CoD Vanguard May 16 update patch notes

. 2 months ago
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Activision

The May 16 Call of Duty Vanguard patch notes brought a big change to the combat pacing system as well as minor adjustments to some weapon-related challenges and unlocks. 

Vanguard updates have come quick, fast, and in a hurry, throughout the first half of May. This time around the devs have turned their attention to fine-tuning the Combat Pacing public matchmaking system and a few other minor fixes.

All of this follows the May 10 arrival of silent operators in Vanguard and the May 14 silent buff to the Automaton in what has been a very busy week for Vanguard.

Call of Duty Vanguard May 16 patch notes

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Activision
Vanguard’s third patch in seven days takes aim at fixing matchmaking problems.

The highlight of this patch is the removal of the Assault option in the Combat Pacing menu.

This mid-sized lobby preference gave players a choice between the refined and fairly calm 6v6 style of Tactical and the chaotic stylings of the 48-player Blitz mode.

In the notes, Sledgehammer cites that despite only 5% of the player base choosing to play Assault regularly, it was having an oversized effect on the matchmaking process.

“By removing this option, we aim to improve map rotation across all Quick Play playlists. We will be monitoring your feedback and game analytics to assess if this change has made the desired improvements. Give it a try, and let us know how you feel.

The second half focuses entirely on fixing up camo requirements for the new Nikita AVT and M1916 weapons that arrived in the Season 3 update.

For the full patch notes, check out Sledgehammer’s entire update blog below.

CoD Vanguard May 16 update full patch notes

MULTIPLAYER

  • Assault Combat Pacing filter removed from Quick Play and Featured Playlists
  • Minimum and maximum player counts for Tactical and Blitz Combat Pacings have been tuned. For more details check out the Sledgehammer Games blog for the most recent Patch Notes.

  • Nikita AVT (Assault Rifle)
    • Corrected the requirements for multiple Camo Categories.
      • Pack Tactics: 40/80/120/160/200/240/280/320/360/400 Eliminations
      • Surgical: 5/10/15/20/25/30/35/40/45/50 Headshots
      • Predatory Ambition: 5/10/15/20/25/30/35/40/45/50 Multikills
      • Reptilian: 3/6/9/12/15/18/21/24/27/30 Bloodthirsties
  • M1916 (Marksman Rifle)
    • Corrected the requirements for multiple Camo Categories.
      • Pack Tactics: 30/60/90/120/150/180/210/240/270/300 Eliminations
      • Predatory Ambition: 5/10/15/20/25/30/35/40/45/50 Multikills
      • Reptilian: 3/6/9/12/15/18/21/24/27/30 Prone Kills
      • Wildcat: 5/10/15/20/25/30/35/40/45/50 Holding Breath Kills

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