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Warzone & Vanguard players slam “embarrassing” Attack on Titan crossover

Warzone & Vanguard players are not impressed with CoD’s Attack on Titan crossover, claiming Fortnite’s collabs are much better.



Warzone's Attack on Titan skin with Levi Ackerman

After months of hype, Call of Duty’s highly anticipated Attack on Titan crossover has finally arrived. Unfortunately, Warzone & Vanguard fans are not impressed by the cosmetics.

Attack on Titan is one of the most popular anime series in the world. The show follows the story of Eren Yeager, a young man whose family is killed by the monstrous humanoid creatures known as Titans who roam across the land.

With the second part of Attack on Titan’s fourth and final season starting on January 9, Vanguard and Warzone’s Season 1.5 update was the perfect time to announce the special cosmetic pack that was first leaked months ago.

Unfortunately, fans who were super excited to see Attack on Titan join the world of Call of Duty have been left disappointed, claiming that the skin and pack just aren’t worth the money.

Attack on Titan Vanguard bundle

The release of the bundle has not been met which much enthusiasm, with players slamming the Operator skin included in the bundle. While the developers have claimed the skin is not meant to be an exact replica of the character Levi Ackerman, the scarf and hairstyle are identical to what the Survey Corps Captain sports throughout the show.

“Look at that haircut and tell me that’s not supposed to be Levi,” one Reddit user commented. “They are probably backtracking now because everyone hates how he looks.”

“Yeah, the scarf and the hair are dead giveaways,” agreed another. “Honestly, if they just made it so he looked like an average AoT soldier, I’d be totally fine with it. They don’t have to make it based on a character as the outfits themselves are super cool.”

For others, the $20 price tag was a major sticking point, especially considering what the Attack on Titan skin looks like.

User ‘iiAmTheAnimail’ wrote: Oh wow, what an embarrassment this is. I don’t even watch AoT and I can tell this is a load of horsesh*t. Only $20 dollars! What a steal!”

Anime crossovers aren’t new in the gaming scene. In November 2021, Fortnite introduced Naruto skins into the game, allowing players to fight for wins as their favorite characters.

Crossovers in Epic Games’ battle royale are generally viewed favorably, with one CoD fan stating: “This is why Fortnite gets all these different collabs because at least they do it properly.”

For players who still want to get their hands on the Attack on Titan bundle, it will be added to the in-game stores of Vanguard and Warzone on Thursday, January 20.

The Tracer Pack: Attach on Titan includes a skin, charm, sticker, emblem, three finishing moves, the Titan Piercer melee weapon, and two Weapon Blueprints for the Sten and Volk.

Image Credits: Activision Blizzard / MAPPA

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Vanguard players furious with “broken” Attack on Titan bundle

The highly-anticipated Attack on Titan bundle is leaving Vanguard players feeling frustrated with the unfinished product they purchased.



Attack on Titan Vanguard bundle

Just one day after the release of the highly-anticipated crossover and Vanguard players are already frustrated with the “broken” Attack on Titan bundle.

There’s a ton of overlap between fans of both franchises therefore a crossover between brands checked a lot of conceptual boxes. However, early feedback from Vanguard players has been incredibly disappointing as they’ve highlighted major flaws with the cosmetics.

The Attack on Titan bundle already received its fair share of negative feedback prior to release due to the poor design of the Survey Corps Operator skin but some new flaws are leading players to claim the bundle as “broken”.

Attack on Titan bundle CoD

It didn’t take long for things to go sour with the Vanguard Attack on Titan bundle and given the fact that the bundle costs around $20 it’s easy to understand why players feel shortchanged. Paying customers expect a finished product and the bundle is clearly failing to deliver on this promise.

The bundle consists of one Operator skin, three weapon blueprints, three in-game animations, one emblem, one sticker, and one charm. Players have already called out the skin for its poor design and now it seems like two of the weapon blueprints and some animations are not working as advertised.

As you can see in the clip posted to the Vanguard subreddit, the weapon blueprints that advertise Orange Tracers actually boast lackluster “cartoonish muzzle flash.” Without the Tracers working as intended the weapon blueprints look and feel like half-finished products.

A separate post detailing issues with the bundle’s animations is additional proof that the bundle is broken “Dunno if it’s just me but the MVP highlight is broken, just shows every character beating someone with an invisible gun.”

