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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 Battle Passes.

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With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific, it’s only natural to want more XP. Here’s when the next CoD Double XP event is going to be.

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 and Warzone Pacific carried on from where Cold War and Warzone left off by giving players limited-time windows of opportunity to increase the XP they can earn.

How to get Double XP in CoD: Vanguard & Warzone Pacific

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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 that there will be a few Double XP events upcoming:

  • PlayStation Exclusive Double XP from Jan 13 – 14
  • Double XP, 2XP Weapon XP, and 2X Battle Pass XP from Jan 14 – 17

These regular occurrences will help players to level up their ranks, weapons, and Battle Passes much faster than normal.

What time does CoD: Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Double XP start?

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Here’s a full list of the usual Double XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:

  • PST – 10:00 AM
  • CST – 12:00 PM
  • EST – 1:00 PM
  • GMT – 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.

This will be a great way to level up the Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Season 1 Battle Pass and upgrade weapons like the STG44 and MP40 a lot quicker.


Also, check out some of the newest Call of Duty news and guides such as Warzone Pacific loadouts and details on performance issues.

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How to fix Vanguard’s “right stick not working” glitch

Here’s how you can quickly fix the CoD: Vanguard glitch that causes the right stick to stop working on your controller.

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A major Call of Duty: Vanguard glitch is causing the right stick to completely stop working mid-game for controller players, but thankfully, there is a way you can quickly fix it.

Vanguard players have had to deal with their fair share of bugs and glitches. These all have different effects on the game, such as making the High Alert perk stronger despite receiving a nerf, or letting players levitate.

Now, players that use controllers are encountering a new issue that causes the right stick to stop working. This leaves them with nothing to do but to keep running straight ahead, putting them at a serious disadvantage with no ability to aim.

Here’s how you can get around this Vanguard glitch.

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Vanguard’s “right stick not working” glitch

The right stick glitch occurs when CoD: Vanguard automatically changes your input settings from controller to mouse and keyboard. This causes your controller to disconnect mid-game.

Once the controller reconnects, the right stick stops working entirely. This prevents you from looking around and aiming. Instead, all you’ll be able to do is keep running forward and shooting.

How to fix Vanguard’s “right stick not working” glitch

The first way to get around this glitch is to hit right on your controller’s D-pad. This button helps the game detect that the player is using a controller to play instead of a mouse and keyboard.

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If this doesn’t work, then there are other methods that you can try out. Some players have reported that the right stick issue gets fixed after getting killed. This can ruin the match, but you’ll regain control of your Operator.

The final method that you can try out is to turn off the game altogether. Booting CoD: Vanguard back up will cause your controller to function properly again. You should also make sure that your controller is fully charged.


For more Vanguard, check out how to turn off crossplay in Vanguard & Warzone Pacific and how Vanguard players want a simple QoL change to improve the HUD.

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Vanguard players slam “pay-to-win” Double Barrel Shotgun Blueprint

One CoD: Vanguard Double Barrel Shotgun Blueprint is being criticized by players for having a “pay-to-win” buff.

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CoD Vanguard players are calling for the developers to make some major changes to one “pay-to-win” Double Barrel Shotgun Blueprint that’s giving users an unfair advantage in combat.

Call of Duty: Vanguard features almost 40 weapons for you to choose from. There have also been weapon Blueprints that provide players with a “pay-to-win” buff, giving them an unfair advantage.

While the devs have been working to fix these, certain Blueprints continue to break the game’s rules. Now, players are criticizing one bundle in the store that lets you get around Vanguard’s restrictions.

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The Double Barrel Shotgun is a powerful weapon in CoD: Vanguard. If you choose to dual-wield this gun then you’ll encounter a major tradeoff: the underbarrel attachment will be disabled.

This was implemented by Sledgehammer Games to keep things fair in the game. However, CoD Vanguard’s Scavenger Hunt bundle is letting players get past this restriction and equip an underbarrel.

This bundle contains the Wild Marble Shotgun Blueprint which features the Akimbo Perk along with an SMLE Pistol Grip Underbarrel. So, players with access to this bundle can exclusively use this Double Barrel build.

Reddit user ‘M4GIX’ brought this up in the CoD: Vanguard subreddit, criticizing the “pay-to-win” bundle. “If you wanted to build this gun without the Blueprint, you wouldn’t be able to,”

Being able to dual-wield this weapon makes it overpowered. Many of the commenters slammed the developers for this rule-breaking bundle. “I think it’s incompetence more than malice,” wrote one user.

There have also been previous instances of “pay-to-win” blueprints in CoD: Vanguard, such as the STG44’s Debt Collector variant. These have been heavily criticized by players as they make the game unbalanced.

At the time of writing, the developers have yet to respond to the issue with CoD: Vanguard’s Wild Marble Shotgun Blueprint. If they implement a fix for this problem, we’ll be sure to update you.


For more Vanguard, check out how to turn off crossplay in Vanguard & Warzone Pacific and how Microsoft is set to acquire Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard.

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How to turn off crossplay in Vanguard & Warzone Pacific

Here’s what you need to do in order to turn off Call of Duty’s Crossplay functionality in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Season 1.

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While playing Call of Duty with your friends on different platforms can be fun, there is a risk of you encountering hackers and cheaters even after the launch of RICOCHET. You can avoid that by using our guide to turn off crossplay in Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Season 1.

Crossplay in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific is a feature that connects players across all platforms through an “Activision Account.” Players who do not opt-in to this system will be unable to play cross-platform across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

If you do have an Activision Account, you will be automatically entered into the crossplay player pool by default. If you feel like this isn’t for you, and you want the option to disable this, then follow our quick and easy guide.

How to turn off crossplay for Vanguard

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  1. Log into Vanguard Multiplayer
  2. Navigate to ‘Settings’
  3. Go to the ‘Account & Network’ tab
  4. Change Crossplay from ‘On’ to ‘Off’

How To Turn off Warzone Pacific Crossplay

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  1. Log into Warzone
  2. Go to the ‘Options’ section
  3. Navigate to the ‘Account’ tab
  4. Change Crossplay from ‘Enabled’ to ‘Disabled’

Once crossplay is disabled, you’ll only matchmake against players on your native platform. You can toggle crossplay back on at any time. We especially recommend having it on while queuing for Warzone.

Why turn off crossplay for Vangaurd & Warzone Pacific ?

Simply put, cheaters and hackers. If you’re a console-only player, you might run into a few from the PC platform. While RICOCHET has helped significantly reduce the number of hackers, running into a cheater can still occur with some cheat providers refusing to back down.

We strongly recommend keeping crossplay on to ensure the queue times stay short, we also understand that running into cheaters is not fun.

Unfortunately, if you’re on PC, turning off crossplay will significantly increase your matchmaking times. We do not recommend turning off crossplay unless you are on a console.

Why should I keep crossplay on?

If you’re wondering why you should keep crossplay on – first and foremost, interconnectivity. With crossplay enabled, you can play with Call of Duty friends on other platforms. If this is off, players on other platforms won’t be able to join your sessions and you won’t be able to join them.

Secondly, matchmaking times will be impacted if you turn off crossplay. More so on PC than other platforms, but the matchmaking pool you enter into on console will be against players with no Activision ID and other players who have turned off crossplay.

Lastly, connections. You’ll be entered into a more narrow pool of players, so this could also have a negative impact on your ping. Overall though, you should still be thrown into the best available games.


For more Call of Duty news, check out how Microsoft is set to acquire Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard.

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