Call of Duty Vanguard March 10 Patch Notes

Season 2 for Vanguard is right around the corner and while players patiently wait for the first major content drop of 2022, Sledgehammer Games is continuing to unveil the new additions arriving in the update.

In addition to the arrival of Anna as a new Operator and two brand-new multiplayer maps, the developer has revealed a wealth of bug fixes and improvements to various areas of the game.

Fixes ranging from camo challenge tracking to random doses of packet burst all feature in the Season 2 patch notes. Find all of the confirmed changes in this article.

Call of Duty Vanguard Season 2 Patch Notes
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Vanguard March 10 Patch Notes

To everyone's surprise, Sledgehammer Games has decided to make significant changes to sniper rifles in addition to various bug fixes. Check out the full list of changes below.

Vanguard March 10 Patch Notes


Search & Destroy

  • Addressed an exploit that would reveal the enemy team’s bomb location.


Type 99

  • Decreased ADS time from 498ms to 400ms (-20%).
  • Decreased weapon sway while walking by 80%.

3-Line Rifle

  • Decreased weapon sway while walking by 50%.
  • Decreased flinch intensity by 50%.
  • Decreased max damage range from 40m to 15m (-63%).


  • Decreased ADS time from 595ms to 500ms (-16%).


Shirashi Short Barrel (Type 99)

  • Decreased ADS time multiplier from -10% to -5% (-50%).



  • Incorrect XP requirement values will no longer be displayed in the Career Progression menu.
  • Incorrect Prestige and XP values will no longer be displayed in the Level Progression menu.

After Action Report

  • Prestige icons are no longer misaligned in the Level Up menu.
  • Incorrect Prestige values will no longer be displayed in the Summary menu.

Vanguard March 3 Patch Notes

As March begins, Sledgehammer Games has released a patch addressing a range of multiplayer features alongside a few Zombies fixes.

Vanguard March 3 Patch Notes



  • Fixed an issue where players would sometimes spawn near enemies in the Patrol mode.
  • Casablanca has returned to the map rotation in Patrol playlists.


Ranked Beta

  • Intuition Perk and Marksman Rifles will now appear as Restricted items in pre-match Create-a-Class in Ranked Play.

Champion Hill

  • Fixed an issue causing a “Lost Connection to Host” error message when attempting to load the Champion Hill - Solo mode in Private Match.


Gung-Ho (Proficiency)

  • Decreased weapon sprint-out times


Gammon Bomb

  • Decreased explosive damage and explosion radius in Hardcore modes.



  • Fully-healed players equipped with the Fortified Perk can no longer survive being stuck with a Sticky Bomb.


Spy Plane and Counter-Spy Plane

  • Decreased cruise speed.


Year of the Tiger Bundle

  • The “Arrival of Luck” Weapon Charm has received an animation pass to improve physics and overall appearance.

Death Bite Pro Pack

  • Roland’s “Toxic Run” Operator Skin will no longer appear multiple times in the Customization menu.


Bug Fixes

  • Addressed an issue where the Sturmkrieger's targeting could break when multiple players backed away from it.
  • Added general stability fixes to "Terra Maledicta."

Vanguard February 22 Patch Notes

Sledgehammer Games has decided to nerf the MP40 in addition to adding a range of bug fixes for various weapons in the arsenal. Check out the full list of changes below.

Vanguard February 22 Patch Notes


Bug Fixes


  • Rune Blueprint will now fire Shadow Tracer Rounds as intended.


  • Addressed an issue which prevented weapon unlock progression in Multiplayer and Zombies.

Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle

  • Fixed a bug that resulted in the Atomic (Completionist) camo from being equipped.

Balance Adjustments


  • Decreased damage range.


Bug Fixes

Proficiency (Sniper Rifles)

  • Addressed an issue that sometimes resulted in game disconnect while aiming down sights with the Quickscope Proficiency and the Hardscope Proficiency.


Bug Fixes

Counter Spy Plane

  • No longer prevents the V-2 Rocket (25 Killstreak) from being used.

Mortar Strike

  • Addressed a graphical issue which caused smoke and fire effects to populate more than once.

Bombing Run

  • Server Snapshot Error should no longer occur when using Bombing Run

Balance Adjustments

Spy Plane

  • Enters and exits the play space significantly faster, making it more vulnerable to being destroyed.

Counter-Spy Plane

  • Enters and exits the play space significantly faster, making it more vulnerable to being destroyed.

