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CoD: Vanguard players don’t want Modern Warfare & Cold War style camo unlocks

Call of Duty: Vanguard features the return of weapon camos, but players aren’t happy about the potential unlock requirements.

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Like any Call of Duty, Vanguard lets players show off their skill through weapon camos. Yet, players aren’t happy with the requirements for unlocking Vanguard weapon camos.

Call of Duty has a lot for players to unlock from the start. By leveling up your player level, you unlock more guns, perks, etc. By leveling up weapons, you unlock new attachments. This sense of progression is almost constant.

Camos are one of the most popular things players can unlock for their weapons in Call of Duty games, but Modern Warfare made a major change to how these camos can be unlocked. This change consists of players having to reach specific levels to unlock a camo category before they can earn the camos.

This style of camo unlocks continued in Black Ops Cold War and could possibly be making a return in Call of Duty: Vanguard, which has some players less than pleased.

Warzone camo selection screen

Players aren’t happy with Vanguard Camo unlocks

Reddit user u/Peytronizer posted their thoughts to r/CODVanguard regarding the potential camo unlock system. They are displeased that you might have to level up your weapons before you can start camo challenges. And a number of comments agreed with this sentiment.

Some comments suggested that Vanguard’s camo challenges should reflect that of CoD: Mobile. Let players make progress in camo challenges from the start, but keep the camos locked behind a weapon’s level.

This would prevent players from having to wait until they hit level 40 to start working on some of the more arduous tasks. This compromise would keep players in-game without the frustration of the elongated grind.

That being said, are camos really causing a problem? Are you okay with the current Vanguard camo unlock system, or should they make the changes the community is calling for? Let us know your thoughts on our Charlie INTEL Facebook Page and Charlie INTEL Twitter Page!

For more Vanguard, check out why players aren’t happy with Vanguard’s killstreaks, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Best BAR loadout for CoD: Vanguard Beta

With manageable recoil, underrated firepower, and tremendous accuracy, here’s how to get even more out of the BAR in CoD: Vanguard.

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The BAR is another classic World War II gun that has featured in multiple Call of Duty. It returns in stunning fashion in the Vanguard Beta, and our best loadout will apply the ideal Perks and attachments to increase its viability.

The Browning Automatic Rifle, or BAR for short, is an iconic weapon in FPS games as the gun is an interesting hybrid of Assault Rifle and LMG. It only holds 20 rounds, but its power and precision can allow it to take aim at several people at once.

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Beta has several weapons all competing to be the main meta weapon, and the qualities of the BAR ensure that it’s in the conversation.

Best Vanguard BAR Gunsmith loadout attachments

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  • Muzzle: A2 Flash Hider
  • Barrel: Chariot 18″ Rapid
  • Optic: Zeiss G16 2.5x
  • Stock: Chariot WR
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Handstop
  • Magazine: .50 BMG 30 Round Mag
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Proficiency: Hardscope
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

The A2 Flash Hider is great for reducing vertical and horizontal recoil and won’t take too long to unlock. There are several different ways you can go with the barrel, but we’ve opted for the Chariot 18″ Rapid to increase its fire rate by 25%.

A solid optic is the Zeiss G16 2.5x as the BAR has awesome range, and this will help you make the most of its capabilities. Whereas the Chariot WR recovers a lot of the lost recoil from equipping the Chariot 18″ Rapid.

Attaching the M1941 Handstop works wonders for the BAR’s recoil, the .50 BMG 30 Round Mag lets you hold 10 more bullets and massively increases firepower, and Lengthened ammo will give a huge buff to bullet velocity and effectively increase the weapon’s speed.

The favorite Stippled Grip returns to boost the gun’s vertical and horizontal recoil, Fully Loaded is good in case your ammo supplies run low, and Hardscope is great for concentrated fire, especially with 30 rounds in a mag.

Best Perks to run with Vanguard BAR

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  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Radar
  • Perk 3: Overkill

Ghost will be selected by many in Call of Duty: Vanguard as it can effectively shield you from Spy Planes, Field Mics, and Enemy Intel, and is too valuable to pass up.

Another meta Perk is Radar as Vanguard uses Modern Warfare’s minimap system, so Radar will help to sniff out players who don’t have Subsonic rounds equipped.

The final option goes to Overkill as no matter the attachments we suggest, the BAR will always suffer some mobility issues, so Overkill will let you use a speedy SMG like the MP40 or M1928.

How to unlock the BAR in Vanguard

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The BAR is a weapon that all players so try out to see if they can get the most out of it in Call of Duty: Vanguard.

With several hours or so of the Beta under your belt, you should be able to reach Level 18 that is required to use it.

Best alternatives to Vanguard BAR

For a drastic change of pace from the BAR, we’d suggest either going for a fully-fledged LMG like the MG42 or test out your sniping skills with the 3-Line Rifle.


And that’s the best BAR loadout you can run in Call of Duty: Vanguard! Be sure to check out all of the other weapons, Perks, and Killstreaks in the Beta.

