Call of Duty: Vanguard dev promises fixes for sun glare, dogs, and Red Star raves


Activision Blizzard and Sledgehammer Games not too long ago held a multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Vanguard. Sounds fairly commonplace, proper? Well, the developer has posted an inventory of points it promises to repair forward of launch, and it entails “nerfing the sun”, “cracking down on Red Star Raves”, and “removing dognados”. Naturally, we needed to examine.

The first challenge is fairly easy. Call of Duty: Vanguard had some fairly intense lens flare through the beta. There had been oodles of complaints concerning the sun’s brightness through the beta and how off-putting it was. The sun wasn’t the one visible challenge gamers discovered, although.

Deputy editor Jordan not too long ago wrote about his time with the Vanguard beta, mentioning that visibility whereas he was sprinting across the map wasn’t too dangerous. You had some haze at mid-range, and that made recognizing snipers a tad tough. Things obtained a bit dicey, although, once you tried to tug the set off. Jordan defined that the combination of muzzle flash and smoke made monitoring enemies fairly tough. We additionally discovered that the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta had vital server and audio points.

The upcoming PC game’s Red Star map additionally had a heap of visible glitches. Players had a number of graphical hiccups that made taking part in a game about battle extra akin to going to a rave – warning, the clip has flashing pictures:

Huge flashing visible bug in a single particular half of Red Star ( PS4) from CODVanguard

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s ‘dognado’ glitch appears to be like like a really poor solution to deal with a doggo. You can equip your self with a Vanguard kill streak that provides you a pack of assault canines for getting ten kills within the game. Sounds truthful sufficient, however that is what some folks we’re really getting, and the picture of it can keep for us for a protracted whereas but:

PS5 graphics bug on Red Star from CODVanguard

Sledgehammer additionally says that it’s “taking a thorough pass at weapon balancing, audio mixing, and visibility”. Expect extra particulars at a later date.

So, yeah, that’s all getting fastened forward of the Call of Duty: Vanguard launch date, fortunately. Until then, although, we’ve obtained a heap of guides that can assist you out when you’re trying to do some studying to organize for the large occasion. Here’s all the pieces we learn about Call of Duty Vanguard and Warzone Season 1, for instance.

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