seen by an enemy
    • Dauntless
      • Gives immunity to fire and burning effects including Incendiary Rounds, Flamenaut, and lingering fire on the ground
    • Fortified
      • Reduces fire damage taken by 30%
      • Reduces excessive damage of all explosives

Maps

  • Polish pass to improve and fix player collision issues with map environments 
  • Overall polish pass on Destructibles throughout all maps

UI/UX 

  • “Seasonal Challenge” menu is now present in the Challenges tab
  • Players will no longer experience visual rank swapping between players in Private Matches
  • The Objective progression bar will no longer clips into reticles
  • Unintended distortion of MVP images has been fixed
  • The continuous post-game level-up animation when players reach Prestige 3 has been fixed
  • Store: menu navigation has improved when viewing and toggling between Bundles

ZOMBIES CONTENT UPDATE

In Zombies, classic survival gameplay arrives in “Shi No Numa” this week with the new Void Objective for players who want to kill endless waves of zombies, watch the rounds go up, and grind weapon camos to their heart’s content. Explore Von List’s Office, a previously unavailable area that harbors narrative secrets and a mysterious new portal.

Upgrade your Artifacts at the Tome of Rituals, equip three new Pack-a-Punch camos, build the Warmachine and Deathmachine at the Crafting Table, discover new narrative intel, and more.

The Combat Shield also joins loadouts and the Mystery Box, and new weapon unlock challenges for the Katana and Welgun SMG are coming to Zombies. Get the full overview of everything included in this week’s update over at the Treyarch blog.

Survival Gameplay

  • Void
    • Survival gameplay comes to “Shi No Numa” in the Void, accessed from Von List’s Office in Stalingrad.
    • Rounds are advanced by defeating increasingly difficult endless waves of zombies, rather than by completing Objectives.
    • After completing 3 rounds in the Void, players must choose to Flee or Survive. Choosing Survive continues to spawn waves of zombies until players choose to escape, or if the game ends when all players go down.
    • Players earn 5,000 bonus Essence for every 3 rounds completed in the Void.
    • After surviving 12 rounds in the Void, players earn a reward that prevents Perks from dropping below Tier II upon going down for the rest of the match.
    • The Pack-a-Punch machine is available in “Shi No Numa” when in the Void.
    • Players can return to Stalingrad to upgrade their Perks, Covenants, and Artifacts after surviving 3 rounds in the Void, and can return to the Void at any time.

Locations

  • Von List’s Office
    • Explore this previously closed-off area of Stalingrad to discover new narrative intel and the portal to the Void.

New Feature

  • Tome of Rituals
    • Invest Sacrificial Hearts at the new Tome of Rituals to upgrade Artifacts up to four tiers in-game.

Artifact Upgrades

  • Frost Blast
    • Tier I – Freezes normal and Special enemies for 3 seconds once they have been in the Frost Blast zone for 0.5 second.
    • Tier II – Increases the Frost Blast radius by 100%.
    • Tier III – Increases the number of charges from 1 to 3.
    • Tier IV – Frozen normal enemies are insta-killed when damaged.
  • Energy Mine
    • Tier I – Stuns normal and Special enemies hit by Energy Mine for 3 seconds.
    • Tier II – Explodes 3 times in a row with a 0.75 second delay between explosions.
    • Tier III – Increases the number of charges from 1 to 3.
    • Tier IV – Increases the explosion radius by 66%.
  • Aether Shroud
    • Tier I – Automatically reload weapons when activated.
    • Tier II – Deal 500% bonus melee damage while active.
    • Tier III – Gain 50% move speed while active. Duration extended from 5 seconds to 8 seconds.
    • Tier IV – Increases the number of charges from 1 to 2.
  • Ring of Fire
    • Tier I – Normal enemies inside the ring take damage equal to 2% of their max HP every second.
    • Tier II – Players within the ring use ammo from stock.
    • Tier III – Staying within the ring for up to 10 seconds increases the duration from 15 seconds to 20 seconds.
    • Tier IV – Staying within the ring for up to 10 seconds increases your damage bonus from +50% to +75%.

Pack-a-Punch Camos

  • Three unique camos added to the Pack-a-Punch machine.
  • Weapon camo will now change in appearance with each Pack-a-Punch upgrade up to Tier III.
  •  Pre-Packed loot weapons will display Pack-a-Punch camos after being picked up from Sturmkreigers or the Mystery Box.

Weapons

  • Combat Shield
    • Now available in Zombies loadouts and the Mystery Box.
    • Mitigates a portion of damage from the direction the player is facing when raised. Cannot break.
    • Protects the player’s back from partial rear damage when stowed.

Weapon Unlock Challenges

  • New weapon unlock challenges added to Zombies for the Katana melee weapon and new Welgun SMG via Create-a-Class:
    • Katana: In Zombies, get 5 rapid kills with a Melee weapon during 50 different Portal Objectives.
    • Welgun: In Zombies, get 5 rapid Critical Kills with an SMG during 50 different Portal Objectives.

Support Weapons

  • Warmachine and Deathmachine now available in the Support tab at the Crafting Table.

SOURCE: Sledgehammer Games

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Vanguard August 11 update patch notes: Dev Error & attachment exploit fixes

Vanguard’s August 11 update patch notes delivered bug fixes for an attachment exploit and a Dev Error issue in Season 4 Reloaded.

