CoD Vanguard January 20 update: Shotgun nerfs, fire buffs, full patch notes


Call of Duty: Vanguard released a new update on January 20, which finally nerfed shotguns, but made fire effects even stronger. Led by a Double Barrel nerf, here are the full patch notes. 

With recent news that CoD devs would be delaying the release of Vanguard Season 2  in an effort to fix the game’s stability, Sledgehammer Games have already begun the process by releasing a January 20 update.

Vanguard shotguns have been deemed ‘overpowered’ by the community and most recently the Double Barrel has been destroying public matches. In response, the new update is reducing the damage of the popular Double Barrel loadout that players are using.

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On top of that, fire has been a hot topic (literally) in the game and now a perk will no longer counter this burning effect.

Vanguard January 20 update: Shotgun nerfs, fire buffs, more

This patch is highlighted by the nerf to shotguns, specifically the Double Barrel. The Akimbo and Buck and Slug attachments received damage decreases, which should make this less annoying – especially on Shipment and Das Haus.

Also, the perk Fortified will no longer make players invincible against any kind of fire damage. This include the Incendiary Grenade as well as the Flamenaut killstreak. You can check out everything that’s included here.

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Vanguard January 20 full patch notes

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The January 20 patch nerfed shotguns and buffed fire effects.

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