COD Vanguard Season 1 Pre-Load for PlayStation Live, Here’s What’s Coming

COD Vanguard Season 1 Pre-Load

Call of Duty Vanguard players on PlayStation (PS4, PS5), some of you might have been prompted to download a download file today, and this is the COD Vanguard Season 1 pre-load! This is only out for PlayStation gamers, and not for everyone, as Activision is staggering the roll out as to not overtax the servers.

Season 1 of Vanguard starts this December 8, and here’s an overview of what’s coming!

COD Vanguard Season 1 Pre-Load Patch Notes:

Here’s the at-a-glance view (via Activision):

Season One for Vanguard and Warzone includes:
  • Five new free weapons
  • New Maps, including MW3 Dome Remake Radar
  • Popular mode Control returns
  • Two new perks and Incendiary Lethal Grenade for loadouts
  • Fresh objectives, new weapons and challenges for Vanguard Zombies
  • Festive Fervor celebrations later this month
  • and much more!
The Season One Battle Pass for Vanguard and Warzone Pacific includes:
  • Three Free Functional Weapons. Two New Perks. New Equipment. All Free. Period.
  • Over 30 Free Items, Including Some for Clans. 300 COD Points, Weapon Blueprints, and more. Earn even more items by joining a Clan with friends, then party up to get that 10% global XP boost.
  • Trident’s First Operator: Francis “Kai” Lanakila. Here for a good time, not a long time. Purchase the Battle Pass to unlock him immediately at Tier 0.
  • A “Battleprepped” Legendary Skin, Free with Battle Pass Bundle. Pick up the Battle Pass Bundle to get access to all 100 Tiers, skip ahead to Tier 20, and grab a menacing new skin for Polina.

Two New Perks and Incendiary Lethal Grenade for Loadouts

Serpentine — Perk 1, Tier 21 of Season One Battle Pass

  • Sprinting reduces incoming damage.
  • Breaking out into a regular sprint slightly reduces all damage from ballistics and explosives, while Tactical Sprinting can cut damage by more than a quarter of its normal value.

Intuition — Perk 1, Tier 44 of Season One Battle Pass

  • Your vision pulses when enemies are nearby, even through walls.
  • Similar to High Alert in previous games, but with shorter range, Intuition allows you to perceive threats before they round corners or burst through doors. This is done without the need to suppress them like Piercing Range, making it a more passive option for those looking for more close-range engagements.

Special Incendiary Grenade — Lethal Equipment, Tier 39 of Season One Battle Pass

  • Obscures an area in a white fog and burns those who come close.
  • A handheld and extremely limited version of the Firebombing Run Killstreak, the Incendiary Grenade deals a small burst of damage within a large radius at the detonation point, then deals burn damage every second to those who stay within its range. This damage scales the longer someone is within the area and lasts for a longer time than its rivals, the Thermite and Molotov Cocktail.

VANGUARD ZOMBIES OVERVIEW

  • Prepare for the Purge and New Covenants. A fresh Objective to conquer at season launch, as well as 14 new ways to use those Sacrificial Hearts.
  • New Weapons and Challenges. Bolster your loadouts with five new weapons, bring launchers into the fight, and complete new Career Challenges and Season Challenges for unique rewards.
  • Tome of Rituals, Support Killstreaks, New Area, Holiday Updates, and More In-Season. Upgrade those Artifacts for more powerful Dark Aether abilities, discover new secrets in Von List’s Office, and craft powerful Support tools to use against the undead threat later in the season.

Treyarch is preparing new Zombies updates for after the new year, which will include more content and features:

  • The Tome of Rituals. Your Artifacts will be able to grow in power through the Tome of Rituals, offering greater Dark Aether abilities to aid in your survival.
  • Von List’s Office. Few know what Von List is hiding in his personal quarters, but it may offer clues as to Kortifex’s plans. Dark secrets may also be waiting beyond a mysterious new portal…
  • Support Killstreaks. The devastating Warmachine and Deathmachine will be ready to help you fight the rotting masses, so long as you have the Salvage to spare at the Crafting Table (or get lucky at the Mystery Box).
  • Additional Features. New weapon unlock challenges, Mystery Box weapon updates, Server Pause functionality, and more are planned for later in Season One, including festive new holiday theming in Stalingrad.

For more on Season 1, head on over here.

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