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Vanguard Season 4 Zombies: Shi No Numa map, Main Quest, Wonder Weapon, patch notes

Here’s everything you need to know about Vanguard Zombies in Season 4, including the round-based Shi No Numa, Main Quest, and more.

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Here’s a look at all of the content set to hit Vanguard’s Zombies mode in Season 4, including the highly anticipated new Shi No Numa map, Main Quest Easter Egg, Wonder Weapon, and more.

The Call of Duty team has revealed some exciting new content that players can expect to get their hands on in Warzone and Vanguard Season 4. Fortune’s Keep will arrive as a brand-new Warzone map, while Vanguard players will receive the USS Texas map from Call of Duty: World War II.

In Season 3, Vanguard players barely received new content, and Zombies players, in particular, had nothing new to dissect. This will finally change in Vanguard Season 4 as the classic round-based Shi No Numa map is set to shake the game up.

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Vanguard Season 4 Zombies update release date

The Vanguard Season 4 update arrived on June 21, with the content set to be available on June 22. The content will go live at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST.

While the majority of Season 4’s content goes towards Warzone, Zombies players have a lot to look forward to with Shi No Numa returning as a round-based map, bringing a new Main Quest and Wunderwaffe DG-2 Wonder Weapon.

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Vanguard Zombies new Shi No Numa map

The devs also confirmed that the new Shi No Numa map will be available to play on day one of the Vanguard Season 4 update. This is great news for Zombies players who have been starved of new content as they can access the new map as of June 22.

This version of Shi No Numa will be a reimagining of the classic World at War Zombies map. The eerie Season 4 screenshots show that the new Shi No Numa will take place at night which should up the horror.

After constant demands from Vanguard players, the devs finally decided to deliver a round-based map. Aside from the nostalgia of the map, the round-based design is what truly has players excited, as they believe it produces the best Zombies experience.

If you remember the original Shi No Numa, you’ll enjoy rekindling your interest in the map’s unique features like the zipline, classic Flogger trap, and Electro-Shock Defenses.

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Vanguard Zombies Shi No Numa Main Quest & Wonder Weapon

Zombies players were devastated when Vanguard Zombies didn’t launch with a Main Quest Easter Egg and were disappointed with Terra Maledicta’s. Fortunately, Shi No Numa brings a Main Quest Easter Egg and a new Wonder Weapon.

The devs described how players will need to “journey on a multi-step quest culminating in a devastating battle.” Those who complete the quest in full will be able to show off with a unique Calling Card.

Plus, there are “multiple side quests” and the new Wunderwaffe DG-2 Wonder Weapon for players to enjoy.

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Vanguard Zombies Season 4 patch notes

The devs released a full Shi No Numa map guide ahead of Season 4’s launch if you’re interested in discovering more about the map. We’ll also put together guides for completing the Main Quest and getting the Wunderwaffe DG-2 once the content hits Vanguard.

For now, check out the Zombies portion of the Vanguard Season 4 patch notes:

Maps

  • “Shi No Numa”
    • Round-Based Zombies returns with Shi No Numa on June 22nd.
    • The classic map elements return such as Door Buys, Flogger trap, and Electro-Shock defenses return.
    • Classic Wall Buys return with round-based Zombies.
      • Players can now purchase select weapons from designated Wall Buy locations.
      • Starting at round six, Wall Buys will have a chance to increase in Pack-A-Punch level every round and all the way to level 3 at higher rounds.
        • The odds to increase in Pack-A-Punch level improve every five rounds until all available Wall Buys become level three.
    • A new area to explore… uncover its secrets.

Story Quest

  • New Story Quest is available in “Shi No Numa” on June 22nd.

New Intel

  • New narrative intel is available in “Shi No Numa” to advance the Dark Aether story.

Challenges

  • Season Challenges
    • New Season Challenges available at the start of Season Four.

Wonder Weapon

  • Wunderwaffe DG-2
    • Available via Wonder Weapon Quest in “Shi No Numa”
    • Extra DG-2 added to the Mystery Box at Round 10.

Weapons

  • Season Four
    • UGM-8 and Marco 5 available in Zombies loadouts once unlocked via the Season 4 Battle Pass.
  • Unlock Challenges
    • New Weapon Unlock challenges added to Zombies for the M1916 and Nikita AVT.
  • Blueprints
    • Fixed an issue where Dark Aether Tracer Rounds were not displaying when using the Accursed blueprint for the Welgun.

