Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 4 Patch Notes


Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 4 Patch Notes

Call of Duty: Vanguard Season four launches tomorrow, adding a familiar multiplayer map, new operators, new weapons, and several other exciting changes.

The fourth season is adding the Call of Duty: World War II USS Texas 1945 multiplayer map, which will feature a 24/7 playlist at season launch. Castle and Sphere are also getting minor updates. Bullets will no longer penetrate the wall near High Ground in Castle and fixed an issue that prevented Glide Bomb’s Killstreak audio from being heard in Labs on Sphere.

Gun Game fans can enjoy Blueprint Gun Game where players will progress through a variety of gun blueprint variants. Ranks in Ranked Play will also be reset and players will need to complete five Skill Appraisal matches to earn a Season 4 Skill Rating. The fourth season, the Top 250 skill division, and the ladder will be released on June 29.

Ranked players can earn new blueprints, camos, charms, a spray, a sticker, and emblems throughout the season by completing various challenges. You can find a full list of challenges and rewards in the official patch notes.

Season four is also adding two new operators, Carver Butcher and Callum Hendry. The new season will also introduce the new Marco 5 SMG and UGM-8 LMG, and players can now unlock the Nikita AVT assault rifle with an in-game challenge. Challenges for Armaguerra 43 and H4 Blixen will be fixed, and the M1916 Marskamn rifle can also be unlocked via an in-game challenge.

The latest patch will also introduce new Season Challenges, Clan Challenges, and rewards. Zombies mode also received a round of updates, which can be found in the official patch notes.

Call of Duty: Vanguard season four launches tomorrow at 11am CT. Here are the patch notes.



  • NEW: USS Texas 1945
    • “The USS Texas returns from Call of Duty: World War II (2017) for one last trip. Browse their featured playlist 24/7 in the Season 4 launch.”
  • Castle
    • “Bullets will no longer penetrate the wall near High Ground to avoid undesirable spawn conditions.”
  • Sphere
    • “Fixed an issue that prevented players inside labs from hearing the Glide Bomb Killstreak audio.”


  • NEW: Blueprint Gun Game
    • “An all-time classic game mode makes its Vanguard debut. Be the first player to get a kill with every weapon provided.”

ranked game

  • Season 4 Skill Rating Reset
    • “Player skill ratings have been reset at the start of Season 4.”
    • “Play 5 skill appraisal matches to earn a Season 4 skill rating and place yourself in a division and skill tier.”
    • “Win matches after your starting placement to earn SR and advance your skill division and level for the rest of the season.”
  • Season 4 Top 250 Skill Split & Leaderboard
    • “The Season 4 Top 250 Ladder and Skills Division will go live on June 29, a full week after Season 4 begins. This release time will give players time to earn a Season 4 skill rating and progress through the divisions.”
  • Season 4 Ranked Play Rewards
    • Players can earn the following rewards in Ranked Play during Season 4:
      • Blueprints
        • SMG Charlie Pro Reissue: Finish in the top 5 in a ladder event
        • KAR98k Professional Edition: Win 50 Ranked Play matches
      • camouflages
        • Season 4 Ladder Champion: Finish first in a ladder event
        • Season 4 Ranked Veteran: Win 100 Ranked Play matches
      • charms
        • Accomplished: Finish in the top 10 in a ladder event
        • Iced – Win 25 Ranked Play matches
      • Spray
        • Clean Sweep: Win 5 Ranked Play matches
      • Sticker
        • Season 4 Ranked Competitor: Complete 5 Skill Appraisal matches
      • emblems
        • Earn an animated Skill Split Emblem at the end of Season 4 to reflect your highest Season 4 Skill Split.


  • NEW: Carver Butcher (Immortal)
    • “Butcher served in the British Army during Operation Devon, fighting the 16th Panzer Division. He was discharged after sustaining injuries to the face from the shrapnel explosion, but returned to the front lines soon after as duty required. There he witnessed resistance fighters in action. Inspired, he became the founder and recruiter of the Special Operations Task Force. The rest, as they say, is history.”
  • NEW: Callum Hendry (Immortal)
    • “All his life, Callum was a braggart, constantly adventuring and getting into trouble with the neighbors, the woodland creatures, the law, everyone. His unwavering spirit helped him rise quickly through the ranks of the British Army to eventually become a recruit trainer. In World War II, Callum, harboring a deep hatred for the Nazis and their ideals, fought hard for a future without them. He is currently the trainer for all SOTF agents.”


