With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific, it’s only natural to want more XP. Here’s when the next CoD Double XP event is going to be.
XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.
How to get Double XP in CoD: Vanguard & Warzone Pacific
Call of Duty players can get Double XP by taking advantage of the Double XP promotional events that Activision put on.
Thanks to the Raven Software Trello board, we know that there will be a few Double XP events upcoming:
- PlayStation Exclusive Double XP from Jan 13 – 14
- Double XP, 2XP Weapon XP, and 2X Battle Pass XP from Jan 14 – 17
These regular occurrences will help players to level up their ranks, weapons, and Battle Passes much faster than normal.
What time does CoD: Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Double XP start?
Here’s a full list of the usual Double XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:
- PST – 10:00 AM
- CST – 12:00 PM
- EST – 1:00 PM
- GMT – 6:00 PM
These special Double XP events usually occur during a weekend, as it naturally gives players the most time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.
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When is CoD: Vanguard Season 2? Season 1 end date, Zombies updates, more
Here’s everything we know about Vanguard’s Season 2 update, including the release date, content, and major Zombies updates.
Call of Duty: Vanguard’s next major content drop will arrive with Season 2, so so here’s everything about it including the start date, Zombies updates, and expected content.
Vanguard has carried on Call of Duty’s live service approach to content, bringing new maps, weapons, and Operators with seasonal updates. Season 1 has received its mid-season update, so players are looking forward to what’s arriving in Season 2.
Here’s everything we know about Vanguard Season 2, including its start date, expected content, and what Treyarch has in store for Zombies.
- Vanguard Season 1 end date
- Vanguard Season 2 release date & time
- What’s included in Vanguard Season 2?
- Vanguard Season 2 Zombies content
Vanguard Season 1 end date
Vanguard Season 1’s mid-season update is live, with the season set to end on February 1, 2022.
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This is when the Season 1 Battle Pass is set to end, so make sure you get through all the tiers ahead of February 1.
Vanguard Season 2 release date & time
Vanguard Season 2 is expected to begin immediately after Season 1 concludes on February 1.
Significant Call of Duty updates usually arrive at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT, but Sledgehammer Games should provide an exact time nearer the date.
What’s included in Vanguard Season 2?
Sledgehammer Games haven’t announced everything they have in store for Season 2 yet, but we can take an educated guess based on previous seasons’ content.
- New weapons
- New Operators
- New & remastered maps
- New & returning game modes
- Themed-event with challenges & rewards
- Balance tweaks & bug fixes
- Zombies updates
This is all just speculation, but previous seasons have included this content in one form or another, so we expect Vanguard Season 2 to be no different.
But stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, as Sledgehammer will release their roadmap in the coming weeks.
Vanguard Season 2 Zombies content
Vanguard’s Zombies mode has been slammed by the community for its lack of classic features, but developers Treyarch provided an update ahead of the mid-Season 1 update.
They revealed that they’ll finally bring the Main Quest Easter Egg in Season 2, add “multiple Wonder Weapons,” and bring players to “the Dark Aether itself in a completely original location crafted for Vanguard Zombies.”
Here’s everything Treyarch teased for Vanguard Zombies Season 2:
- New hub map
- Dark Aether-themed map
- Multiple Wonder Weapons
- New Dark Aether entity
- New enemy type
- New Objective gameplay
Also, Treyarch announced that the highly sought-after Pause Feature would arrive “soon,” perhaps in the Season 2 update.
Also, if you prefer battle royale to classic multiplayer, you can check out everything we know about Warzone’s Season 2 update.
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Best CoD: Vanguard MP-40 loadout for Season 1
The MP-40 has already proven to be a standout loadout choice in CoD: Vanguard, so here are the best attachments and perks to run with it.
Vanguard took the Call of Duty franchise back to its WW2 roots, and the classic MP-40 SMG has already set itself apart as one of the game’s top weapons. Here’s everything you need to dominate opponents, including attachments, perks, and more.
Despite the new content and weapons, the MP-40 remains one of, if not the strongest SMG in the game. With the right attachments, you can take down enemies at both short and long-range. Luckily, we’ve got everything you need to create the best MP-40 class, with attachments, perks, and alternatives if you don’t like it.
- Best Vanguard MP-40 attachments
- Best perks to run with Vanguard’s MP-40
- How to unlock the MP-40 in Vanguard
- Best Vanguard MP-40 alternatives
Best Vanguard MP-40 Gunsmith loadout attachments
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster
- Barrel: Krausnick 317MM 04B
- Optic: Krausnick ISO1M or Slate Reflector (preference)
- Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
- Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
- Magazine: 9MM 24 Round Fast Mags
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
- Proficiency: Brace
- Kit: Quick
The Gunsmith returned to Call of Duty: Vanguard, this time allowing you to add a whopping ten attachments to your weapon. These include Ammo Types, Proficiencies, and Kits – which essentially act as Weapon Perks.
