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Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Season 1 update officially delayed

Call of Duty players will have to wait even longer for the highly anticipated Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Season 1 updates.

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Previously scheduled to release on December 3 and 4, Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Season 1 have now been pushed back.

Much to the disappointment of Call of Duty fans, the long-awaited debut of Warzone Pacific has been delayed. An official announcement hit the Call of Duty Twitter on November 19. Previously, fans were expecting to get their hands on the new Warzone map on December 3 and 4.

The two-day release was meant to give Vanguard players early access to the new map. This also means that Vanguard players will have to endure the barebones preseason for three more weeks before the release of Vanguard Season 1.

When is Vanguard Season 1 and Warzone Pacific release date?

Vanguard and Warzone Pacific update.

Players can officially get their hands on Warzone Pacific: Caldera on December 8. The December 8 release date is exclusive to Call of Duty: Vanguard owners. Open access to the free-to-play game will be available one day later on December 9.

Vanguard players have already noted how hollow the current state of Vanguard’s multiplayer feels. With little to no rewards, no full battle pass, and plenty of additional content missing, it is hard to imagine Vanguard players took the news well.

From the initial release date to the official launch of Season 1, Vanguard players will have had to wait over a month for the game’s content plan to actually take shape. There’s no doubt Call of Duty fans will be eager to get their hands on new weapons, gear, maps, and operators come December 8.

Some sources are claiming that this isn’t the first major delay to take place. The originally planned date for Warzone Pacific and Season 1 integration was November 23.

Waiting five additional days isn’t the end of the world. However, this marks yet another disappointment in a long list currently plaguing the Call of Duty franchise.

One can only hope the extra days will result in as smooth a launch as can be.

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Does Vanguard Zombies have a Main Quest Easter Egg?

Treyarch have returned to continue the Zombies Dark Aether storyline in Vanguard, but does Der Anfang have a Main Quest Easter Egg?

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Zombies in Vanguard's Der Anfang map

Treyarch returned to develop the Zombies mode for Call of Duty: Vanguard, continuing the Dark Aether storyline. Easter Eggs are one of Zombies’ most popular aspects, so does Der Anfang have a hidden Main Quest?

Vanguard players have been disappointed with Treyarch’s latest WW2 Zombies experience, blasting its lack of traditional features. However, it still offers the Zombie-slaying action that players have come to expect, and is a great place to level up weapons ahead of Warzone Pacific’s Caldera.

All of Black Ops Cold War’s maps, such as Firebase Z and Forsaken, had a complicated Easter Egg to complete, so players are wondering if Der Anfang includes a Main Quest.

Here’s everything we know about Vanguard Zombies’ Der Anfang Main Quest Easter Egg.

Does Vanguard Zombies Der Anfang have a Main Quest Easter Egg?

Zombie in Vanguard Der Anfang map

At the time of writing, Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies does not have a Main Quest or Easter Egg to complete.

So although you can slay Zombies to your heart’s content, there aren’t any ulterior missions or objectives to complete. However, Treyarch have confirmed that a Main Quest will arrive.

Vanguard Zombies Main Quest Easter Egg release date

Elite enemy in Vanguard Zombies

In a blog post detailing Vanguard Zombies, Treyarch teased that the Main Quest would begin in Season 1, but will be released in stages.

Treyarch revealed that when Season 1 launches, “new Zombies content & features will begin to roll out in Vanguard, including a new Objective, additional Covenants, new weapons, Zombies Season Challenges, holiday-themed updates, and more.”

They continued, “Players will also encounter some other surprise elements later in Season One that will set the stage for our upcoming Main Quest.”

Zombies in vanguard Der Anfang map

“This Main Quest will be tied to the arrival of an unexpected ally after Season One,” Treyarch concluded. “Which will further expand the narrative of the Dark Aether, and reveal more details about the characters and entities that players will have encountered thus far.”

Treyarch have been playing their cards close to their chest so far, without a clear explanation of exactly what will be arriving and when.

