Vanguard players stunned by bizarre camo challenges

Hamza Khalid
Vangaurd Atomic camo

CoD Vanguard players and streamers are confused by the time-consuming and difficult camo challenges, where you need to get an incredible amount of point-blank kills with Snipers.

Mastery camos are some of the most highly-sought after camos in every Call of Duty installment, and players unlock can unlock these by completing long sets of challenges.

In order to unlock the Atomic camo in Vanguard, you’ll need to unlock every weapon’s Gold camo first. However, various players and popular streamers have noticed that some of the challenges to unlock camos might be bugged.

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Atomic camo in Call of Duty: Vanguard

The challenge to unlock the Berserker camo in Vanguard tasks you with scoring 100 point-blank kills with Sniper Rifles. Call of Duty expert JGOD joked about this situation and made fun of the challenge in a tweet.

“Camo Grind became Max Level Grind because those camos are something else,” tweeted JGOD. He then made posted some laughing emojis and pointed out that it’s the same for the Marksman Rifle camo.

In the replies, a few other players also expressed their frustration with these challenges and pointed out that Assault Rifles also require you to score 100 point-blank kills. This has led to fans wondering if this is some sort of bug.

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A few other Call of Duty streamers have also chimed in on this issue, pointing out that the challenge to unlock the long-range SMG camo requires players to make extremely long shots. 

Popular CoD player FaZe Booya also expressed his frustration with the grind required to unlock these Vanguard camos, making fun of the Sniper Rifle challenges.

“100 point blank kills with a bolt action sniper? AYE who’s in charge of making these camo challenges?” he tweeted. It’s entirely possible that this is indeed a bug and Sledgehammer Games will reveal the official challenges. 

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At the time of writing, the developers have yet to respond to this controversy, so it remains to be seen if they will make some changes to the camo challenges after Vanguard’s release.

Until then, you’ll have to put in some time and effort if you want to get your hands on the elusive Atomic camo. The Mastery camos are also back in Zombies, with Golden Viper, Plague Diamond, and Dark Aether all available for players to unlock.

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For more on Vanguard, check out the weapons that the developers think will be meta in Vanguard as well as the best FOV settings to use.

Image Credits: Sledgehammer Games

About The Author

Hamza is a Content Creator & Publisher at Charlie INTEL, who graduated from Bahria University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He's spent the past few years covering news and guides for various video games, including Call of Duty and Apex Legends. He loves digital art, movies, and comic books. You can contact Hamza at [email protected].