COD update: all the news of Season 1 of Vanguard and Warzone

In this article you will find all the most important news introduced with the COD Season 1 update: Warzone and Vanguard

Call of Duty: Vanguard, the new FPS developed by Sledgehammer Games, has been available for just over a month, but despite this it seems to have already been enriched with new content. In fact, the patch for the COD Season 1: Vanguard and Warzone, and in this article you will find all the most important news introduced with this update.

Massive downloads

This time the patch weight it varies a lot based on the Call of Duty you usually play with. Below you will find the weight of the update based on the game and platform you are using:

  • Update weight of Vanguard
    • PlayStation 4: 10.9 GB
    • PlayStation 5: 9.5 GB
    • Xbox: 9.7 GB
    • PC: 16 GB
  • Update weight of Warzone
    • PlayStation 4: 44.7 GB
    • PlayStation 5: 44.7 GB
    • Xbox: 41.2 GB
    • PC: 37.8 GB

COD update: all the news of Season 1 of Vanguard and Warzone

Multiplayer – What’s new in COD Season 1 update: Warzone and Vanguard

Let’s start immediately by talking about the news related to multiplayer of COD: Vanguard which will be introduced with the update of Season 1:

  • Paradise (throw)
    • This new medium map is set on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean which is used as a test point for military weapons. In this medium-sized arena, you will be able to face your opponents in heated clashes both outdoors and in the basement of the structure. Be careful though, because in this place there are several pools of extremely harmful toxic material.
  • Radar (throw)
    • If you are a longtime COD fan you will surely remember Dome, the historic map of Modern Warfare 3. Now thanks to Radar you can fight in a completely new version of that iconic arena of the past.
  • Control (during the season)
    • Control is one of the most popular competitive modes in the Call of Duty series and will soon be coming to Vanguard as well. In this game mode, two teams will take turns in the role of attackers and defenders to gain control of some specific areas, while trying not to die too much so as not to run out of lives.
  • Serpentine (throw)
    • This new perk can be safely unlocked with the free battlepass and will allow you to take minor damage while shooting.
  • Intuition (throw)
    • However, this too can be obtained by leveling up in the free battlepass, but unlike the previous one it will provide you with a more tactical advantage. In fact, this ability will allow you to perceive pulsations in your vision when enemies are in your vicinity and it works even if they are on the other side of a wall.
  • Incendiary grenade (throw)
    • This lethal gear is unlockable via the free battlepass and is able to obscure an area with white fog while burning all enemies that get too close.

COD update: all the news of Season 1 of Vanguard and Warzone

Zombies – What’s new in COD Season 1 update: Warzone and Vanguard

The Season 1 update also adds a lot of content related to the mode Zombie by COD Vanguard:

  • Purge (throw)
    • This new objective will require players to gain control of some powerful runes, but to do so they will obviously have to face waves and waves of bloodthirsty monsters. The objective will be available both on the new Der Anfang map and on all those already available. Completing the objective will also provide players with a new sacrificial heart to use at the altar.
  • Tome of Rituals (during the season)
    • This new feature arriving in 2022 will allow players to upgrade their artifacts for even greater improvements.
  • Von List office (during the season)
    • This mysterious place holds many secrets inside and could allow players to explore new places thanks to a mysterious portal.
  • Added 14 new upgrades at the altar
  • Added the new weapons of Season 1 to the equipment available in Zombies mode
  • Added many new challenges

COD update: all the news of Season 1 of Vanguard and Warzone

Warzone – What’s new in COD Season 1 update: Warzone and Vanguard

In addition to Vanguard, the Season 1 update has obviously enriched with many new features too Warzone:

  • Caldera (throw)
    • Caldera is a completely new map introduced in Warzone. This vast island in the Pacific Ocean is divided into 15 regions and will offer players tons of new scenarios in which to battle.
  • New Gulag (throw)
    • Along with the new Caldera map, a new gulag has obviously been added. This time the captured players will have to clash inside the island’s mines in a new set set up to offer all players the same possibilities.
  • Rebirth Island (December 16)
    • From December 16, the Rebirth Island map will be available again for Warzone players thanks to a new dedicated playlist.
  • Vanguard Royale (throw)
    • This new battle royale mode has a large number of differences compared to the classic one. For example, in this game mode it is possible to use only equipment present in Vanguard, but not only. Also added are new warplanes perfect for flushing out enemies from above and anti-aircraft turrets perfect for defending against these new aircraft. In addition, players will also have to deal with new environmental dangers, as from time to time some random points of the map could be suddenly bombed.
  • Vanguard Resurgence (throw)
    • This new mode is a kind of union between Vanguard Royale and the classic Rebirth Island mode. In fact, in this game mode a maximum of 48 players will have to fight within some delimited areas of the new Caldera map.
  • Battle Royale (throw)
    • This mode brings the classic Verdansk experience to the new Caldera map, allowing players to tap into any vehicle or equipment in the game without limitations.
  • Swag (throw)
    • The swag mode will also be playable on Caldera and, as with Battle Royale, here too you will have the possibility to use vehicles and equipment without restrictions.
  • Added the petrol cans
    • These canisters filled with flammable liquid can be placed or thrown, and of course it will only take a couple of hits to detonate them. They will also not only cause damage, but also release smoke that can blind enemies.
  • New mechanical related to water
    • Players who partially submerge themselves in water will now gain effects similar to those of the Cold Blood and Tracer perks. Also, throwing Molotov cocktails or termite grenades into the water will now generate an effect similar to that of smoke grenades.
  • Added 3 new types of contracts

COD update: all the news of Season 1 of Vanguard and Warzone

Weapons and Operators – What’s new in COD Season 1 update: Warzone and Vanguard

This new update will also enrich the game with new weapons and of course also new operators:

  • Cooper carbine (throw)
    • This automatic assault rifle is perfect for medium to short range and is available for free once you reach level 15 of the battlepass.
  • Gorenko (throw)
    • The Gorenko is a very powerful anti-tank sniper rifle perfect for taking out enemies with a single shot. This weapon is also obtainable for free by leveling up in the battlepass.
  • Sawtooth (throw)
    • The Sawtooth is a kind of toothed saw that players will be able to unlock at level 37 of the free battlepass and which they can use as an alternative melee weapon.
  • Welgun (during the season)
    • The Welgun is a very powerful automatic SMG that boasts good maneuverability and a very large magazine.
  • Katana (during the season)
    • If you want to kill your opponents in a more oriental way, then the katana is the perfect tool for you.
  • Francis “Kai” Wins (throw)
    • This new Trident Operator will be unlocked automatically for all players who purchase the new Battlepass of the season.
  • Lewis Howard e Isabella Rosario Dulnuan Reyes (during the season)
    • These two new operators will arrive later in the season and will be available by purchasing their respective bundles.

COD update: all the news of Season 1 of Vanguard and Warzone

That’s all

These are all main news introduced with the COD Season 1 update: Warzone and Vanguard. Our article ends here, but if you really want to be the best in multiplayer, we suggest you take a look at the many dedicated guides on our site:

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