Bombing Run

  • Improvements to the flight path determination logic to further avoid damaging the player who called it in.
  • Decreased damage and damage radius of bombs.

Attack Dogs

  • Added an audio cue to further communicate the position of a nearby Attack Dog.


Bug Fixes

Incendiary Grenade

  • Addressed a graphical issue which caused smoke and fire effects to populate more than once.


Bug Fixes

  • Addressed a typo in Anna’s biography to reflect setting accuracy.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Field Specialist challenge from progressing.
  • Addressed an issue which prevented “... kills while moving” challenges from progressing under certain circumstances.


  • Combat Pacing is now available for Hardcore modes in Quick Play.


Bug Fixes


  • The correct Calling Card “Food Ration” has been granted to players who purchased this Bundle.

Bayou Bruiser

  • The correct Padmavati Calling Card has been granted to players who purchased this Bundle.



  • Addressed an issue where zombies could move at slower speeds than intended in "Terra Maledicta."
  • Super sprinters will now show up by Round 12 as intended.

Wonder Weapons

Ray Gun

  • Increased base damage, Pack-a-Punch damage, splash damage radius, ammo count, and ammo pickups per community feedback.
  • Base damage increased from 300 to 400.
  • Pack-a-Punch Tier I damage increased from 600 to 900.
  • Pack-a-Punch Tier II damage increased from 1200 to 1800.
  • Pack-a-Punch Tier III damage increased from 2400 to 3600.

Decimator Shield

  • Drastically increased base melee damage per community feedback.
  • Standard melee attack now kills normal zombies in one hit through Round 12.

Vanguard Season 2 Patch Notes

Alongside the stability issues, the Season 2 update contains addresses numerous issues that impacted players over the course of Season 1. In addition, game modes such as Control have received adjustments preventing matches from ending early once a spectator disconnects.

Call of Duty Vanguard Season 2 Patch Notes



  • Made several improvements to player textures and animations that resulted in Packet Burst spikes.
  • Stability improvements should result in better connectivity and lower crash rates. The time to connect to Online Services should also be reduced.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in disconnecting during MVP Highlight Animations.



  • A thorough pass on map environments has been completed to fix objects with unintended collision, issues with portaling through the ground, and to remove out-of-map exploits.

Champion Hill

  • There will no longer be two consecutive buy rounds at the beginning of every Champion Hill Duos 2v2 private match.
  • A bug has been resolved that resulted in players losing Perk and Field Upgrade functionality in Private Matches if they played a match in Champion Hill previously.
  • Spawn improvements have been made for teams of three.



  • Fixed a bug that resulted in matches ending prematurely after a spectator disconnects.
  • Late match joiners are now able to spawn in when lives are available.
  • Swapping to spectate/different teams now consistently updates the lives left.
  • The last player alive warning now consistently appears.

Private Matches

  • Silent Plant Option now works in Search and Destroy Private matches (fixed Feb 3rd).


Seasonal Challenges

  • All players can now unlock Season 1 Mastery Cards after completing all challenges.
  • Field Specialist challenge is now tracking for all players.
  • Counter Measures challenges are now tracking consistently for all players.

Operator Challenges

  • The Diamond operator skins will now unlock for Barbarian and Shadow operators.


  • Gold and Diamond camos are now unlockable after completing all weapon Challenges.


  • Ground-based Killlstreaks now count towards the 'Deadeye' camo.

Weapon Adjustments

Throwing Knife

  • Distortion VFX have been removed.


Incendiary Grenade

  • Fixed a bug that caused additionally visuals to appear when Incendiary Grenades are used.
  • Number of Incendiary Grenade uses are now tracked in your combat record.



  • Suppression no longer applies to players with the Dauntless perk when the player is hit by shots.


Glide Bomb

  • Fixed a bug that resulted in graphical corruption when Attack Dogs were killed by a Glide Bomb.

Mortar Barrage

  • Fixed a bug that resulted in the flare and smoke VFX from previously called-in Mortar Barrages temporarily re-appear.
  • Deploying the Mortar Barrage will no longer force-switch the player's weapon.


  • Activating the killstreak and getting killed at the same time will now grant you the killstreak.

Field Upgrade

  • Fix a bug with Deployable Cover that resulted in constant screen shake.

Bundles & MTX

Year of the Tiger

  • Players who purchased this Bundle but did not receive the Tiger Blueprint, should now have the item.

Red Reactor Mastercraft

  • Tracers are now displayed on weapons as intended.