Covenants

  • Death Blow
    • Now returns ammo based on a percentage of ammo used when obtaining a critical kill.
  • Ammo Gremlin
    • Now refills ammo at a speed based on the size of the weapon magazine.

Gameplay

  • Round-Based Adjustments
    • Sacrificial Hearts
      • Players are awarded a Sacrificial Heart every three rounds in round-based modes.
    • Altar of Covenants
      • The Altar of Covenants inventory is refreshed every three rounds in round-based modes.

Pack-a-Punch Camos

  • New camos available at the Pack-a-Punch machine in “Shi No Numa.”

Enemies

  • Zaballa the Deceiver
    • Added new attack behavior allowing Zaballa to attack without teleporting.

Stability

  • Addressed various stability issues.

For more Call of Duty, be sure to check out the dates for the next Double XP event which will be a huge help in unlocking the new guns.

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How to get Warzone & Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards (July 2022)

There are new Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards available for players to claim. Here’s how you can get your hands on them.

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Prime Gaming is an exciting way for developers to reward players with various in-game items. Here’s how you can claim your Prime Gaming rewards in Warzone and Vanguard.

Both Warzone Pacific and Vanguard feature fun cosmetic items that players can equip to customize their playing experience, and these can be acquired through several different means.

One easy way to get them is through the popular Prime Gaming service, which allows Amazon Prime subscribers to get free in-game rewards for their favorite games.

With this in mind, here is how you can get the Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards.

How to get Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards

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If you’re interested in claiming Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards, you’ll need an Amazon Prime subscription. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial to redeem the rewards.

Then you must link your Warzone and Vanguard account to your Amazon Prime account with the membership active.

Here’s how you can link your accounts for free Prime Gaming rewards:

  1. Navigate to the Call of Duty Offer Detail Page
  2. Click ‘Claim Now’ on the active content drop
  3. Log in with your Prime-enabled account or sign up for Prime
  4. Click ‘Continue’ to begin the account-linking process
  5. Click ‘Go to Activision’ to be redirected to Activision’s account-linking page
  6. Log in with your Activision account and authorize Prime Gaming to fulfill content
  7. Click ‘Complete Claim’
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Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming Rewards – July 2022

Call of Duty: Shore’s End Bundle

The July 2022 content drop through Prime Gaming brings a total of six exclusive items for Warzone and Vanguard players to claim, including an Operator skin, a weapon Blueprint, and Calling Cards.

Below is a full list of everything available throughout the month of July:

  • Legendary ‘Cold Protection’ Operator skin
  • Legendary ‘Bear’ Weapon Blueprint
  • Epic ‘Wooden Saddle’ Weapon Charm
  • Epic ‘Snow Cap’ Calling Card
  • Epic ‘Polar Pull’ Calling Card
  • Rare ‘Mountain Monster’ Emblem

That covers everything you need to know about this month’s Prime Gaming rewards for Warzone Pacific and Vanguard.

There are new rewards available each month, so be sure to check back with this guide!


For more Call of Duty, check out the Warzone Pacific June 30 update patch notes and this fan-favorite Modern Warfare AR that’s meta after the NZ-41 nerf.

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Vanguard June 30 update patch notes: Ranked Play restrictions, Zombies bug fixes, more

Vanguard’s June 30 update patch notes brought changes to Ranked Play restrictions as well as fixes for several Zombies bugs in Season 4.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard devs Sledgehammer Games released an update on June 30 that added two weapons to the Ranked Play restricted list and delivered bug fixes for several issues plaguing the Zombies mode.

Vanguard Season 4 introduced two new weapons to the game in the UGM-8 and Marco 5. Players have been enjoying the unique dual wield capabilities of the Marco 5, but it seems the SMG is now a restricted weapon in Vanguard’s Ranked Play following the June 30 update.

The devs also took time to address several bugs and glitches that were hindering the Zombies experience. When playing the new Shi No Numa map, players should notice smoother gameplay following the update.

Vanguard Ranked Play restrictions adjusted

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Season 4’s Marco 5 SMG and the Push Dagger Melee weapon have been added to the restricted list of Vanguard’s Ranked Play. Players were enjoying the new Marco 5 SMG in multiplayer and Ranked Play, but it seems they may have to return to the MP40.

This isn’t the first time a strong weapon was added to the Ranked Play restricted list as the Volk also received a ban in Season 3. Also, the top 250 Ranked Play leaderboard is now live in Vanguard.

