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Bizarre Vanguard glitch is making Operators completely silent

The Ninja Perk is making three Vanguard Operators completely silent, giving players a major edge over their opponents.

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When it comes to moving silently in Call of Duty: Vanguard, a strange bug involving the Ninja perk has been discovered that lets players mantle quietly.  

Equipping the Ninja perk in Vanguard is meant to reduce the noise players make while moving. For some Operators, equipping Ninja goes far beyond the expected result of reducing noise, to eliminating it altogether.

Only a few short days following the release of Vanguard, some players began to notice distinct audio differences influenced by the choice of Operator. When the Ninja perk is equipped in the first perk slot, players gain the ability to move silently, coupled with the reduction of fall damage and the ability to limit the effectiveness of enemy Tracker perks. It has been noted that certain Operators exhibit silent movements, while others grunt when mantling and falling. 

Constanze Operator in CoD Vangaurd

The three Operators who remain silent through mantling and falling are Padmavati, Constanze, and Beatrice. Performing mantling or falling movements with the remaining Operators will still result in a grunt audio queue that may give away your location. 

This bug offers quite a massive advantage to players using these Operators when competing in game modes that rely on audio queues. For example, the ability to move in complete silence can give players the upper hand in Search & Destroy. 

Sledgehammer Games omitted the Ninja perk in Modern Warfare in favor of the Dead Silence Field Upgrade. Much to the delight of the Call of Duty community, the developers reinstated the Perk in this iteration of the franchise. They also included Dead Silence as a Field Upgrade, giving players multiple opportunities to make sneaky plays.

Vanguard has given players a lot to think about when it comes to the Perk selection. This is especially true for the first Perk slot, as Fortified, Ghost, Ninja, Survival Training, and Cold Blooded each offer a ton of value. Deciding which perk best suits your play style, is often the dealbreaker between the five stellar options.

This isn’t the first bug to be found and reported in Vanguard, as issues with the Mortor Barrage have been affecting players in-game. Another game-breaking exploit was brought to the attention of players over the weekend, which allows players on offense to know the exact moment a player is defusing the bomb in Search & Destroy. 

As players continue to test and experiment with gameplay mechanics during Vanguard’s first week, there’s no doubt that we will continue to see more and more bugs like this one brought to our attention. Here’s hoping Sledgehammer acts fast to solve reported issues as they arise. 

Image Credit: Sledgehammer Games