CoD Vanguard Season 4 update patch notes: New map & mode, Ranked Play, weapon changes

The CoD Vanguard Season Four update adds new exciting content such as CoD WWII map USS Texas, Blueprint Gun Game, and a new Ranked Play season. 

Content has been rather quiet for Vanguard recently, but Season 4 provides plenty of reason for fans to get excited again.

Fans are sure to be familiar with the return of a classic map and game mode, and Ranked Play fans will be pleased for a fresh coat of paint for the game mode.

Let’s take a look at everything coming in the Season 4 update…

Vanguard Season 4 update brings back some fan favorites

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USS Texas returns to Vanguard as part of the Season 4 Update.

USS Texas was an iconic map in Call of Duty: WWIII and it is back in Vanguard as part of the Season Four update.

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Blueprint Gun Game is essentially the same game mode as regular Gun Game, but instead of standard guns players are equipped with random Blueprint weapons from the store that are cycled through each game.

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The newest set of changes in Vanguard should spice things up a little bit.

If you had a bad Skill Rating in Season 3 of Vanguard Ranked play, fear not because every player’s Skill Rating has been reset at the start of Season 4. Every player will have to go back and play five Skill Evaluation Matches to earn a new Skill Rating.

New Blueprint, Camos, Charms, Sprays, Stickers, and Emblems are available as Season 4 Ranked Play Rewards.

Here are the full Season 4 update patch notes below.

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Full Season 4 update patch notes

  • NEW: USS Texas 1945
    • The USS Texas returns from  (2017) for one last voyage. Set sail in its 24/7 Featured Playlist at the launch of Season Four.
  • Castle
    • Bullets will no longer penetrate the wall near the High Ground in order to prevent undesirable spawn conditions.
  • Sphere
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the Glide Bomb Killstreak audio from being heard by players within the Labs.

  • NEW: Blueprint Gun Game
    • An all-time classic game mode makes its Vanguard debut. Be the first player to score a Kill with each one of the provided Weapons.

  • Season Four Skill Rating Reset
    • Players’ Skill Ratings have been reset at the start of Season Four.
    • Play 5 Skill Evaluation Matches to earn a Season Four Skill Rating and get placed into a Skill Division & Tier.
    • Win matches after your initial placement to earn SR and advance your Skill Division & Tier over the remainder of the Season.
  • Season Four Top 250 Skill Division & Leaderboard
    • The Season Four Top 250 Skill Division and Ladder will go live on June 29th, one full week after Season Four starts. This release time will allow players time to earn a Season Four Skill Rating and advance through divisions.
  • Season Four Ranked Play Rewards
    • Players can earn the following rewards in Ranked Play during Season Four:
      • Blueprints
        • Pro Reissue SMG Charlie – Finish Top 5 in a Ladder Event
        • Pro Issue KAR98k – Win 50 Ranked Play Matches
      • Camos
        • Season Four Ladder Champion – Finish 1st in a Ladder Event
        • Season Four Ranked Veteran – Win 100 Ranked Play Matches
      • Charms
        • Carried – Finish Top 10 in a Ladder Event
        • Iced – Win 25 Ranked Play Matches
      • Spray
        • Clean Sweep – Win 5 Ranked Play Matches
      • Sticker
        • Season Four Ranked Competitor – Complete 5 Skill Evaluation Matches
      • Emblems
        • Earn an Animated Skill Division Emblem at the end of Season Four to reflect your highest Season Four Skill Division

  • NEW: Carver Butcher (Immortal)
  • NEW: Callum Hendry (Immortal)

  • General
    • Added the ability to inspect equipped Weapons.
    • Refined Pros and Cons in the Gunsmith for all Magazine Attachments that modify Aim Down Sights Time and Reload Speed to accurately reflect the effects of the Attachment.
    • Increased Damage for Melee Weapons in the Overclocked Playlist to maintain a one-hit-kill.
    • Addressed an issue that prevented Diamond Camo for Melee Weapons from unlocking once the requirements are met.
    • Corrected the Magazine Attachment requirements for several Camo challenges.
  • NEW: Marco 5 (Submachine Gun)
    • Unlocked at Tier 15 in the Season Four Battle Pass
  • NEW: UGM-8 (Light Machine Gun)
    • Unlocked at Tier 31 in the Season Four Battle Pass
  • Nikita AVT (Assault Rifle)
    • Added Weapon Unlock Challenge.
      • Get 10 Kills while moving in a single match 15 times.
  • Armaguerra 43 (Submachine Gun)
    • Corrected the challenge requirements for the Death Artist Camo Category.
  • H4 Blixen (Submachine Gun)
    • Corrected the alignment of the Magnus Tac iron sights.
  • M1916 (Marksman Rifle)
    • Added Weapon Unlock Challenge.
      • Get 10 One Shot One Kill in a single match 15 times.


  • Added new Seasonal Challenges and rewards.
  • Added new Clan Challenge (expires in one week).


  • Addressed an issue that caused PC keybinds to reset to default upon switching between Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies modes.
  • Browning a player’s Clans will now display the correct level of each individual Clan.
  • Addressed an issue where Loadouts would persist with outdated Weapon selections.

  • Quick Equip can no longer be used to equip unsupported Reticles on Optic Attachments.