Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded Update Patch Notes

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Image showing Vanguard players shooting on Desolation map
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Although a lot of focus has already shifted from Vanguard, many players are looking forward to seeing what the Season 4 Reloaded update has in store. The mid-season update sees the arrival of the Vargo S assault rifle in addition to Desolation, a new multiplayer map.

In comparison to Warzone, Season 4 Reloaded is light on content much to the annoyance of players still dropping into multiplayer and zombies. However, we can expect numerous changes from the Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded patch notes.


Patch notes often feature information on a range of bug fixes and any weapon balancing that takes place but with a lack of buffs and nerfs appearing throughout the four seasons, there's a strong chance of the best Vanguard guns maintaining their dominance. With that said, find all of the changes we expect to appear in the Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded patch notes.

Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded Update Patch Notes

Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded Patch Notes


  • Enemy nameplates can no longer be seen through various surfaces across multiple maps.


  • In a listening post near the Pacific mountainside, Desolation is littered with destructible aspects to create intriguing gameplay scenarios.
  • Look for the Desolation 24/7 Featured Playlist at the launch of Season Four Reloaded.


  • Addressed an exploit that allowed bullets to penetrate unintended surfaces near the East Bridge.


  • Bullets will no longer penetrate the truck near the Flak Gun to prevent undesirable spawn conditions.

USS Texas 1945

  • In Search and Destroy, Bombs planted near the destructible floor of the Upper Deck will no longer fall to the Mid Deck.
  • Bullets will no longer penetrate the vents near the Lower Deck (Bow) to provide viable cover.
  • Addressed an exploit that allowed players to shoot through the floor of the Upper Deck from the Mid Deck.
  • Players can no longer become stuck while climbing crates near the Lower Deck (Stern).


Blueprint Gun Game

  • Added several new Blueprints to the pool of available Weapons.

Search and Destroy

  • Addressed an issue that caused inaccurate Deaths stat on the scoreboard.

Ranked Play


  • The Vargo S is now restricted in Ranked Play.


  • Serpentine is now restricted in Ranked Play.



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  • Available to purchase via Bundle.


  • Added Inspect animations for the M1916 Marksman Rifle, Skål Crusher, Ice Pick, and Sawtooth Melee Weapons.
  • Increased grace period for slide kills challenges from 0.15s to 0.5s after sliding.

Vargo S

  • Trading firepower for improved accuracy and fire rate, this rifle excels in medium and long range engagements.
  • Complete an unlock challenge or purchase a Bundle to earn this Weapon.
    • Get 15 Close Range Kills.


Piercing Vision

  • Corrected inconsistent highlight behavior in Free-for-All game modes.

UI and UX

  • Players will no longer receive a Notice prompt with unreadable text after game updates.
  • Rarity Sort Filter in the Armory will no longer reset after previewing a Bundle.
  • Battle Pass items that are Free for Clans will no longer incorrectly display as Unlocked for players who are in an inactive Clan.
  • Corrected the behavior of the Clear Weapons New button after switching tabs in the UI.

Bundles and Cosmetics

  • Improved image quality for Bundle logos in the Store.
  • Breath of Godzilla Blueprint will no longer cease to glow under certain conditions.
  • Flame VFX will no longer transfer from Roland’s War Operator Skin to other Operators.


Shi No Numa

  • Addressed an issue where Wonder Weapon parts were not appearing on the map in Offline mode.
  • Addressed issues related to zombies pathing on Shi No Numa.
  • Addressed various visual issues on Shi No Numa.


Wunderwaffe DG-2

  • Increased reload speed of the weapon.
  • Addressed an issue where zombies were sometimes not being killed after being hit with the weapon.
  • Addressed an issue where zombies were not being electrocuted with the weapon if they were previously under the effects of a stun grenade.

Unlock Challenges

Vargo S

  • Trading firepower for improved accuracy and fire rate, this rifle excels in medium and long range engagements.
  • Complete an unlock challenge or purchase a Bundle to earn this Weapon.
    • In Zombies, use Assault Rifles to kill 20 or more enemies without getting hit 50 times.


Round-based Adjustments

Crafting Table

  • Reduced cost for crafting Armor in Round Based Zombies mode only.
    • Level 1 - 500
    • Level 2 - 1000
    • Level 3 - 2000


Zaballa the Deceiver

  • Increased the Zaballa round spawn cooldown in Shi No Numa.
  • Zaballa will no longer enter an immune state.


  • Addressed various stability issues.

As expected, the patch notes address a variety of issues ranging from the function of the Piercing Vision perk in multiplayer to improvements to the Wunderwaffe DG-2 in Zombies.


In addition to those adjustments, various exploits on a number of multiplayer maps have received fixes in order to prevent anyone from gaining an unfair advantage during a match.

Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded Content

The Season 4 Reloaded update only contains a small amount of content for Vanguard. Ranging from the new AR to another Operator to purchase, there's not much making its way into the game unless Sledgehammer Games has a few tricks up its sleeve.


Here's a list of confirmed content so far:

Is Terminator Coming to Vanguard?

The T-800 and T-1000 models from the Terminator franchise are on their way to Vanguard. While it's not a full-blown crossover similar to 80s Action Heroes from Black Ops Cold War, players can head to the store once Season 4 Reloaded starts to get their hands on the limited-edition bundles.


We think it's fair to say the World War II theme of Vanguard has come to an end with another 80s action legend joining the fight.

Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded Buffs and Nerfs

The Season 4 Reloaded update doesn't feature any adjustments to any of Vanguard's weapons, meaning the meta should remain the same depending on the performance of the Vargo S.


That's all we know about the Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded update patch notes so far. In the meantime, check out our guides on the Shi No Numa Easter Egg and the best Marco 5 loadout to use in multiplayer.