Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded Update Patch Notes

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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.

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Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded Update Patch Notes

Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded Patch Notes

Maps

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

Desolation

  • 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.

Gondola

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

Paradise

  • 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).

Modes

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

Restrictions

  • The Vargo S is now restricted in Ranked Play.

Perks

  • Serpentine is now restricted in Ranked Play.

Operators

Ikenna

  • Ikenna Olowe understood strategy from a young age. As a child in Nigeria, he excelled at chess, quickly surpassing his teachers. He grew strong studying Gidigbo, a martial battle of wits. Balanced in body and mind, Ikenna joined the war effort as a battlefield engineer. His work established critical supplies lines across the globe. Ikenna became a grand planner, knowing when to build and when to demolish.
  • Available to purchase via Bundle.

Weapons

  • 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.

Perks

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.

Zombies

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.

Weapons

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.

Gameplay

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

Enemies

Zaballa the Deceiver

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

Stability

  • 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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.