Vanguard May 16 Update Patch Notes

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With Season 3 in full swing, Vanguard players continue to drop into the action despite their frustrations surrounding the lack of Godzilla and King Kong content.

Despite this, many are still working their way through the Battle Pass and mastering the Nikita AVT assault rifle and the M1916 marksman rifle. In addition to the new content, Sledgehammer Games has unveiled details on the latest update to hit the game.

The Vanguard May 16 update patch notes contain a number of changes to camouflage progression along with a dose of tuning to multiplayer's Combat Pacing.

Vanguard May 16 Update Patch Notes

Feature Update

  • Assault Combat Pacing filter removed from Quick Play and Featured Playlists.
  • Minimum and maximum player counts for Tactical and Blitz Combat Pacings have been tuned. We made these changes to ensure that Tactical serves as a classic Call of Duty experience and Blitz satisfies those looking for high-intensity gameplay. Details on player counts are below.
Map Tactical Blitz
Berlin6v614v14
Bocage6v610v10
Casablanca6v610v10
CastleN/A14v14
Das Hause6v6N/A
Demyansk6v614v14
Dome6v610v10
Eagle's Nest6v610v10
Gavutu6v614v14
Gondola6v610v10
Hotel Royal6v610v10
Mayhem6v6N/A
Numa Numa6v610v10
Oasis6v610v10
Paradise6v614v14
Radar6v610v10
Red Star6v610v10
ShipmentN/AN/A
Sub Pens6v610v10
Tuscan6v610v10

Camo Challenges

Nikita AVT

  • Corrected the requirements for multiple Camo Categories.
    - Pack Tactics: 40/80/120/160/200/240/280/320/360/400 Eliminations
    - Surgical: 5/10/15/20/25/30/35/40/45/50 Headshots
    - Predatory Ambition: 5/10/15/20/25/30/35/40/45/50 Multikills
    - Reptilian: 3/6/9/12/15/18/21/24/27/30 Bloodthirsties
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M1916

  • Corrected the requirements for multiple Camo Categories.
    - Pack Tactics: 30/60/90/120/150/180/210/240/270/300 Eliminations
    - Predatory Ambition: 5/10/15/20/25/30/35/40/45/50 Multikills
    - Reptilian: 3/6/9/12/15/18/21/24/27/30 Prone Kills
    - Wildcat: 5/10/15/20/25/30/35/40/45/50 Holding Breath Kills

This particular update will make it much easier for those working through camo challenges. The adjustments to Season 3's arrivals is a much-needed change allowing players to complete the challenges at a much faster rate.

The removal of Assault Combat Pacing is a shame for those that like a middle ground between all-out chaos and the slower pace of six-versus-six action but the adjustments from Sledgehammer Games will ensure Blitz and Tactical cater for the hole Assault leaves behind.

That's all there is to know about the Vanguard May 16 update patch notes. For more, take a look at our page for all the latest news, leaks, and guides on 2021's Call of Duty title.