Graveyard Shift Mastercraft

  • “Ashed” tracers will now display correctly when applied to the Ore Sniper Rifle.


  • Fixed a lighting bug with the Aquatint SMG that cause unintended lighting effect.

Santa Slay

  • The Lucas Operator outfit, “Yarn Burner”, is no longer invisible for some players.


  • A bug has been fixed that stopped players being unable to select a weapon when editing Prestige weapon classes.
  • Prestige player progression is now viewable and tracking properly.
  • Watch preview is no longer missing from the Battle Pass menu.


  • A bug resulting in Play of the Game not playing or ending early has been fixed.
  • Quips no longer play after an Operator is dead.
  • Free Trial players should no longer encounter the error "This content is only available in the full game.



Terra Maledicta

  • New Zombies experience located in Egypt available on Feb. 14th.


  • Three new Arenas available in "Terra Maledicta": Eastern Desert, Corrupted Lands, and Hall of Truth.

Story Quest

  • New Story Quest available in "Terra Maledicta" starting at 9AM PT / 12PM ET on Feb. 14th.

New Intel

  • New narrative intel available in "Terra Maledicta" to advance the Dark Aether story.

Wonder Weapons

Ray Gun

  • Ray Gun Wonder Weapon available via the Mystery Box and loot drops on Feb. 10th.

Decimator Shield

  • Available via the Story Quest in "Terra Maledicta."
  • Added to the Mystery Box once it has been obtained from the Story Quest.
  • Offers players superior protection and the unique Decimation Blast ability.

New Ally

Vercanna the Last

  • New Dark Aether entity available, featuring the Healing Aura ability via her Artifact, the Wand of the Wilds.


Zaballa the Deceiver

  • New enemy type added to "Terra Maledicta" and "Der Anfang."



  • New Objective type available in "Terra Maledicta," and added to "Der Anfang" at a later date.
  • Keep the Syphoncores from feeding on undead essence to stop the hordes from being unleashed. Prevent zombies from filling all three Syphoncores to stop the dark ceremony and complete the Objective.


  • Modified the way the Objective complete XP bonus is awarded when returning to Stalingrad after a Void Objective in "Der Anfang."


  • Closed exploits related to the Sin Eater in "Der Anfang."


Healing Aura

  • New upgradable ability available via Vercanna the Last's Artifact.

Energy Mine

  • Energy Mine now triggers the Splatterfest Covenant.

Frost Blast

  • Frost Blast Tier I now freezes Sturmkriegers.

Aether Shroud

  • Addressed an issue where players weren’t being ignored by zombies after activating Aether Shroud immediately following a Self-Revive.


Artifact Ward

  • New ability with three rarities added to the Altar of Covenants on Feb. 10th.
  • Equip for a chance to trigger your Artifact for free when hit by a melee attack from the rear.


Season Two

  • KG M40 and Whitley available in Zombies loadouts once unlocked via the Season Two Battle Pass.

Unlock Challenges

  • New Weapon Unlock Challenges added to Zombies for the Cooper Carbine and Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle.


  • The Warmachine and Deathmachine can now be obtained from the Mystery Box, chests, and as loot drops from enemies.
  • Addressed an issue where critical damage was not being correctly displayed for the Warmachine.


  • Addressed various issues with attempting to swap out a melee weapon for a weapon from the ground.

Pack-a-Punch Camos

New Camos

  • Three new camos available at the Pack-a-Punch machine in "Terra Maledicta."


  • Pack-a-Punch Camos in "Der Anfang" are now animated.
  • Pack-a-Punch Camos now properly apply to Weapon Blueprints, weapons found in the Mystery Box, and weapons dropped by enemies.


Season Challenges

  • New Season Challenges available at the start of Season Two.
  • Addressed an issue where the Season One Mastery Calling Card was not displayed correctly.


  • Addressed an issue where Launchers and the Combat Shield were not correctly contributing to certain Challenges.
  • Addressed various UI issues related to Challenges.


  • Fixed various stability issues related to Covenants, Objectives, Perks, Power-Ups, and Equipment

When Does The Vanguard Season 2 Update Go Live?

Players may have already had the opportunity to pre-load the update ahead of Season 2 starting, allowing them to jump straight into multiplayer and Zombies immediately.

The Season 2 update will go live on February 14 at 5PM GMT, meaning you'll have to wait a little while longer to see the new content that's arrived into the game. It will be interesting to see if players give Vanguard a second chance if the majority of issues have disappeared.

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