CoD Vanguard Nov 18 update patch notes: Bloom, Shotgun balancing, S&D fix, more

Characters in Call of Duty: Vanguard

CoD Vanguard’s latest patch notes mention Bloom, Shotgun balancing, a fix for Search & Destroy, and more.

Vanguard hasn’t exactly got off to the best of starts. Many players have been complaining about various aspects of the game. From the Zombies, experience to Multiplayer spawns, players have had a lot to say.

Luckily, Sledgehammer Games have been very active in producing updates and fixes for issues. The latest November 18 update brings patch notes for Multiplayer and Zombies.


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Players have been noticing the strong Bloom effect in Vanguard as of recent. These patch notes address the issue and explain exactly what attachments that increase/decrease accuracy will do.

Weapon challenges have also had a lot of issues, such as the Automaton Gold Camo. This patch addresses this and others.

  • Weapon Tuning
    • Reduced the effects of ADS Spread (aka Bloom) on base weapons (without attachments).
      • Dev Note: Attachments improving Accuracy will reduce ADS Spread. Attachments with Accuracy penalties will increase the effects of ADS Spread. 
    • Balance pass on all Shotguns affecting range, pellet spread, hipfire penalty, and more.
  • Weapon Challenges
    • Fixed an issue where the MK11 launcher’s Long Shot Challenges were not tracking.
    • Corrected a mislabeled Proficiency required for the Mind Games Challenge for the Automaton. 
    • Fixed a bug preventing the player from completing the Deadeye Challenge for the Fighting Knife.
  • UI – Gameplay
    • Fixed the Search and Destroy bomb glitch where players could see when an enemy was defusing the bomb.
  • Perks
    • Fixed the Gung Ho sprint speed shooting glitch – Slow down, friends.
  • Field Upgrade
    • Fixed a bug where players had 10x the amount of Armor HP than normal.
  • Challenges
    • Fixed a bug where the Grizzled Veteran Challenge – Get 50 Eliminations in Objective Modes was not tracking properly.
  • XP
    • Operators’ favorite weapons now provide the correct amount of XP when used.
  • Clan Tags
    • You know you shouldn’t be rocking the SHG, IW, and Raven tags. Now we’ve made it so you can’t. 


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  • Exfil 
    • Addressed an issue where the player could still interact with the Exfil portal after failing to Exfil.
  • Progression
    • Corrected the MVP Highlight unlock text that displays when reaching Level 5 with Solange.
  • Covenants
    • Addressed an issue where Legendary Covenants were still not appearing for some players.

It seems Sledgehammer is working hard at updating the Zombies experience and keeping it bug-free.

Having said that, it will take a lot more to please Zombies fans, especially those who are waiting for a classic round-based experience.

That’s all for the November 18 patch notes. For more, check out how you can play the Vanguard Multiplayer for free.

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