COD Vanguard New Map “Mayhem” Detailed; Loadouts, Tips & More Revealed

COD Vanguard New Map

Ahead of the release of Season 3 next week, we now have a detailed rundown of the upcoming COD Vanguard new map called “Mayhem” which will enter the multiplayer rotation once the update comes out! As a teaser for its release, Activision has shared some loadouts, tips and more for Mayhem so that come April 27 you’ll find yourself prepared in this brand-new map.


Mayhem redefines the meaning of chaos with one of the tightest play spaces in Call of Duty history. Prepare to take on gargantuan proportions as you stomp through a small-scale replica of a bustling metropolis, standing nearly half as high as a majority of the central buildings.

The outer props define a 1950s movie set, complete with a UFO, an active volcano, and a monster suit ready for action. For your purposes, however, the battle is set squarely within and immediately around the central city, with an off-set flanking route along the northern path and a traversable ocean path in the south.

Make no mistake: the time to engagement here is miniscule. Whichever direction you choose, you’re bound to collide with an enemy Operator in no time, but there are still some available tricks to catch your opponents off guard. The large pieces of cover throughout give you the chance to avoid taking damage and force the enemy to your position; likewise, there are rapid entry points into the middle from the south, west, and east pathways.

Here are two loadouts that will shine when used in this new COD Vanguard map:

Loadout 1: One-Shot Monster

Primary Weapon: M1916 (free unlock at Tier 15 of the Season Three Battle Pass)

Key Attachments: ZP Custom Barrel, Leather Rear Grip, ZP M502 Custom Stock, Subsonic Ammo Type

Perks: Ghost, Forward Intel, Lightweight

Loadout 2: Monster Slayer

Primary Weapon: Nikita AVT (free unlock at Tier 31 of the Season Three Battle Pass)

Key Attachments: Empress 613 MM Barrel, Recoil Booster Muzzle, Kovalevskaya Folding Stock, Sleight of Hand Proficiency

Perks: Fortified, Tracker, Scavenger

Expecting to run into trouble? Here are ten tips to get you started on Mayhem!

10. Trophy System Out. The new Trophy System Field Upgrade courtesy of Season Three is an essential piece of equipment here. It destroys up to three nearby pieces of equipment and projectiles, and it’s got a fast recharge to boot. Utilize this bad boy to keep you and your team safe when the grenades start flying.

9. Building on Fire. Beware of — and take advantage of — the center cubby marked by the building on fire. It’s a great spot to take out enemy Operators rushing down the main path, but be sure to move on, as it’s easy to get rushed by a vengeance-seeking foe. Be on the lookout for enemies attempting the same when passing by.

8. From the Hip. The more mobile you are, the better your chances of avoiding damage in a fight and the less likely you are to be taken out from behind. Equip your favorite SMG or Shotgun with attachments improving your hip-fire accuracy so you can stay light on your feet when engaging the enemy. Add Lightweight to boost your footwork even further.

7. Nice Try. On either side of the southern bridge are two inlets that can be used to mantle up into the city. They’re great for this purpose, and as a means for taking out pesky enemies attempting to use the bridge as a power position over your teammates traversing the ocean path.

6. Chase Those Skulls. On a map this small, it’s doubly essential that you use every bit of intel available to you. When you see a skull indicating a fallen teammate, you can bet there’s an enemy close by. Chase them down and seek vengeance for your friends.

5. Everyone Off the Set! Whenever enemy aerial Killstreaks become a problem, call your team up to the northern route where you’re best protected from overhead armaments. By convening in a concentrated group, it’ll be harder for the enemy to breach your position while frustrating their attempts to take you out from above. Throw out a Trophy System for added defense, and once the aerial attack is over, fan out and retake control of the map.

4. Counter Spy Plane. Pick the Counter Spy Plane Killstreak to take away the enemy team’s ability to track you on the minimap. While landing four consecutive kills isn’t exactly a walk in the park, it’s more likely to occur on Mayhem where engagements follow one after the other. Equip the Engineer Perk when the enemy attempts to do the same to you.

3. Heavy Recoil? No Problem. With Mayhem’s compact sightlines, recoil isn’t nearly as big an issue as on larger maps. Go ahead and equip those larger caliber rounds and heavy barrels to maximize your damage potential. With enemies this close, a little extra recoil won’t hold you back from landing your shots.

2. Track Your Friends, Too. Being aware of your teammates’ position is just as important as being aware of the enemy’s, at least if you’re planning to survive long enough to call in some Killstreaks. You don’t necessarily have to cluster together, but knowing where you’ve got a buffer nearby will help you make better decisions when determining which route to take.

1. Let Loose Your Inner Monster. For the best monster experience possible, consider forgoing traditional weapons altogether and opt instead for your melee weapon of choice paired with the Ninja Perk. Your enemies won’t know what hit them as you race in and out of view, stomping through the streets, smacking down anyone and everyone in your way.

Mayhem, this new map for the game, arrives with the release of Season 3 of COD Vanguard this April 27. Stay tuned here at MP1st for the patch notes once this update rolls out!

Source: Call of Duty

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