However, in Warzone’s Caldera map reveal, the developers said players can soon “expect to learn about the two free functional weapons, new Operator, Zombies content, Multiplayer modes, and two maps all coming on December 8.” So, we’re likely to know more about Vanguard Zombies’ next stage in the coming days.


You can also check out our full review of Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies.

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Crazy Vanguard glitch lets players levitate above the map

Since launch, several glitches and bugs have been discovered in Vanguard. One of them takes players soaring into the sky.

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The return of an iconic Call of Duty glitch is giving Vanguard players a broken line of sight on enemies as they take to the sky.

Vanguard hasn’t felt like the smoothest gaming experience since its launch on November 5. Players have been quick to discover some game-breaking exploits that make Vanguard nearly unplayable. Although most issues have been addressed through recent patches, some still remain.

One of the issues yet to be fixed is the elevator glitch. After popping up weeks ago, its relevance diminished as other glitches came to prominence. However, this new clip showing the advantageous position players can get themselves in has renewed interest in the glitch.

MW2 elevator glitch

This particular glitch traces its roots back to Modern Warfare 2. The glitch sees players ascend straight up into the sky emulating an elevator, hence the glitch’s name. There’s no doubt the devs are going to have a look at something this game-breaking.

As the player ascends, their view of the map changes to a top-down perspective. This gives players a clear view of all of the areas on the map including enemy players stomping around.

In the past, we’ve seen this glitch occur on the Oasis map as well as Sub Pens. Recently it has also popped up on close-quarters map Decoy. Odds are this glitch is accessible on just about every Vanguard map.

This clip perfectly explores the incredible advantage someone gains after rising to the sky. The player is equipped with a Sniper Rifle making long-range kills supremely easy to earn. In addition, the small nature of the map means that this player can practically see every enemy player who isn’t in a building.

To make matters worse, they are playing Search & Destroy. This makes the high ground advantage more impactful. With one life per round, players cannot respawn and eliminate the player in the sky. There probably has never been an easier way to guard S&D bomb sites.

With Vanguard Season 1 around the corner, Sledgehammer must be working hard to ensure a smooth rollout. Given the mixed player reaction to in-game issues since launch, a lot is riding on the success of Season 1.

There’s no doubt that Vanguard players will receive a major patch addressing the current glitches running rampant.

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Vanguard Zombies players extremely disappointed with lack of Season 1 content

Fans of the popular Zombies game mode are furious with the underwhelming additions coming to Vanguard in Season 1.

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Time and time again Zombies players feel as though their favorite game mode is receiving the short end of the stick. The lack of planned content announced for Season 1 has left them feeling disappointed.

The Call of Duty devs released a ton of information on what players should expect with the launch of Vanguard Season 1 and Warzone: Pacific Caldera. To the dismay of Zombies players, little to no information concerning the game mode was included in the report.

Given the size of the announcement Zombies players were bewildered at not getting new information. They feel that the tendency to ignore the Zombies game mode is becoming somewhat of a recurring theme.

Vanguard Zombies Season 1 content

Vanguard Season 1 road map

While the Call of Duty blog post detailed several new additions coming to Vanguard and Warzone, it mentions practically nothing about Zombies. There are one or two tidbits across the blog post that promise “Zombies content” without ever going into detail on what that might entail.

With how disappointed Zombies players were at Vanguard’s launch, some red flags have appeared from the blog post. They had high hopes of receiving major content in Season 1 given how hollow Zombies has been. Many believe the silence regarding Zombies is a very bad thing.

With no new information to digest, Zombies players have to rely on previously announced content to give them comfort. The devs have already promised a dedicated pause feature, the addition of scorestreaks, 1-2 objectives, and new covenants.

Receiving these minor additions in Season 1 is hardly going to satisfy the Zombies community. This is especially true considering Zombies players felt like they required some of these features at launch.

Players have even started mocking the Vanguard Zombies content by comparing it with Black Ops 3’s superior Zombies experience.

With Season 1 not likely to improve the Zombies experience in Vanguard, players will have to hope that Season 2 and beyond will be kinder to them.


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