Here are the Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Last Stand patch notes for Season 5


Here are the Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Last Stand patch notes for Season 5

The latest season of content for Call of Duty: Vanguard now it’s live. The last battle has begun.

Sledgehammer Games revealed the patch notes for the update, which was released at 11am CT on all platforms. As is the formula, the update includes a new season pass, new content, and a few changes to existing weapons along with a couple of new ones.

The new weapons are the EX1 Assault Rifle and the RA 225, both of which are unlocked by leveling up the Battle Pass. There’s also a new pistol, a combination knife and revolver, which is unlocked through an in-game challenge.

Other new content includes a new map called Beheaded, which is set in a war-torn Times Square, described as “a little post-apocalyptic map, built for fast action.” The Beheaded 24/7 playlist is now available.

Two new operators also join the fray with the past Obligations the villains Raúl Menéndez and Khaled Al-Asad. Gabriel Rorke and Seraph will be joining the game later in the season, along with a couple of other new weapons.

the full list of patch notes for today’s update can be found below.



  • NEW: Headless
    • Navigate a war-torn Times Square in this small post-apocalyptic map built for fast-paced action. Look for the Beheaded 24/7 Featured Playlist on the Season 5 launch.
  • Sedan
    • The debris pile in the Destroyed Room no longer allows players to obstruct their Operator’s view.
    • Enemy dog ​​tags are no longer visible through office walls.
    • Players can no longer get to an unwanted vantage point in the destroyed room.
    • Players can no longer capture Office Hardpoint from an unwanted location.
  • Castle
    • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to get to unintended locations below the playable area.
  • Lure
    • Field upgrades will no longer fall through geometry when placed on the escape monitor or switch station.
    • Players can no longer get to unwanted viewpoints near the East Courtyard.
    • Covering a wooden crate in the Barracks Yard will no longer kill the player.
    • Adjusted spawn location near Administration Road to prevent players from spawning out of bounds.
  • Loneliness
    • Players can no longer reach unwanted viewpoints near the Central Ruins Lookout and the Temple Ruins.
    • Players can no longer capture the Communication Tower Strongpoint from unintended locations.
    • Improved the Guard Dog Killstreak AI route near Village Creek.


  • NEW: Season 5 Season Challenges
    • Earn cosmetic rewards by completing each of the twenty Season 5 Mastery challenges.
  • NEW: Season 5 Clan Challenge
    • Earn cosmetic rewards by completing each of the four Season 5 Clan Challenge stages.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to lose access to previously unlocked items.

ranked game

  • Season 5 Skill Rating Reset
    • Player skill ratings have been reset at the start of Season 5.
    • Play 5 skill evaluation matches to earn a Season 5 skill rating and place in a division and skill level.
    • Win matches after your starting placement to earn SR and advance your division and skill level for the rest of the season.
  • Season 5 Top 250 Skill Split & Leaderboard
    • The Season Five Top 250 Ladder and Skills Division will go live on August 31, a full week after Season Five begins. This release time will give players time to earn a Season 5 skill rating and progress through the divisions.
  • Season 5 Ranked Play Rewards
    • Players can earn the following rewards in Ranked Play during Season 5:
      • Blueprints
        • Pro Reissue SMG Automaton – Finish in the top 5 in a ladder event
        • Midnight’s Edge (Combat Knife) – Win 50 Ranked Play matches
      • camouflages
        • Season Five Ladder Champion: Finish first in a ladder event
        • Season 5 Ranked Veteran: Win 100 Ranked Play matches
      • charms
        • Locked Out: Finish in the top 10 in a ladder event
        • GOAT – Win 25 Ranked Play matches
      • Spray
        • Chalked Up: Win 5 Ranked Play matches
      • Sticker
        • Season 5 Ranked Competitor: Complete 5 Skill Appraisal matches
      • emblems
        • Earn an animated skill division emblem at the end of season five to reflect your highest skill division from season five


