Sledgehammer Games Reveals Changes Made To Vanguard Beta

The second beta weekend for Call of Duty: Vanguard is underway and is the first time Xbox and PC players have got their chance to experience what multiplayer has to offer. After the first weekend that was exclusive to PlayStation players, Sledgehammer Games received a huge amount of feedback, and just days after the first weekend ended, the developer has already been hard at work making a number of changes to the game.

One of the main problems involved the poor levels of visibility, and Sledgehammer has already made significant improvements to give players the best possible view of their intended targets. Find all of the changes made to Vanguard for weekend two of the beta in this handy article.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta Weekend 2 Patch Notes

Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta Weekend 2 Patch Notes
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Distortion has been turned off globally to improve visibility when Aiming Down Sights. Since we've disabled distortion globally, this will also affect the appearance of fire and explosions throughout the Beta and reduce overall visual fidelity. This change is a temporary solve to mitigate visibility issues so players can focus on gameplay.

Armor Field Upgrade

Increased recharge rate from Fast to Slow. Decreased Armor health from 150hp to 50hp.


We're aware of volume and mixing issues and have discovered more bugs thanks to your feedback. While most changes won’t be made during Open Beta, we're hard at work balancing everything for launch to fix bugs related to weapon audio, atmospheric audio, and more. We will continue to tune audio based on feedback as it rolls in – so keep it coming.

Note To PC Players

It is highly recommended for players using an AMD GPU to update their drivers to version 21.9.1, if those drivers are available for their graphics card model. This version contains several stability improvements for Vanguard. Players with an AMD GPU will be prompted to update their drivers to the latest version if they do not have version 21.9.1, even if this version is not available for their GPU model.

Due to a new patch, some players may be required to restart their clients upon first launching the game.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Crossplay Beta

While your player and weapon levels will not carry over to the full game on November 5, you will gain Tier Skips for the Season Five Battle Pass based on your time played in the Beta, allowing you to earn Tiers that instantly award content for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. Players who play in the Beta will not see the time played reflected in their Battle Pass, and these Tier Skips will be awarded at a later date.

In other words, after the Vanguard Beta is over, you can hop back into Warzone and Black Ops Cold War to find some new weapon blueprints, operator skins, and more ready to use once you receive those Tier Skips.

In addition to the "Rat-a-Tat" Assault Rifle Blueprint, a Calling Card and Emblem will be rewarded to Beta players, so you can earn bragging rights to friends over playing the game early.

SOURCE: Sledgehammer Games

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