Call Of Duty: Vanguard’s Latest Patch Notes Include Weapon Balancing

A new update for Call of Duty: Van­guard has arrived in Sea­son 2 Reloaded, and the March 31st patch notes include details of weapon bal­anc­ing and updates to the new Arms Race mode.

Accord­ing to Sledge­ham­mer Games’ notes, the dev team has addressed a few issues regard­ing the large-scale Arms Race mode. An exploit was pre­vi­ous­ly allow­ing play­ers to become invul­ner­a­ble after dying from fall dam­age, as well as fix­ing the bug that caused Buy Sta­tion pur­chas­es to not sub­tract from a play­er’s cash bal­ance. Play­ers should also no longer expe­ri­ence hav­ing an invis­i­ble weapon when the “Bio­lu­mi­nes­cence” or “Steam­er” blue­prints are equipped.

The update also includes a touch of weapon bal­anc­ing. The Coop­er Car­bine assault rifle received a few attach­ment buffs: the 8″ Rag­doll Short and 17″ Rag­doll G45 bar­rels got got a decrease to recoil while fir­ing. The 22″ Coop­er Cus­tom bar­rel attach­ment has been nerfed with increased ADS time.

The Type 11 LMG now has decreased recoil while fir­ing, while the Bren has been nerfed a tad with an increase to both sprint-out time and hip-fire spread. The White­ly light machine gun has received a mas­sive dam­age decrease to the gun’s .50 BMG 150 Round Box­es mag­a­zine attachment–by a whop­ping 32%.

One more gun class saw changes in this update, the marks­man rifles. The M1 Grand now has decreased ADS time, while the SVT-40 received an increase to its ADS time. For the G‑43 marks­man, users should expect a decrease to both its ADS time and hip-fire spread. 

You can check out the rest of the patch below, as shared by Sledge­ham­mer Games:

Call of Duty: Vanguard Patch Notes — March 31st, 2022



  • Arms Race
    • The “Escort” and “Elim­i­nate” UI ele­ments will now prop­er­ly update dur­ing the sud­den death phase of a match.
    • Addressed an exploit that allowed play­ers to become invul­ner­a­ble after dying to fall damage.
    • Addressed an issue that caused Buy Sta­tion pur­chas­es to not sub­tract from the player’s cash balance.
    • Play­ers will no longer have an invis­i­ble weapon when the “Bio­lu­mi­nes­cence” or “Steam­er” Blue­prints are equipped.
  • Ranked Play
    • Updat­ed Restrictions
      • The Skal Crush­er has been restrict­ed in Ranked Play and can no longer be equipped to loadouts.


  • Coop­er Car­bine (Assault Rifle)
    • 22” Coop­er Cus­tom (Bar­rel)
      • Increased ADS time.
    • 8” Rag­doll Short (Bar­rel)
      • Decreased recoil while firing.
    • 18” Rag­doll G45 (Bar­rel)
      • Decreased recoil while firing.
    • Coop­er 45rs (Stock)
      • Increased ini­tial recoil while firing.
  • Arma­guer­ra 43 (Sub­ma­chine Gun)
    • Addressed an issue that pre­vent­ed pro­gres­sion of chal­lenges in the Mindgames camo category.
  • Type 11 (Light Machine Gun)
    • Decreased recoil while firing.
  • Bren (Light Machine Gun)
    • Increased sprint­out time.
    • Increased hip-fire spread.
    • Oak & Shield 590mm Mod­el 2B (Bar­rel)
      • Decreased ADS time (-8%).
    • .50 BMG 50 Round Mags (Mag­a­zine)
      • Increased ADS time.
      • Increased hip-fire spread.
  • Whit­ley (Light Machine Gun)
    • .50 BMG 150 Round Box­es (Mag­a­zine)
      • Decreased dam­age bonus (-32%).
  • M1 Garand (Marks­man Rifle)
    • Decreased ADS time.
    • .30–06 and 6.5 Saku­ra Drums (Mag­a­zine)
      • Increased ammo capac­i­ty from 16 to 20 (+25%).
  • SVT-40 (Marks­man Rifle)
    • Increased ADS time.
  • G‑43 (Marks­man Rifle)
    • Decreased ADS time.
    • Decreased hip-fire spread.
  • Kar98K (Sniper Rifle)
    • Addressed an issue that caused slow­er than intend­ed ADS time when an Optic Attach­ment was not equipped.
  • Com­bat Shield (Melee)
    • Addressed an issue that allowed ene­my Attack Dogs to deal dam­age through the Com­bat Shield.
  • Machine Pis­tol (Hand­gun)
    • Decreased recoil while firing.
    • Decreased hip-fire spread.


  • Engi­neer (Intel)
    • Increased the vis­i­bil­i­ty of high­light­ed ene­my Equip­ment and Killstreaks.

User Inter­face & Experience

  • Bug Fix­es
    • Oper­a­tors will now prop­er­ly walk in the lob­by while a Com­bat Shield and Pis­tol are equipped in the favorite loadout.
    • Com­bat Pac­ing and Quick Play Fil­ter selec­tions will no longer be reset after return­ing to the Main Menu.
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