Once again, the most significant selling point fails to work as intended. Without the iconic AoT blades, the MVP highlight animation is meaningless.

Ideally, the bundle would work as intended from the getgo instead of presenting an unfinished product to paying customers.

As this bundle isn’t cheap, costing players $20, hopefully Sledgehammer Games will look into these issues and ensure that they work as intended moving forward.

For more Vanguard news check out our guide to the best Assault Rifles in Vanguard as well as a ranked list of the best SMGs in Vanguard.

Image Credit: Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games / Activision / MAPPA / Wit Studio / Funimation

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Vanguard graphics glitch makes CoD Zombies “unplayable”

A new Vanguard graphics glitch appeared after the January 20 update, and it’s making CoD: Zombies “unplayable.”



Vanguard Zombies

CoD: Vanguard’s January 20 update brought a new graphics glitch to the game, and players are frustrated as it has made the game’s Zombies mode “unplayable.”

Sledgehammer Games released a major Vanguard update on January 20 to address the game’s problems. This patch finally nerfed the Double Barrel Shotgun and fixed some frustrating glitches.

However, this update also brought some frustrating new issues for players to deal with. A new visual glitch has been ruining the graphics in Vanguard’s Zombies mode and making the game unplayable.

Vanguard Operator holding flamethrower in Zombies mode

Reddit user ‘SecretlyHiddenSelf’ showcased this glitch in the CoD: Vanguard subreddit. The image they posted showed missing textures in the game’s Zombies mode, with large polygons taking up most of the screen.

This isn’t the first time that Vanguard players have had to deal with frustrating graphics issues. The Redditor called these new graphical glitches “insane,” claiming that they’re making Zombies “unplayable.”

The commenters were equally frustrated with these texture issues and some of them came to the conclusion that this glitch is a result of the NVIDIA Drivers update on PC. So, they began looking for ways to fix it.

How to fix Vanguard Zombies graphics glitch

A few of the commenters in this thread stated that reverting the NVIDIA Drivers update on your PC will fix this graphics glitch. “If you’re on PC roll your NVIDIA Driver back to 497.29,” suggested one user.

You can get this done by going on NVIDIA’s website and manually choosing a specific driver version to download and install. If you already have the latest driver installed then you can simply uninstall it.

Ultimately, this is a game-breaking glitch that the developers will need to address soon. At the time of writing, it’s unclear whether or not they’re aware of the issue, but we’ll be sure to update you if they announce a fix.

For more Vanguard content, check out this Ranked mode that’s been confirmed for Vanguard Season 2 as well as the best SMGs to use in Vanguard’s multiplayer.

Image Credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games

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Vanguard Ranked mode confirmed for February’s Season 2

The latest Vanguard patch notes have teased players about a highly anticipated Ranked Mode, suggesting it could be coming soon.



Vanguard player on Radar map

Vanguard players have been calling for a Ranked mode for some time now, and those prayers have finally been answered with confirmation that it is on the way.

Vanguard’s January 20 update delivered bug fixes after the delay of Season 2, which is great for the community who have recently been highlighting the abundance of issues in both Vanguard and Warzone.

As well as this, players were also given an update regarding Ranked Play, with an update from the Call of Duty League confirming its arrival isn’t too far away.

Vanguard Operator aiming sniper rifle

In a blog post on the official CDL website, General Manager Daniel Tsay confirmed that the mode will release in the near future, marking down February as its likely date.

“Ranked Play is planned to roll out alongside new Call of Duty: Vanguard game content in February,” he wrote. “We’re all very excited about the future of Ranked Play here and can’t wait to share more details as we get closer to its release.”

While Tsay didn’t go as far as giving an exact date, it’s likely that it will drop with Vanguard Season 2, which has been delayed to February 14.

Screenshot confirming Ranked Play from CDL website

In the January 20 patch notes, fans were given a teaser about the mode, with one bullet point mentioning killstreaks in Ranked matches.

  • All Killstreaks, except Artillery Strike and Cruise Missile, are restricted and not able to be used while in Ranked matches

We know that players have been calling for a Ranked mode to be added for some time now. A new competitive mode would be great for the players wanting more from the game, as some may feel as if the casual playlist is not enough.

As more information is released regarding a Ranked mode, we’ll be sure to keep you updated. For now, check out the best SMG’s to use in Vanguard’s multiplayer.

Image Credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games

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