Call of Duty: Vanguard has had a bumpy few months. While praised for its campaign and multiplayer, many have complained about its brief length and dull Zombies mode. Much like the free-to-play battle royale title Call of Duty: Warzone, Vanguard has also been filled to the brim with bugs and glitches since day one, causing players to further complain about the absolute state of the Sledgehammer release. Days into 2022, however, the dev team has come forward to highlight four upcoming additions and changes coming to Vanguard in early January. While not much detail is provided just yet, many players are hoping to see some big enough alterations to make the game worth installing again.
As mentioned in the Tweet, Vanguard will soon be introducing a tweak to the Panzerfaust Challenges to help players complete them. The dev team will also be addressing fire ammunition rounds, which have been a constant cause for concern since the game’s release. Some weapons balancing changes will decrease the firepower of certain short-range weapons while giving a boost to sniper rifles. Lastly, the duration of Mortar Barrage will be decreased sometime in the coming weeks. It’s likely that the next patch will also introduce some additional bug fixes, although no additional details have been released. No specific date has been published, but Sledgehammer has recently promised that updates will be coming more frequently going forward.
One scroll through the Twitter comments on the post shows a general lack of enthusiasm for the changes, with many people more worried about anti-cheat implementation and major bug fixes.
Call of Duty: Vanguard was released on November 5, 2021, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. The title was the worst-selling Call of Duty game in 14 years at launch, and a poll administered in November 2021 revealed that 55% of people who didn’t buy Vanguard were simply too busy playing other games. 34% responded that they were just sick of Call of Duty. Very fair.