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Sledgehammer Games have provided a Vanguard update on August 11 that patched a weapon attachment exploit and fixed a Dev Error bug in Season 4 Reloaded.

Vanguard devs Sledgehammer Games continue to update the game and provide players with fresh content. In addition to a playlist update arriving on August 11, players were also treated to a new update that provided a fix to several of the game’s latest bugs.

The update covers both multiplayer and zombies game modes as certain bugs were hampering the fun. A particularly annoying Dev Error should no longer plague players following the August 11 Vanguard update.

Vanguard Dev Error & attachment exploit fixes

Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded

Vanguard Season 5 is fast approaching, but before we get a brand-new season of content with new weapons, maps, and Operators, Sledgehammer are dedicated to fixing current issues.

It seems an unintended exploit was allowing players to combine attachments from other weapons to achieve combinations that should not be possible. This would result in overpowered weapons running amok and the devs were quick to nerf the issue.

In addition, players will no longer have to deal with DEV ERROR 10308 that occurred on the USS Texas map.

Vanguard August 11 update patch notes

Multiplayer

Maps

  • USS Texas 1945
    • Addressed an issue that caused DEV ERROR 10308 to occur.

Progression

  • Seasonal Challenges will no longer be marked as complete if the requirements are unmet.

Weapons

  • Addressed an exploit that allowed players to achieve unintended Attachment combinations.

Zombies

Weapons

  • Vargo-S
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the Survivalist camouflage challenge from tracking when using specific magazine attachments.
  • Push Dagger
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the Plague Diamond and Dark Aether camouflage and challenge requirements from being visible in the loadout menu.

Stability

  • Addressed a rare issue where players could become stuck in spectator mode when joining a match in progress as the joined player leaves.

For more, check out Activision apologized for using an artist’s design in a now canceled Vanguard & Warzone skin.

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Activision apologize for using artist’s design in now canceled Vanguard & Warzone skin

Activision have scrapped an unreleased Warzone and Vanguard skin after using an artist’s work without permission.

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Activision admitted to the major misstep of using an artist’s work without permission. The original art was to feature in an upcoming Vanguard and Warzone skin that has since been axed.

Major content drops like new seasons or midseason updates deliver weapons, maps, and changes to Call of Duty games, but they also tend to bring brand-new skins to enjoy. Vanguard and Warzone have seen some noteworthy skins that certainly got players talking.

After all, who could forget the Armored Titan, or Godzilla and King Kong skins? At the start of Season 4 Reloaded, players also received a new Terminator crossover. However, teasers for Season 4 Reloaded also hinted at a mysterious wolf-like skin.

After the wolf skin was teased in an official Call of Duty blog post, it was later inexplicably removed and replaced from the very same post. It turns out, Activision used content that did not belong to them in order to create the aforementioned skin.

When the wolf skin was first teased, it certainly generated a ton of buzz, or rather raised a ton of eyebrows. The anthropomorphic Operator definitely sticks out in a WWII-era Call of Duty game. Nonetheless, fans were excited at the prospect of running around as a wolf in Warzone.

Unfortunately, that idea won’t come to fruition as Activision have confirmed that they completely removed the skin from their planned content drop for Season 4 Reloaded.

It seems Activision overstepping bounds is the reason behind the skin’s cancelation.

An artist claimed that the wolf skin, also known as Samoyed skin, was stolen without their permission. In a strange turn of events, Activision has issued an apology, seemingly confirming the artist’s claims.

In a statement, Activision admitted that they “regrettably erred in our process and have removed this imagery from the game,” apologizing for the misstep.

While fans may be disappointed to lose their chance at slaying in a furry wolf skin, most would agree that if the artist’s claims are legitimate, the greater injustice was corrected as nobody should have their work stolen without credit.


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When is the next Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Double XP event?

We have the dates and times for the next CoD: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Double XP event to help you rank up weapons and the Battle Pass.

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We’re past the Season 4 halfway point of Call of Duty action, and there’s still plenty of time to level up, prestige, and unlock weapons before Modern Warfare 2. Here are the full dates for the next Warzone and Vanguard Double XP weekends.

XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.

Vanguard and Warzone Pacific carried on from where Cold War and Warzone left off by giving players limited-time windows of opportunity to increase the XP they can earn.

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Vanguard & Warzone Double XP dates

Call of Duty players can get Double XP by taking advantage of the Double XP promotional events that Activision put on.

Thanks to the Raven Software Trello board, we know when the next Warzone & Vanguard Double XP events are:

  • Double XP event – All platforms: Thursday, August 4 – Thursday, August 11
    • Double Weapon XP and Double Battle Pass XP

These special Double XP events are coming as part of Vanguard & Warzone’s Season 4 Reloaded. With major weapon buffs and nerfs, changes to the Fortune’s Keep map, and the new Vargo-S AR there is plenty of new content for players to sink their teeth into.

What time does CoD: Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Double XP start?

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Here’s a full list of the usual Double XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:

  • PT – 10:00 AM
  • CT – 12:00 PM
  • ET – 1:00 PM
  • BST – 6:00 PM

These special Double XP events usually occur during a weekend, as it naturally gives players the most time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.

If you’re worried about slow progression for Vanguard and Warzone’s Battle Pass, the active Double XP event will no doubt give you a great boost to unlock all the Season 4 Reloaded rewards.


For more Call of Duty, find out everything you need to know about the next release in the legendary franchise, Modern Warfare 2.

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