A new update has arrived in Call of Duty: Vanguard, and while the patch notes are small, the April 18 update focuses on quality of life updates for multiplayer and Zombies.
According to the patch notes from Sledgehammer Games, the update fixes an issue that previously caused operators to be invisible during the MVP voting phase in Castle. And speaking of invisibility, the update removes a bug that caused operator heads to disappear when using a combat shield and akimbo weapons.
Improvements were also made to some of Vanguard’s multiplayer modes. For Search and Destroy, bomb timers will now always display on the HUD. And for the Season 2 Arms Race, the update improves the physics when colliding with a Nebula Crate using the mode’s CD12 transport vehicle. The patch notes also mention a bug fix in ranked play, which previously prevented some players from placing on the CDL leaderboard after completing their five skill evaluation matches.
Additional multiplayer updates include a fix to allow operators to display the correct weapon during a free-for-all match countdown, and resolves an issue that previously caused Vanguard to crash when resuming the game from an idle state on consoles Xbox.
On the zombie side, there are some stability improvements included in the patch notes. This includes a fix for a stability issue that previously kicked players out of a match when reviving a player using tactical and melee items. The update also fixes a crash that would occur when inspecting Decimator Shield or Ray Gun Wonder Weapons.
The full patch notes can be found below, as shared by Sledgehammer Games.
While this week’s Vanguard update was smaller, players can expect a much larger update to arrive when Call of Duty Season 3 kicks off for Warzone and Vanguard on April 27. Traditional maps have finally been announced for Vanguard’s Zombies mode, but that update isn’t scheduled to arrive until sometime in Season 4.
Search and destroy
- Fixed an issue that prevented some players from being placed on the CDL leaderboard after completing their five skill evaluation matches.
User interface and experience
Progression is now accurately displayed in the rank widget in multiplayer menus.
Players can now access the Armory while cross-platform play is disabled.
Operators will now display the correct weapon during the countdown of a free-for-all match.
Fixed a crash when resuming the game from an idle state on Xbox consoles.
Packages and Cosmetics
Fixed a stability issue where players would be kicked out of a match when reviving a player using only melee and tactical items.
Added stability fixes for crashes that would occur when inspecting Decimator Shield or Ray Gun. Weapon inspections have been enabled for these two items.
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