  • General
    • Added the ability to inspect equipped weapons.
    • Refined pros and cons in the gunsmith for all mag attachments that modify the aim down sight time and reload speed to accurately reflect the effects of the attachment.
    • Increased melee weapon damage in the overclocked playlist to maintain a one-hit kill.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Diamond Camo for Melee Weapons from unlocking once the requirements were met.
    • Fixed magazine attachment requirements for various camouflage challenges.
  • NEW: Frame 5 (SMG)
    • “A highly mobile, hip-accurate machine gun with excellent stopping power at close range.”
    • Unlocked at Tier 15 in the Season 4 Battle Pass
  • NEW: UGM-8 (Light Machine Gun)
    • “High rate of fire, mobile LMG that excels at creating suppressive fire and pushing enemy positions.”
    • Unlocked at level 31 in the Season 4 Battle Pass.
  • Nikita AVT (Assault Rifle)
    • Weapon unlock challenge added.
      • Get 10 kills while moving in a single match 15 times.
  • Armaguerra 43 (Submachine Gun)
    • Fixed the challenge requirements for the Death Artist Camo category.
  • H4 Blixen (Submachine Gun)
    • Fixed the alignment of the Magnus Tac iron sights.
  • M1916 (marksman rifle)
    • Weapon unlock challenge added.
      • Get 10 One Shot One Kills in a single match 15 times.


  • New challenges and seasonal rewards have been added.
  • Added a new Clan Challenge (expires in a week).

User interface and experience

  • Fixed an issue that caused PC key bindings to reset to default when switching between Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies modes.
  • Gilding a player’s clans will now display the correct level for each individual clan.
  • Fixed an issue where Loadouts would persist with outdated weapon selections.

packages and cosmetics

  • Quick Gear can no longer be used to equip unsupported reticles on optics.



  • “Shi No Numa”
    • Round-Based Zombies returns with Shi No Numa on June 22.
    • Classic map elements return, such as Door Buys, Flogger trap, and Electro-Shock.
    • Classic Wall Buys return with round based Zombies.
      • Players can now purchase select weapons at designated Wall Buy locations.
      • Starting in round six, Wall Buys will have a chance to increase the level of Pack-A-Punch in each round and up to level 3 in higher rounds.
        • The chances of increasing the level of Pack-A-Punch improve every five rounds until all available Wall Buys reach level three.
    • A new area to explore… discover its secrets.

history quest

  • New Story Quest is available in “Shi No Numa” on June 22.

new information

  • New narrative information is available in “Shi No Numa” to advance the Dark Aether story.


  • Season challenges
    • New Season Challenges available at the start of Season Four.

wonder weapon

  • Wunderwaffe DG-2
    • Available through Wonder Weapon Quest in “Shi No Numa”
    • Additional DG-2 was added to the Mystery Box in Round 10.


  • fourth season
    • UGM-8 and Frame 5 available in Zombies loadouts once unlocked through the Season 4 Battle Pass.
  • unlock challenges
    • Added new weapon unlock challenges to Zombies for the M1916 and Nikita AVT.
  • Blueprints
    • Fixed an issue where Dark Aether Tracer Rounds would not display when using the cursed blueprint for Welgun.


  • death Punch
    • Now refunds ammo based on a percentage of ammo used when getting a critical kill.
  • Gremlin ammunition
    • Now reloads ammo at a rate based on the size of the weapon clip.

how to play

  • Round Based Settings
    • sacrificial hearts
      • Players receive a Sacrificial Heart every three rounds in round-based modes.
    • Altar of the Pacts
      • The Altar of Covenants inventory refreshes every three rounds in round-based modes.

Pack-a-Punch Camouflages

  • New camouflages available on the Pack-a-Punch machine in “Shi No Numa”.


  • Zaballa the Deceiver
    • Added a new attack behavior that allows Zaballa to attack without teleporting.


  • Addressed various stability issues.