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.
- Vanguard Season 4 Zombies update release date
- Vanguard Zombies new Shi No Numa map
- Vanguard Zombies Shi No Numa Main Quest & Wonder Weapon
- Vanguard Zombies Season 4 patch notes
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.
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.
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.
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:
- “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.
- New Story Quest is available in “Shi No Numa” on June 22nd.
- New narrative intel is available in “Shi No Numa” to advance the Dark Aether story.
- Season Challenges
- New Season Challenges available at the start of Season Four.
- Wunderwaffe DG-2
- Available via Wonder Weapon Quest in “Shi No Numa”
- Extra DG-2 added to the Mystery Box at Round 10.
- 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.
- Fixed an issue where Dark Aether Tracer Rounds were not displaying when using the Accursed blueprint for the Welgun.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sacrificial Hearts
- New camos available at the Pack-a-Punch machine in “Shi No Numa.”
- Zaballa the Deceiver
- Added new attack behavior allowing Zaballa to attack without teleporting.
- Addressed various stability issues.
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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.
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.
For more, check out how CoD players are thrilled with the rumored change to Modern Warfare 2’s movement.
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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.
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 & 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?
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.
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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Warzone & Vanguard players claim Terminator bundle was a huge “missed opportunity”
Call of Duty fans are disappointed with Warzone and Vanguard’s Terminator skin as they feel a huge opportunity for the bundle was missed.
Two Terminator bundles made their way to Warzone and Vanguard at the start of Season 4 Reloaded, but players feel as though a huge opportunity to bridge the two franchises was missed.
The Call of Duty franchise is no stranger to pop culture collaborations that bring unique bundles and skins to their games. These exciting new skins never fail to generate hype amongst players, but sometimes it’s for the wrong reasons.
We’ve seen players react poorly to the Attack on Titan Levi skin, while the Godzilla and King Kong skins were met with positive reviews. The Terminator skins were the latest to hit Vanguard and Warzone, but players are now claiming that the Call of Duty team missed a major opportunity to celebrate the Terminator franchise.
The Terminator T-800 Mastercraft Ultra Operator Bundle comes with several items including an Operator modeled after Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator character in the films.
It also comes with three weapon blueprints, but fans of the Terminator films believe that this is where the crossover fails to deliver. One Reddit user calls the bundle “the biggest missed opportunity” as they point out: “they could have given the FINN LMG a minigun mastercraft skin.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator famously operates a minigun and with the FiNN LMG in the game, players believed that a perfect opportunity to raise the authenticity of the collaboration was overlooked.
Ultimately, it seems like multiple players voiced their grievances with the bundles not pulling enough content from the movies. In addition to the minigun, Vanguard players were also disappointed to not see a version of the Winchester Model 1887 shotgun used in the films, especially when it’s used in his Highlight Intro.
As the OP puts it, there’s no excuse to overlook such a blatant addition as the “gun is even period correct.”
It remains to be seen if more unique collaborations are on the way in Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 after an Umbrella Academy crossover was leaked. It’s safe to assume that when popular franchises come together, expectations are high.
For more Call of Duty news, check out the latest on Warzone’s current meta, after major buffs to Modern Warfare weapons.
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