Vanguard May 16 Update Patch Notes


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
Berlin
6v6
14v14
Bocage
6v6
10v10
Casablanca
6v6
10v10
Castle
N/A
14v14
Das Hause
6v6
N/A
Demyansk
6v6
14v14
Dome
6v6
10v10
Eagle's Nest
6v6
10v10
Gavutu
6v6
14v14
Gondola
6v6
10v10
Hotel Royal
6v6
10v10
Mayhem
6v6
N/A
Numa Numa
6v6
10v10
Oasis
6v6
10v10
Paradise
6v6
14v14
Radar
6v6
10v10
Red Star
6v6
10v10
Shipment
N/A
N/A
Sub Pens
6v6
10v10
Tuscan
6v6
10v10

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

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.

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