Call of Duty: Vanguard players had no defense against the powerful Attack Dogs Killstreak, but the January 27 update buffed a Perk to finally counter dogs.
Attack Dogs first arrived in Call of Duty: World at War, allowing players to deploy a pack of vicious hounds that would hunt down enemies. They returned in Vanguard, but not without their issues. These dogs terrorized players by teleporting, and frustrated players wanted to see them nerfed.
Part of the reason they were so powerful was that there was no direct counter, but that changed in Vanguard’s January 27 update, with the Cold Blooded Perk now countering Attack Dogs.
Vanguard Cold Blooded Perk counters dogs Killstreaks
Vanguard’s multiplayer drastically changes when a player reaches a 10 Killstreak and calls in the Attack Dogs. The player just needs to sit back as these AI-controlled hounds hunt down every enemy on the opposite team, killing them in one bite and sponging a ton of bullets.
Vanguard players have been desperate for Sledgehammer Games to either nerf the dogs or buff a Perk to counter them. This finally happened, with Vanguard’s January 27 patch notes confirming: “Cold Blooded now protects against dogs.”
Cold Blooded’s description has always read: “AI-controlled killstreaks will not target you.” So, this was likely a mistake rather than a feature, and it’s since been corrected.
Alongside being able to hide from player-controlled Killstreaks and the Forward Intel Perk, the Guard Dog and Attack Dogs will no longer target you. This will be especially useful on small maps such as Shipment and Das Haus, as it can be almost impossible to get away from them in the close-quarters chaos.
Sledgehammer Games are also investigating an issue where Cold Blooded breaks aim assist. However, players have also started reporting that they’re losing aim assist against non-Cold Blooded players too.
Image Credit: Sledgehammer Games
All Warzone 2 DMZ key locations
Here are the exact locations where you can use of all of the DMZ keys scattered across Al Mazrah in...
How to get Apex Legends Twitch Prime Gaming rewards: January 2023
Here's how you can get the Rampart Apex Legends Prime Gaming skin and bundle during the month of January in...
FIFA 23 TOTY Honourable Mentions revealed: Vinicius Jr, Valverde, Saka, more
FIFA 23 TOTY Honourable Mentions rewards those who just missed out on the Team of the Year squad, so here's...