After the CoD Vanguard beta, players had a whole list of clear improvement requests: the visibility of opponents was a problem, the sound caused trouble and the spawns looked broken. But now there is good news!
Because developer Sledgehammer has apparently listened and is actively addressing many of the problems. In one Blogpost explains the changes in the release version compared to beta. We summarize the most important ones for you here.
1. Player visibility
Keeping an eye on the enemy was often not easy in the beta, because excessive effects disturbed the view. That should change now: The developers reduce smoke, muzzle flash and heat shimmer when shooting and remove some annoying weather effects such as the glaring sunlight and water droplets in the picture. Gunfire should benefit enormously from these changes.
2. Sound Effects & Audio
Dull noises, barely audible steps: The beta sound problems should now be a thing of the past. Sledgehammer has completely revised the sound mix. Steps should now be easily audible, unless you are crouching or using the new perk
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In addition, the operators and the match announcer should not speak up as often, which quickly became annoying in the beta. This can be heard, for example, in our 10 minute gameplay compilation from the beta:
CoD Vanguard: 10 minutes of pure multiplayer gameplay
The spawn logic has been revised and should prevent us from getting too close to opponents in the future, as was often the case in the beta. A bug that caused broken spawns in the new Patrol game mode has been fixed. But even during and after the launch, you want to closely monitor the spawn behavior and adjust it further.
4. Arms balance
Many beta players also criticized the slow flow of the game, so the hold-down effect of barrage is weakened, the weapon change is accelerated and you can fire more easily if you aim your weapon from the full sprint. In addition, the very weak shotguns of the beta receive a buff on their damage. Gunsmith attachments such as rifle barrels, magazines, and ammunition types have also been redesigned to provide better balance.
How are the changes being received?
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The creators of CoD Vanguard have received a lot of praise for the adjustments on social media. Even professional gamers and influencers are enthusiastic about the changes: streamer FaZe Kalei discs
The CoD youtuber and analyst becomes even clearer TheXclusiveAce. He tweets:
I am totally overwhelmed by the changes. Almost every single point of criticism I mentioned about the beta was taken up here. Now I can’t wait to try out all the new features at the start.
If you want to know how huge the multi-player mode in the new Call of Duty actually is, here’s a full load of information for you:
Vanguard Reveals All Maps, Modes & More
We will find out how the many updates will ultimately affect the game when CoD Vanguard is released on November 5th. The preload dates have already been announced. GameStar will of course provide you with impressions from the story campaign, zombies co-op and multiplayer in the test. The scoring follows when we have been able to play under live conditions.
You can also find an overview of all operators for Multiplayer & Warzone with us.