Call of Duty Vanguard update 1.005 marches into battle

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Call of Duty Vanguard update 1.005 is now available across all platforms. You will need to download and install this latest patch in order to access online multiplayer and Zombies.


Since launch, Vanguard players have been running into some minor issues during online play. Developer Sledgehammer Games has been working on an array of bug fixes.

Here’s what’s in the latest Vanguard update according to Sledgehammer:

Players can expect general performance improvements, fixes to some spawn bugs, weapon progression bugs, and Combat Shields will now protect when stowed.

And here are the patch notes in full:

Call of Duty Vanguard Update 1.005 Patch Notes


  • Users unable to redeem codes for incentives such as XP bonuses, Calling Cards, and Emblems can now redeem rewards
  • Combat Shield will now protect player’s backs once stowed
  • Invisible player models in MVP voting and Play of the Game have been fixed
  • Fixed a bug affecting Constanze’s skin progression
  • Operator Challenges no longer appear to reset after completion
  • Inaccurate unlock requirements for Weapon Challenges now display correctly
  • 1911 Pistol will now progress past Level 50
  • Weapons can now be accessed in the Loadouts/Gunsmith after Level 66


  • Camo Progression: All Pistol Challenges can now be properly completed
  • Exfil: The kill count to Exfil now correctly tracks zombies killed
  • Bleedout Meter: Self-Revive meter no longer fails to show progress
  • Transmit: Players that die outside of the damage barrier no longer take damage over time upon reviving in the hub area
  • Legendary Covenants: All Players should now be able to recieve Legendary Covenant options at the Altar of Covenants
  • After-Action Report: Players are no longer returned to the lobby when attempting to view post-match unlocks
  • Field Upgrades: Addressed an issue where players who recovered frombeing downed were unable to use Field Upgrades in rare instances

In our Call of Duty Vanguard review, we scored the game a triumphant 9 out of 10, saying:

“The stars have aligned for Call of Duty: Vanguard. For the first time, this truly feels like a full package without any caveats. Sure, some parts are naturally stronger than others but there isn’t a weak link in sight. After back to back triumphs, Call of Duty is now on a killstreak.”

What’s next for Call of Duty? A huge Warzone expansion is on the way and will arrive in December. This will add a brand new map as well as a new anti-cheat systems. Since Warzone launched in 2020 the game has been plagued by hackers – something which developer Raven Software has constantly been working to remedy.

Activision revealed the new Ricochet anti-cheat system for Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone. The Ricochet Anti-Cheat system will work on multiple levels to try and stamp out cheaters. This includes server-side monitoring tools, better investigation processes and strengthened account security measures. Most controversial, however, is the PC kernel-level driver, which will be used first with Warzone.

Warzone Pacific will arrive in tandem with season one of Vanguard. As with Black Ops Cold War, there will be a battle pass for each season loaded with rewards.

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