Call Of Duty: Vanguard Patch Notes Detail New Game Mode And Sniper Rifle Balancing

A new update has arrived to Call of Duty: Vanguard ahead of Call of Duty’s Festive Fervor event, and the December 15 patch notes include a new game mode, as well as fixes for stability issues, weapon bugs, and map spawns and exploits. Vanguard’s sniper rifles received a few tweaks as well.


Call of Duty’s Control game mode makes its Vanguard debut. This is an objective mode that gives each team a limited pool of lives. The aim of Control is to capture or defend two zones without running out of respawns.

Players can expect a bit of weapon balancing for sniper rifles. Vanguard’s Kar98k & Type 99 snipers both received a slight adjustment. When using a lower caliber magazine, these weapons now retain the ability for one-shot-kills when landing chest shots. For the Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle, the default scope will no longer heavily obscure player vision when meleeing with the bayonet. For a recommended sniper build, check out our Vanguard loadout guide for some of the best weapons in the game.

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