First, you should add the Recoil Booster and Krausnick 317MM 04B barrel. Together, these will be a major help in recoil control, weapon handling, and also accuracy, while a massive boost to fire rate will make the MP40 as deadly as possible.
For Optics, it’s entirely down to your own personal preference. Some players prefer the classic MP40 iron sights, but others would rather the precision of an optic. The Krausnick ISO1M is a solid choice as it increases ADS speed.
Then, we’re going for the Carver Foregrip underbarrel as it will help players control the weapon seeing as it boasts considerable kick when firing.
For Ammunition, the 9MM 24 Round Fast Mags are a solid choice. Despite reducing magazine capacity the increase to reload speed is much needed as you’ll encounter waves of enemies. For Ammo Type, Lengthened increases bullet velocity, making far-off targets easier to hit and reducing its time to kill.
In order to make the MP-40 fire as accurately as possible, we’ll opt for the Stippled Grip which increases recoil recovery and initial accuracy, making targets of all distances easy to hit.
The Brace Proficiency provides improved initial accuracy which will make your first few shots all the more impactful. Finally, the Quick Kit increases your sprint speed, which is perfect for an SMG loadout.
Best Vanguard MP-40 Perks & Equipment
- Perk 1: Ghost
- Perk 2: Radar
- Perk 3: Tactician
- Secondary: 1911
- Lethal: MK2 Frag Grenade
- Tactical: Stim
- Field Upgrade: Armor
Ghost returns in Vanguard but does not follow the Cold War model. It’s only active while you move, but it remains a powerful choice when Spy Planes are overhead.
Next, we’ve opted for the Radar Perk. Vanguard includes Modern Warfare’s minimap which doesn’t show enemy gunfire on the minimap. However, Radar gives you the classic minimap, revealing enemies when they fire an unsuppressed weapon.
And finally, Tactician is a great choice for Perk 3. Anyone who played Modern Warfare or Warzone will be familiar with this as it acts the same as Restock, continuously resupplying your Lethal and Tactical equipment.
In terms of equipment, we suggest the Stim as your Tactical, as it will allow you to replenish your health and Tactical Sprint in an instant while you fly around the map. Field Upgrade is a little more tricky, but we think Armor is a good shout, as it will let you absorb a few more bullets when charging at enemies.
How to unlock the MP-40 in Vanguard
The good news is that it doesn’t take long to get your hands on the MP-40, as it unlocks straight away, ready to start customizing when you unlock Custom Loadouts at Level 4.
Players can gain XP towards unlocking the SMG by completing matches and earning kills. We suggest using any Double XP tokens you have early on so you can add weapons to your inventory quickly.
You can also use the MP-40 straight away in Warzone Pacific, meaning you won’t need to level up before making a custom class with it.
Best alternatives to Vanguard MP-40
If you’re looking for something with a little more range, grab the STG-44, which is proving to be the most versatile weapon in Vanguard.
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CoD devs respond to frustrations over performance in Warzone & Vanguard
The Warzone and Vanguard devs have officially responded to the abundance of issues with a statement to the community.
Call of Duty issued a response to all the performance issues players are currently experiencing in both Warzone and Vanguard.
Along with the mid-season update for Warzone and Vanguard, which introduced loads of new content such as the Welgun and a variety of buffs and nerfs, the devs have now issued a detailed response to the community’s frustrations.
There have been a lot of issues in Warzone and Vanguard since the two games were linked, but it’s great to actually get some detailed communication from the devs in response to the issues that players have been experiencing.
Here’s what they had to say.
In Call of Duty‘s latest tweet titled “A message to our community,” the developers conveyed just how hard the team is working at providing fixes to a variety of issues.
The post contained details of the latest implemented changes and known issues being worked on for both Warzone and Vanguard.
In the short message, the developers make it clear that the team is “hard at work addressing the issues that are being experienced across Vanguard, Warzone, and Modern Warfare. Updates are being deployed as quickly as possible.”
When it comes to Warzone some of the issues mentioned as ones that they are working on include:
- Console performance
- Invisible skins
- Buy Stations
These issues, especially the Buy Station freezing problems and console performance have been at the center of recent player frustrations in the community.
Just this week players were clowning the number of issues on console, so it’s great to get confirmation that the devs are working on fixes.
As for Vanguard, there have been quite a few issues that players have been disappointed with, especially as recent updates haven’t exactly eased player frustrations with Incendiary Grenades.
The post mentioned an abundance of issues that the dev team is working on:
- Weapons & Equipment
- Shotgun nerfs and smoke reduction.
- Attack Dog fixes.
- Cold Blooded and High Alert.
- Accuracy of Quick Play filters and diversity of maps.
- Party-disconnect issue
- Dedicated server pause feature.
It’s clear that the Call of Duty developers are working on having better communication with the players. This is definitely a step towards that, but up next is for these updates to be complete.
We’ll be sure to update the community on when these fixes have been issued. For now, check out why players are praising Warzone’s latest playlist update.
Image Credits: Raven Software / Activision / Sledgehammer Games
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