  • NEW: Raúl Menéndez (Tyrants)
    • Raúl Menéndez was born in Nicaragua, where his childhood was marred by the brutal US-backed Contra revolution. His father founded the Menéndez Cartel and was assassinated by the CIA at the height of his power, leaving Raúl in charge. But it was the death of his sister Josefina that focused his rage, leading him to become a hostile political activist. His charisma and cruelty propelled him to the leadership of the social movement turned terrorist organization Cordis Die.
    • Unlocked with purchase of the Season 5 Battle Pass or related bundle.
  • NEW: Khaled Al-Asad (Tyrants)
    • Khaled Al-Asad grew up in Urzikstan amidst political conflict. He was attracted by the words of Omar Sulaman and joined the terrorist group Al-Qatala. He was imprisoned but escaped after Sulaman’s death to take control of Al-Qatala. His leadership transformed the militants into an army, as he acquired an arsenal for the invasion of Verdansk. Committed to the demise of Western power, Al-Asad launched gas attacks on Verdansk, breaking a fragile armistice between nations.
    • Unlocked via digital pre-order from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
  • T-800 and T-100 (terminators)
    • Reduced Mastery Challenge requirements for both Operators to just one.


  • General
    • Fixed various mismatched magazine attachment names and capacities.
    • Added missing inspection sound effects for sniper rifles, pistols, and melee weapons.
    • Fixed an issue where players were unable to pick up their weapon after climbing a ladder.
    • Improved Gunsmith UI performance on legacy hardware.
  • NEW: EX1 (Assault Rifle)
    • A prototype energy rifle effective at long range and highly customizable.
    • Base Weapon Unlocked at Tier 15 of the Season 5 Battle Pass
  • NEW: RA 225 (Submachine Gun)
    • This SMG has a high rate of fire and a very mobile compact frame.
    • Base Weapon Unlocked at Tier 31 of the Season 5 Battle Pass
  • NEW: Valois Revolver (Pistol)
    • A combination knife and revolver that acts as both a lethal melee weapon and a pistol.
    • Base Weapon unlocked through the Weapon Unlock Challenge.
  • KG M40 (assault rifle)
    • Mk. 3 Reflective optic attachment will no longer be invisible when equipped.
  • Frame 5 (Submachine Gun)
    • Weapon unlock challenge added.
  • UGM-8 (light machine gun)
    • Weapon unlock challenge added.
      • Get 15 bullet penetration kills
  • M1916 (marksman rifle)
    • Duplicate Mk removed. 8 Reflector optics accessory.


  • Engineer (Intel)
    • Friendly Guard Dog and Attack Dog Killstreaks are no longer highlighted in red.

killing streaks

  • Flamenaut (9 kills)
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in DEV ERROR 5573 when using it.

Packages and Cosmetics

  • Players who have bought both terminator Packs will start receiving the following additional rewards starting in early September. Please note that some players may receive their items later than others.
    • Target acquired Whitley’s legendary blueprint
    • Endoskeleton Skull Legendary Weapon Charm
  • The metal etched blueprint for the 1911 pistol will no longer give an invalid muzzle attachment.



  • “The Archon”
    • Available from August 24 at 9am PT / 12am ET / 5pm BST.

main mission

  • New main quest and boss fight available in “The Archon”.

new intel

  • New Dark Aether narrative information available to discover in “The Archon”.

wonder weapons

  • Decimating Shield
    • Decimator Blast ability cooldown reduced from 60 seconds to 30 seconds.
    • Increased Decimator Blast damage against Sturmkriegers and Zaballa the Deceiver.


  • Fifth season
    • The EX1 Energy Rifle and RA 225 SMG are available in Zombies loadouts once unlocked through the Season 5 Battle Pass.
  • unlock challenges
    • Added new weapon unlock challenges to Zombies for Marco 5 SMG and UGM-8 LMG.

how to play

  • based on rounds
    • Altar of the Pacts
      • Covenant selection now updates every round at the Altar of Covenants instead of every three rounds.


  • Fifth season
    • 20 new Zombie Season Challenges available at the start of Season 5.
  • fourth season
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the “Broken Communications” challenge from tracking properly.