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Call of Duty Vanguard Patch Notes May 16 Update

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A new update for Call of Duty: Vanguard has arrived with a number of changes and fixes added with the May 16 patch.  As outlined by the developers, this update affects the multiplayer component of the game, and players will see a number of things having been changed or fixed with this update.  This includes maximum and minimum player counts for different game pacings as well as the removal of some pacings altogether.  Players will also find that Camo Challenges have been updated as well, and these affect two different weapons in the game.

Below you can find the full patch notes for the May 16 update in Vanguard.

Call of Duty: Vanguard May 16 Update Patch Notes

Feature Update

  • Assault Combat Pacing filter removed from Quick Play and Featured Playlists
    • This change intends to improve diversity in map rotation. Although Assault Combat Pacing is the choice for just 5% of players, its impact on matchmaking cannot be understated. By removing this option, we aim to improve map rotation across all Quick Play playlists. We will be monitoring your feedback and game analytics to assess if this change has made the desired improvements. Give it a try, and let us know how you feel. 
  • Minimum and maximum player counts for Tactical and Blitz Combat Pacings have been tuned. We made these changes to ensure that Tactical serves as a classic Call of Duty experience and Blitz satisfies those looking for high-intensity gameplay. Details on player counts are below.
    Map                             Tactical           Blitz      
    Berlin 6v6 14v14
    Bocage 6v6 10v10
    Casablanca 6v6 10v10
    Castle N/A 14v14
    Das Haus 6v6 N/A
    Decoy 6v6 10v10
    Demyansk 6v6 10v10
    Desert Siege 6v6 14v14
    Dome 6v6 10v10
    Eagle’s Nest 6v6 10v10
    Gavutu 6v6 14v14
    Gondola 6v6 10v10
    Hotel Royal 6v6 10v10
    Mayhem 6v6 N/A
    Numa Numa 6v6 10v10
    Oasis 6v6 10v10
    Paradise 6v6 14v14
    Radar 6v6 10v10
    Red Star N/A 14v14
    Shipment N/A N/A
    Sub Pens 6v6 10v10
    Tuscan 6v6 10v10
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Camo Challenges

  • Nikita AVT (Assault Rifle)
    • Corrected the requirements for multiple Camo Categories.
      • Pack Tactics: 40/80/120/160/200/240/280/320/360/400 Eliminations
      • Surgical: 5/10/15/20/25/30/35/40/45/50 Headshots
      • Predatory Ambition: 5/10/15/20/25/30/35/40/45/50 Multikills
      • Reptilian: 3/6/9/12/15/18/21/24/27/30 Bloodthirsties
  • M1916 (Marksman Rifle)
    • Corrected the requirements for multiple Camo Categories.
      • Pack Tactics: 30/60/90/120/150/180/210/240/270/300 Eliminations
      • Predatory Ambition: 5/10/15/20/25/30/35/40/45/50 Multikills
      • Reptilian: 3/6/9/12/15/18/21/24/27/30 Prone Kills
      • Wildcat: 5/10/15/20/25/30/35/40/45/50 Holding Breath Kills

The patch notes can be found on the Sledgehammer Games blog if you want to take a look at these or previous updates and fixes for Call of Duty Vanguard.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is currently available across the PlayStation and Xbox generations of consoles as well as PC.


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