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CoD: Vanguard Killstreaks list: V2 Rocket, Attack Dogs & more

Call of Duty: Vanguard has taken Multiplayer back to Killstreaks, bringing back some fan-favorites, as well as introducing some new ones.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard has some great Killstreaks to obtain for those good enough to be rewarded for their effort. Let’s take a look at all of the Killstreaks that players will be earning.

The Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta was officially extended to September 22, allowing those on all consoles to get more time with the Beta and ultimately express their opinion and give feedback to the developers.

With that being said, many players were happy with the return of killstreaks, giving players that classic Call of Duty Multiplayer feel to the game.

Let’s take a look at all of the killstreaks currently available in Call of Duty: Vanguard.

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Although some players weren’t too happy with certain Field Upgrades, overall, the feedback for the Vanguard killstreaks has been primarily positive.

A portion of CoD players seem to feel that Vanguard killstreaks mean players will play less of the objective. However, many others love that Killstreaks reward those with enough skill to take enemies down without dying, rather than getting killstreaks from simply capturing a flag.

In theory, Vanguard killstreaks will be less prevalent than scorestreaks, as scorestreaks were more common due to the ease of playing the objective rather than going on a meaningful killstreak.

With that being said, let’s take a look at all the Vanguard killstreaks, as well as what it will take to get them.

List of Call of Duty: Vanguard killstreaks

  • Intel – 3 Kills
    • A personal radar for the player, allowing them to see enemies closeby.
  • Care Package – 4 Kills
    • A classic, randomly drops a Killstreak into the map.
  • Spy Plane – 4 Kills
    • Otherwise known as a UAV, allow you and your team to see enemy red dots on the mini-map.
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  • Counter Spy Plane – 4 Kills
    • This will prevent the enemy team from using their mini-map
  • Glide Bomb – 5 Kills
    • A remote controlled bomb that players can drop on unsuspecting enemies.
  • Deathmachine – 5 Kills
    • A huge minigun that does serious damage.
  • Mortar Barrage – 5 Kills
    • Set bombs to drop on a marked location.
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  • Warmachine – 7 Kills
    • An explosive grenade launcher.
  • Flamenaut – 9 Kills
    • Similar to a Juggernaut, but this time with a Flamethrower.
  • Attack Dogs – 10 Kills
    • Release dogs into the map to terrorize and rip the enemy to shreds for a period of time.
Attack Dogs
  • V2 Rocket – 25 Kills
    • Not available for selection, but awarded to anyone who can achieve a 25 killstreak.

Players can select three Vanguard killstreaks before a match and will need to level up to unlock them all.

Often players will select killstreaks that they will not obtain every game, so depending on your playstyle, make sure you are choosing Vanguard killstreaks you will be able to earn consistently unless you’re going for a high killstreak, of course.

That’s all for the Killstreaks in Call of Duty: Vanguard. For more, check out our article on Ammo Types and what they do in CoD: Vanguard.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard Ammo types and what they do

Players will be able to utilize various kinds of ammo types in Call of Duty: Vanguard to give them different bonuses to dominate their enemies.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard players will have an assortment of different ammo types they can equip to their weapons to make them even more powerful.

We’ve received a lot of information on Call of Duty: Vanguard recently, especially the Multiplayer mode. As well as details on what weapons to expect and how the Create-a-Class system will work, players finally have information on the different ammo types.

Just like the suppressors working slightly differently in Vanguard, Call of Duty’s next installment will also host a variety of Ammo types for weapons, which alter the nature of the weapon’s projectiles.

Here is the latest information on the Call of Duty: Vanguard ammo types.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard ammo types

A Call of Duty blog revealed some details ahead of the Vanguard Beta to give players a head start and an idea of what to expect. As well as details on the maps and modes available, we also got information on attachments for weapons.

One of the most exciting attachments is the Vanguard Ammo types, as they can completely change a player’s playstyle and the nature of their weapon’s bullets.

Ammo is one of the core areas of weapons that players can customize to a great degree in Call of Duty: Vanguard. This customization includes “How large a weapon’s magazine is, how fast an Operator can reload with it” and more. There are also sub-statistics like penetration and concealment that allow Vanguard ammo types to give players different bonuses.

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You can find all of the Call of Duty: Vanguard ammo types currently known below:

  • FMJ – increases bullet penetration through surfaces
  • Lengthened – increases bullet velocity
  • Subsonic – keeps players off of enemy minimaps when they fire
  • Frangible – increases flinch dealt, delays enemy healing, and hitting enemy legs slows movement
  • Armor Piercing – increased damage against vehicles and killstreaks
  • Incendiary – adds incendiary damage
  • Hollow Point – removes damage penalty when hitting limbs

Players were able to upgrade weapons in the Champion Hill Alpha, and some did notice how their bullets seemed to take on an explosive lighting effect.

There was also a Deathmachine with explosive rounds, so perhaps we will see a similar attachment for weapons in the Beta. We will continue to update this hub with more Vanguard ammo types as they are revealed.

We’ll have to wait and see precisely how these attachments will shape up when the game releases on November 5. For now, check out our article on players being unhappy about the killstreaks.

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