Many issues came up during the first Call of Duty: Vanguard Open Beta Weekend, and Sledgehammer Games is already rolling out to address some of them. Now, it appears fans can look forward to the next Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta weekend to include even more updates for visibility, armor and audio.

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It was already confirmed that Call of Duty: Vanguard Visibility and audio changes are happening, but it’s reassuring to know that the changes will be made by next weekend’s beta. While the armor update appears to be less requested than the visibility and audio updates, it may be good for fans to know that Sledgehammer Games is addressing a number of issues, not just the most attention-grabbing ones.


Charlie Intel recently announced on Twitter that the visibility upgrade will include a global removal of distortion, a temporary fix that is expected to impact fires, explosions, and overall visual fidelity. This improvement is being added only so that players in beta can focus on gameplay, such as Call of Duty: Vanguard Visibility problems have led to several videos showing players firing bullets at enemies and missing every shot. While the problems are currently mainly found in the PS4 version of the beta, it remains to be seen how the changes will affect it on consoles.

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The audio team seems to be facing a complex issue with volume issues, mixing issues, and unexpected bugs. Obviously, most changes will not be made during Call of Duty: Vanguard Open beta period, but hopefully this will be rebalanced at launch. Meanwhile, the audio team has requested that fans keep sharing feedback on the audio issues so that the developers can keep this in mind while tuning. The Armor updates are much shorter than the other two themes, just announcing an increased recharge rate from Fast to Slow, and reduced Armor health from 150hp to 50hp.

At the time of writing, it appears that fans have several other issues they wish Sledgehammer Games had addressed, including crashes, flinch, and bugged graphics. Many users complained about making audio Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer is difficult and another note that the iteration for Guns convinced them to skip the beta weekend and wait until the game’s official launch. Another user claims that the Armor Nerfs only show why Armor was a bad idea to begin with.

Call of Duty: Vanguard It will launch on November 5 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

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