You can check out the rest of the Vanguard June 30 update patch notes below.

Vanguard June 30 update patch notes

Butcher fighting in Vanguard Zombies Shi No Numa map

Multiplayer

Modes

  • Gun Game
    • Players will no longer be incorrectly removed from a match for inactivity. 

Ranked Play

  • Season Four Top 250 Skill Division & Leaderboard
    • The Season Four Top 250 Skill Division and Ladder are now live! Rise to the top and claim your spot!
  • Updated Restrictions
    • Marco 5 (Submachine Gun)
      • The Marco 5 has been restricted in-game in Ranked Play.
    • Push Dagger (Melee)
      • The Push Dagger has been restricted in-game in Ranked Play. 

Operators

  • Corrected the challenge progression counter for Mastery Operator Skins.

Weapons

  • Marco 5 (Submachine Gun)
    • Survivalist Camo Category challenges can now be progressed as expected.
      • This fix was released on June 27.
  • Launchers
    • Destroyed Trophy Systems will now progress challenges in the Surgical Camo Category.

User Interface & Experience

  • Addressed an issue that prevented the After Action Report from being displayed after a completed match.

Bundles & Cosmetics

  • Corrected the description of the Final Judgement Bundle.
  • Added missing names for various Finishing Moves released in Season Four.
    • This fix was released on June 27.

Zombies

  • “Shi No Numa”
    • Artifacts
      • Addressed an issue that prevented players from using their Artifacts after dying in a co-op session.
    • Gameplay
      • Exfil
        • Addressed an issue that automatically progressed the Eliminate Hostiles requirement needed to exfil.
      • Flogger Trap
        • Players will no longer experience an electricity effect around their HUD when hit by the Flogger Trap while holding a Wunderwaffe DG-2.
    • Stability
      • Various stability updates.

For more Vanguard news, check out how to get the “new Roze” Night Terror Florence skin in Warzone & Vanguard.

Source: Sledgehammer Games

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How to get the “new Roze” Night Terror Florence skin in Warzone & Vanguard

Here’s how to get the Night Terror Florence skin in Warzone & Vanguard following comparisons to the iconic Roze skin.

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It’s been some time since an Operator skin has shaken up Warzone but the Night Terror Florence skin, which many are calling the new Roze skin, has the potential to do so. Here’s how to get the Violet Stealth bundle in Warzone and Vanguard.

When the Roze skin was at the height of its power, it tormented Warzone lobbies one match after another. Due to the skin’s all-black outfit, it blended in easily with the surroundings and made it hard for enemies to spot before it received a decisive nerf.

In Season 4, a Warzone and Vanguard bundle highlights a similar skin that has made its way to Call of Duty with the Violet Stealth bundle. The Night Terror Florence skin shares many similarities to the Roze skin, so here’s everything you need to know about it.

How to get Night Terror Florence skin in Warzone & Vanguard

Violet Stealth bundle Warzone Vanguard

To get your hands on the Night Terror skin, you’ll have to purchase the Violet Stealth bundle. Following the Warzone update that nerfed the NZ-41 on June 30, the Violet Stealth bundle is available to purchase.

Despite the June 30 release, the bundle has yet to appear in the Vanguard and Warzone store in-game. Here’s where PC, Xbox, and PlayStation players can purchase the bundle.

Given the competitive advantage it might bring, you won’t want to miss the Violet Stealth bundle in Warzone and Vanguard Season 4.

Vanguard & Warzone Violet Stealth bundle content

Violet Stealth Warzone Vanguard bundle content

It seems you’ll have to dish out $19.99 / £16.79 for the Vanguard and Warzone bundle and here’s what you’ll receive in exchange:

  • Night Terror Florence skin
  • Violet Violence Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle blueprint
  • Dark Ambient MP40 blueprint
  • Midnight Malice calling card
  • Hooded Hell emblem
  • Neon Artistry sticker
  • Funeral Director watch
  • Inscribed reticle
  • 2,400 CoD Points

Not only is the Night Terror skin expected to be a powerful cosmetic in-game, but the MP40 is a meta weapon in both Warzone and Vanguard, which further sweetens the deal.

Both the Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle and MP40 blueprints will come equipped with neon purple tracer rounds that tie into the Violet Stealth aesthetic. The 2,400 CoD Points are a nice touch as a bonus you could use on another bundle.


For more Warzone and Vanguard content, check out all of the cosmetics and rewards available in the Season 4 Battle Pass.

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