Sledgehammer Games has deployed a new COD Vanguard update 1.18 (1.018) on PS4, PS5, PC, and Xbox One. According to the official Vanguard 1.18 patch notes, the latest update added quality of life changes and fixes. Apart from this, Vanguard version 1.18 (1.018.000) also includes a new Vanguard Map and Bundles, including some Operator Skins with badass ink.
Previously, a major update 1.16 added quality of life improvements. Unfortunately, since the last patch, players are experiencing several issues with the game. Today’s Vanguard patch 1.18 will address a few of these issues.
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Serpentine, the new Perk arriving from Vanguard, hopes to remedy this without completely leaving marksmen out to dry.
Available in the Perk 1 slot for all players after the update, Serpentine’s description is as follows:
“Sprinting reduces incoming damage from bullets, explosives, and fire by 20%.”
Will it be an “auto-pick”? Not necessarily — consider some of the other options in the Blue Perk 1 slot: currently, Double Time (which boosts Tactical Sprint) and Cold Blooded (which directly counters Combat Scout) are two extremely popular choices in the current meta. Then there is Quick Fix, which shaves seconds off health-regeneration time, which the most elite players tend to gravitate toward. And we didn’t even talk about E.O.D., a great Perk for those who despise dying to explosives.
As for the shooter a “snake” indicator will pop up after hitting someone who has Serpentine. This clear feedback allows you to send a quick follow-up shot — potentially with a Sniper Support weapon, if they are close enough — and gives enough information to start an engagement with a still-massive advantage.
Occupation Scan In-Game Event
Unbeknownst to us, upgrading the island to include radar towers gave the powers-that-be the ability to scan for hostile forces.
At some point during standard Rebirth Resurgence matches, Operators may be alerted of an Occupation Scan. At this point, they will need to go prone or else their position will be revealed to every other player on the Tac Map and minimap.
Although this effect lasts for only a short period of time, and ends early if the Operator perishes, the Occupation Scan should keep everyone even more alert on an island from which they may need to escape . . .
MEMORANDIUM FOR ALL OPERATORS
SUBJECT: GEN [[REDACTED]] COMMENTS ON OPERATION: REINFORCED
Operators – as noted during our assignment briefing, our goals in the Aral Sea were to reinforce the stronghold known to civilians as Rebirth Island.
As you know, our orders were to construct weapon lockers for boots-on-the-ground defenses, install radar towers for early threat detection, clear the DZ for armored vehicles, and unlock the “golden bunkers” kept sealed for several decades.
Given those parameters, our 60-day assignment could be considered a success. However, we are now aware that at least some of these upgrades to our defenses have been compromised.
New Vanguard Multiplayer Map — Sphere
In Call of Duty: Vanguard, Classified Arms Reloaded will bring Sphere, a new small Multiplayer map featuring an underground weapons lab hidden beneath the façade of a coal mine.
On the top floor, battle in the dusty environs of a mock coal mining village, featuring wooden buildings, crates, and natural formations that will make you feel like a veritable gunslinger in the Old West.
Head underground and you’ll be greeted by the Mine, Concrete Tunnels, Workshop, and the central Lab, where Operators can flood in from all sides.
Operators who best navigate the various ins and outs between the upper and lower environments are likely to gain the upper hand in combat, no matter the mode.
The masked fighter and folk hero Kim Tae Young is deploying just in time to link up with her squadmates Mateo and Florence, complete with her own 20-level Operator XP progression that leads to several Operator Skin unlocks and other rewards.
Trained by her mother as a fighter, Tae Young donned a mask to conceal her identity while helping families cross the North Korean border to safety. She soon earned a reputation among the Korean people as a local folk hero and keeper of justice. Even the briefest glimpse of her Dokkaebi mask instills hope in her people and fear in her enemies.
Her preferred weapon is the new H4 Blixen – use it while playing as Kim Tae Young to gain bonus Operator XP and Weapon XP for this weapon.
Unlock Kim Tae Young by purchasing her Bundle, scheduled to go live in Season Three Reloaded.
H4 Blixen SMG
The Owen Gun is the most notable slower-firing SMG in this weapon category, but in Classified Arms Reloaded, the H4 Blixen will try and make a claim to power.
In Vanguard Multiplayer, the H4 Blixen delivers a reliable three-shot kill at a farther range than the Owen Gun, albeit with a slower rate of fire. It also has three more bullets per standard magazine and slightly better Vertical Recoil Control, Aim Down Sight (ADS) speed, and reload quickness. The recoil pattern can take time to learn — like all weapons in Call of Duty — but knowing the H4 Blixen’s kick can make it more viable in those mid-range engagements, rather than just have it hold its own up close.
Unlock the H4 Blixen by completing its SMG-based challenge – Get 3 Slide Kills in a single match 15 times – or by purchasing a Store Bundle to be released later this season, which features a Weapon Blueprint from this weapon’s family.
Note: Call of Duty Vanguard Servers are down for maintenance. Check COD Vanguard server status here.
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Download free COD Vanguard update 1.18 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox One.