Vanguard March 10 update patch notes: Sniper buffs & bug fixes

Luca Di Marzo
Vanguard Sniper Rifle

Call of Duty: Vanguard devs issued an update on March 10, here are all the patch notes to get you up to speed with the various changes including a major buff to Sniper Rifles.

Vanguard Season 2 still has its fair share of bugs but most players will admit that there are fewer than Season 1. The devs have once again taken the time to eliminate some of the bugs and glitches that were plaguing Vanguard. Hopefully, this will result in a smooth gameplay experience.

In addition, to some bug fixes, the March 10 update also delivered a significant buff to Vanguard’s Sniper Rifles.

Vanguard Sniper Rifle buff

Vanguard Kar98k Sniper

Vanguard players have long been complaining about the Sniper Rifles available. The most common complaint was the extremely slow ADS speed that the Kar98k, 3-Line Rifle, and Type 99 have. However, this is all set to change as the devs decided to increase ADS speed.

The Kar98k and Type 99 were the big winners as they both had their ADS speed increased.

The devs explained their reasoning for the changes, “Given your feedback and our metrics, we recognized that Sniper Rifles were underperforming across the board. Because of this, we wanted to focus on the strengths and weaknesses of each weapon in this class.”

The update wasn’t as kind to the 3-Line Rifle as it had its max damage range reduced from 40m to 15m. To compensate for this, the 3-Line Rifle also received a decrease in weapon sway and flinch intensity which should make it easier to hit shots.

Vanguard March 10 update patch notes


  • Search and Destroy
    • Addressed an exploit that would reveal the enemy team’s bomb location.


  • Type 99 (Sniper Rifle)
    • Decreased ADS time from 498ms to 400ms (-20%).
    • Decreased weapon sway while walking by 80%.
  • 3-Line Rifle (Sniper Rifle)
    • Decreased weapon sway while walking by 50%.
    • Decreased flinch intensity by 50%.
    • Decreased max damage range from 40m to 15m (-63%).
  • Kar98k (Sniper Rifle)
    • Decreased ADS time from 595ms to 500ms (-16%).
  • Sniper Rifles and Marksman Rifles
    • Decreased flinch intensity by 30%.
      • This change does not apply to the SVT-40, 3-Line Rifle, or Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle.


  • Shiraishi Short Barrel (Type 99)
    • Decreased ADS time multiplier from -10% to -5% (-50%).

Bug Fixes

  • Barracks
    • Incorrect XP requirement values will no longer be displayed in the Career Progression menu.
    • Incorrect Prestige and XP values will no longer be displayed in the Level Progression menu.
  • After Action Report
    • Prestige icons are no longer misaligned in the Level Up menu.
    • Incorrect Prestige values will no longer be displayed in the Summary menu.

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Luca is an Associate Editor at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via X @TheLucaDiMarzo.